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Life was good… well, I thought it was, kinda.

It’s hard to explain, but let me start by telling you a little bit about myself.

I grew up in Southern California. Home life wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good either. I was constantly reminded that I needed to get an education, I ate too much and I wasn’t an important in the family dynamic.

To please my mother, I dove in head first to law school. When I got in, I remember wondering if I really wanted to go, but it had been so much on attending, I never even considered anything else as an option.

Then shit hit the fan. Before my third year of law school, I found out I was pregnant. My determination pushed me through to the end with a three-month old in tow.

Eventually, I married his father (recently celebrated 13 years of marriage), and went to work.

Then dada, dada, dada (Seinfield anyone?), we had three kids and had moved to Florida.

The stress in Florida was a LOT a less… Jeff got home at a decent hour. Our budget wasn’t stretched with me staying home. Jeff’s family was near and super helpful.

But I wasn’t happy. I thought it was just being stuck in the baby phase. I had a child under 5 for years and I hadn’t had space to breathe.

Until I did.

And I still wasn’t happy. My 40th birthday was on the horizon and I looked around and none of it was what I wanted. That’s not quite true, I wanted my family, but a lot needed to change, but I didn’t know what.

I had been toying around with different ideas and hadn’t moved forward, waiting for things to calm down. But it hasn’t and there doesn’t seem to be a break in the future.

After talking to many women, I have found they had a similar response, so I started this page (and a podcast of the same name) to help women share their stories of success and change to support you through this part of your life.

If you’re interested in being a contributor online or on the podcast, feel free to complete the form below!


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