Biography: Mia is the mother of two incredible daughters who push her to achieve every goal she sets for herself. She is also the published author of, Going Through It, and maintains four blogs, Mommy Not Friend, A Young Writer Coming Up, Gone Thru It, and Bossing the Boss.
Mia took a tremendous leap of faith when she left a toxic marriage, along with her full-time job. She realized to pursue a simple life of happiness for herself and daughters; she would have to make life-altering decisions. No instant magic took place, instead she and her daughters remained homeless and unemployed for over two years and relied on family and friends for shelter and life’s most basic essentials.
Giving up every material possession she owned, less her car, allowed Mia to reflect on her personal struggle of finding faith, hope, love, forgiveness, and humility. She describes herself as, “… quite simply a woman of restoration.”
When the opportunity presented itself, Mia jumped at the chance to deliver a TEDx Talk at her alma mater Bridgewater State University. She delivered a powerful talk about Defining Your Own Title. She spoke about the importance of naming, claiming, pursuing, and achieving the title you define for yourself.
Going Through It: This story follows the personal struggle of Mia and her two daughters as they embark on the unknown journey of faith and hope. The most endearing part of this entire story is that it has no end. It’s written from the perspective of someone in the midst of life’s most pressing circumstances: homelessness, marital separation, unemployment, and absolutely defines faith and hope. There are many reflective books of trials, which utterly chronicle a biographer’s victorious testimonial, but not Going Through It. Instead this book takes you through the struggle and leaves you hoping, praying, and cheering for this family. It is a must read.
“If you have ever been unemployed or gone through a divorce or lost your home or all of the above you will relate to this. This is the most honest account of what it feels like to go through tough times I have ever read. If you happen to be going through it right now it will give you hope to keep pushing forward. It’s a quick read that will do your heart good.” – Jennifer Texada
Mommy Not Friend: This refreshing blog gives parents who want to be friends with their children a kick in the behind. It offers parenting advice from a mother who could not care less if her daughters end up liking her in the end. You’ll find the first half of the blog offers Mia’s opinions when faced with the everyday decisions parents face. However, her new twist to the blog offers insight as to how she is raising her daughters to become virtuous productive women. With just the right touch of humor, this blog is for anyone who considers themselves their children’s parent and not their friend.
A Young Writer Coming Up: If you ever want to take time out of your day and get lost in a world that you are not playing the main character in, this is the right blog for you. Mia offers an array of genres amongst her short stories and poems. As quickly as a tear can come to your eye, with just a click, you can find yourself clenched in suspense. Many of the stories are a quick read and will leave you wanting more!
Gone Thru It: Mia co-authors this blog with her BFF. They address issues common to single parents from, stereotypes, work, raising toddlers and teens, and the world of dating and relationships. This blog is for any single parent who think they cannot make it through it. It’s written by two women who have gone through it with the cuts, bruises, and scars of all life has given them, but remain standing.
Bossing the Boss: Mia has spent almost two decades as an executive assistant. In all her years of assisting C-Level executives, Mia has gained valuable experience and knowledge as to how to work for and with the top boss. Bossing the Boss offers advice to not only to fellow EAs, but also to top executives.