A Doer’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

  Self-care gets a bad rap by Doers, because they rarely see the need for it. While bubble baths and deluxe pedicures may sound nice, they secretly believe they’re a waste of time. Who wants to lie around all day getting pampered when there’s so much that needs to be …

A Connecter’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

  Self-care gets a bad rap because, too often, it’s synonymous with self- centered and self-indulgent activities. Or it conjures up images of people lying around all day, doing nothing. But you’re a mom. You never get to lie around. You barely get to sit down! So let me be …

A Stabilizer’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

  Recently, while waiting for a flight to take off, I was pleasantly surprised and genuinely entertained by a flight attendant who was fed up with the canned safety instruction speech. “In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you. …

The Doer Mom

Bold. That’s your word.   It’s large and big. Bold fits everything you do. It’s a word that validates who you are and all that you can do as a Doer. Live life at full throttle. Lead the way. Take risks. Try new things. Doer Strengths   It’s not easy …

The Improver Mom

You are the most difficult to put into words.   Why? Because there is just so much to you. I scratch my head when I consider the wonderful nuances of you because, in some ways, you defy explanation. You’re simply complicated. (Don’t you love a good oxymoron?) A jumble of emotions …

The Connecter Mom

I’m captivated by you Connecters.   I’m so grateful that God made this slice of His image that is you. You may not think that what you bring to the table is so special. You may think that other moms are just like you. No, they’re not. The Institute for Motivational Living …

The Stabilizer Mom

  Stabilizer, I’ve got three little words for you. I. See. You.   I see your stability, your faithfulness, and your caring heart. I see your gifts of observation and your ability to listen well. I see your thoughtfulness, your tender mercy, and your helpful attitude. I see the way you …

Do You Wear a Personality Mask?

I’ve worked with many women whose personality types did not accurately reflect their authentic design. For a variety of reasons, they scored themselves as they believed they should be or could be, rather than who they are. This is called masking. Masking is the process of displaying a false or …

Are You the Victim of Personality Discrimination?

  What do you think about your mom type? Do you like it? If you don’t know it yet, you can take the 9 question Mom Quiz now. Some moms love their type, others, however, don’t. Maybe you’ve been a behind-the-scenes woman all your life (Stabilizer or Improver), but wish …

What’s Your Authentic Mom Type?

The moment your child was born, you became a member of the IMA, International Mom Association. (Actually the IMA isn’t really a thing. I just made it up.) You survived nine months of indigestion, insomnia, and hormone-induced insanity for this great honor. If you became a mom through adoption, surrogacy, …