One of the two mamas who created Supporting Chaos. It's hard to put into words how excited we are to grow this community of support! So all I can say is thank you so much for being here and being a part of it!
I am a mother to two beautiful little girls, Harley (three) and baby Mila. I am originally from Charleston, SC, where I met my amazing husband, Justin. Though Charleston still has our hearts, our careers led us to Charlotte, NC, where we are raising our girls.
I've always had a passion for encouraging and teaching tiny humans. I started to follow that passion over ten years ago with my first job as a daycare teacher. Watching those tiny humans learn and grow convinced me to further my education at Georgia Southern University, in which I studied Child Development and Education. Using my degree, I then moved onto teaching Kindergarten and then First grade here in Charlotte.
My studies and experiences have taught me a lot, but being a mama has too. I've learned to (occasionally, haha) step outside of my teacher's perspective and tweak what I have learned and studied to the realities of being a mama.
Understanding the development of children has been a lifesaver in my parenting journey. Quite frankly, it saves me from losing it in those frustrating situations. However, I realize everyone does not have that same nerdiness and interests in studying children. My goal is to provide you with information that I feel has been a game-changer to me as a parent but in a more attainable and fun format.
The chaos of mamahood comes with some incredible ups and some difficult downs, and I'm here to support you with both!