We love our Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog contributors, and we want you to get to know them as well! We range from first-time moms to moms of multiples. We stay at home, work at home and work away from the home. Some of us are born and raised in the RGV, and others only just realized how much they love it here!
Q: Tell us about your family:
A: My family consists of my 3-year-old daughter Isabella and her two biggest fans, a.k.a her posse, Mom and Dad of course. I’m a stay-at-home mom this year after teaching for 10 years and my husband is a Mechanical Engineer.
Q: If you know me at all, you know I like:
A: to scrapbook, take pictures of my daughter every chance I get and eat Chile Picante Cornuts with pickle! Ahh, sooo good!
Q: What kid’s movie or TV show will you keep watching, even when your kids leave the room?
A: Sofia the First and Dino Dana. I’ve always had a thing for dinosaurs, and apparently so does my little one.
Q: What’s one pre-baby idea that you had about motherhood that you have since thrown out the window?
A: I was going to get into pre-baby weight three months after my daughter was born. Ha! It’s been over three years and I’m still working at it. I will NOT give up!
Q: What’s your least favorite household chore?
A: Putting the laundry away! I can wash clothes all day long, but it will sit in the dryer for days. I just can’t bring myself to put it away.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: In five years I hope to have another toddler following me around, maybe two, God willing.
Q: What one piece of encouragement would you give to first-time moms?
A: Trust your momma instincts. Don’t let anyone think you’re crazy. Especially when you know there’s something wrong with your little one (when they’re sick). You are their momma, you know them best.
Q: What is one sentence/value/thought that you repeatedly use and hope has lasting power on your kids?
A: I’m constantly telling my little one “Think about your choices.” Is it a good choice or a bad choice? Almost every day I talk to my daughter about her choices and praising her for good ones and making sure we talk about the bad ones and figure out why they happened and how we can make them good again. She’s even called out me and strangers at the store for their bad choices, so I guess it’s working.