In this episode, you will hear from Jameliah Blount, a woman who knows what it means to dream big and then act accordingly to see her dreams come true. Being a single mother of two young boys strives to show them on a daily basis that they can succeed at anything that they put their minds and effort towards. She is focused on exposing them to a well rounded, structured, and holistic parenting style. Jameliah’s belief that every parent’s goal in life is to raise well rounded children who don’t have to first overcome their childhood to follow their dreams.
The combination of her own personal education and child rearing experience with many years of working with youth groups lead her to establish Holistically Empowered Youth, Inc. An 501 c3 approved organization dedicated to providing well rounded and holistic programs, activities, resources and support with a focus of helping to rear young people with a self assured, productive, confident, and an individual sense of community.
Jameliah authored the book The Maze of Motherhood with the hope that her readers will feel connected to the stories and also realize that you they not alone in the maze. She believes that we all have our own and very unique version of Motherhood.
In this episode my guest and I talk about
- how her first pregnancy was very much a surprise, even more than you would think
- we talk about identifying the difference between giving up and a shift of interests when it comes to your children
- how divorce challenged her to really find herself and rediscover herself as a single mom
- we bring up the big question: “Can I really still follow my dreams and still be a good mother?” and discuss practical advice on moving forward with following our dreams
- we talk about how she wanted her book to be the real stories from motherhood and upon asking for these ‘real stories’ from motherhood, she received tons personal accounts of experiences with depression, fear and even suicidal thoughts which I think is so important to share because they are things that many of us as parents deal with
- and finally we talk about focusing on failures as life lessons that we can grow from as opposed to situations that set us back
We didn’t actually get a chance to dive in to talking about her non-profit, so I definitely need to have her back on. My guest is so genuine and real, I know you will feel connected to her story, so please enjoy this episode with my guest, Jameliah Blount.