Today's featured local mom is Michelle L
Occupation: Owner Coo Chi Coo Baby Gear Store
Age: 30 something
Number of children and ages: 5 year old and 7 month old boys
When you were a teenager and you thought about your future life what did you think and how does the reality match up?
Hmmmm...in terms of family.....when I was a young woman I thought I would have a gang of children, maybe 5 or so..... My energy levels would never permit it.
What is the hardest thing about being a mom?
Sleep deprivation for sure
What is the best thing about being a mom?
The love - that overwhelming, immeasurable, crazy love you feel for a child is out of this world and bigger than I could have ever imagined.
When you think about your parenting style, what words would you use to describe it?
Survival Mode...with lots of patience.
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 ?
Sleep when your baby sleeps !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY
What is the one thing you wish someone had told you before you became a mother?
I don’t think anyone can tell you anything to prepare you really, I’m still learning as I go, creating our own path.
What kind of grown-ups do you hope your children will become?
Empathetic Passionate Confident ... I already see two amazing human beings in the making.
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)?
Balance is over rated...I just do the best I can do and balance somehow follows.
What do you do to ‘get away from it all’?
I love getting out with friends for dinner dates, or seeing some live music. Yes, a great live music show always makes me fell like I’m back in the world of adults and life before kids. Keeps me feeling Young.