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it is the most extreme measure of being alive

My life purpose, above all else, is to be the best Mom I can be to my son and daughter, Jacob and Emma.

Not only do I want to teach my children life skills like cooking, cleaning and laundry to help prepare them for LIFE, but also to raise hard-working, motivated and ambitious children. More importantly than all of that, I want my children to grow to be friendly, kind, honest and caring people, to our earth and to others. I’m a strong believer in karma, and that by putting out positivity to the universe, the universe will grant you the same in return.

Being a mother has been the most difficult, yet rewarding job I’ll ever have. Nothing else can produce the joy or broken heart that motherhood allows. I can’t imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion. There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over. There are days that I want to run away and question every decision I have ever made. Feeling it all, good or bad, gives my life purpose. Motherhood is walking around with all of your nerve endings raw and exposed. It is the most extreme measure of being alive.

There is the lack of sleep, vacation, and official sick days, but this “job” comes with the best benefits and I wouldn’t change it for the world!

– Stephanie, nurturing, motivational, inspirational, ambitious, trendsetting, determined, strong-willed >> learn more