Badassery Magazine February 2018 Issue 21 - Page 49

both my daughter’s life and my sanity. My baby girl when “in her feel- ings” would make me wonder if I had the ability to cope with what she was dishing out. In the height of it all, a phone call to my mom or a good friend would be the thing I needed to talk me off the ledge. Boy, if I could only put into words how grateful I am for having a support system that allowed me to burn a hole in their ear when needed. 5. STOP COMPARING YOUR FAMILY TO OTHERS. A quick way to drain your spirits is to compare your family & kiddos to others. Let that habit go! While your kid might be driving you cra- zy….they are yours & pose their Nikkia Bell own gift and talent. Parenting is no easy feat but with the appropriate supports and as- sistance, we can get through even the most difficult moments. I only listed five tips but I definitely have more I can share. Guess, I’ll save those for another day. If you are wondering about my kiddos current status…….SHE’S ALIVE! No, but seriously…..she’s doing better. Not to ignore the work that she’s done on herself….. but I’d like to think that me working on me…… made it easier for her to work on her. downs of parenting won’t last for- ever. The next time you’re feeling like a failure…..remember you’re not alone. There are many of us out there. We’re just like you just trying to keep it all together. The fact that you are seeking a way to cope with your feelings says it all. You’re already winning in the MOM department. Ditch the shame. Chin up. Let’s rock this thing called MOTHERHOOD!  Mom’s…. Give yourself a hug and a pat on the back. The ups and Hey! I’m Nikki. I’m a Strategic Life Planner & Business Coach and Consultant. I help Moms expedite their journey of entrepreneurship through a strategic process of education and application; providing coaching and consultation services along the way. I teach them how to build their empire without ne- glecting their duties as a “MOM.” Amongst other things.....I’m also a wife and mom of three wild and crazy children. I have one daughter and two sons. Be- tween the three of them there is never a dull moment in my home; nor is there a peaceful one. When I’m not refereeing or redirecting traffic in my home, a.k.a. sending people to their rooms, one can find me somewhere with my laptop or notebook working. My favorite time to work is early morning while everyone is asleep. I absolutely love day planners and organizational tools. Dancing, read- ing and scrapbooking are a few of my favorite things to do. I’m an extroverted introvert; meaning I love people but enjoy my moments of solitude as well. I’m pretty straight forward but tactful. I don’t make excuses and always search for the positive in every situation. I believe that….”A Mom’s life is just different.”   48