Being a mom is awesome, and it’s hard. I don’t imagine the vision I have for my children is too different from yours. I want my children to be happy. I want them to be resilient, kind, motivated, selfless, and humble. I dream they will become confident, faithful, healthy, strong, hopeful, grounded, and successful. I want them to thrive. How do kids thrive? When their mom thrives. And so my work is dedicated to capturing lessons, stories, tips, and tools to enable moms and kids to thrive. A little more about me…
Nothing enlivens my heart more than to help someone. I believe that everyone has unique and equally significant gifts, talents, skills, and abilities, that attitude is everything, life is meant to be lived, and we should all strive to leave the world a better place than we found it. I have experience as an athlete, cubicle occupant, mother, personal trainer, woman, and flawed human. Above and beyond all else, I am a follower of God. I work and pray every day that he guide me make the difference that he created me to make during my Earthly time. I am a get-er-done, type A striver. My two precious girls challenge me every day to focus on the now vs the unchecked to-dos. A little more about me and my credentials:
I am mother of two precious girls who are crazy different from one another.
I have an undergraduate degree in Management and MBA from Purdue University.
I am a life-long athlete, and had the privilege of competing in Division 1 varsity soccer while studying at Purdue. I have served on Purdue’s Athletic Advisory Council.
I am a ketogenic diet guru and macro-nutrient wizard, due to one of my daughter’s rare genetic disorders: Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome.
Exercise and nutrition are central in my life. I am a personal trainer, certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
I hold several nutrition certifications from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and the American Council of Exercise (ACE). I am also a weight loss specialist, a youth fitness specialist, and children’s soccer coach.
I have worked for General Motors, Dell, Inc. and most significantly, Procter & Gamble where I worked to build brands including Zest and Gillette. I also had the super cool, but challenging task of enabled the total insights and analytics function (1300 global professionals) be more efficient, effective, and satisfied in their jobs.
I have an incredible soft spot for young children as well as animals. I spent years volunteering in an animal shelter, with the Jr. Achievement organization, and United Way, among others. I currently volunteer with SoBig, an organization lifting up expectant women & children in need.
Perhaps my greatest credentials are a list of flub-ups, which I write about frequently. I truly hope my work will help enable you to be the mom God uniquely designed you to be. Thank you for being here.
My Favorite Quotes
“I resolve never to let my fear of loss overwhelm my excitement for gain.”Unknown
“To whom much is given, much is required.”Luke 12:48
“A desire to fit in will make you invisible.”Jim Carrey