I was born and raised in Birmingham. After earning my graduate degree, I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, and returned to Birmingham in 2012. Although I did not think that I would find my way back home and stay for this long, it is home and is a big piece of my heart. I love its rich history which I have the pleasure of sharing with my children.
Birmingham is a great place to be a mom. There are so many opportunities for moms to pour into themselves while being a part of impactful communities to help us along the journey of motherhood, no matter the stage of growth. Birmingham also offers exceptional opportunities and activities through involvement in STEM, theater, and everyday play. Additionally, our family loves to visit our favorites such as Oak Mountain State Park, McWane Center, local pumpkin patches, and Railroad Park.
I am a mom/bonus mom to six children ages 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 17 . . . five girls and one boy. Help me and my husband! LOL. I love motherhood. I have the pleasure of enhancing the lives of vulnerable humans every day. Also, I have the pleasure of learning from them, particularly when to relax and remembering not to take life so seriously. Conversely, motherhood is hard no matter the stage!
As a working Mompreneur, it is a struggle to balance pouring into my babies while creating time and intentionally pouring into myself. The challenge of being a mom in this unique circumstance is always changing and rewarding.
I am so excited to serve as a contributor for Birmingham Mom Collective and connect with other awe-inspiring mamas! Since becoming a first-time mama in 2014, I have taken a special interest in the needs of women as they rediscover and adjust to their new identity as a mother while also dealing with life’s other transitions and experiences.
As amazing women and moms, we deserve and need holistic support. As a woman and mother, I have experienced womanhood, pregnancy, fourth trimester, blended family chronicles, and grief due to miscarriage. My life’s journey has enabled me to make my own deposits. It’s paving the way for me to engage women and moms, reminding them that their experiences are shared and that they–we–were born to LIVE, not just exist!