I love all things marketing-related: strategy, campaign planning, social media, marketing technology & automation...all of it! This industry moves at the speed of light and I just love being along for the ride.
Most days, it's a joy and a privilege to be called "Mom" by a kind, funny, imaginative five-year-old boy who truly believes that he will, one day, be fast enough to catch a bird AND a squirrel.
It’s a blast to experience life with my BFF each day. It’s just best that we don’t work together…
At four years old, I taught myself to ride a two-wheel by repeatedly dragging my bike to the top of a gravel hill, hopping on and holding on for dear life until I toppled over, coming up bloodied and bruised...yet happy because I somehow knew that I was making progress. Things haven’t really changed.
For me, there is nothing better than getting on a big jet air-lin-er and traveling to a new destination overseas.
I grew up on a family dairy farm and know how to milk a cow and ride a horse bareback. I am still a country girl at heart, and yes, that means listening to country music.
I must achieve something tangible by the end of each day to feel good about myself. My honeymoon was no exception. After lying on a beach in Brazil for a few days, I grew restless and informed my groom that I enrolled us in Portuguese lessons...starting at 8am the next day! (He went along with it, but I could tell he wasn't too pleased.)
My Experience as a Busy Marketing Mom
My husband and I had our first (and only) child five years ago. At the time I was also the owner of a successful marketing agency and I was bound and determined to be Superwoman. I was going to DO, BE and HAVE it all. Only, I didn’t know how hard it would actually be to accomplish this in real life.
When my son was a toddler, I was at the end of my rope – frazzled on a daily basis, constantly exhausted, completely drained and depleted…and 100% burned out. As a coping mechanism, I sold my business and went into hiding for almost a year. I literally felt like I had nothing left to give anyone. Since emerging from this dark place in life, looking back I now realize that it didn’t have to be that way.
There IS another way. A better way. And, it all starts inside of each one of us.
I know first-hand the inner struggles, the crazy juggling act and the wide range of emotions, including the “Mommy guilt” (oh, the guilt!) that busy working Moms face. I’ve also found a path that has led me to a more peaceful and happy life.
As a result, it’s my personal mission to help busy marketing Moms everywhere find deep peace, fulfillment and happiness in both their personal and professional lives. In pursuit of this mission, I devote time to writing and speaking.
I especially love uncovering and sharing those authentic (sometimes funny…sometimes embarrassing…sometimes amazing….sometimes painful….ALWAYS memorable) moments in parenthood, life and business.
I’ve been happily married to my husband, Jonny, for eleven years. We live near Appleton, Wisconsin with our five-year-old son. For fun, I enjoy reading, running, playing hoops with my boys and planning our next travel adventure!
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