An Entrepreneur with a Heart for Stressed-out Mamas
Do you ever feel like you are running and breathing really hard and still not able to “catch up.” To make everything worse, the next day is the same? I often felt this way as a mom. This feeling has driven everything I have done…the degree I chose in school, the businesses I have started and the products I offer. I always wanted to be a “mom.” I knew that in order to be the mom I wanted to be, it would take time. I loved kids, language and writing so I chose teaching as my profession. I thought it would provide me the best opportunity to do what I loved while still enabling me time with my family. This did not work out the way I had hope d, but the lessons I took with me were flexibility and the ability to plan.
I then decided to write children’s books. I did not want to create just “any” book, I wanted a book that would solve my problems. I had two active boys, five years apart. I was tired at the end of those crazy days. I needed a book that would engage them both. In my writing I learned creativity and fun.
I am incredibly passionate. I woke up one day and saw the world as unkind. I decided to start a non profit to try to change our course as a human race. I wanted us to remember conversations and coming together with differences, but with kindness and respect. From this experience I learned how to find answers and I became dedicated in an entirely new way.
Through all of this, I have two amazing adult sons and husband who has stuck by me. As a mother, I have learned how to care and love on a level I never dreamed possible. I have a been married longer than I have been single. From my marriage to this amazing man, I have learned commitment and trust.
Planning, flexibility, creativity, fun, passion, research, dedication, care, love, commitment and trust these are all the lessons I needed to learn to come fully equipped to Epic Publisher. It is with great excitement that I now start this journey with that mom of so long ago in mind. The mom that was looking for answers, but often did not know the questions. The mom that needed help, but had no ability to ask. The mom that just wished life could slow down for a little while so she could catch her breath.
Epic Publisher is “More Than Just a Book” it is a place for moms to find answers.
Epic started as part of my pen name: Epic Engineer. Many people who first saw it thought I used Epic because of the “extending beyond usual size or scope” definition. When I first used it in 2017, it was also a slang term for “awesome.” I had not even thought of those explanations. I admit, I am a bit of a word geek. Epic is actually a term for a long poem. It usually has specific characteristics, but I “borrowed” it for my book. I then attached “Engineer” because I made something. I created awesome poem stories; Epic Engineer was the perfect name!
As my creativity grew and I wanted to fill more needs that moms had, I kept Epic. Now the term was referring to the very “grandness” of what I was hoping to create and give. I first came up with Epic Change. Then I remembered all of the questions I had as a mom. I did not have time to research, I just wanted someone with the answers who was a specialist to give me an action plan. Epic Mom Life Summit was born to answer this need. Then, with sadness, I remembered the loneliness. Sometimes it was hard to be a mom. UGH, and the guilt, I needed not only support and understand, but solutions. I am so excited to bring you Epic Mommy Masterminds.
Epic Change is near and dear to my heart. Admittedly, I am an optimist. I truly believe we can make a huge change for the world, today. I also believe it can be done by each and every one of us. I think that is the biggest argument I hear, “What can one person do?” What if we all committed to just one thing? Think, long and hard, what is that one cause that makes your heart bleed, gets you fired up or causes you to wake up in the middle of the night? Choose that one and let all of the others go. You give your time, effort, talents, donations if you can, to just that cause. If we all did that, I truly believe our love, our time, our talents would be enough to make a difference. We are so diverse, and this is a chance to truly celebrate that. The people who are hungry would have someone shine on them. The trafficking of children would be someone else’s cause. I am willing to gamble that even the manatee’s in Florida would have a group. No one would be over burdened; they are only giving to one cause. The key is we are all giving. It truly would be epic.