Stay at Home Mom & Military Wife
How can women help each other in business?
Well in my business, we help each other every day. Whether it is giving advice, watching kids, cooking meals for deployed spouses, helping each other move, the military ‘family’ is more than just one household. It is important to help each other. One of the best ways we can help each other is building each other up and supporting each other instead of tearing each other down.
What are you passionate about?
My 4 beautiful yet amazingly frustrating children.
How do you “live your values?”
I always tell it like it is, no matter how painful the truth, and teach my kids to do the same. No matter what. I value my relationship with God and make sure that my kids know Him too.
What can’t you stop talking about?
Well I could tell you all about my boys peeing in the trash can right next to the toilet, or in the front yard, or down the slide at the park, or any other place that isn’t actually in the toilet…Hahaha. Currently I would say that the topic of most conversations is our upcoming move across the country to Florida. It’s a big step for my family and I and we are all very excited/anxious but nervous about the move.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My loved ones, the opportunities I have to travel, and my 150+ bottles of nail polish 😬.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want people to think of me and laugh. Not because my life was a joke but because I never took life too seriously. I like to have fun and live life to the fullest. My family and I love making the most of any situation and that is something that I hope stays with people when I’m gone.
What inspires you in your business?
CPS! But really, my kids and my husband. I just want to raise the best little humans possible so that they can be highly functioning members of society with the best possible opportunities in life.
Name a time that you felt you were incredibly brave?
Picking up my family to move to California for our first military move was a big one. As hard as it was for me to leave home, I had to put on a brave face to make it as easy as possible for my kids. I think there will be many more moments for bravery in the near future.
How do you accomplish goals?
Coffee, wine, and the unwavering support of my husband.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give the child version of yourself?
Pay more attention in school, appreciate your parents, don’t do quite as many stupid things.