The journey of motherhood so personal, so beautiful & unique to each who experiences it. Let’s celebrate what it means to each woman as she says, “I am Mom.”
Q: What can we do to support and uplift each other as mothers?
A: We can be open minded. By doing this, we let the judgments go and the love will grow.
Q: What’s a typical day in your life like?
A: CRAZY! I mean that. It’s crazy fun, crazy tiring, crazy emotional, crazy laughing, just all around crazy!
Q: What is your greatest strength/talent as a mother?
A: I am awesome. Ha, in all seriousness, I think I rock not caring what other people think of me while I am busy being a mom. Whether it be finding applesauce in my hair at a Relief Society activity, singing the ABC’s in the grocery line, to jumping silly on a trampoline. If it makes her giggle, it’s worth it.
Q: What is the greatest challenge you face as a mother?
A: Worrying that I will not always be there for my children. I did not have my mother to lean on, to talk to, cry to, to laugh with. I am constantly fearing something will happen and I won’t be able to help or be there. But I think this fuels me to always be there when I can. To live in the moment and not just through a picture or video that I took of the moment.
Q: What do you do to take care of YOU?
A: I have a babysitter come everyday for an hour or less so that I can go get mommy time. Sometimes it’s exercise, other times it’s errands. Sometimes it’s just sitting in my car and eating some dark chocolate. I’ve learned that it doesn’t take much.
Q: What is one thing you hope your children will learn from you?
A: If they learn one thing from me I hope it is to serve others. You gain so much from serving. In serving you find love, peace, humility, and pure joy.
Q: They say it takes a village to raise a child– who’s in your village? Why?
A: I agree. My village is fortunately my family. My dad and my little sister are extremely willing to help whenever I need it. I often find myself in awe of how willing they are to help me out. I am so grateful they are so close to be able to help and very humbled they are willing. I could not do this without their constant support.
Q: Share a favorite quote/song/scripture that gets you through the tough days
A: Lately I have absolutely loved the song “Human” by Christina Perri.
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