Firefly is for young modern families on a quest for what really matters.
I believe we each have lights within us and a purpose to share with our world. One of my favorite quotes, from Oprah, says it best:
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
Sharing my light during joyful, sunny times and learning how to bravely keep it lit when it was only a flicker is how Firefly came to be.
So, welcome! I'm so glad you've found my sparkly place here on the web!
Let me tell you why I think you should stick around!
Are you completely overwhelmed with a ridiculously busy schedule?
Had you always pictured having sit-down family meals but everyone is on the go or distracted by screens?
Is your house overflowing with toys that never get played with?
Do you struggle to find ways to get your child(ren) to play independently or kindly with each other?
Have you struggled to understand your sense of self?
Are you ready for a more peaceful, purposeful and playful lifestyle?
I totally get it, my friend!
I have some secrets to make family life a whole lot less stressful.
I work with families to sort through the mental and physical clutter to start enjoying their homes and each other.
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"How?" You say?
First let me tell you who I am and why you should trust me to help you find this dreamy family lifestyle.
I've always been a bit of a child whisperer. Not in the creepy sense of course, but in the ability to communicate with children on a level that others often find difficult.
Even as a preschooler I had a propensity for empathy. I would gently approach other children I saw crying and assure them, "I know. I know." People often commented on my observation skills and that I had a unique way with words.
Throughout my childhood and education I was often the friend that helped everyone feel comfortable. People seemed to be drawn to share their stories with me.
So, I listened and learned. I went on to study at Carroll University, earning a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and received professional teacher licensing for infancy through adolescence.
The past decade has found me trying to find my place in a world that can often feel difficult and dark. I've climbed my way to solid ground in recovery from postpartum illness, tumultuous relationships and other demons that threaten to extinguish the Light.
Now, through the journey into adult-ing we all must trek, and a deep passion for early childhood development theory and technique, and work with hundreds of children and families, I can proudly say I've found my life's calling. As a mother of two so-bright-i've-got-to-wear-shades young boys, I feel my work has the ability to help others in a way the little girl inside me always hoped she could.
I am a highly sensitive person, which basically means I have superpower-like senses and emotions.
I am a singer and dancer and get giddy excited about musicals.
I am a Unitarian Universalist.
I am fascinated by space and time.
I have an affinity for symbolism, analogy, and metaphor, and tend to notice them everywhere.
That's me! I'm so looking forward to getting to know you!
If you're curious to learn more, check out my article about our kid-friendly morning ritual and this piece at Happify to get an idea of the type of suggestions and advice I provide. I'm always on the lookout for new writing projects! So, if you'd like to work together, please contact me!
You can look forward to:
- Online Consultation- more details soon!
- Web class offerings about postpartum care, positive parenting and purposeful play.
- A contemporary online store offering handmade kid-friendly home decor and other fun stuff!
I am so thankful you are here to share in my adventures. I'd love to hear from you! Send an email and introduce yourself. Tell me a little about your parenting story.
I am so happy our paths have crossed.