Stay-at-home parenting comes with its own challenges. There’s no sugarcoating it: sometimes you’re at your wit’s end and the energy that your kids require is overwhelming. Especially with needing to literally stay at home the past few years and the uncertainty of the pandemic, it can leave you feeling stuck.
Hannah Ough went from an overwhelmed and isolated SAHM to a confident and supportive business owner by facing these challenges head-on. She joined us on the latest episode of The Great Unicorn Search podcast to discuss her career path journey, her struggles as a SAHM, and her passion for supporting parents through those hard days when they just need a break.
Leaning Into What’s Important
After Hannah graduated college, she worked as an elementary school P.E. teacher and as a public relations strategist before she became a stay-at-home mom.
While she dearly loved her beautiful baby girl, she suffered from anxiety and felt like she had very little time for herself. Hannah gave birth to her second daughter right before the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world. She felt stuck. What on earth was she to do with this hyper toddler who could no longer go to the playground while simultaneously caring for a brand new baby?
Hannah took the skills she learned as a kindergarten P.E. teacher and modified the games for her two-year-old. This allowed her daughter to get that essential movement that she craved while at the same time, Hannah could sit down nearby and nurse the baby.
Overcoming Obstacles with Love
With these new games, Hannah felt liberated. She was inspired to share what she learned with other parents to provide the support she knew they needed. On the podcast, she shares all her insights into how she took something she loved to problem-solve through her parenting struggles.
Her business, P.E. in the Pines, was created because Hannah overcame the obstacles life threw her way and she turned them into opportunities to learn, grow, and build a career she loves. When her SAHM struggles became too much to bear, she faced her challenges with love and compassion.
Love is central to Hannah’s child care business. Parents receive vital support Hannah wishes she had access to during her darkest moments. Hannah didn’t simply face her parenting challenges and move on. She created a business that changes lives by teaching parents how they too can overcome obstacles with love.
To learn more about Hannah’s path to founding P.E. in the Pines and hear the tips she shares to implement therapeutic movement exercises with the kids in your life, listen to Hannah’s interview on the Great Unicorn Search podcast. You can access it on the podcast website, Apple, Spotify, or Google.