In the month of MAY we are Celebrating MOMpreneurs!
Every day, there will be FB live interviews and/or blog posts to introduce you to these amazing moms…..
Dr. Stacey Eadie
Peds In A Pod Pediatrics, LLC, Maternal Instinct
President, medical administrator, physician
Social Media Handles
FB – pedsinapod, @maternalinstinct16
Pediatric medical practice, forthcoming author
Years in Business
14 years practicing, 6 years in practice
Where is your target market location?
Baltimore metropolitan area
Who is your target audience?
Parents of infants, children, and adolescents
What’s the “Why” behind your business?
My vision for Peds In A Pod Pediatrics, LLC is to empower and support families while raising their most precious possessions.
I am in the process of writing Maternal Instinct, a book addressing my passion of developing strategies for survival and success of males of color with the intent of decreasing fears of the mothers raising them.
What is one major obstacle you had to overcome to become the woman you are today?
Unfortunately, I have experienced several obstacles. When I look back each has built character and a spirit of endurance. My birth was an obstacle. I was born with an omphalocele, a congenital herniation of my intestines outside of my abdomen in the 70’s before a prenatal ultrasound. I was rushed to a major hospital separated from my parents, who were told that I would only survive by a miracle. Miracles do happen. Only to lose my mother at six years of age to cancer and to be raised by my father and oldest brother with the help of extended family.
For the first time in life, during medical school, I struggled academically. The thought of failure and not achieving my dream of becoming a pediatrician and owning my own practice since I was six, was devastating. Losing my only living parent, my father while on the edge of losing my life’s dream was the lowest point of my life. I heard my father’s voice shake me “don’t feel sorry for yourself”. These words saved me. I pressed harder than ever. My experiences have taken me higher, established faith, and built confidence.
How will people benefit from an experience with you?
My patient approach is personal. Each individual’s experience is unique and concierge-like. My families love that.
How do you manage being a mom and/or wife and a thriving entrepreneur?
As an entrepreneur, my family has benefited in many aspects. My husband has been a tremendous asset to keeping balance. He is involved. He supports our kids’ activities and lends his expertise to the business.
Any advice for those who are struggling with being a mom and/or wife and a thriving entrepreneur?
Prioritize. Family first. Make time for yourself. Organize and schedule everything in your calendar. Learn to say ‘no’ and to not feel guilty about that. Hold your children accountable for age appropriate responsibilities. Ask for help.
Share any mommy/wife advice that you feel is necessary and priceless.
Know you are a great mom. Babies feed and grow into healthy children so do not let others over criticize your efforts. Every time your baby cries he/she is not in need.
Post-partum depression is common and real, so contact your physician when symptoms are acknowledged.
Share personal time separately and together with children and spouse, electronics-free. Find out what your partner desires and fill any voids. Have fun during quality sessions. Always say “I love you”.
Any advice for those who feel like they are stuck?
Re-evaluate and prioritize your goals. If it feels like work, it may not be destined. Don’t reinvent, just modify.
Have you ever had to deal with negative people since becoming an entrepreneur? If so, how did you handle them?
When encountering negativity, determine if it is going to add to your life. If it will, address it with honesty head on. Stand your ground, get your point across and let go with a smile.
Any advice for those who want to become an entrepreneur?
Make a business plan. Gather all your materials it takes to maintain. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” and ask the experts. Believe in your dream. See it through until the end.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Expanding my practice. Completing my book. Sharing my expertise around the world to help advance others. Embarking on new interests.
If you could give your 18-year-old self advice, what would it be?
Seek those with wisdom. Strengthen public speaking skills. Share what is on my mind with respect.
Who inspires you and why?
Other women living their dream especially who look like me. My father’s life legacy.
Share a quote/scripture/song that motivates you?
“I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 NIV
Song – For the Good of Them by Reverend Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Choir
Thank you, Dr. Stacey, for stopping by the Real Wife Movement to share your story and to motivate us. We applaud you!
Family, make sure you visit Dr. Stacey’s website or contact her via social media.