It is hard being a mom, especially a single mom. Everything falls in your lap. You are there 24/7 for your kids and you rarely get any breaks. Every bump, bruise, and boo-boo falls in your lap. It is up to you to help your children through every major life event and celebrate each milestone. As much as you love your children, sometimes you may feel like “this isn’t fair”.
No one plans to be a single mom, yet it happens over and over again. My guest today, Shannika Mothersill is very familiar with what happens when the best-laid plans don’t go as you thought they would. In this episode, Shannika is very candid about her single motherhood experiences, the challenges she faced, and how she overcome them.
- how to not feel bad or guilty for being a single mom
- how sometimes life requires you to take risks
- how to overcome the negative perceptions and stigmas of being a single mom
- how encouragement + education equals empowerment
- why you have to trust the process, walk by faith, and let God lead the way
Founder of The Transformation Woman born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Shannika graduated college as a first-generation college student and worked to live a lifestyle that her parents did not have the opportunity to live.
As a young professional, Shannika learned to understand that failure is not the opposite of success but is a part of it. After obtaining her Master’s in Education, Shannika gave birth to a beautiful baby boy that opened her eyes even more to how strong women are. It is her journey to motherhood that propelled Shannika to transform and reach her highest heights. Her journey became an inspiration to others and the start of something magical: The Transformation Woman.
As a single parent, she discovered that it takes a strong, fearless, and faithful woman to press through any adversity. More importantly, she believes that someone can not overcome anything without the encouragement, education, and empowerment of others or faith! Being her own motivator and encourager, Shannika transformed herself into a powerhouse woman. Full-time mom, educator, administrator, and coach.
Connect with Shannika
Connect with LaWann
Have you subscribed to the More Than A Mother podcast? If not, head over to your favorite podcasting platform so we can connect today.
I don’t want you to miss any upcoming episodes or bonus content. You will not be able to find the bonus episodes on this website so I encourage you to subscribe now so that you don’t miss out on the great content.
It would make me so happy if you left a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help Apple prioritize this podcast so that it is easy for other moms to find. I would love to get the podcast to as many moms as possible. Motherhood is universal so let’s share the greatness of More Than A Mother with moms all around the world.
Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review”. Thank you in advance for your reviews and for help getting my podcast to as many moms as possible.
Don’t have Apple Podcasts? You can subscribe to the podcast on iHeartRadio, Google Podcast, Spotify, Buzzsprout, Stitcher, Tunein/Alexa, Pandora, Castbox, & more! Subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform!