Story

 

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

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! 🙂

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

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… 🙂

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.

𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀. 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 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗗.𝗖. 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, 𝙀3 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜  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, 𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 & 𝗟𝗼 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 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆. 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 𝗜 𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗧 𝗺𝘆 𝗷𝗼𝗯, 𝘆𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗜 𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗧!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 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 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.𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗹, 𝗠𝗢𝗠 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱.

Mom helping and supporting youngest daughter across the monkey bars

My journey continues...

To push my dreams into action, I gained my 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 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. 𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗺 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 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. 𝗜 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿!

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. 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗜’𝗺 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁!

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, 𝗜 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗱𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼! 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 community (<-check it out) Let’s Connect! I look forward to chatting with you!

XoXo, 

It’s cool, MOM