Amelia: An Introduction
I am a mother to five amazing children who range in age from 2 years to 19 years! I spent 15+ years in higher education before I began to listen to my soul’s whispers that it was time to move on in a direction that was more true to who I am. Mom’s Daily Retreat was born from this decision. I now use my training, experience, and passion for creativity to work with mothers on a variety of topics including: career development, work life balance, and mothering authentically.
My most popular e-retreat is the Mothering Authentically course which is a four-week exploration of who we are, at our core, based on our personality preferences and how this plays out daily in our role as mothers. This topic is explored through journal entries, conversations with one another and through art (whether it is scrapbooking, photography, mixed media, etc.).
Balancing motherhood and creativity is something that has evolved over time for me. I spend time creating alongside of my children as I have discovered that rich conversation is always a by-product of being elbow deep in Modge Podge and paint. This is also an additional lens to observe who I am as a mother as I create alongside my children. The way I create alongside my children is very different than how I create in my quiet moments alone. Consequently, the early morning hours of my day are safeguarded as my time to create, whether it is writing, taking pictures, or working on a mixed-media piece.
Wonderful to have you here, Amelia! I can’t help but highlight the fact that we both have five children and a wide age range 🙂
I’m so happy to be here! I love that we both have 5 children spread across decades, my first child in my 20’s, a few in my 30’s and the last in my 40’s! I think it keeps us young, my husband and I laugh about the notion that we will be trick or treating with our own children in our 50’s!
wow, it had not occurred to me that i had my three kids in three different decades!
Amelia, looking forward to getting to know you. Welcome!
Welcome Amelia! I do believe I’ve visited your blog in the past and we’ve discussed our connection to higher ed. Nice to have you here!
Welcome! I’ve only got 4 kids..feel left out. Ha! Look forward to reading more..
thank you all for the warm welcomes, I’m really excited to be here!
welcome, amelia! i may only have three kids, but they’re like having five. lol 3, 12, and 16.