Ten years ago, I unknowingly became an Advocate Mama. I have been on an amazing journey with unforeseen twists and turns with my oldest son that includes Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and ADHD. It has been a journey marked by love, tears, acceptance, fear, frustration, progress, setbacks and growth - for both of us.
I spent years feeling like I was running a marathon while holding my breath as I tried to meet my son's unique needs at the expense of my own. The tools I have now could have helped me feel better and enjoy my life years ago.
Master's Degree in Education
My very first experience advocating for children's needs happened in an elementary classroom where I had a front row seat observing learning differences and unique personalities of children. I often wondered why some of my brightest students chewed on their shirts, couldn't sit still and broke the mold of how a traditional student was supposed to behave in a school setting. It's also this experience that led me to homeschool my sons.
Life Coach Certification
Applying the tools I've learned at The Life Coach School to my own life has taken me from overwhelmed, stressed and worried to calm, confident and empowered as an advocate for my son. Life coaching has also taught me powerful tools that have helped me learn how to enjoy my life and to love the people that are in it, just the way they are.
I am on a mission to combine my education and unique life experience as an advocate mom to help other Advocate Mamas feel better and enjoy their lives.
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