My name is Steph. I am a “full-time mom” with a career and many to-do lists. I’m sure you can relate!
As you can see, I created this blog to share tips for managing the load, adding in some positive spice and more importantly, showcasing other fabulous moms.
Having a three year old, a six year old, my awesome hubby and numerous pets makes my life complete and wonderful. Let’s be real though, it can make things pretty chaotic.
Between the demands of motherhood and the ever increasing requirements of the career, it’s no wonder working moms describe themselves as stressed. That feeling of being overwhelmed and frazzled is common when you are trying to balance it all and all at once. I’ve had those feelings first-hand.
I started Be Positive Mom® in June of 2010 as a way to journal my thoughts and experiences about being a working mom. It quickly became a place to exchange tips and a platform for working moms to support one another.
The “Be Positive” in “Be Positive Mom® was created out of an epiphany I had following a life-changing journey with my sister Stacy. My sister had a very spirited personality with a party and play attitude. She had a bigger than life smile that made a room light up with all of her energy. Stacy was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, Stage 4 in 2005 and our world changed in an instant.
When she found out her blood type was B+, she told us to “Be Positive” and all would be ok. Rolling with the “Be Positive” theme, family and friends supported her with hope and prayers. We even wore “Be Positive” t-shirts in her honor and sold them for cancer research donations. Those two words kept us optimistic and able to enjoy the special moments we had together.
She undeniably kept her positive attitude through her battle and inspired people all around her. Stacy passed away October 4, 2007. Her legacy lives on in so many ways.
Because of her and the evolution of those two words for me, I made a commitment to challenge the negative and also embrace the valuable “me time” that every mom needs. A mom’s night out is as good for me as it is for my family!
What a journey it’s been… Be Positive Mom® started out as a place for me to write, geek out on web code and explore my creative side. I never thought it’d connect me with moms, dads and all-around good people worldwide. Very cool indeed.
Feel free to get comfy and take a look around… believe me, it’s not all “sunshine, stars and unicorns” over here. OK, ok, maybe a few. My hope is that you will also find ways to help manage the load with some good energy and yes, a positive vibe.
Still want more details?
Click HERE to read about the start of Be Positive Mom®.
Thanks for visiting!
To my sister Stacy…
You were my inspiration for the “Be Positive” in “Be Positive Mom®”
You continue to inspire me every day.
You are so missed…