Today we welcome Christy, a total Mom like WHOA!
What has been your fav age thus far?
I like the tiny babies. About 4 months when they start interacting with the world. That has been great for us until 3, and then they are a nightmare until 4. It is like my sweet child has been possessed!
Ever looked back and regretted the stress you caused your own mom?
OMG YES. I was a boring AF kid, but I regret being mean to her. She was a single mom, and I imagine it crushed her when I was critical of her.
What is a favorite moment you’ve shared with your mom?
My mom died almost 10 years ago, really before digital photography was easy, so sadly I don’t have photos to share. My favorite memories involve just hanging out with her. Singing in the car, watching TV, getting a pedi, those are my favorite.
Would you say you chose to parent the same as your mom, or differently – and why?
I think a lot of the way I parent is similar, with one HUGE exception. She did it on her own, without support. I have an amazing hubby who had a stay at home dad, so he is very involved with everything.
What is your biggest fear/hope for your kids?
I want them to be happy 35 year olds. That is all. Honestly, my hopes and dreams changed with my son’s autism diagnosis. My focus and priorities shifted. I want them to be well, rounded and joyful. In whatever brings them joy.
Want to share parenting high, a parenting low, or both? Or a fav mom moment?
I feel like I have a parenting low every day. Especially when my kids mimic the things that I have heard from my mouth. I want to do a little bit better each day. A parenting high is actually just surviving the day with a smile on everyone’s faces. Or if not everyone, because kids can be assholes, and need correction: than on mine (and my hubby’s).
How do you take time for you?
I am getting better. I have a goal of going to the gym three days a week, which has been a JOKE. But, I have been getting a sitter and striving for 2 this summer. My health is important, and if I want to be around, I have to take care of me.
Other than your kids – what are you most proud of?
I am proud of the family and the life that we have created. I really like my hubs, I don’t just love him. It isn’t easy to be a parent, but with a great team, it can be easier. We are on the same page with parenting (and check in if we think it needs adjustment), discipline, money, and communication. Honestly, that makes marriage/parenting easier!