Motherhood to me means being completely selfless. Becoming a mom is what pushed me to go back to school so I could do better for my children. I wanted to give them a better life. I am fortunate enough that I have a career that only needs me to work 3 days a week so I have more time with my kids. I would never have been in his place in my career without my children.
How Many Children Do You Have?
What are your must have kid items?
Native brand children’s shoes, Applesauce (a staple with my daughter), gyro bowl for toddlers, gogo babyz travelmate car seat carrier, my pal scout/violet
Tell us about what each one of your children have taught you about life, love, and motherhood.
My son is my oldest and he was the one that taught me how to be selfless and he taught me patience. He was the one that pushed me to further my education so I could give him a better life and he taught me that I could do it. My daughter taught me how to be strong and fight. I have become more femenist because of her and I want more opportunities for her when she grows up.
How has having a children changed your relationship? Any suggestions on how to keep the marriage/relationship alive?
It has caused more stress at times because I have become more patient after having children and he has not but we keep our marriage strong by making sure we take time to be a couple. Our children travel to their grandparents a few weeks out of the year and we try to have date nights every month.
What are some of your most cherished memories of motherhood?
My daughter and I are in love with music and it is tradition to play Alice Cooper schools out on the last day of school and my daughter requested it this year and started singing it. For my son one memory was when he met his baby sister. He was so fascinated by her. Also we went on a cruise and my son when snorkeling for the first time and was so excited it made the expense completely worth it!
What most surprised you about motherhood?
It surprised me on how easy I was able to adapt to being a new mom. You always worry but you know you will make it through.
What has been your greatest challenge in motherhood?
Time management at home has been a struggle but now that my children are getting older we are getting better at it.
Has your style changed since becoming a mom?
Not at all.
If you get any “me time”, how do you wind down or spend it?
I get me time when I am off work and the kids are kin school. I like to spend my time relaxing with a good book or lounging in the pool.
Do you have a family tradition that you are passing onto your child(ren)?
One of the traditions we are passing along to our children is spending Christmas Eve watching Christmas movies and eating appetizers for dinner.
How do you manage to keep all of the plates spinning? What helps you juggle motherhood?
Remembering that you are a person as well and not getting lost in motherhood. You have to take time for yourself and do things you enjoy as well.
What is your greatest joy in being a mother?
Just seeing the joy in my kids faces when we try something new.
If you could give your child(ren) one piece of advice what would it be?
Embrace the journey. Life is serious but you have to laugh and explore new things.
Tell us about your photography session.
oh my gosh I can not say enough about Soleil. She has been our photographer for the last 8 years and she has such an amazing talent. She is extremely patient with my children and we have so much fun at our shoots. I also love how she captures the in between moments when we don’t even know we are being watched. Ihave tried other photographers in the past but no one can hold a candle to her.
Soleil and Katie are photographers specializing in love and life. Serving Northern Virginia, Florida, and surrounding areas.