I am a busy mom of two adventurous little girls. Adventurous meaning they don’t tire easily. My husband and I will be celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary this fall. Yikes! But, I doubt we’ll do anything fancy. We’re pretty basic. I work part-time for the federal government as a Human Resources Specialist. I’m a creative, old soul, and have found writing to be therapeutic – especially since becoming a mom. I feel I wear motherhood well (lack of sleep and all) and enjoy connecting with other moms through social media. I mean motherhood is kind of nuts. It’s refreshing when other moms are candid and honest and a bit sarcastic because I am and it’s good to have a tribe you can connect with.
What amazes you most about being a mom?
How self-less I am now. My children come before everything; except coffee. Mama always needs her coffee.
What’s the one thing you said you’d never do as a mom, but ended up doing?
I said I’d never give my baby formula. With my oldest, I was very adamant about breastfeeding and was successful for the first 10 months. But then my milk diminished and she wanted more, so I had no choice, and ended up giving her formula till she turned 1. Gasp! I’ve since realized formula will not harm your baby. I swear!
How would you describe yourself as a parent?
Fun. Patient. Kind. Too easy going.
What’s your ‘escape’ from being a mom, what keeps you sane?
Writing and most recently, creating memes. Wine helps, too!
Which human values do you consider most important to teach our kids?
Respect. I want my girls to respect their bodies and to be respectful to others. I also want them to be kind and compassionate. We need more kind people in this world.
What are you struggling with while raising your kid(s)?
Finding the balance in everything. There is never enough time, I feel I am always in a rush.
Growing up, who inspired you the most? And why?
My maternal grandma. She was a strong woman; a tough outer shell but a heart of gold.
What is the biggest lesson that you’ve learned so far in life?
The most significant thing you can ever do is be a parent. There is no greater achievement than watching your children grow.
If you could meet anyone in person (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Nancy Meyers. Because she makes great movies and Baby Boom is one of my favorites of all time.
If you could give your great grand children some advice, what would it be?
Enjoy life to your fullest. Do what makes your heart sing, no matter how trivial it is to others.
What song do you see as your life’s theme song?
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, because right now this girl could use some fun and I feel my working days are never done. ☺
Thank you Sherene!