I happen to know some of the greatest people on the planet. Somehow I’ve been lucky enough to have some of the greatest people on the planet be the very greatest of friends since 2nd grade. To be honest? Nothing Cap City Moms could have happened without her. She is my sounding board and my security blanket. And I just don’t know what I would do without her.
A stay at/work from home mom?
Work away from home mom?
All of the above kind of mom?
How long have you been a mom?
How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
2 kids ages 7 and 3
What is the best part of being a mom?
I love the people my children are. They are their own being, and always have been. The are bigger than their bodies and it makes me so happy to be there mother.
What is the hardest thing about being a mom?
Trying to figure out how not to loose myself in being their mother. I love my work and my mind and I want to dedicate part of myself to that as well as be dedicated to my family and children. There can’t be balance necessarily, but giving myself the grace to love things other than my children can be difficult.
Have you missed a moment in your child’s/children’s life that you regret?
Sometimes I beat myself up over not working in their classrooms more, especially since my 2nd grader is struggling socially. But again, it’s that give and take and knowing what I have to give and where is best to give it.
My greatest MOM moment happens every day. First in the morning when my three year old wakes up. Typically I’m making coffee or breakfast when he stumbles out of bed. When he sees me he screams, “MOM!” and runs at me full speed to give me a hug. It’s like he’s trying to make sure I know he loves me. Then when I pick my seven year old daughter up from school in the afternoon and she sees me across the playground as I wait in a sea of parents. When our eyes meet she always gives me a big smile and sometimes a wave. I always bust into a big grin of my own when she does this. I know neither of them will do these things for much longer, but right now – in the thick of early childhood parenting where I am exhausted and confused most of the time – those little moments are the things I cling to like a life raft and hope I’m getting at least part of it right.
Make a mess in the kitchen baking cookies with the kids?
Make a mess in the living room building forts or playing Lego’s?
What is your absolute FAVORITE movie? (Or, what’s you favorite book?)
Movie I could watch over and over: You’ve Got Mail
Book I could read over and over: Middlesex
Now, what is your absolute favorite KID movie?