Heather MacFadyen – Connecting Women to the Community and Resources They Need to Ditch “Good Enough” and Walk in Joy and Freedom Right Where They Are.
Do you feel like you’re drowning? Do you wonder if the challenges you face are normal? Do you feel the constant pressure to be the ‘perfect’ wife and mom?
You’re not alone.
Heather MacFadyen had a life changing experience soon after the birth of her fourth son. One Sunday in a car waiting for take-out chicken strips from Bubba’s, she had a panic attack.
That’s when she sought professional help. The pressure began to lift when her counselor said, “It’s completely normal for you to feel this way”. She felt relief knowing she wasn’t doing something wrong, motherhood is simply hard.
The irony? At the time of her breakdown, she wrote online, encouraging moms to be God-centered. Helping them create spiritual disciplines reminding them of God’s presence.
But she was missing an important element: other people!
With four young boys, she had isolated herself from community. She feared embarrassment, rejection, and failure. That fear also fueled a surprising ‘anger issue’ (click link to hear more about that).
Slowly Heather began reaching out to friends again. Taking risks even if the outing didn’t go as well as expected. Through prayer with friends, God healed wrong identities she’d held onto. He secured Heather’s belief in who He said she was. Fear lost a bit of its hold on her.
In 2013 Heather transitioned from writing online to interviewing mentors on her podcast “God Centered Mom”. That show has reached every country in the world and downloaded over 7 million times.
One listener began to use the podcast as content for her small group and helped me launch “podcast clubs” (like a book club but with podcasts!). Those clubs led to the use of the hashtag and a new site/brand: #DontMomAlone.
When she’s not recording conversations in her messy closet, Heather can be found driving in Dallas traffic, feeding four growing boy-men, or walking around the “hood” with her entrepreneurial husband, Bruce.
Learn more about Heather and ministry here.