In celebration of Mother's Day, for the entire month of May we'll be featuring local St. John's moms of children under five. Today's featured mom is Ellen!
Number of children and ages: Twin girls, age 2.5 and 2 step-kids, 16 and 18
What is the hardest thing about being a mom?
Finding patience when my patience is wearing thin
What is the best thing about being a mom?
Feeling loved and needed, cuddling up
All new mothers get lots of parenting advice, sometimes more than they want! What was some advice that you appreciated and would pass on to others, or alternatively, what was the worst piece of advice you ever got ?
Best piece of advice is a tie: take care of yourself and pick your battles
What kind of grown-ups do you hope your children will become?
Smart, generous, loving and fun
How do you keep a sense of balance in your life between being a mother and a person in your own right, or between your career and family (if you work outside the home)?
By not obsessing over parenting issues, exercise, participating in book club, and by having good babysitters, so we can get out!
What do you do to ‘get away from it all’?
Spa therapy: pedicure, massage, whatever I can get
Wish the answers were wittier, but I think they're true to life, anyways.