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Strong As A Mother Instructor Features – Jordan, Kristin, and Hope

Strong As A Mother Instructor Features – Jordan, Kristin, and Hope

. 3 min read

As a part of our Strong As A Mother celebration, we are sharing the stories of moms on Moxie who do it all.

Today we have the opportunity to celebrate Jordan Yates, Kristin Staska, and Hope Elliott. We hope you enjoy these encouraging words from them.

Jordan Yates

What does being a mom mean to you?

Being a mom means redefining your worldview to try to create a better world for your children. Being a mom means always thinking of the example I'm setting for my children and who I want them to become.

What are some challenges you face with balancing motherhood and work? How do you work through them?

Work-life balance is a myth. We're constantly bombarded with images of women who "do it all," and that's not realistic for anyone, especially during a pandemic. The balance is in recognizing when to say no, when to say yes, and when to say not right now. Sometimes being the best mother I can be means that I have to cancel a class or say no to my boss. Other times, being the best mother I can be means multitasking and showing my kids that momma's got this.

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Kristin Staska

What does being a mom mean to you?

It's a balance of keeping children alive and giving them the best life possible. It's honing in to who they are and what their needs are. It's learning to pivot if something doesn't go right. It's realizing that you're a role model for these little human beings that you're raising and because they really are sponges, they watch your every move, listen to what you say, and teach you a lot about yourself.

What are some challenges you face with balancing motherhood and work? How do you work through them?

It's the greatest gift and the toughest gift. Again, you have that responsibility of keeping little humans alive and making sure you're teaching them the right values and morals for them to grow up and be really good human beings, and that's a big task.

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Hope Elliott

What does being a mom mean to you?

For me, being a mom means uncovering the darkest parts of myself, working on them, and healing them to be the best version of myself. It means supporting and loving my babies throughout their lives.

What are some challenges you face with balancing motherhood and work? How do you work through them?

The first 22 weeks of pregnancy, I was completely consumed and absorbed by the changes in my body, and being of sound body and mind thus creating the ideal growing space for our baby. At 23 weeks, I remembered that in order to be a wonderful mother, I've got to be a wonderful me first. I've got to make space for, and nurture, myself to be able to show up for another human being. I work through these challenges by allowing my emotional needs to be fully met before moving on. I truly believe that sometimes taking a pause and reflecting on changes ahead can help us prepare for the changes to come.

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