About Me

My Story

Hi!  I’m Laura, mom of Five amazing kiddos, and I have struggled, just like you have, with the feeling overwhelm, frustration and anger that comes from being an over worked and over whelmed parent.

Let me share with you how I became a parent coach. 

My oldest daughter has always been a smart, quick witted and high energy child. She was colicky,  irritable and unable to settle herself unless she was nursing.   Soon, I became involved with a support group for nursing moms.  It was from this group that I bloomed into leadership of this support group and continued on to become certified to teach the benefits of breastfeeding to new parents and help moms that were having struggles with weight gain, latch and supply issues. 

During this time I had my 2nd and 3rd child and soon found out my 2nd child was on the Autism Spectrum.   I found grants and other resources, and information to help me as a parent of a child with autism, and to help my son get the support he needed as well.   I recently completed my certification in order to be able to help other parents with resources and support for these wonderful and amazing kiddos.  

However, it was when my twin boys were born at just 28 weeks gestation, arriving at a mere 2 pounds 2 ounces and 2 pounds 12 ounces, that I really started struggling with mom guilt and anger.  I felt absolutely overwhelmed with life and the stress and little to no help from outside was exhausting! 

This began my search to find a better way to parent.

The Parent/Child relationship is THE MOST IMPORTANT influence for the foundation of a child’s development.

I wanted to be a parent with compassion but also raise kids with critical thinking and awareness of how they were treating others as well.   I studied how to parent with love and common sense.  I felt pretty good about my parenting and how our young family was connecting. But soon I realized I was really parenting through a combination of Authoritarian parenting combined with some Authoritative parenting.   The Authoritarian power parenting was not working well as my kids hit their exploratory preteen years and started testing the waters for independence.  Life turned into arguments with a head strong, highly intelligent first born who could quickly out wit and challenged her parents words and rules.  

I hated how every day ended with an argument with my kids!    I was just beginning this journey through teenage years with five children and I wanted to put them on the road for success, not just teach them how to power their way through life by yelling at them to be better!  I wanted them to be able to make good decisions, be respectful to others, and to also think for themselves with the ability to voice their opinions intelligently and productively!  Yelling and fighting was not showing them any of this!

I soon connected with the Jai Institute for parenting.   I was so impressed by their tools for empathy, emotional intelligence training and non-violent communication. I immediately sign up to learn their tools for conscious parenting.  It was absolutely everything I needed and more!   I was able created a peaceful home with TEENAGERS in it!  Yes you read that right.  

A balanced peaceful home with connection and communication, for myself and the whole family. 

It Changed Everything!

I knew I HAD to share it with as many parents as I could.  I jumped in with both feet and completed their Parent Coach Certification!  I have many certificates, degrees and trainings under my belt over the years, but the Parent Coach training and certification I received from Jai has filled my toolbox with all the tools I will ever need to be the well-rounded coach and parent I am today.  And now I can teach you to become the peaceful parent you long to be!

 All parents go through emotions and struggles, kids don’t always listen, and they like to talk back. Sometimes you’re just plain tired from working all day.  The truth is, it does not matter the level of stress you have in your life, I can teach you the skills for calming emotions, and parenting without putting your frustration and anger onto your children. Yes, this is entirely possible!  Even in stressful times. 

Experience and Training

Over 19 years of training and certification

Certified Professional Parenting Coach

Cert #1. - The Jai Institute for Parenting
Cert #2 . - Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Certificates for Peaceful parenting tools that will literally changed your life!
Giving your goals as a parent and the powerful tools for parenting children of all ages. Helping to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world.

Certified Breastfeeding Educator (CBE)

Lactation Consultant Services

Certificate of Lactation education and counseling with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide breastfeeding coaching and management support for families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation.

Certified ASD Support for Autism

OCALI

My Certificates include

  • The Many Faces of Autism

Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies

  • Toddler and Preschool Age
  • School Age
  •  Transition Age

in order to better support ASD families to navigate and thrive for real-life strategies .
I have an (ASD) child and have advocated for him all his life.

NICU Parent Support

My Twin boys were born 3 months early, at 28 weeks gestation.  I had a 7, 5 and 3 year old at home at the time. The boys spent 4 months in the hospital NICU, and 2 years on oxygen as well as several years of therapy to get them caught up to their peers, put a huge strain on myself and my family. NICU families are near and dear to my heart and I am grateful to have the knowledge and opportunity to help these families.

Twins and other Multiples!

Mother’s of multiples, I am here for you! With multiples comes possible medical complications,  financial constraints, schedules, organization, many other challenges like anxieties, and stresses in your relationship with your significant other. I am a time-tested parent of TWINS plus 3 other singleton children born within 7 years time, and I can help you by answering questions and provide solutions to the problems that expectant parents of multiples are worrying about.

Balancing Large Families

As a mother of 5, I am very familiar with the highs, lows, joys and struggles of raising, organizing and caring for a large family.  I have lots of tools to help you get organized, save money, make side income, improve your relationship with your spouse, or just plain figure out how to get kids from point A to point B when you have more than one that needs to be in 2 different places at the same time!  I have been there and done that and have amazing solutions that can make your life much easier!

Ask Me How!
Want to build a better future for you and Your Family?

Laura’s many years of experience as Professional Business Owner paired with her Peaceful Parenting Style, and Training, make her a trusted resource for parents and business owners alike.

When Laura isn’t working or watching her kids play their sports, music, or other activities, you will find her creating artwork and digital designs, listening to a pod cast, or books, or binge watching her favorite tv shows. She loves spending time with her husband and kids, and planning vacation get a ways for the whole family.

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