As a Mom

I love being a Mom! When our boys were 7 and 10 we were all eating the same meals - no more naps or car seats with Cheerios scattered everywhere - so you can imagine why people thought we were crazy to decide to start all over again with a new baby.  But deep down I knew I wasn't through – and then along came our daughter!  We put her on a schedule that was in sync with the rest of the family.  She had her naps - usually in a car seat while I was carpooling.  She had her meals - many on the sidelines of a baseball game. And she went to bed at night - often to the noise of  her brothers and their friends!  But it worked. 

This was definitely a time for me of keeping all the balls in the air at once while maintaining a balance between my part time business and family.  The challenge was that eventually I had one in Elementary School, one in Jr High and one in High School, all at the same time.  I would just get my daughter read to and asleep when the junior high schooler needed help with his homework or needed to be picked up from practice. Then I'd stay up until the older one returned home safely from being out with the car.  It required physical, emotional and mental energy all at once – 24/7.  With the help of (1) my husband, who is a  dedicated dad, and (2) learning to say “no” to some things so I could say “yes” to myself and (3) my family...we were able to raise three successful adults, all of whom are contributing in  positive, productive, giving, caring, and fun-filled ways to each of their individual worlds.

I have heard two things recently that I believe in - “kids are not our future, moms are” and “there is no right or wrong answer when you're working in the best interest of your children.”  As moms, we are all doing the best we can and we need to support, not judge, each other in what has been called “the hardest job in the world!”

In My Business:
After completing a two year graduate program from CoachU, I have been a life coach for the past ten years specializing in helping women get organized, find balance in their lives, raise their children, improve their marriages, and begin or change careers.   I currently have an active practice helping clients throughout the country get “unstuck” and create the life they want to live.

For over 25 years I have also been a motivational speaker helping women manage home and family.  I have given lectures to thousands of men and women through workshops, professional groups, and corporations motivating audiences to get organized at home.  Some of the largest businesses in the country have had me give workshops to their employees including Apple, AT&T, Pacific Bell, Chevron, and Kaiser Permanente.  I have also been a guest speaker at various associations such as The Commonwealth Club of California, American Association of University Women, Junior League and numerous Parent Teacher Organizations and women’s groups throughout California and New England.

My experience with balance and change began while moving seventeen times in the first two and a half years of my marriage to my husband, a former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher.  We have raised three successful children together, during which time I was growing my dual careers as a motivational speaker on home organization and as a life coach.




The opportunity to be coached by Dee has changed the quality of my life.  As a mother of four children ranging in age from 3 to 15,  I chose to put my family first not realizing that by doing this I was putting myself last. 

Through coaching, I have learned that when I pay attention to my needs and values, I can create a life that fulfills me and therefore blesses my family.  It is the best gift I have given my family.  I make choices to fill myself with what truly makes me feel like I am living and not just existing...a difference I could never live without now! 

Thank you Dee!

Marie-Anne B
Homemaker/Graduate Studies

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