“Her life is over. She might as well slit her wrists if she decides to have the baby…”
These are the words 18-year-old Cassie heard when she told her family she was pregnant. Regardless of the lack of support — in her heart, Cassie had already chosen life for Penelope, so nothing could stop her!
I am so excited to dig into this show today because when I first saw Cassie Marie speak up and share her deepest pain at Pays to Be Brave, I knew her story of being a teenage mother and overcoming perfectionism as a mom would help others heal.
Cassie is a certified nutrition coach and personal trainer who works with women, mostly mothers, to help them get over their crap and work through the mom-guilt so they can finally take their health and wellness to the next level without feeling selfish…Because whether you are age 18 or 38, being a mom is challenging!
She is a mom of three who had to balance her unwavering ambition with all the expectations placed on her in her “MOM ROLE” …all while battling rapid cycling bipolar disorder. It wasn’t until about 18 months ago that she had her most severe bipolar episode. Through that, she learned that putting herself on the back burner because she was a “MOM” was the most devastating thing that she could have done for herself…and by extension, her family.
Because of all the hurdles Cassie has overcome from being young mother to struggling with being the “perfect mom,” her message is to empower women not to sacrifice their sense of self and to continue setting and achieving goals so they can show up as a light for themselves and for those around them.
- Cassie’s teenage pregnancy
- Advice for young, teenage mothers
- How to love and forgive even when family doesn’t support you
- How to cope with “Mom Guilt”
- How to BLEND being a mom with being yourself
- Taking time for fitness is necessary time for you
Connect with Cassie!
- Stay in touch with Cassie on on Instagram: @Cassie.Marie.B
- Curious about getting fit with Cassie? Join her Facebook Group, “Macros & Flexible Dieting Losing Weight with Cassie Marie B.” This isn’t multi-level-marketing — this is genuine support from a certified personal trainer! Tap here to join!
Follow the incredible moms I mention in the show:
- My young, brave, and thriving boy-mom cousin, @Astral.Mama
- My glam girl-mom of two friend, @ElagamyMommy
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With infinite love and gratitude, I pray that peace be with you. xo Sophia (@SophiaSpallino on Instagram)