About Melissa

I am a fiery introvert who is passionate about intentional parenting. I thrive on preparing and supporting first time moms along their journey to motherhood – before, during, and after their pregnancy.  I love learning, thinking outside the box, and enjoying the simple things in life.

About Rethink Motherhood

Rethink Motherhood was born from my passion to be a different kind of mom – one that is intentional in her thoughts and actions – and to show others that they can do the same. It’s easy to fall into the trap of doing things the way they have always been done, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Birthday parties don’t have to be extravagant, discipline doesn’t have to be harsh, and you don’t have to buy a ton of gifts to be a “good mom.” There is another way. By slowing down and thinking through your decisions your life will become simpler and you’ll have more time to enjoy with your children.

My Journey to Motherhood

I was always one who said, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” all the way up to the age of 29 when I gave birth to my first child. During pregnancy, I researched and read everything I could get my hands on, but was disturbed by and disagreed with a lot of the information out there. I found myself more confused than ever.

I continued to pour through information and when my baby boy arrived nine months later, the experience of a lifetime began. I used the extensive research I had compiled in practice with my newborn and loved the results. The pieces were slowly falling into place and I felt like I was finally discovering what I was meant to be when I grew up – a mom.

I loved learning about and caring for my little one and seeing the world through his eyes. As time went on I realized not everyone has the time or desire to learn as much about being a mom as I did, but that their lives (and the lives of their children) would be enhanced if they were armed with the information. That’s when it hit me that I had to share the knowledge and experience I had gained along my journey with other moms so that they have an easier time than I did figuring everything out for the first time.

You don’t have to do everything the cookie cutter way and it’s okay to be different. I’m here to teach you to be intentional in your parenting and show you how you can slow down, simplify your life, and enjoy more time with your kids.

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