As a self-employed wife and mother of 7 who is active in ministry adn whe=(as worship leader of 3 churches, and Director of Children and Youth Ministry an , people often ask me "How do I do it." My response has always been, "It's by the Grace of God..." because it is!  

        Since the birth of my first child, my transition into motherhood has (fortunately, and to no credit of my own) come with ease.  I've often wondered if it was due to the fact that my very first job (at the age of 14) was at a church day care, where I shared responsibility for the 0-18 month class ("Where they do that at")?...

...Or was it due to the fact that also at the age of 14, I became an aunt of a beautiful niece who was raised in the same home with me?

 

...Could it be that I myself have an amazing mom who taught me through example what a "good mom" is?

 

...No, wait...perhaps it comes from my determination to succeed in everything that I do, mostly because of my underlying fears of failure?

Truthfully, I believe it's because of ALL of those reasons.  Romans 8:28 reads that "All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose," and I believe that by the time we become moms- regardless of our circumstances- we have what it takes to do a great job, whether we believe it or not, and whether we want to or not.

CLAUDIA L.

FOUNDER OF THE AMAZING MOM

Like seriously...2nd Corinthians reminds us that God is able to make all grace abound toward us, that we, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work..."  And this includes the work of motherhood!!!      We've ALL been given a "measure of grace" (Ephesians 4:7) in order to handle whatever comes our way!  So here's my story...here's "how I do it"....here's what "Grace" has taught me. Life isn't easy and none of us are perfect, but we can learn to "shine" through our imperfections, and make the journey of motherhood an amazing one! You've got It in you!

THE WHY

TheAmazingMom.com was created with 

  • Goal: To shape an amazing future, one mom at a time.

  • My niche is simply “moms who want to do better, and not just find others like them.  Moms seeking practical and spiritual empowerment.  Moms who are already in my (small but crazy) circle): Tara, Bit, Angelic…women who know, accept, and love me fore me.  Women who find me funny and inspiring.

  • Build my brand on THE WORD (a firm foundation)

My WHY is that I want to tun from just capturing other family’s memories and life events to captureing my own…my children are growing up FAST!!!  My WHY is because I believe that reaching mothers is the key to turning our culture around for the good.  (Women have always been the agents for effective, long-lasting  change).  From working in the school system and realizing that regardless of what the teachers do throughout the day, it’s the child’s home environment that sticks with them the most; to working with ex-cons and recovering addicts and realizing that the biggest guilt they felt, and the person who they wanted ot make the most proud of them is STILL their MOTHER, says a lot.  My WHY is thtat many moms may not realize their impact (because a lot of times all of our work (see and unseen) goes unpraised and underappreciatied, but for the moms who do realize it, it is to provide them with encouragement and to remind them of the grace that they have been given to empower them to master the call of motherhood.  My WHY is to brign more wholesome, positive, and life-givign content to media, and social media.  My why is to bring back the “Fun” in family.

  • My WHY is to give Christianity a platform and a face that is NOT WHITE (and to exercise my convictions and God-given clal).  My  WHY is because I want to make God “glamourous” again. My WHY is to leave a legacy for my daughters and other little girls around the world, to recognize and embrace THEIR amazing, God-given grace, given to them by the creator.  My WHY is to capture God’s love and grace in what I’ve already been given, instead of pursuing more.  I want to capture the beauty of my marriage, my family, motherhood, life...mine.

  • Goal: To shape an amazing future, one mom at a time.

  • My niche is simply “moms who want to do better, and not just find others like them.  Moms seeking practical and spiritual empowerment.  Moms who are already in my (small but crazy) circle): Tara, Bit, Angelic…women who know, accept, and love me fore me.  Women who find me funny and inspiring.

  • Build my brand on THE WORD (a firm foundation)

  • My WHY is that I want to tun from just capturing other family’s memories and life events to captureing my own…my children are growing up FAST!!!  My WHY is because I believe that reaching mothers is the key to turning our culture around for the good.  (Women have always been the agents for effective, long-lasting  change).  From working in the school system and realizing that regardless of what the teachers do throughout the day, it’s the child’s home environment that sticks with them the most; to working with ex-cons and recovering addicts and realizing that the biggest guilt they felt, and the person who they wanted ot make the most proud of them is STILL their MOTHER, says a lot.  My WHY is thtat many moms may not realize their impact (because a lot of times all of our work (see and unseen) goes unpraised and underappreciatied, but for the moms who do realize it, it is to provide them with encouragement and to remind them of the grace that they have been given to empower them to master the call of motherhood.  My WHY is to brign more wholesome, positive, and life-givign content to media, and social media.  My why is to bring back the “Fun” in family.

  • My WHY is to give Christianity a platform and a face that is NOT WHITE (and to exercise my convictions and God-given clal).  My  WHY is because I want to make God “glamourous” again. My WHY is to leave a legacy for my daughters and other little girls around the world, to recognize and embrace THEIR amazing, God-given grace, given to them by the creator.  My WHY is to capture God’s love and grace in what I’ve already been given, instead of pursuing more.  I want to capture the beauty of my marriage, my family, motherhood, life...mine.

What are my goals?

To spread Christ around the world

To become a household name

To become a millionaire so that I my lifestyle can match who I am on the inside, and so that I can be a blessing to others in need and teach my children to use their wealth to do the same.

To inspire people and make them laugh.

To get all of this creativity out of my system!!!

To change my own narrative of not meeting my potential, and feeling as if my voice doesn’t matter.

Claudia Lewis is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a baccalaureate degree in Music Therapy from the University of Alabama at

Tuscaloosa, and currently works as a board-certified Music Therapist, where she uses music's unique effects on the brain to address clients' physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and communicative needs. For over a decade, Lewis has utilized her gifts of music, science, and psychology to impact the lives of 1,000s of children and adults suffering with mental illness, grief, abuse, physical rehabilitation, and end-of-life transitioning.

Lewis also serves as a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church, and is a member of The House of Restoration United Methodist Church Mission, where she leads the children and youth ministries; is a member of the praise team, and Lewis is a woman of strong-faith, and believes that with God, ALL things are possible...not always EASY, but ALWAYS possible! When asked the question: "What would you like for your epitaph (headstone) to read after you die, her response is: "She was FEARLESS...she walked on water, and LOVED IT!!!"

Lewis resides in Birmingham, Alabama; is married to Minister Robert Lewis, III.; and is the mother of 7 energetic children, ages 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 4, and 3.

Robert and Claudia Lewis are natives of Birmingham, Alabama.  They are a husband and wife team in both ministry and life.  They are servant-leaders at Restoration UMC Mission, where Robert serves as Worship Leader, and Claudia as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries.  They also serve together as mentors at Dream Garden, Inc., where Robert works as Program Director.  Both are candidates for ordained ministry within the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

 

Professionally, Robert is an elementary school teacher for the Jefferson County School System, and Claudia works as a board-certified Music Therapist serving children, adults, and seniors with mental illness, and a professional photographer. 

 

They have been together for 20 years, married for 15 1/2 years, and they have 7 energetic children.