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: If you know me at all, you know I like:
A: coffee with my cream. I mean, cream with my coffee. Whipped cream on top? Yes, please!
Q: What kid’s movie or TV show will you keep watching, even when your kids leave the room?
A: I will watch Nature Cat (PBS) any day. It’s so good. I usually say the kids have to choose a PBS Kids show if they’re going to watch anything at all. Mostly it’s because I secretly just want to see Nature Cat myself. Did you all know that most of the voices are former SNL cast members?
Q: What’s one pre-baby idea that you had about motherhood that you have since thrown out the window?
A: I had no idea that the idea of sleep would be something I would spend so much time and energy thinking about and obsessing over. There are so many ways it can go wrong. Even now with a 4, 5, and 7-year-old we still sometimes have to work on discussing the importance of enough sleep. The conversation has changed now that they’re a little older, for sure, but it’s an ongoing “thing” I had not expected.
Q: What’s your least favorite household chore?
A: I have never loved doing dishes. Laundry is second to that but there is something therapeutic about folding the clothes into stacks and watching them disappear in one swoop when I’m on top of my game.
Q: What one piece of encouragement would you give to first-time moms?
A: You are not alone (in Michael Jackson’s voice) . . . This is true in so many situations where you may feel like the first to be dealing with something really hard as a new mom. Reach out to a friend. Ask them. Tell them. They may have been right in that same situation and can either help, listen, or comfort your worried heart. You are not alone.
Q: What is one thought that you repeatedly use and hope has lasting power on your kids?
A: “Look on the bright side.”
I want my kids to have confidence and stay true and always protect their joy. Be the “half full” versus “half empty” kind of mindset and think positively.