Welcome, I’m Maureen Michele
Parenting a child with Type 1 diabetes is hard, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.
Empower the mothers of T1D warriors on their journey towards a bright, more resilient future.
I’m Maureen Michele.
I Help Parents Live Their Dreams.
As a general pediatrician and allergist/immunologist, I have spent my career caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic health problems. I am a military veteran and mother of three amazing children. I have first-hand experience with being a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes. Through my own journey, I have learned that to enjoy the life that I was given even if it wasn’t the life I had planned. I became a certified life coach to teach parents how to build self-confidence and decrease overwhelming emotions creating a calm, meaningful life.
Want to learn how to overcome challenges?
Want to be inspired?
Want to live to thrive?
Read RECLAIMING LIFE: A Guide for Parents of Chronically Ill Children.
Ways to work together
We will meet weekly for 60 minutes to learn and explore specific issues to allow you to regain control of your life.
During 9-week, 1 hour sessions, I will bring clients together for a group experience.
Workshops give the ability to take a deep into specific topics such as feelings or goals.
Delivering talks on topics of goals and leadership allows the audience to learn lessons through story telling.
Child Life On Call:
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Special Needs Mom
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Are you ready to live your best life with your child and still achieve your dreams?
I am an accomplished life coach who helps parents of T1D children regain control of their lives and thrive. I help parents learn to feel joy and excitement while being the best parent to their medically challenged child. I help parents turn their overwhelming chaos into meaning action towards their goals.
What Maureen’s clients have to say
Client at Maureen Michele, MD Coaching
Maureen has been my life coach for over a year now. Working with her helps me to keep everything in my life aligned with my values. Don’t get me wrong, we started at the beginning which was learning what my values are. We then took massive steps to get where I am today. I can hear her saying to me as I am writing this that “You did all of the work” but the reality of it is I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.
I have a 27 years old son with severe physical and mental disabilities. Challenges happen daily/ Coaching with Maureen has helped me breathe, look at the facts and come up with a plan that I feel comfortable with. I love my life! Thank you, Maureen.
Dr. Maureen Michele has written a touching book as a working health professional, educator, Army doctor, wife, and mother. The challenges parents face in the midst of an unexpected chronic diagnosis of a child can turn a family’s world upside down. Dr. Michele shares different coping mechanisms that she used when her own daughter became a patient when diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and Type I Diabetes and has reached out to help other parents in a similar situation. The “BULLY” method of questioning is just one example. It was a joy to read about other pediatric patients who touched Dr. Michele’s life throughout her career and how her own daughter learned to embrace her diagnosis and live a fulfilled life.
Mother of patient, Claire
Know that you have made such a profound impact on so many lives!!! Your warm, caring attention to patients and their families will never be forgotten!! I speak as one of those many families – Claire has benefited so much from having you in her life – she has been truly bless to be your patient! Believe me, all doctors in the future will pale in comparison!!! From the first day we met you – your warm smile and gentle care put us all at ease – so thank you so very much for always being there for us and being the most amazing doctor anyone could ever hope for!!!
S. E. Wigget
Hope for Stressed Out Parents
This inspiring book is for parents who have a child with chronic health problems and need better coping strategies. The author combines memoir with advice about managing emotions, thoughts, and everyday life. There are vivid descriptions of emotions (such as fear), including how they feel in the body. She vividly shows situations from her daughter’s diagnosis in infancy and her other diagnosis at age twelve, in addition to relevant examples of some of her patients.
Each chapter ends with advice for the reader. She often returns to how the brain works and how to improve attitude, thoughts, and emotions. Though the author is a pediatrician, the writing is easy for laypeople to understand.
Life Lessons for Anyone... Not Just Parents
Such powerful messages throughout the book to guide everyone through turbulent times. This is not just for parents. It applies to anyone going through the difficult stages of grief, whether as a parent with very ill children or an adult child going through this with parent. It also can be applied to those going through issues with a loved one or through a personal battle. I highly recommend this book to anyone going through difficult times. It will help ease your mind and sooth your soul.
Personal Pearls of Wisdom
Enjoy a Blog of Stories and Lessons from Maureen
Resilience is as crucial as love and understanding. Parents are not just caretakers, but they also serve as the front-line defense for their...
Music has always been a source of peace for me, a symphony of emotions and experiences, but bluegrass music has never been a genre I have ever felt...
“I’m running out of time.” This was a thought that I recently caught my brain telling me. My youngest child experienced difficult times through high...
Chaos. That is the word that best described my former life as a parent with medically challenged children. The chaos came from the extra...
Our life is constantly changing. No two days are exactly the same. Sometimes the sun is out and other days, it is rainy. Sometimes it snows and...
My dad taught me to avoid arguing. He was a yeller. There was no doubt when my dad was mad. When my brothers and sister and I would argue as kids,...