Kids Aren’t “One-Size Fits-All” and Neither are Parents… I’m Angie, the GetREAL Parenting Coach. I put an end to parental guilt and the unrealistic quest for perfection by building on strengths and clarifying goals and values. I don’t prescribe or endorse any single parenting theory or curriculum, rather, I help parents define their own parenting values so that their methods are consistent with their goals. My education is extensive, but personal experience is my greatest teacher. I am or have been a teen parent, single parent, divorced/co-parent, stepparent and grandparent. I’ve been through a lot of trial and error and I am here to offer you a peek at what I learned along the way. So stop feeling guilty and trying to being perfect and give me a call!
Angie Blackwell, Founder, earned her coaching certificate from the International Coach Academy and is a Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach. She has a Bachelors degree in Public Policy, an Associates degree in Early Childhood Development and a Certificates as a Family Life Educator. and a Mediator. Her specialized training includes Family Dynamics, Human Relationships and Effective Parenting.
Angie is no stranger to sacrifice and hard work.
As a former teen parent, she didn’t learn life’s toughest lessons in a classroom, she lived them. Her goal is to share her lessons in divorce, single parenting and step parenting in the hope that you find, as she has, the road ahead is even better than the one behind.
After dropping out of high school at age 15, she earned her general education diploma from a nearby community college. Five years later she returned to that same college to earn her Associates degree, and later she earned her Bachelors degree, all while raising three children on her own.
Angie met Darren in 1998 and they were married in 2001 at an intimate ceremony on the OregonCoast. They have five children combined,as of this writing, from 20 to 30 years old, and five grand children, ages 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10.
She lives with her husband and children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in the heart of Oregon‘s wine country. She is a committed community volunteer and enjoys reading, traveling and family camping trips.