Mom Encourages Others to Be Their Best
The word infectious comes to mind when you think Sugar Jones.
Not because she loves to laugh. Though she does. Not because she is a consummate hugger. Though she is.
Simply because her infectiousness is truly contagious - and she wants it that way.
This homeschooling mother of four, Blog Talk Radio Show Host, blogger, wife, and website owner wants you to catch on - she wants you to join her on an amazing journey - she wants to help you learn, to create a pathway to your success.
This is what makes her unique. This is what makes her Sugar.
She puts her family first - she chooses to home school because she thinks it is the best option for her children. She balances home and work while acknowledging that it is hard. And she considers the best thing about parenting to be "reliving your childhood through the eyes of your children - everything is new and amazing again". She manages to put herself in her kids shoes - and EXPERIENCE.
Knowing she isn't perfect allows her to empathize with the less-than-wonderful experiences of other mothers. She understand what it is like to feel mommy-guilt.
There are 10 years between Sugar's oldest daughters, Jasmine and Lauren and her two younger children - Hannah and Ryan. That time has given Sugar a chance to evolve as a parent, "I'm not parenting from a place of fear anymore. I'm trusting myself more and listening to others less. I never even pretend to have this parenting thing down. I love being the mom that says this is a tough job that isn't always fun. I think it gives moms permission to do the same".
Once moms have that 'permission' they open themselves to new and amazing possibilities. They stop focusing on what they aren't doing and begin to set their sights on what they could be doing.
And it is at this moment that Sugar reaches out to pull you along - encouraging you to write, speak, and follow your dreams.
We could all use a little Sugar in our lives.
About the Author: Danielle Smith is a mommy to two smart and sassy small people, as well as the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com. You can catch her hosting a brand new live show, The Spin Cycle, on MomTV.com every Wednesday at 9pmEST. She also hosts a show on Blog Talk Radio and contributes to WhyMomsMatter. Danielle is thrilled to be contributing to MomItForward as ‘giving back’ has always been an important part of who she is and what she hopes to teach her children.