When did you become a Mommy, how has it changed your life?
I became a “momma” in September of 2007. It sounds so cliche but it changed everything in my world. I never knew I could be so devoted to someone and relinquish control to their every whim! We tried to get pregnant for 11 months before it finally happened. My husband and I had a lot of time to think about it and talk about it but I am not sure you are ever really prepared!
What would your children say is your best quality….and your worst quality?
I think she would say my creativity is my best quality. She is allowed to play with and create with whatever she wants whenever she wants. This has allowed her to develop her creativity in ways that simply amaze me. Just this morning she made a house out of index cards and tape complete with eaves and a working front door. I am in awe of how her brain works!
As for my worst quality, perfectionism. I struggle daily with striving for completion over perfection. It makes me cringe when she asks me “mommy is this perfect?!” To which I always respond “if you tried your best that’s all that matters!” I think of perfect as a bad word!
What is the most difficult thing about being a Mom? Most rewarding?
The most difficult thing is finding balance. I never thought of myself as someone who needed “me” time or alone time. Now it seems to be all I crave. I struggle with finding time for me, my husband, and my daughter. I think all moms can relate!
The most rewarding is when she wraps her sweet little arms around me and tells me I am the best momma in the world even if I’m the only one she gets! A close second is someone telling me how loving and caring she is towards others.
What is your favorite Mommy tool?
Baby wipes. I mean what can’t you do with baby wipes? I will keep them around forever!
What are you looking forward to this school year?
Being room mom again and some quiet time around the house!by