I am so glad you're here.
I do my best to look at the bright side, even in a torrential downpour. (Flowers need rain, right?) I am happily married to the man of my dreams and a lucky Mama to three incredible kids.
I am passionate about supporting families. I am a champion for togetherness and feel that family in America is undervalued and underprioritized. I also think that parenting is hard work - so I'm not trying to sugarcoat it. BUT, few worthwhile things in life come without some sweat and hard work. And family life is worth every ounce of effort.
I also spend my days with college kids - some of the best people around! I have a Ph.D. in Media and Communication and teaching college students has been fun and rewarding. Twentysomethings are seriously some of the coolest cats out there.
My life as a Mama and Prof gives me a unique perspective on communication in families. I'm trying to raise a toddler and a preschooler whilst spending my days with twentysomethings. But, they're all after the same thing: Present parents.
And thus, this little idea was born. The 5 to 8 shift is a concept that reminds parents that your kids, your tribe, your people are the most important work you'll ever do. And, I'm here to champion that work and encourage you in your own parenthood journey.
Thank you so much for being part of this community. There are plenty of ways that you can become more involved. Check out our podcast - "The 5 to 8 Shift," join our Facebook community, follow me on Instagram, or sign up to be an Insider.
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