“Mommy bloggers” are in no short supply today, but don’t call Lisa Canning just another mommy blogger, because she’s a whole lot more.
In addition to serving as an interior design expert for none other than the Property Brothers (a/k/a Jonathan and Drew Scott) — where she consulted on the hit show, Buying & Selling — she also served as a design consultant for HGTV’s hit show, Marriage Under Construction.
And that’s not all!
This amazing woman also wrote a book, The Possibility Mom: How To Be A Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time, which is available now on Amazon. Considered the “mom bible,” The Possibility Mom details Canning’s journey and coaches other moms by providing the tools to get them started on their own motherhood makeovers. She features interviews with other moms and inspires her readers by providing life-changing tests and exercises to help moms eliminate guilt, get more done and design the life of their dreams. She even designed a quiz, “What’s Your Mom Super Power?” to help moms discover their strengths.
And the most interesting part?
Not only is Lisa Canning a mother of 7 children — all under the age of 10 — but she just announced that she is pregnant with her eighth child!
She made the announcement on her Instagram page.
There was a time when I thought having children would be the death of my dreams. But for me, it quite literally was the birth of them. I was told, in basically these terms, at the beginning of my television career, that having children (never mind 7 children) would be career suicide. For a long time, I really struggled to reconcile the two roles- career woman and mom. I began to be desperate to prove to both camps that you could do both well- and the result was years and years of exhaustion, trying to copy other people in my profession, trying to copy all the ‘good moms’ I saw, never having the confidence or courage to chart my own course and do things entirely differently when it came to the balance of family and other priorities,” she wrote. “It took me the near utter breakdown of my health, and dare I say my marriage, to realize that there had to be another way. That success could be defined in a way that is unique to every mom- whether that uniqueness is working in an office, being home full time, working part-time when kids are in school, or some other wild and incredible adventure. It’s your life. You get to define it for yourself and your family. You get to write your own story. And it can be better, and wilder, and more beautiful than you ever thought possible. And for me, that includes this beautiful group of little people I have been entrusted by God to care for. And for me, it also includes being open to life, and trusting God in His plans. They have always proved to be better than my own
She concluded her inspirational message with a call to action for moms: “You CAN be a great mom, and pursue your dreams at the same time, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”
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