Brittany is a native Midwesterner from the same stomping grounds as Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis in Kansas City – the Kansas side to be clear because it’s confusing to have one city split down the state line. Soon after graduating college at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Brittany got married and moved to the Missouri side to follow her husband as he finished medical school training.

Like a new training bra, she awkwardly wore the title of medical student’s wife and then resident’s wife and then doctor’s wife. In 2012 once she started “laying children”, as her innocent five year old calls it, she found that the new title of motherhood wasn’t as easy to embrace as she had thought. Nope. That one took time and more nurturing. She recounts this journey of motherhood in her most recent book called Tap In Not Out: How Overwhelmed Moms Can Reclaim Peace, Cultivate a Better Life, and Thrive. She opens up in a candid, old-close-friend kind of way about her struggles and breakthroughs while offering great life hacks and perspectives to help any mom out there. 

Writing has always been a passion for Brittany, but it became a lost love once she had children. “I will write more when the kids are older,” she told herself.  It wasn’t until the end of 2018, when the heavens parted and the Lord sent an earthly angel of a person to impart to Brittany the age old wisdom of mothers who have passed through menopause.

This woman said, “Brittany, you will never have more time. You have to make time now. Don’t wait to write.”

With the deepest conviction, she urged Brittany to not neglect this natural passion in her heart but to honor it instead.

So she started writing, and one year later published her first book. 

That same year, last year, she got divorced. This was not the story she ever dreamed would become her own, but she is finding so much growth in the process of becoming “Brittany” again. More on that in future posts. 

With her two children in tow, she moved to Austin to be near family support. Austin has quickly become home for her little family.

She approves of everything except for the red ants and cedar pollen.

She loves being active. This year her goal is to ride 2,020 miles on her bike. Yikes! She loves cooking, music, a good comedy show, and genuine connection with friends and family. She is falling in love with all the outdoor adventure Austin has to offer. Oh, and the food! So much yummy food. 

Her children have been champions in this massive transition. Her son is an aspiring chef and her daughter is either crafting or doing cartwheels – literally everywhere.

There is so much to be grateful for, and this amazing city is one of those things. Brittany and her kids are proud to call Austin their home now.

 

Brittany lives in Austin, TX with her two children as a youngish divorced working mom. In 2019 while going through a divorce, moving to a new state, re-entering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 7 years, and rebuilding her life, she published her first book “Tap In Not Out: How Overwhelmed Moms Can Reclaim Peace, Cultivate A Better Life, And Thrive.” Why did she write this book during so many major life transitions? Because she knew what she desired for her life - to be an author, speaker, and life impactor in this world. And she figured out the steps to make it happen even in the worst of times. In her book, she opens up in a candid, old-close-friend kind of way about her struggles and breakthroughs in motherhood while offering great life hacks and perspectives to help any mom out there. Her heart is to help women tap into powerful mindsets that ignite their most authentic self setting them up for a thriving life. Here is what people are saying about her book: “I read a lot and love reviewing. But THIS book is authentic, real, and encouraging.” (T.A.) “Ah, a breath of fresh air-- it's a serious book that makes you laugh out loud!!! This book was such a refreshing look at our humanity as moms!” (Grossman) “This book is great with funny mom stories, authentic mom self talk and inspiration for living the best mom-life. The author shows moms a way forward into the abyss of motherhood, where we often feel like we are fading into oblivion. She shows us moms how life can be exciting and fulfilling even in the mundane.” (Jessica) Brittany is active in her new community in Austin, TX. Whether she is connecting with others through Austinmoms.com, Bee Women in Bee Cave, or mom groups in the online world, she is constantly reinforcing a mindset to inspire all women to live their best life. In a nutshell, she is just a mom who figured out how to live her dream.

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