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Hey everyone! I’m Sara -> the MOM and creator of It’s cool, MOM!ย 

I wanted to start off with a disclaimer for all of you lovely people…

The first thing you should know about me is that I tend to be quiet and shy but I sure do love to write!

So, prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime! ๐Ÿ™‚

I mean it! Get some popcorn and make yourself comfy! And welcome to my life!ย 

The next thing you need to know about me is that I’m also a wife AND a business woman! Although, my husband tends to say I forget about him… ๐Ÿ™‚

My wild, wonderful family and I are currently living in the wild, wonderful, city of Las Vegas! There is always something new to do and explore here and believe it or not it is super family friendly. We absolutely love it!

The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

As a mom working from home, I also homeschool my girls.

When it came to making that decision, we did not take it lightly. We went back and fourth. We had many conversations and contemplated whether it was the right choice. Once we started, however, we never second guessed our decision.

๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€. I get to work with my girls daily and teach them new things (I even feel like I’ve gained more knowledge from relearning this stuff). But most importantly, I get to help build their character and self-esteem, while teaching them how to be students and future business women. This is so exciting and rewarding!

My oldest daughter working on a drawing during homeschool

Homeschooling can be overwhelming but also very freeing.

Being able to homeschool allows us the freedom to move and go whenever we need to.

It allows us the freedom to do more hands on activities while traveling too.Last winter, after teaching them about all of the monuments and some of our history, we took a trip to ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——.๐—–. There they could see all of these sites first hand. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a parent.

Both daughters in Washington D.C. in front of the Washington Monument with the Reflection Pool

As a homeschool momma, I also have the freedom to run my own businesses.

I absolutely love building a curriculum for our homeschool experience and I have made a career out of it.

My husband and I also have our own business consulting and financial firm, ๐™€3 ๐™‡๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย  and we are on a mission to help 250 people startup their very own businesses within the next 12 months!

We also are assisting our daughters who are working on building an online boutique store for their brand, ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ & ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ where they look to empower young girls with positivity and girl power!

Both daughters posing with confidence during a photoshoot

How the heck did I get here? It didn't happen over night...

I worked in a restaurant for about 12 years (during high school and college) and I got a ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†. From there, I went back to working in the restaurant industry (graduated during the 2008 market crash) there literally was nothing for me to do with my degree…. after ALL.THAT.MONEY.

Fast forward to having my first baby. I worked until she was 1 year old when ๐—œ ๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏ, ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ง!My boss would not let me have her first birthday off even though I requested it a month in advance! They were CRAZY if they thought I was missing another minute with my beautiful baby! This fueled me to make staying at home work.

From there I ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ and ran it for 5 successful years. It was during this time that I realized I functioned better being my own boss.

During that time, I learned a lot about myself and my needs as a woman, a mom, and a wife. I also discovered my strengths and passion which is supporting and helping others.๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น, ๐— ๐—ข๐—  ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.

Mom helping and supporting youngest daughter across the monkey bars

My journey continues...

To push my dreams into action, I gained my ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด and got licensed as a school counselor. I spent 2 years working in 4 different elementary buildings as the Director of a before and after school care program. During that time I created activities and curriculums, worked hand in hand with teachers and parents, managed staff at multiple buildings, kept track of multiple administrative tasks, and even built one of the programs from scratch for the 4th elementary. It was A LOT of work but I enjoyed every minute of it!

It also helped that we were living in my hometown of Ohio (small town country girl whoot whoot!) and the girls were going to my old elementary school (which is the school district I was working in). Even though I literally brought my kids to work with me, I still found myself not having much quality time with them AGAIN. ๐—œ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ so when we moved to Las Vegas, I decided being a mom was my #1 priority.

Mom and both daughters in a close up picture of the three of them

I worked hard being a homeschool mom and I battled with the balancing act of #momlife but, I kept going.

I researched, I studied, I attended trainings, and before I knew it, I had an immense understanding, several newly developed skills, and a system that could help me build any business I wanted.

It wasn’t long after that, I started putting in the real work. Doors started opening and moves were being made in my favor. ๐—œ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ!

Now, I’m on a personal mission to help other mommas do the same! Being a great mom, a wonderful wife, AND finding passion within a career that I love was literally my dream that I didn’t think I would ever have. ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ’๐—บ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜!

I know not all mom dreams are the same but I hope that if you haven’t discovered yours yet, that you keep looking and you keep grinding. If anything else, ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ! I’m here if you need the support. I’ve got the framework to help you build YOUR goals. I can also be a GREAT listener and cheerleader! It’s time to join the pack and become a part of the It’s cool, MOM communityย (<-check it out) Let’s Connect! I look forward to chatting with you!

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It’s cool, MOM

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