Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart.

And doing that without the power struggles, tears, and tantrums would be great.

For real, nothing in your life can compare to the things you’ll face as you’re raising your kids. The crazy thing is – you don’t have unrealistic expectations of being THE Pinterest-style mom to beat all moms – you just want happy, healthy kids that listen and respect you.

Does any of this sound familiar?

You feel like you’re doing all the right things but nothing works. You’ve tried so many different methods and approaches to parenting that you could write your own book (on what doesn’t work!). You just want a way to reach your kids without all the nonsense.

Your anger and lack of patience goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. You used to consider yourself a patient, level-headed, and understanding person (before your kids learned how to talk). Now? You can lose it with the best of them and long for the days when you had control over your emotions.

You find yourself coming up with bigger punishments (and even rewards) to attempt to make them effective. You just wish you had a system that you could rely on every single time that is reasonable and appropriate.

You fight with your partner/spouse/co-parent team about how to punish and reward your child. The disagreeing and tension is putting a strain on your relationship (to say the least!) and the truth of the matter is – neither of you know what to do that actually works.

You feel like you’re doing all the right things but nothing works. You’ve tried so many different methods and approaches to parenting that you could write your own book (on what doesn’t work!). You just want a way to reach your kids without all the nonsense.

Your relationship with your child feels so broken that instead of looking forward to all of the milestones you’ll have together, you fear what the future may bring. You worry your child might shut you out and that you’ll never have that close relationship you long for.

You’ve tried everything to get results – yelling, spanking, time-outs, taking toys, ignoring, bargaining, and more. Literally EVERYTHING you can think of!

You know getting through to your kid and helping them feel important, valued, and loved is crucial. You want a child that is independent and has a strong sense of self-worth. One that will always feel like they are enough. But you also NEED a child that loves, listens, and respects you.

Trust me, I get it!

I’ve been in the same place you are – wondering what in the world I was going to do in order to get through to my child.

I know from experience what it’s like when all of the methods you try do NOT work. I know how hopeless it feels when nothing seems to help.

When I was pregnant with Penny, my oldest, I devoured all of the mindful parenting resources I could get my hands on. I was obsessed!

Despite all of those resources and all of that knowledge, when I brought Penny’s littler sister, Ella, home from the hospital, things got really hard, really fast. I felt like I was drowning in a sea of parenting failure. I’m doing what the experts are telling me, but it’s NOT working.

No matter what I did – no matter which expert advice I followed – I was still losing my shit frequently.

I wondered – why is it that I know what I want to do, but can’t actually do it?

I know how I want to parent, so why can’t I parent that way?!

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Honestly, I was having adult temper tantrums on the regular. It was not uncommon for me to get in a screaming match with Penny that ended in tears for both of us.

It all wore on me… it tore me down. It made me question my ability to parent.

But at the same time, I knew how important parenting is and the impact it can have – positive or negative. Even when I was failing, I knew there was more to it. I was missing something in the big picture. And once I discovered it? I felt called to bring that knowledge to other parents.

So, I began my journey as a parenting coach.

Now, I want to shout it from the rooftops that parenting can be easier for you!

I’ve combined my formal certification studies with all of the research and first hand experience to learn WHY all of that expert advice just doesn’t work.

I’m here to support you in your lowest moments because I’ve felt exactly as you do now. I’ve done things I’m not proud of and that I regret. But the important thing is that I chose to change it and take back control of my parenting – and you can too.

Here’s the thing – I had a childhood that I had to overcome. One that caused me to become a people-pleaser and put myself last.

I realized that I didn’t feel like I was enough for my parents (or anyone) and that greatly impacted my life and my ability to parent the way I wanted to.

Now, it’s my sole mission in life to make sure that my kids always, always feel like they’re enough. That they feel loved. And I’ve extended that mission to helping other parents do the same thing for their children.

I truly believe that it all begins at home – and if we, as parents, make sure our children feel loved, supported, and enough – the problems in the world will cease to exist.

You are your child’s greatest influencer. Your daily interactions with them shape how they see the world, and more important, how they react to it and to you. Don’t you want those interactions to be positive?

I’m not just coaching you on how to parent differently, I’m doing it myself! I’m a mom to two darling little girls and have been married to my sweetheart husband for 11 years (how did that happen?!). I speak from a place of education and knowledge, but also experience. You can bet that if I’m telling you to try something, I’ve been there, done that (and got positive results!).

If the text on this page resonated with you in the least little bit, I invite you to take a trip over to my work with me page, learn more, and schedule a free Parenting Challenges & Strategy Session so you can learn how parent coaching can work for you!

Remember, it’s never too late to make a change. And that change could shift EVERYTHING.

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