Single. Mom. Mentor Leader of women's church group.
Morgan & Chloe
Morgan is a single mom who balances working full time from home, a health and wellness side hustle and leader of a women’s small group, organized through her church, where she helps to mentor and empower other women and moms as well.
Why is working to uplift other women important to you?
When I was pregnant with my son, we found out that he would have some abnormalities. It was an extremely stressful and challenging season trying to prepare what life would look like from there as I was single, already had my daughter Chloe who was four, and was now getting ready to bring another child into the world who would require extra support, care and medical attention. During that time, I found myself as a part of women’s group, and each of them played a significant role in helping me to focus on the positive, and never give up. I want to pour that same positive energy back into others and be an example to other women. I want to reassure them they are greater than the challenges that are in front of them.
How do you balance motherhood, work, and self-care?
I love a good to-do list to keep me on track. I plan intentional time and activities with the kids as much as possible and most Saturday mornings I take my time to enjoy coffee (and possibly a Netflix show) in bed.
What would your friends say is your best quality?
I am authentic in my words and actions. They know I am dependable and my intentions are always genuine (even though I accidentally forget to reply to texts more times than I like to admit).
Tell us about a time in your life that you overcame some nonsense in your life?
Having my daughter at the age of 21. I was in my last semester of college when I found out I was pregnant. I was terrified. How was I going to take care of a child? However, I just did what I had to do, made the dean’s list for the first and only time and finished college. Another barrier that came with this was because I was so young – I worked retail jobs and waited tables, which was not a lot of income. I remember having to rely on government assistance to purchase food and necessities for Chloe. I have since overcome this “barrier” of instability in my finances by always working hard, striving for more and better and continuing to just show up – because my kids deserve it and I owe it to them to be an example of success.
What empowering message do you want to share with all woman?
What lies behind you does not define what is ahead of you or what you are capable of. With a positive outlook, a go-getter attitude and a circle of strong people around you, your comeback will always be greater than any setback.