Pastor Partlow, is a dynamic mom of one daughter and two sons. She is a wife, mom, Co-Pastor of Community Temple Bible Way Church, and Director of Women’s Heart and Heart of God Ministry. Pastor Partlow empowers women to be all they can be. Her ministry is located in Cheverly, MD.
Pastor Partlow is a fashionista, entrepreneur of A’s Boutique Fashions, and co-author of a book called “Behind the Make-Up of a Leading Lady.” Please read Pastor Partlow’s thoughts on being a mom and raising a daughter.
Did your mom contribute to your level of self-esteem and or self-confidence? Yes, she has. My mom has always to be independent and to make something good out of myself. She always kept me involved in things to keep me well-rounded and to broaden my horizon.
As a mom, do you foresee parenting challenges when it comes to self-esteem and body image issues for this generation of young girls and young women? Yes, raising a daughter who is now 26 years was a child who was very shy and an introvert. As out-going as I was, she is totally different and it was and has been a challenge getting her to engage with others to be more social and to network with those who can see her move forward in different aspects of her life.
If you could lead a workshop on empowering girls, what ideas or suggestions would you recommend to moms to help empower their daughters? Knowing Yourself and Knowing What You Can Become Outside of the Box or Walls.
What’s the hardest thing about being a mom? Being transparent and seeing some of the same mistakes I have made to see my children do the same. What’s the best thing? Having quality time with them and just have fun with inside and outside activities.
If you could teach moms how to bring about more happiness into their everyday lives. What would you teach them? Take a vacation and personal mom time when you can. Take a weekend sabbatical to refresh and revive and take family vacations.
What words of advice would you give moms of this generation as we try to grow closer to guiding our children? Be open minded and learn to listen. Our children have voice that needs to be heard even though we might like what is being spoken.
What are some of the lessons learned with raising your daughter? Be there for her and allowing her to grow in her own way. I had to realize she was no longer a child but now a beautiful young adult. Also, I learn that every comment that she makes does not require a response. Sometimes you just have to process it.
Pastor Partlow’s Ministry Website: http://adrianpartlowministries.org/