The definition of enlightened is “having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook.” This is the goal we have at Mommy Enlightened–to provide you with research-based information during your journey through pregnancy, babyhood, toddlerhood, and motherhood.
Hi! I’m Audrey – the main owner and writer of Mommy Enlightened. Together my partner and I have a 3 and 5 year old. While we don’t share their names on the internet and RARELY share their pictures, I feel like sharing pieces of ourselves with the ones who want to get to know us is almost always worth it. I truly appreciate you stopping by today – you can read below for our more “official” bios. The most important thing for you to know about me is that I’m a mom like you who understands and doesn’t judge your journey. I want you to know you are never alone in this parenting thing, and I promise that you are good enough.
ABOUT THE WRITERS
Owner at Mommy Enlightened
Audrey has completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She spent seven years working with critically ill animals and their distraught owners. This taught her a lot about what works and what doesn’t when dealing with high stress situations. She then worked in a mental health treatment center for teenage girls, who suffered from a variety of mental illnesses. Here she worked closely with top counselors and social workers and learned about what it means to approach things from a positive and healthy perspective. Her most recent professional endeavor was working as an assistant case worker at an emergency shelter for children removed from their home due to violence or other trauma. Her main goal for this site is to help moms feel empowered to treat themselves as the amazing humans they are, and to help them to raise happy, healthy, and ethical kids.
Matt Morris is a career and life coach with ten years of experience operating in the service and support industry. Matt’s work as a life coach grew out of a career in operational support while working for a Fortune 500 company. He has years of experience in building trust, actively listening, and creating action plans structured to overcome forces of influence that prevent others from excelling in a high stress and fast paced environment. His professional experience has been invaluable (and sometimes woefully insufficient) in his role as a husband and, more recently, a father. His life’s focus has been on sharpening his written communications and storytelling, as he writes fantasy fiction as a hobbyist with the hope of becoming a published author. Matt’s work with Mommy Enlightened has given him a chance to broaden his horizons in technical and informational writing, and he has been thrilled to support Audrey while honing his craft.
Staci Pierce, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Staci completed her master’s program at Prescott College with an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her undergraduate in Psychology was completed at Arizona State University. Currently she works as a forensic interviewer for child sexual and physical abuse cases. She has worked as a crisis interventionist responding to families and children in mental health crisis, and as a victim advocate assisting victims of crime with immediate counseling following victimization. Additionally she has volunteered as a court appointed special advocate for children in state custody. Staci and her partner Tom currently live in Florida and enjoy traveling, brewing their own beer, and riding motorcycles.
Michelle Sparrow, BSN, RN
Michelle completed her bachelor’s program in Nursing at the Chamberlain College of Nursing, and her associate’s degree at Provo College. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in many different capacities over the last ten years. Her main experience is in spinal and surgical rehabilitation, although she has also spent time working in an ER. She often works in a teaching capacity, inspiring other nurses to be the very best that they can be while teaching them critical information regarding their nursing duties. In her free time, Michelle enjoys geeking out to Doctor Who and Star Trek. She also likes spending time with her family (especially her two nieces!), camping, and sewing.
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