Back Story

That’s me in my truest form – Nerd to the max (Wearing my infant son’s hat and glasses)

Who is Momma Capednerd?

My name is Kari Capener and I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, veterinary technician, blogger, entrepreneur, perpetual researcher, human resources manager, coordinator, Lutheran church-goer, and friend.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a stay-at-home mother.  I wanted to have children of my own to raise, care for and love.  Before being a parent, I figured it wouldn’t be too hard.  I had plenty of babysitting experience and general time around children.  I wasn’t a particularly emotional person, so my emotions weren’t a cloud over my logic.  I figured since I had the desire to breastfeed, my body would know how to make that happen and it would just happen without much effort.  Boy, was I wrong! When I finally had the honor of entering parenthood, it was like a slap in the face.  I didn’t have ANYTHING figured out.  I spent the first month of my child’s life crying every day, desperately trying to figure it all out.  We had breastfeeding issues and I knew nothing of creating a routine for him or figuring out what his different cries meant.  It was tough.  Motherhood was not turning out to be how I planned it at all.

I’m on the other side now.  As the perpetual researcher that I am, I started studying my butt off.  I was constantly trying out new ways to manage things, organize things, set routines, change mindset, create a harmony between work and home life, and just freaking enjoy some life. I currently have a full-time job as a staff coordinator and veterinary technician at a small animal surgical practice that I’ve been with for over a decade.  I work 35-42 hours per week but I’m still able to be with my son for all but 20 of his awake hours every week.  My son gets to have fun each day playing with his daycare friends during his other 20 hours.  I enjoy time with my family often and still get plenty of time to pursue my own interests.  I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on figuring out how to live your best life and I want to help others get here faster.  I wish I had a lot of my current resources over a year ago.  I want to help parents feel like they have a better handle on things and can breathe a little more.  I want them to be able to enjoy the time with their families instead of being stressed out and lashing out at them (we’ve all been there). If I can help just one person accomplish that, then my dream for this blog has been recognized.

What’s Caped Nerd Momma about?

I created the Caped Nerd Momma blog to help parents learn to enjoy what’s truly important to them.  Once you become a parent, so much changes about you and your life.  You are suddenly more conscientious about every decision you make.  Your priorities seem to align in an instant.  Your time becomes your most precious commodity.  This blog is intended to help you find the time to do what you want to do and not just what you feel you need to do.

As a busy parent, you’re probably thinking that it’s impossible to find time in your day.  But it is possible.  Those thoughts are part of what is holding us back.  In all honesty, a large part of getting more done is the mindset in which you do things.  I want you to enjoy a plethora of content to help you be more productive and prioritize your time appropriately.  But, more importantly, I want you to feel empowered to take the reigns on your own life and reclaim it boldly and proudly.

My goal is to help as many parents as I can reclaim their lives and live them in ways that are most meaningful to them.

What is Momma Caped Nerd’s Mission?

This world that we live in has a lot of dark places.  But, we have the power to make it better.  From the day we hold our precious babies as newborns, we literally hold a small piece of the future in our hands.  By living our best lives and setting positive examples for our children, we can change the future.  We can brighten those dark places.  The more we can do to impress upon our kids that lifting each other up, instead of tearing each other down is the way to achieve what you truly desire in this life, the better the future will be for them and their children.  It is my goal to help parents find that place of empowerment and equilibrium in their lives.  If we can show our children the way to a balanced, peaceful and happy existence, the room for hate and injustice diminishes.

It is my mission to create a safe, welcoming space for parents of all walks of life to come and find the resources to help them live better lives.  I want to help those struggling with the day to day find ways to make it a little easier.  Being a parent is such HARD WORK!  But, that doesn’t mean it needs to be a burden.  The feelings of overwhelm are plentiful as a parent and my mission is to help you decrease those feelings.  I want to help parents find the mindset that empowers them to enjoy their lives, not just “get through” them.

Parents are in need of a helping hand from time to time.  It’s just the nature of the beast.  I’m here to be that helping hand.

 

Much Love and productive vibes,

Momma CapedNerd ❤

Kari being a nerd

Do you have a question or suggestions for Momma CapedNerd?  Feel free to visit my “CONTACT” page and send me an e-mail.  I’d love to chat with you and help in any way I can.

The secret to having it all is knowing you already do. — Author Unknown