Here at South Atlanta Moms, we are on a mission to find and highlight some of the amazing women, moms, mother figures, etc…here in the South Metro area. We recently had the opportunity to connect with a mom who inspires us as a mom and as a serial small business owner. Meet this week’s Meet A Mom, Neka Arnold Scott.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the South Atlanta Metropolitan area?
I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia.
How many children do you have and how old are they?
4 Biological and 4 Stepchildren.
What’s your favorite thing about raising a family in the South Metro Atlanta area?
My favorite thing about raising my family in South Metro Atlanta is of course the culture, community, and getting to experience that southern hospitality and all four seasons of the year.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
One thing people would be surprised to know about me is I love theater and ballet.
What do you love about living in the South Metro Atlanta area?
I love everything about it…this is home and where my roots are.
What’s your favorite restaurant and/or place to shop in the South Metro Atlanta area?
I honestly don’t have a favorite restaurant. That’s the beautiful part about living in South Metro Atlanta and being a foodie like myself you get to eat at lots of great spots. However you can invite me to Rose’s on any given day.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?
I started my life coaching business before I knew that’s what I was doing about 11 years ago now. I officially launched it as a business in 2019. The Wifey Rehab is my coaching company that also provides community for married and engaged women. Through coaching I teach women how to keep their identity, develop and maintain their personal power, mindset maintenance, and the power of SelfLOVE. I offer a variety of coaching styles and opportunities for the women on the go to have access to services that fit their lives. When joining our growing community of over 2.2K women and wives you gain a tribe of like minded women. Each on a different path yet the goal is the same for all to have a happy and healthy self first and others as well.
How has your job/career/business changed during COVID-19?
During COVID I actually created another business that not only promoted SelfLOVE & selfCARE but showed you how. I created a lip care company that promotes loving you where providing an in home spa experience. This was how I kept my own mind business and anxiety away. In my coaching company I shifted my focus to building my community The Wifey Society as a place for women to gather for support, inspiration or just to vent. I focused on building the tribe more than scaling a business during that time. I just felt that was the most important thing…the people.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
I’d like to thank my mother first and foremost for being my greatest example in motherhood in many ways in the early years. Plus a few good girlfriends that had babies around the same time as me. We had each other to lean on for support even though we were all young. We had each other’s back through the challenging parts. Followed by my husband, Jermaine, in the later years he helped me to up my “pay attention” game in the mid to late teenage years. That age calls for a whole new level of parenting and policing. So I had to learn how to and when to pivot in my parenting. During these years I had to listen more and talk a little less, which can be a challenge for me at times.
What’s been the best piece of advice you’ve received from another mother?
Treat your children with respect because they are little human beings. That changed parenthood for me.
Do you know someone here in the Atlanta Metro area that deserves recognition, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Metro Atlanta Moms Feature”