Mission Driven Moms: Sharidean Flint

“I enjoyed this podcast immensely. I could relate on so many levels. It mirrored many of my own experiences and has encouraged me to remain courageous as I fill my own missions.” ~Mary Ann Johnson 

Have you ever wanted to peek in the window of a successful and influential mom and see what her day looks like, what struggles she faces, and how she overcomes obstacles in pursuit of a mission driven life?


Sharidean Flint has been married to her sweetheart 42 years, is the mother of 5 kids, and the current MAYOR of Hyde Park! Her years of sacrifice to stay home with her small children, her self-education in the classics and her courage to move forward on inspiration she received to lead others, even when she was terrified!

Listener’s Guide:

Use the time stamps below to skip to any part of the podcast. 

1:07      Childhood
7:26      The Teen Years
13:48    Marriage and Family

15:54    Religion – My Anchor
20:56   From Mothering to Mayor
30:06   Learning to be a Leader
35:31    The Gifts that Helped Me Lead
37:00   How Much to Sacrifice
42:54   How to Filter the News
47:00   COVID and the Constitution
49:46   My Message
56:48   Her Advice

Quotes from this episode:

“We accepted that life was dangerous. It’s just the way it was. Kids today live such sheltered lives. It’s harder for mothers and kids today.” ~Sharidean Flint

“I had such freedom as a child. It gave me a sense of confidence.” ~Sharidean Flint

“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. ” ~Napoleon Hill

“I went to a new school about every year. I learned to get in and make a friend quickly. I became very good at making friends.” ~Sharidean Flint

On learning to read -“I thought, ‘This is the most fantastic thing!’” ~Sharidean Flint

“When you read a lot it broadens your world, increases your knowledge, and gives you a great vocabulary. You become a larger person because you have more experiences than just your own.” ~Sharidean Flint

On reading great books – “When you read, you will learn morals, either good morals or bad morals.” ~Sharidean Flint

On being a stay-at-home mother – “We are home in the trenches. But men are in their own trench. It’s a heavy load.” ~Sharidean Flint

On being a stay-at-home mother – “I have no regrets. I don’t look back. I made a lot of mistakes but I was there!” ~Sharidean Flint

On needing help to run her campaign for city council – “I know someone who knows everything. I know God. I’ll just ask Him.” ~Sharidean Flint

“You can’t control and lead others if you can’t control yourself.” ~Sharidean Flint

“If I get too responsible for too long it makes me grumpy. I have to have some fun. ~Sharidean Flint

“If it’s never happened before in Hyde Park or in the history of the world, it’s going to happen while I am mayor! ~Sharidean Flint

“I stayed home not because its what my church expected of me, not because it’s what my husband said I had to do. It wasn’t because society said I couldn’t do anything else. I stayed home because I wanted to be a mom. I didn’t finish my degree, and now I am a mayor. BUT being a mom is the most important thing I have done with my life.” ~Sharidean Flint

“As we are telling young girls how important it is to get an education, can we at least consider being moms as equally important?” ~Sharidean Flint

“Women can have it all, just not at the same time. ~Phyllis Schlafly

“Enjoy whatever time you are in.~Sharidean Flint

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