When your nest is built, it’s time to fly.
I remember it perfectly.
I was standing in the kitchen of the rental we had just moved into. It was the end of summer, beginning of fall. My oldest had gone off to first grade at his new school—on the bus. My daughter was starting her new preschool that was not a co-op, like our previous one in the city. I would be dropping her off and then leaving.
Everything was running like clockwork, down to the amazing way our funky furniture fit into this “in-between home” I had found on Craigslist. I looked around at my lovely world, my home and family, the intentional, joyful, creative project I had poured my heart and soul into and I realized…
I didn’t feel connected to it anymore.
As I stood there, second cup of coffee in hand, close to my 41st birthday, I felt completely empty inside. I had done the job of nesting with my children so well that they were ready to take their first steps toward flight and practicing their independence. I too was going to need to find my way back into the world. I needed to test out my wings again.
I could see signs of our full, happy, creative life all around me. My daughter’s sweet wooden play kitchen so close to mine. The chalkboard wall by the back door full of kid drawings and our ongoing “I wonder” questions.
Why was I not feeling full to the brim from this world I had created?
I wanted my kids to witness me not as just the creator of meals, rooms, and the many handmade artifacts of our existence. I suddenly needed them to see me reconnect to my womanhood, my vitality, my very creative essence.
I wanted to show them a healthy, happy, thriving woman and mama whose well was running over with creativity, joy, and connection to this one life I have been given.
And now, I do.
Moms deserve full, meaningful lives—yes, that includes you!
And who am I? I’m Jenn.
I’m a self-care guide and creativity coach for moms. Like you I have worn many hats (preschool teacher, owner/creator of an independent women’s boutique, urban chicken keeper, and stay-at-home mama are just a few).
I’m a dreamer and a maker. I’m a huge believer in a mother’s intuition and the intelligence of the body. I’m a seeker of my own most authentic self.
I help devoted moms (including stay-at-home moms and those in transition) develop self-care plans that nourish them from the inside out, and find space in their lives for what really lights them up. This work isn’t just for moms; by taking better care of ourselves, we also help our children become compassionate, creative and healthy adults.
If you’re ready for a change, big or small, I can help you:
- Develop a self-care plan to sustain you—one that is both get-to-able and fun.
- Discover space in your week to give to what lights you up.
- Find balance within transitions (from sending your little ones off to school to bigger changes like divorce).
- Work through fear and other blocks as you take your first steps toward flight.
I have to be honest; you don’t need my help in order to tap into your best self; like Glinda the Good Witch says, you’ve had the power all along.
But, I know I can help you do it faster, easier, and with more self-compassion.
Here’s what I bring to the table:
- a safe, expansive space to be heard and to hear yourself (maybe for the first time)
- deep, intuitive listening
- a core belief in your highest potential and an ability to reflect that back to you
- a pocket full of compassionate yet actionable coaching tools to help you understand your true needs and desires, and make small but sustainable changes in your life
It starts with you.
Self-care is not selfish. It is up to us to take responsibility for our own well-being and creative energy. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves, those around us, and ultimately the planet.
Of course, it feels good to nourish ourselves to a state of wholeness and delight—and you deserve that, always.
Step into your creative life!
(because creativity isn’t just for artists.)