While I had many, many meltdowns before, this one was the mother of all meltdowns. This one forced me to abandon my ‘everything is perfect’ façade. This one forced me to be my most vulnerable self, leaving behind the ‘supermom’ role I had created for myself.
I broke down in front of my world. I cried. I felt ashamed. It seemed to me that my dream of being a good mother was a far-fetched fantasy I would never be able to manifest.
Days later, my breakthrough happened.
I started asking myself why I felt ashamed at being overwhelmed. I realized it was my responsibility to define what being a good mother is for my children. I decided that my definition of ‘good’ motherhood would not be based on the opinions of others. I realized that I was not alone. This was the beginning of Meltdown Momma.
I consider it a part of my personal mission to encourage, support, and inspire working mothers to create the lives they want for themselves and their families. Mothers like us need to know that overwhelm should not be a source of shame or guilt. Mothers like us need to feel empowered to define our roles on our own terms. Mothers like us need to be reassured that our lives have value outside of motherhood and it is totally fine and possible to pursue the dreams we had before, during, and after our little ones came into the world.
Through Meltdown Momma, I blend my extensive project management experience as a rockstar engineer with my successes and failures as a committed mother to create one-of-a-kind experiences and products specifically for the ambitious, career-driven and loving mother on the go.
I work with mothers who want to:
Increase their confidence level as a mother;
Successfully navigate their moments of overwhelm;
Increase their level of satisfaction with work and life;
Improve their productivity so that they have more quality time to pursue the activities they love; and
Be inspired and empowered to make decisions for themselves and their family.
I’ve pretty much mastered the art of meltdown. I’ve already experienced extreme self-doubt and crippling insecurity as it relates to the decisions I made for my family. I am beyond that. And, I want you to move beyond it, too.
When you do this, you’ll be able to master work-life integration. You’ll be able to move your goals from the backburner to the front while successfully raising your family. You’ll be able to feel so confident and so secure in your decisions that all those wagging tongues of outsiders will stop (or at least you’ll be able to ignore them better). You’ll be able to finally regain your sanity and inject a wealth of peace into your life.
I have had the pleasure of helping scores of mothers do just that with Meltdown Momma’s tailor-made products and services. Simply put, I provide a transparent look into my personal journey, leveraging my professional experience, to support mothers around the world.
I’m here to tell you that you are not alone.
And the rest of us are waiting on you to join us.