more than just a mom

God did not make me a writer and a thinker so that I could feel guilty every time I sit down alone to think and to write.


Moms are really super fantastic at feeling guilty. Are we not?

Gosh, we love our kiddos. We spend hours every day meeting their needs, providing their wants, and delighting in their sweet little selves.

We serve our family through all of the household chores we accomplish, the meals we put together, and the atmosphere we cultivate in our homes.

I mean, as stay at home moms, our entire lives are oriented around the care and well being of others.

But is that all we were created to do?

Welcome to Sunrise and Grind, where I encourage stay at home moms to pursue their passions and step into their every calling with confidence and clarity!


Hey Mama.

  • Does your stay at home mom life feel passionless, uninspired, and a little bland?
  • Do you find yourself in this weird space of “I love what I do” and also “I want to do more?”
  • Do you feel like you’re ready to be you again, and yet you have no idea who you even are anymore?

Becoming a work from home mom can be daunting.

I feel like I was born with an itch for more. As a Christian, I’m aware that discontent is an area of struggle for me. But even beyond your average everyday restlessness, I just have a deep desire to go after something.

When my first baby came along, I started a blog.

By the time my second baby came along, I’d had an online business, two blogs, and a Christian Life Coaching Course under my belt.

When my third baby joined the mix, a surprising 15 months after baby number two, all of my creative outlets fell by the wayside and I spent the next three years in a whirlwind of post-partum depression, identity crisis, and survival.

After almost five years with three homeschool kids, I am ready to be more than just a mom, again.

So last year, when my marriage suddenly came apart at the seams, I realized that if I was ever going to go from stay at home mom to work from home mom for real, this was it.

How about you?

  • Have you lost touch with what makes you you?
  • Do you ever ask yourself where did your passion go?
  • Do you ever wonder if you’re even allowed to rediscover yourself or go after the things that make your soul sing?

And even if you do know you’re ready for more, how do you get there?

I don’t know about you, but I see articles with titles like “Make Your First Million Dollars in Three Months Of Blogging” and I kind of just want to curl up in a ball and cry a little.

That sounds absolutely exhausting.

For me, quality of life always trumps quantity of…just about anything. Followers. Money. Success.

So here at Sunrise and Grind, we stay focused on a three point framework:

  • Confidence to set goals and dream big dreams
  • Clarity in the steps and systems to move forward.
  • Courage to be yourself in every area of your life.

I personally believe, if you’re willing to put in the hard work of self-discovery, the self-discipline to live an intentional life, and the passion to create with purpose… moving from stay at home mom to work from home mom is a natural progression!

Being a mom is the love of my life. Also, writing.

I don’t believe momming is necessarily the peak of a woman’s life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s what I do, it’s what I love, and I definitely hold my ability to be at home and nurture and educate my children in high regard.

I mean I homeschool so I can basically say anything about momming and you can’t accuse me of not liking my kids. 😉

But here’s the thing… God designed you. All of you. The personality. The inherent traits and preferences. Your gifts and skills.

That thing you love so much you could literally talk about it for 24 hours straight if you could find someone to listen to you? Yea, that was designed to be there, too.

All of it by intentional design; predestined pieces of the puzzle that makes you you.

  • You are a mom and you are more than just a mom.
  • You take care of your family through your roles in the home and in your business.
  • You can love staying home and still want something more.

You are more than just a mom.

Take a deep breath.

It’s okay to want more.

It’s okay to go after bigger things.

And it’s definitely okay to step into your every calling.

  • If you’ve ever felt like too much and not enough all at once…
  • If you’ve ever felt restless to go after something…
  • If you’ve ever felt guilty for wanting more than that stay at home mom title…

Sister, you are so in the right place.

Start reading:

Intentional Habits

Intentional Mindset

Pursue Your Passions

&& join the list so you never feel alone again!