When did you become a Mommy, how has it changed your life?
I became a mom during the winter of 2006, and then again in the summer of 2010. I never knew that I could love so completely until I had my children. Yes, I love my husband and my family dearly but the love I have for my children is different. Before I had kids, I did not think that motherhood was something that I had to experience in order to be fulfilled in life. But now, I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than my life with my kids. I love everything about each kid. I love listening to the big one’s monologue about how she wishes she was a mermaid fairy so that she could swim in the sea all day long and fly away to Never-Never Land in her pink and sparkly wings. I love watching the little one imitate everything the big one does and giving me his goofy smile when he’s getting into something he knows he shouldn’t be getting into.
What would your children say is your best quality….and your worst quality?
I’d like to say that my best quality is that I try to expose them to different experiences as much as I can. I like to let them take different types of classes from music classes and sports to the arts and language classes. I like to expose them to food from different cultures. I’d like for my kids to know that there are lots of differences out in this very big world and not one is better than another.
My worst quality is that I am not a very patient person. Since having two kids, I have improved a lot in this area but I can also do better.
What is the most difficult thing about being a Mom? Most rewarding?
To me, the most difficult thing about being a mom today is trying to maintain a good balance between home life and work life. Some days I want to stay home with my kids and soak up every moment with them while other days I’m ready to go somewhere where no one will ask me “why” to everything I say.
The most rewarding thing about being a mom is seeing the love my kids have for each other and for others. My oldest has so much compassion for others. And just yesterday, my toddler was patting his sister on the leg and telling her “it’s ok” in toddler speak while she cried over ant bites.
What is your favorite Mommy tool?
Family, friends, and the internet. 🙂
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Spending time together during our vacation to visit family. Making memories with the kids.by