In 2007, I was featured on an HGTV show called Marriage Under Construction. It was a dream come true for a young up and coming interior designer.
At the same time, I was getting ready to marry the love of my life, Josh. And you better believe I was receiving mixed messages around what success could look like- one camp was advising me to not get pregnant because it would negatively impact my television career, and another camp was telling me I shouldn't be working at all because there was no way I could be a mom, and work, and do both well.
So I set out to prove to both camps that I could do it all, and have it all... and spoiler alert, when we try and prove our worth to others, it doesn't end well.
After a literal come to Jesus moment in my messy minivan, when I was returning to a construction site just days after giving birth to my fourth child in 5 years because I felt pressured to prove I could do it all, I realized there could be another way I could pursue my dreams, be a great mom, AND take care of my mental, spiritual and physical health at the same time. From this time of rediscovery I wrote my first book, The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time.