God chose you to raise your unique and unrepeatable children.
Don't let fear convince you that you're the wrong woman for the job.
Raising differently-wired kids is a challenging vocation. I'll help you identify and serve their unique gifts and challenges so you can focus on the good stuff: forming a mother-child relationship built on holiness and grace.
Come on, friend. Why don't we banish all that doubt, frustration, and fear?
Download Unbroken, my PDF guide. In five minutes, you'll be able to
Most days, you feel like the only woman on the planet raising kids who are...how should we put this...
You're awed by their ability but dismayed by their unorthodox approach to, well, everything -
Friendships are hard.
Social gatherings are nigh impossible.
School work is a challenge even though you know it shouldn't be,
and the challenges you face with regards to faith, reason, and morality?
It's enough to make a theologian groan.
You, my friend, are raising out-of-the-box children you love to distraction -
and you have the hardest time figuring them out.
Your kids are different, and your family feels like the only different one out there.
Let me assure you, lady.
Hey. I'm Ginny, Catholic mom to three differently-wired kids.
I know what it's like to raise curious, creative, intense children -
To be bowled over by your children's brilliance, only to wonder why no one else is.
To be so exhausted by meltdowns, obsessive interests, outbursts, and anxiety you don't have the energy to clean your house.
To lose sleep because despite all that potential and ability, you wonder if they'll ever be able to function on their own.
I've been at the breaking point.
I've felt like a failure as a mother.
I've come to see God's grace in this unique and unrepeatable vocation, and I'm here to tell you you aren't alone.
Welcome to Not So Formulaic, a community of faithful women raising exceptional kids
We believe grace grows in the soil of raising the quirky and exceptional. We believe God equips the women He's chosen to raise the unrepeatable and unique. Most importantly, we believe God gives curious, creative, intense children the exact mother they need to help them thrive and flourish.
You are not a mistake.
You have not failed in your vocation.
You are the mother your children need.
As a member of the Not So Formulaic community, you'll develop strategies and tools to help you
Mothering the exceptional is hard. Find the support and encouragement you need to take care of your kids - and yourself.
Every gifted/2E child learns differently. Explore the educational options available and find the right fit for your child.
Raising differently-wired children in the Church presents a unique set of challenges. Find prayerful support and concrete strategies for Catechesis that sticks.
You're a family of lifelong long learners. Here's a sampling of my favorite books, resources, and links.
Looking for targeted help and a community of like-minded women?
Join The Zelie Society
a groundbreaking, private community for Catholic and Christian moms of exceptional kids.
A supportive community
comprised of Catholic and Christian moms with exceptional kids. Our platform is a secret, members-only hybrid of social media and forum capability: you can tailor your content as you wish (plus, no ads; no data mining)
An extensive library
of digital content available only to you. Handy printables, quick video trainings, audio files, and more help you and your kids reorder your minds, hearts, and home.
with Catholic professionals in the field. Usually the second Saturday of the month, you can join live and participate in the session or catch the replay at another time.
What Moms Like You Are Saying
Finding Ginny and her community has been a God send: finally someone who gets it because she is living it every day. Her strength and her faith inspire me to keep moving forward with raising my beautifully, wonderfully, and oh so uniquely made children.
People who don't have a gifted or 2e child do not understand how difficult it can be. When I try to explain the quirks of my kids to people, it sounds like I'm bragging. I don't have to worry about that here with this community, we understand each other, support each other when we are at our wits end or made a mistake, celebrate our little victories and pray for each other. This community really has been a God send.
Before finding this community, I always felt alone and out of touch with other mothers; they didn't understand the struggles I was going through with my child. Here, I feel understood and validated in my feelings. While it is a struggle to raise an exceptional child, through this [community], I have learned to see the beauty and goodness in it as well.
What Moms Like You are Using
Build virtue, strengthen executive function skills, encourage critical thinking, and more with Ginny's latest books and the Family Toolkit Series
Made for Greatness
A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth
To Hear His Voice
A Mass Journal for Catholic Kids
A Practical Guide to Re-Ordering Your Family
Patron Saint Toolkit
Because Your Child Needs a Posse
What Moms Like You are Reading
Check out these community favorites, or head on over to the blog.
So, my friend. What are you waiting for?
Ditch the doubt, frustration, and fear
Download my guide, Unbroken, and identify your child's gifts and challenges, then start forming a mother-child relationship built on holiness and grace.
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