I'm so glad you're here!
I would like to get to know you better, but first here's a little about me...
I started Dot Your I after spending ten years as a stay-at-home mom. Being a busy mom of three has made me realize the importance of creating a healthy balance between taking care of my kids and taking care of myself. Being a parent is hard! Life is messy! And, for sure, none of it is easy!
Prior to starting a family, I was a kindergarten teacher in both North Carolina and Wisconsin. Working with these little ones brought me so much happiness as I celebrated their growth and successes! In 2008, I left teaching to become a full-time mom. Being a mom is my biggest joy, but it is also a role that can bring some of the biggest challenges. As a parent, there are no perfect days, but there are great moments! And once I realized doing my best was 'enough,' those great moments increased exponentially! And, even when I don't always feel like I am winning, I remember that other people have laundry on the floor, dishes in the sink, and a to-do list a mile long, too. That's real life! I can never have more minutes, but I can try to do my best with the minutes I have. Some times my kids "win" my minutes, but I also need them to wear clean clothes and that means the laundry "wins" sometimes, too. It is all about balance.
I have also discovered the importance of self-care in order to be the best version of myself – and the best mom to my three kids. There seems to be a truth behind the old saying "If mom is happy, everyone is happy!" Learning to prioritize things such as sleep, exercise, meal planning, time with friends, and even down time, has helped me be the mom that my kids need, and enjoy! I truly believe that the best way to look after my family and those I care about is to look after myself too!
After having my third child, I continued down this path of self-care and became a member at a local fitness community. It was in this amazing community that I learned the key to success is accountability. Surrounding myself with the right kinds of people that love, support, and challenge me every single day is the BEST.
Fast forward a few years… and here I am, writing a bio on how I got to where I am today – “Jamie M., Health Coach.” Receiving my Health and Wellness certification from Health Coach Institute began a new journey of passion and excitement for me. Health Coaching has provided me with a platform to bring the accountability I needed to others. I have restored the joy I used to get from teaching as I now celebrate my clients' growth and successes each week!
Most people know what they should do to live a healthy lifestyle, but many get stuck getting started and staying on track. With my support, accountability, and proven system, I will help you learn habits that are easy to implement and maintain without feeling like you are giving up time with your loved ones. I will help you learn that prioritizing your self-care is the best gift you can give!
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"Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too"
As a certified Health Coach, I will teach you everything you need to know about the art and science of habit change so you can experience real, lasting results.