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To YOU, Mom ๐Ÿ’œ

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Hello, and a sincere thank you for reading this.

I tried to do this on video, but seriously you guys, I wasn’t able to get through the recording. I’m sure it will get easier as I go…

My name is Erin, and I am the mama of two boys, ages 3 and 1.ย And the photo below is of my beautiful mama, Jocelyne.

grandma with newborn baby adam
Mom with my first son, Adam, October 2016.

She passed away a few weeks ago, of an extremely aggressive brain tumor. She died within only a few months of having any symptoms.

This blog is dedicated to her… to honor her for all of the many lessons she taught me.

She was an amazing mother and Grandma. She didn’t do everything right, but she worked to do her best. She researched important topics like no tomorrow – even in the days before the internet existed.

Mom worked to help my dad run his business, took care of all the financials, taxes, and clients for the business and for our family. She cooked amazing home cooked food for us, all while raising three girls.

She home-schooled us before it was trendy. Three people who are SO different, and all of us with strong personalities.

Suffice it to say that we did NOT make it easy on her.

She gave the BEST advice. She was so non-judgemental, while at the same time giving wisdom, but more importantly: the information behind the advice.

It is important to understand that advice is not supposed to be forced on a person. Everybody has their own experiences, and many people get set in the idea that what THEY think is right will work for everyone. My mom wasn’t like that. Ever since we were little kids, we were talked to like people. She respected us as people, and never talked down to us.

Now as a mom, I understand a lot more. That is why I chose the name Project Pro Momโ€ฆ Because she was such an inspiration to me. 

She was always learning, and she treated her job as MOM, like a professional. It truly is the most important and underrated job in the world.

More about me, in addition to my most important job of mommy, Iโ€™m a competitive gymnastics coach full time – which is something I’ve truly loved since I was a child, I run my own startup business, and now I’m a blogger. I could keep a 20 person staff busy EASILY, no joke, but right now I do it just with my husband, who ALSO works full time and has his own business.

Why? That’s a lot, right?

That’s me, coaching gymnastics, 1 week before I was due with my first son, Adam.

Because I want to help others.

Because I want to SHOW my kids hard work, not just tell them about it.

Because I want us to get our MONEY RIGHT, so that we can help others in much BIGGER ways.

Because being in ACTION, CREATING and having BIG GOALS aren’t just things that are nice to talk about, they are HAPPINESS.

This is for all the mamas out there…

Or moms-to-be, and dads as well.
I know that if you’re here reading this, then you’re interested in learning and growing as a parent and a pro, and doing it ALL.

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Because I feel like I have done enough research for 10 people regarding motherhood, pregnancy, nutrition, fitness, entrepreneurship, business, marketing, and so, so much more than that…

I know that you are all busy, so I’m hoping that I can help you to shorten the process, and give you some topics and perspectives to consider.

I think anybody being honest with themselves, knows that they are a project. You can always better yourself, and I believe that the greatest pride in life comes from the obstacles you have TACKLED and overcome.

So I try to live life with that idea in mind, that I am a project to be constantly improved. It’s what I try to do as a mom, and in everything I do.

Of course I fail, but I am constantly trying to better myself and my knowledge with the time and resources I have.

My goal here, is to share some of those nuggets with you here that my own mom shared with me, as well as many other things I learned along the way, working with kids in a competitive sport for 20 years (yes, I started when I was 14), and maybe help you to clear up some confusion on certain topics.

Because I realize especially now that mom is gone, that there are many new moms out there that don’t have such an amazing person to be a role model for them as I did. 

I won’t pretend to be half as good as she was, but I try to research my decisions as much as I can, while working all of my jobs and still saying sane (hopefully). ๐Ÿ˜‚

I hope to be able to help others learn from my experiences and research, and hopefully give them ideas to consider when figuring this parenting thing out for themselves.

…being in ACTION, CREATING and having BIG GOALS that you GO FOR DAILY, aren’t just things that are nice to talk about, they are HAPPINESS.

Sometimes knowing what questions to ask, and knowing what you DONโ€™T know is the hardest and most important part of being a mom, and honestly of life in general. Being able to fail, eat crow, learn from it, and pick up and do better, and have a good attitude about it.

I encourage everyone to do their own research in regards to any topic I bring up; Iโ€™m not a doctor or scientist, Iโ€™m just a mom who would literally give my own life for my kids, as I know most of you would too.

Me resting with 3 week old Adam.

the reason I decided to do this, is not because I enjoy attention. To be honest with you, it’s the opposite of that – but I wanted to honor my mom, who did such a great job passing on those nuggets of wisdom to me before she died. 

If I get questions, or have a topic that Iโ€™m learning about in my life, with my kids, I will make posts or videos to share with you.

I’m not going to be your typical blogger. My posts will be for a purpose, rarely will I have makeup on in my photos, or my hair done, and to be perfectly honest, I’m going to talk candidly about some hard subjects. I hope you’ll hear me out.

So Iโ€™m putting my own self consciousness aside to step WAY out of my comfort zone, and honor my mom. She was always someone I could talk about hard subjects with.

I would really appreciate your comments and words of encouragement in the comments, and please suggest a topic or question you would find interesting or would like me to talk about!

Seriously, us moms need to stick together and support each other, even if our opinions differ! Let’s learn and grow together.

This oneโ€™s for you, mom.
I love you forever! ๐Ÿ’œ

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