Hey there! I’m Toni-Ann.
Hey there! I’m Toni-Ann.
I’m a wife and mom of two little boys. I’m also a general dentist and reservist in the Navy. Plus, I’m the blogger and podcaster behind Real Happy Mom.
I started Real Happy Mom after realizing my struggles with motherhood were not unique.
Based on my experience, many mothers struggle with the thoughts of not being a “good” enough mom; feeling like they have lost their identity and not knowing what they should or shouldn’t be doing when it comes to raising their kids.
I found myself constantly beating myself up for not being the perfect mom I saw on the TV and social media. Can you relate?
Then I had a wake-up call. It was the day that I couldn’t answer the question, what do you like to do for fun? I had completely lost my identity trying to be the best mother and wife at home.
Has this ever happened to you?
That experience was embarrassing but humbling.
I realized there was something wrong with the thoughts running through my mind about motherhood. And I was not alone.
That is why I started Real Happy Mom.
To be a real happy mom, you have to be authentic and being true to yourself. And not trying to be like the so-called perfect mom next door.
It’s up to you to figure out what a good mom is and what that looks like for you.
Also, your life can’t revolve around your kids. It’s okay to do things and have friendships that don’t involve your kids or your husband.
You have a lot of different roles and a lot of different and unique parts that make you who you are. And you have to remember to honor are those different parts to remain a real happy mom.
I believe motherhood can be fun and beautiful, but it’s also hard and challenging. I’m here to help build a community of other real happy moms to share the best tips and systems to make mom life a little easier.
Honestly, I am still learning, and I don’t have it all figured out. But that’s the beauty of motherhood and learning along the way.
The Real Happy Mom blog and podcast connects moms by providing a platform to come together to discuss questions and concerns and provide possible and practical answers and resources to dig deeper.
Does this sound like what you need?
I want moms to feel they can be authentic in their actions. Whether it be managing work, two kids, and a side hustle or regularly practicing self-care. My goal is to share, connect, and nurture the Real Happy Mom Community.
Real Happy Mom releases new podcast episodes every Tuesday featuring various topics from moms of different walks of life. Subscribe on Apple Podcast so that you don’t miss an episode.
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Fun facts about Toni-Ann Mayembe
When I was younger I didn’t want to be a dentist. I wanted to be an adviser to the President of the United States on Environmental Affairs. (I majored in Environmental Sciences in undergrad.)
I LOVE WWE. I am one of the biggest WWE fans. My dream job would be to work for WWE (as a dentist or in marketing).
My favorite color is green and could eat Mexican food every day. I don’t mind cleaning the kitchen, but I hate folding clothes.
Everyone keeps encouraging me to “try” for a girl. I certainly don’t want to do that. My life is perfect for two little boys.