Hey there!

I’m Alexis. First and foremost, I’m a mama to two little girls and a parenting coach.

Parenting hasn’t looked anything like I thought it would.

I struggled to get pregnant with my first…. then I wound up in the NICU with BOTH of my girls… I struggled with mom rage… and to top it all off my oldest didn’t want anything to do with me.

I began to dread motherhood. From the moment I woke up in the morning.. I was stressed about the day ahead.

I thought I was trapped in this horrible version of myself.

Truthfully, I had no idea how I had gotten there.

Nurturing had always come so easily for me… being a mom is ALL I ever wanted. How could I be feeling dread?

Next came mom guilt.

I truly hated how I was showing up as a mother.. but I didn’t know how to dig myself out.

After my second was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect (2 days after birth)… my life was flipped upside down. This changed the way I saw everything.

Just before my second daughter’s 1st birthday, I hit my breaking point. My oldest daughter didn’t want anything to do with me… my youngest daughter wasn’t sleeping at all.. breastfeeding had been such a challenge… I was beyond tired….. so…… I looked into hiring a parent coach.

I searched high and low for the perfect parenting coaching who could correct my children’s behaviors. You know the tantrums and the whole not sleeping through the night things.

That’s when I discovered the Jai Institute for Parenting.

After our family camping trip, I signed myself up for parenting coaching school…. on a whim.

Truthfully, I thought this might be something I really loved… but on the other hand…. I wasn’t entirely convinced this was going to work.

Day-by-day, week-by-week, and month-by-month…. everything began to change.

My anger and mom rage rarely happened. I didn’t feel in a state of stress everyday. I looked forward to even some of the most challenging moments.

That’s when I realized I had found FREEDOM.

I don’t believe my journey is over. Everyday I grow more and more… and become more of the parent, spouse, and friend I want to be.

I have set backs… fairly often if I’m being honest… but that’s not the point.

I’ve learned to be okay with imperfect parenting…. and I’ve found the beauty in the messiness of the process.

I hope that my story has encouraged you to KEEP going. I hope that inspired you that change CAN happen… you CAN be the parent you’ve dreamed of….. it’s absolutely possible!

Thanks for stopping by… I look forward to getting to know you 🙂