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!
So sit back, relax, and get to know Jenn, a contributor since 2017. You can also follow along today as she takes over our RGVMB Instagram (@rgvmomsblog)!
Q: Tell us about your family:
A: Our family has newly grown from four to five! We now have THREE beautiful boys – Dean (5), Dante (3), and Diego (3 months)
Q: If you know me at all, you know that:
A: I am a culture junkie — I love learning about different cultures and belief structures. I also LOVE to try different foods from around the world.
Q: What kid’s movie or TV show will you keep watching, even when your kids leave the room?
A: I could secretly watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas all day long (even without my boys!)
Q: What’s one pre-baby idea that you had about motherhood that you have since thrown out the window?
A: I never thought motherhood would be easy, but I used to envision some semblance of order… kids sitting quietly to eat and actually listening to what I said. Sometimes that does happen – but most of the time the boys have me in a frenzied sort of semi-ordered chaos.
Q: What’s your least favorite household chore?
A: I’m the absolute WORST at mopping!! Every time I try to get it done the floor looks shiny and clean, but my boys’ feet come up completely black on the bottom with dirt! What kind of evil sorcery is this?!?!
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: I see myself finally having no daycare bills — YAY!! I still see myself working full time, hopefully with a masters degree under my belt, and in a position where I am able to spend more time with my boys.
Q: What one piece of encouragement would you give to first-time moms?
A: First-time moms- be kind to yourself. I know it isn’t easy, but none of us really know what we are doing half the time. It will get easier, and you will find your way.
Q: What is one sentence/value/thought that you repeatedly use and hope has lasting power on your kids?
A: Never say you can’t. Keep working, and try harder.