Last week Amy graciously invited me to attend her Inspiring Moms seminar.
A mother of seven children, Amy realized after having her first child that college prepared her for lots of careers, but motherhood was not one of them. Amy said she remembers her friends and family telling her she would be a great mother and that she was bound to be "a natural". Amy also says that good wishes and best intentions only take you so far and that most people’s natural instincts don’t tell them how to juggle real
situations like trying to wrangle a toddler on the go and comfort a
baby who screams every time you put her down for a nap.
Amy began to think of motherhood as a profession. Her practical parenting experience, extensive research and education have led her to what she calls her "eighth child". Inspiring Moms – Raising Success & Happiness. Amy says that when you approach motherhood like a profession, you will grow in confidence, control and happiness. And Heather says, "when Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy."
Amy points out in her seminar that Starbucks provides something like 3 weeks of training for their baristas. We’re talking about people who make coffee for a living. And you all know how serious I am about my coffee so I’m NOT knocking that profession AT ALL, but I do think it’s a bit easier to screw up a child than my non-fat caramel latte. Being a mother is THE most important job a woman can have. And what kind of training do we get? It’s kind of a joke if you really think about it.
What is no joke is the amazing information and motivation I got from the Inspiring Moms seminar. Amy has an amazing energy with which she approaches life and motherhood and it’s contagious. I walked away from that seminar with a new outlook on motherhood and even more important – practical ways to effect change in my family. What I love about Inspiring Moms is that isn’t not just another motivational speech where you get all hyped up and then do nothing about it. Before the seminar you take a quick online assessment test. Those results are given to you at the seminar and based on your personal results Amy works with you to create a plan of action finding simple, effective ways to enjoy your "career" as a mom and raise a happier family.
Whether you have children or you’re expecting them Amy’s seminar is a MUST! Once you’ve attended the seminar you can attend one of Amy’s Best Practice Workshops, where you and Amy, along with other moms, discuss simple, yet effective ways to make your job as a mother easier and more enjoyable. And let me tell you Amy is a GENIUS when it comes to raising children with success and happiness (and not pulling her hair out along the way). Now that I’ve taken the seminar I can’t wait to participate in one of the workshops.
Amy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for having me at this seminar. (My husband and daughters thank you, too!) I feel blessed to have met you and will definitely see you soon at a Best Practice Workshop. Success and Happiness, here I come!