Okay, so let’s talk Mom guilt and knowing what our purpose is beyond motherhood. I can’t be the only mom feeling this.
One of the things I am SO passionate about is helping women build belief. Women are unsure that they can do this, feel guilty taking time away from their family and are paralyzed with fear that they should be 100% family focused. I’m passionate about showing you how you can have a beautiful family life and a purpose that fulfills you and makes you happy. So many women I talk to don’t believe they can do this. They ask themselves, “Can I do this? Can I be successful? Is it even OK that I do something for myself or work in addition to being a mom?” I can relate to this because this is how I felt too. I think sometimes women feel like they just need to focus on their families but with this business, they can have both.
At the beginning of my journey, I realized I had to make myself a priority – I am worthy of taking care of myself. I was a stay at home mom and thought that was the only thing I could contribute to my family. Sometimes you get lost in diapers, laundry, and grocery shopping. There’s more for you out there and you deserve to be happy and challenged. Motherhood is a role for you and is a beautiful and short season. It is not your purpose. You were created for more and something for you. You can’t allow guilt to keep you from your dreams and you should never feel guilty for wanting something for yourself. You can’t pour for others from an empty cup. You don’t have to sacrifice your family for who you want to be. I believe you can have your cake and eat it too.
I want all women to believe in themselves and be an awesome example to their families. I can still do what I want outside the home AND have an amazing family. I look at my daughters and think, is the person I want to role model for them? Do I want them to be happy in addition to being a mother? Do I want my son’s growing up with the expectation that they should find a wife who sacrifices herself for her family? No. I want to role model a healthy, happy mother who chases her dreams and has goals as well.
What is incredible is that my daughter Grace wants to grow up and start her own business. She has seen me go from being a stay at home mom to being fulfilled and happy and challenging myself. What a beautiful gift to give to my kids.
One thing that I love so much about this business is that I am fully present. I am able to be at every practice, game, and concert. I am able to make dinner, do homework and take my kids to and from school every day. And I am able to do that and also chase my passions and be fulfilled.
What helped me over that wall of uncertainty was personal growth and development. The personal growth that I’ve gone through for my business has changed all other aspects of my life – my children have been affected, my faith, friendships, etc. Imagine waking up every morning completely excited and deeply in love with the life you’ve nurtured and created. More important than any product or business opportunity, I want to help women believe in themselves and dream again.
This is what I do…I help women believe they can do it and find themselves.
Don’t be afraid to start. Get out of your own way and just do it.