Hello mothers of the world! Are you Wonder Woman? Wondering how to do it all: work and raise kids while trying to be a personanl chef, accountant, housekeeper, and gardener and the list goes on and on.
Welcome to The Mentor Mom's Blog! I am the mentor mom, Jill Urbane, a social worker, wife and mother. How did I become The Mentor Mom you may ask? Well, I have a pretty diverse resume.
I have worked in a psychiatric unit and a prison as a counselor. In an attempt to keep kids from growing up and ending up in either of those places, I decided to start working with families and have been doing so for nearly ten years.
Several of those years, I worked as a Children's Protective Services worker (you know, one of "you people" as we were often referred to by our potential clients). For the last five years, I have worked as an Early Interventionist for a local school district. A what you may be asking? As an interventionist, I worki with children ages birth to three with developmental delays, e.g., delayed speech, motor skills or the like.
As a result of my work experiences (as well as my own personal experiences and those of my friends), I saw that many parents lack and were looking for support, encouragement, and education that was convenient and meaningful for them. Thus, I started my mentoring business. Rather than calling myself a parent coach, I see myself as a mentor helping parents find the tools and resources that will help them turn their ordinary family into an extraordinary family.
I hope that you find this blog to be a source of comfort and humor. More importantly, I hope you find the tips and strategies discussed in the posts helpful to you and your family. Please feel free to comment or e-mail me your questions regarding any areas of parenting that you may be struggling with and I will respond. Hope to hear from you all soon!