Who Says We Can’t: MAPS Mantra

Amen! I can add that doing it together beats doing it alone. This group has taught me that support is important. My favorite thing to balance as a leader is being vulnerable and strong at the same time. We are multifaceted, complex people…as it should be.

Moms As Principals

pexels-photo-103127Dear World,

A couple of weeks after I (Kelley)  turned 20 years old, Trisha Yearwood’s song, XXX’s and OOOs, was released. During that summer, I remember driving along and singing at the top of my lungs:

She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows

Sign her letters with X’s and O’s

Got a picture of her Momma in heels and pearls

She’s trying to make it in her Daddy’s world

She’s an American girl

An American girl

Two years later, I welcomed my son, Braden, into the world and suddenly knew the full meaning of the song.

While many women work, taking a leadership role is often a balancing act that we aren’t sure we can do well. The guilt we feel is compounded by the messages we sometimes receive from those around us. We wonder if we are doing the right thing. We wonder if…

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