For years I felt exhausted and weary trying my best but it always ended in yelling. I remember desperately begging them to stop fighting. In fact one day I blurted out, “Stop fighting and I’ll give you chocolate.” We can laugh about that now, but it has been a hard road full of personal struggles.

Having traveled that road made me realize that I have a lot of amazing tools to help other parents discover their inner strength, confidence and joy in parenting.

Joyful Parenting: A course to transform your family’s life

Imagine your kids spontaneously giving you a hug and thanking you after a melt-down. In just nine weeks, you too can discover how to transform your family and positively affect yourself.

This is the true story of my life. That spontaneous hug took me by surprise. I had been working so hard on putting into practice everything I had been learning. I wasn’t sure if it was sinking in. But knowing that my son appreciated having me come along side and help him work through his big feelings, made the effort totally worth it!

This course is for you if you want:

  • Gentle parenting centred around God’s wisdom and truth
  • Specific tool to help with your daily interactions with your children
  • Confidence as a parent
  • Deeper connection to your children
  • A more peaceful home life
  • A sense of belonging to a community
  • Accountability and motivation to make real changes
  • A place to ask questions that are specific to your family
  • Increased empathy
  • For people to notice the positive changes in your life

Imagine the family life of your dreams. 

This is more than just another parenting course. Hosted by Meaghan Jackson from Joyful Mud Puddles, you’ll come away with practical tools to make changes that last, and a personalized plan for creating more calm, less stress.

What others are saying

We have joined a group run by Meaghan for nearly a year. I was touched by how honest, open and friendly Meaghan was right from the start. Meaghan is someone that I can count on for support when I am struggling in parenting. She has a very calming presence, and I always feel heard when I talk to her. Meaghan is also extremely resourceful. We are amazed by the activities she sets up every time when we meet, the natural play environment she creates is beautiful.

Ayesha, Mother of two

I recently did a parenting role playing exercise with Meaghan through teleconferencing. I am not particularly good at role playing or teleconferencing but Meaghan was warm and encouraging. She definitely put me at ease!

Ellen, Mother of two

All parents I have met through being a part of Joyful Mud Puddles and The Weary Parent Workshop and of course Meaghan Jackson, made me feel understood and cared about. The comfort of knowing other parents are having similar challenges has been wonderful. The idea sharing and suggestions will stay with me during my parenting career for sure.

My usual support systems aren’t as readily available during COVID times, so I really lucked out to find Meaghan recently!

Jenny, Mother of two

Meaghan has a fun and gentle way of getting you to think about how things are currently working (or not) in your family, and helping you learn new strategies to bring you closer to your goals. You always feel safe and heard.

Feeling safe so that you can relax and actually look at how things are going – where they are thriving and where they are not – I believe is the most important part of the process. <3

Sara, Mother and foster parent

Discover the JOY in parenting

What will I learn in the course?

  • Week 1: Gentle parenting techniques
  • Week 2: Creating a closer connection with your child
  • Week 3: Emotions and Feelings
  • Week 4: Self Regulation
  • Week 5: Siblings and relationships
  • Week 6: Simplifying your life
  • Week 7: Mindset
  • Week 8: Family Meetings
  • Week 9: Keep going & wrap up
  • Each week you will be able to ask about your current pressing needs and have those addressed along with the weekly theme.
  • Each week we will look into Biblical truths and what God has to say

We will also address specifics topics such as:

  • Back talk and children’s attitudes
  • Chores and resistance to helping out
  • Homework, schoolwork and homeschooling
  • Bedtime routines
  • Mealtime challenges
  • Getting your partner on board
  • Working from home
  • Ideas to keep kids occupied
  • Establishing routines

Life is messy and parenting is hard. I know what you are going through. I understand how you feel. I am a mom with three active boys who are homeschooled. I am also a business owner working from home, so I understand what a busy life looks like. For years I felt exhausted and weary trying my best but it always ended in yelling. It was then that I reached out to a parenting coach. Meeting with her each week gave me the accountability I needed to actually make changes rather than just reading a book (and never actually finishing it). I felt understood and supported. I also began to feel more confident in my parenting. To be honest this whole process changed me more than I had expected going in. Coaching changed me whole life. My boys have thanked me for helping them work through their big feelings and sibling fights. It feels amazing knowing that I am helping them to learn the skills that I had to learn as an adult. I know that the work I’m doing now will benefit their whole future. It is this amazing transformation that led me to become a parenting coach myself. I want to be able to share that same gift with others.

Lets take the first step towards a positive change. 

What is the course?

 Each session is unique as it relates to what is alive for you at the moment.

  • Free intake call
  • 9 week course
  • Weekly group coaching call
  • Course website with videos, journaling, and resources
  • Private Facebook Group with unlimited support
  • Bonus training with parenting experts
  • Discount on taking the course again
  • Special rate for couples
  • smaller monthly payments available

Registration is open

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the course begin?

This course is only offered a few times a year. Sessions start in January, April, July. For 2020 There is a special September session added in because it has been such a rough year.

Is this an online course?

Yes this course will be totally online. We will be utilizing Zoom conference calls, emails and our private Facebook group to communicate.

What is the cost?

The course is $1,147 per person or $1,197 per couple. If you are committed but struggling financially, contact me as financial assistance is available. 2020 has been a rough year for everyone let’s work together.

What applications do I need to access the course?

To make the most of this course you will need access to email and Facebook. Zoom is available on most devices and is free. I will also be sending you word documents and PDFs so you’ll want to be able to open them.

What if I can’t make it to one of the sessions?

The Zoom calls will be recorded so that all group members can watch them again later. After each meeting I will email the recorded call along with any handout and material that will help you. You can also pre-submit questions and concerns you’d like us to address if you know you will not make one of the sessions.

Is there a forum for me asking questions between sessions?

Yes! There will be a private members only Facebook group that you can ask questions and offer advice to others. The group will grow as this course is offered again later in the year.

What if I live outside of Canada?

Fabulous we welcome families from all over the world. The cost of the course for you will depend on the exchange rate at the time. You will also need to be aware of your timezone so you do not miss any sessions. I am operating from EST.

Will the course apply to children of all ages?

YES definitely. I will be able to provide you with suggestions that would work best for the ages of your particular children, but the concepts themselves work in general for all ages.

When will the course be offered again?

This course will be offered January, April, July and October. It is a 9 week course

What is your refund policy?

You have My Personal Guarantee: If at any point during the two weeks you aren’t completely thrilled by what you’re getting out of it, just email me asking for a refund and your payment will be cheerfully refunded, no questions asked.

Where can I learn more about you?

You can see the very best of me right here

More ways to connect

Life is not always easy. We need community, support and encouragement. We need a village. I would be honoured to be part of your support system. I desire to come along side to help you and your family.

What makes me unique is that I am able to help you with what is going on with your family as a whole. Rather than just addressing one area of your life we can look at how to support multiple needs.