In 1987 I left my career in investment banking and finally put my Ivy League diploma to work doing something truly important: raising a family. My husband and I have ten children, and I homeschooled them all, pre-K through 12th grade. When I had free time, I wrote books and blogs about family life. Now that most of my children are grown, I find great joy in sharing with other moms the principles (and hacks!) I learned in my years of managing a home and loving my husband and children well.
I'm good at asking questions that get to the heart of a matter: we don't need to spend weeks trying to figure out action steps. And after 32 years on the job, there's a good chance I've encountered the issues that are plaguing you. Nothing about my advice is theoretical; I've dealt with rebellious children, struggling learners, health challenges, financial setbacks, endless laundry, chaotic schedules, home businesses, holiday and party planning, ceaseless meal preparation, and a disheveled home. You can't scare me. :)
After an initial consultation, I'll develop a plan for you--a set of real, actionable steps to create a more peaceful, orderly home that serves the needs of everyone in the family, including Mom. After that, I'm available on an hourly basis either by phone or in-person to help you make the plan work. Whether that means organizing your pantry, advising you on college applications, planning a party, creating chore charts, conquering sleep or potty training, raising respectful children, or just helping you slay your laundry monster, I'm here to help you solve problems and find joy.
On a panel with a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Nobel Laureate, a US Ambassador, and a 7-time All-Pro NFL wide receiver, I discussed my career as... a homemaker!
When my kids gather, one of their favorite activities is creating a music video together. You can see why I like them so much!
I'd love to stay in touch and let you know if I'm speaking in your area.