It’s time to…
Give everything and do things right.
It’s the classic motherhood story. And it doesn’t work.
Exhaustion and ‘Doing Things Right’ create Struggle.
Your family needs the intelligent, funny, loving, messy, complicated, and curious you. They need you to love and share your strengths, weirdness, and your personal journey. It shows them how to love themselves, how to keep the light in their eyes, and ultimately change the world.
I’m Cara Maclean.
Coach to bright mamas who want to thrive amidst the parenting roller coaster, particularly if you’ve got gifted, twice exceptional, or neurodiverse kids.
(Everyone benefits when you thrive!)
Create a strategy to stay connected to yourself and the joy of a creative, curious life. Show your kids how it’s done!
Learn & Grow
Learn what works for you and your family knowing it’s a marathon not a sprint. And the route always changes. #life
The journey feels lonely, like nobody really gets it. Like you don’t ‘fit’ anywhere. You don’t have to do it all by yourself.
Get an overview of the gifted/twice exceptional journey so you know what to expect, what to watch out for, and how to make the best decisions for you.
There’s a lot of information out there. I can hlep you find what you need, when you need it.
Say no to the status quo by caring for yourself and speaking up for your kids. It’s revolutionary to choose your own path in a world that expects cookie-cutter behavior. It’s time to be “that” mom.
Life is a work in progress.
Life with differently wired kids is all about finding what works and ditching what doesn’t. That goes for you too. Some hats don’t fit. And you don’t need to weigh yourself down with everyone else’s stuff. Focus on what matters without getting lost in the shoulds and what if’s.
Visits with teachers
Hours of Internet Research
Words of advice from everyone you know
Your wellbeing benefits everyone.
You’re too intense. Too serious. Too quiet. Too loud. Too opinionated. Too... Chances are you’ve had someone tell you that you’re “too” something. Perhaps it’s something from childhood that sticks around in your psyche, or maybe someone pointed it out yesterday...
Digging through old school records, I found one of my elementary report cards. In the comments on the back, my 4th grade teacher* had written: "Cara is a silent force." It made me laugh, because she was right. I got things done, did them well, and didn't ever speak up...
Each night as I snuggle into bed, mold the pillow into shape, and close my eyes, a reckoning occurs. I know immediately if I’ll be able to go to sleep quickly. Most nights the answer is no. My brain sees bedtime as space to create, think, and develop ideas....
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