When it comes to being a mom, have you ever felt like you wish someone would just tell you what to do? (Or at least talk you down after you kid has told you that he wishes Jake’s mom was his real mother?)

My dear friend Stephanie Shott joined us this week to discuss mentoring, a topic that is near and dear to her heart as she lacked a true mentor and community when she was a teenage/single/unsaved mom. She started the Mom Initiative specifically to help women be the mentors other moms need. And guess what, she shares the secrets with us today.

Some of the things we discuss:

  • Mentoring makes us better women
  • Great mentoring isn’t difficult!
  • Why mentoring is so important
  • REAL friends can be our mentors

When you are in the thick of it, knowing someone is there for you makes all the difference. We shouldn’t do this mothering things alone friends. Take this first step to learn how to find your tribe and your mentors.




Stephanie has generously given us a taste of her new book, The Making of a Mom, with the FREE download of the first chapter. I dare you to read it friends! Because it is SO good!

From the intro:

“When I was a young mom, I longed for a mentor, yet wondered why I could never seem to find one. I had just turned 18 when my son was born and I didn’t have a clue what it meant to be a mom. Oh, I thought I did. In fact, I thought the whole mom thing was going to be a breeze. I quickly learned that my dream of motherhood was very different than the reality of motherhood.”

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Meet Our Guest

Stephanie Shott

Stephanie Shott

Stephanie Shott is a Bible teacher, conference speaker, author and mentor who has been ministering to women for over 20 years. She has been called upon by television and radio hosts to share her story of a decade of child abuse, her conception as a result of rape and her ministry to moms and mentors through The M.O.M. Initiative of which she is the founder.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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