Hello and welcome to JoyWell’s blog!
In creating JoyWell, I wanted to create a space for moms to explore their fullest potential in ways that unleashes their joy while balancing all the demands of being a mom. I am passionate about helping moms feel good! A joyful mother is good for the whole family!
Through my career I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. These experiences combined with my own parenting journey gives me my unique perspective on being a parent and all the complexities of motherhood. It has shown me how important having fun is in all aspects of life.
Having worked with hundreds of families, I have learned what works best in making changes to improve the happiness in homes.
- Have you ever come home to the emotional temperature in the home being elevated, feeling like you are doing “it all” and you look to your partner and he doesn’t have an idea of why you are upset?
- Have you ever been embarrassed by your child’s behavior?
- Have you ever wished your children would listen to you and do what you say – the first time you say it?
- Do you ever feel guilty for yelling or being “short” with your kids?
These are common things ALL parents especially moms feel. Many moms feel stuck and are struggling putting one foot in front of the other to make it through the day. BUT is doesn’t have to be this way.
Women have so many competing priorities and motherhood adds another layer in ways we can’t imagine before becoming a mom. Even though roles are changing, moms and dads have very different approaches to being a parent. Moms assume much more responsibility in caretaking and raising their children. This can lend to an imbalance in their relationship and can lead to discord and disconnection with your partner, as well as struggling with all the details of managing the whole family.
Many moms I work with feel overwhelmed and tired by all that they have to do with regard to their own life and in their role as a mom and “family manager.” Many moms feel as though they are putting forth an enormous amount of energy and not getting back what they expect – from their children and possibly even their partner.
I have found easy ways to shift this so that moms can put forth less effort and get back more. I like to refer this as getting “more bang for your buck”! Moms hold a unique and powerful role in families in that they control the emotional pulse of the home. Moms can use this to their advantage!
My approach offers a different perspective on what is going on in the home while incorporating a simple understanding of children’s brain development in a way that makes sense to us adults. Since each family, mom and child are unique determining what motivates us while nurturing us is important to making changes stick. I help families get from exactly where “they are” to where “they want to be.” And that place is a place that feels calm, loving, supportive and joyful!
I truly believe that when moms are happier, families are happier. When moms prosper and feel joy, their kids benefit tremendously. Imagine what our lives would be like if we all had an empowered, centered, joyful mother! I especially like to have fun and laugh along the way!
In this blog you will find helpful parenting tips, inspiration, fun and more!
I will respond to questions from readers. If you have questions, please email me on the “Contact” page of my website.
Here’s to you making a step to having a more joyful life!
Thanks for reading!