Name: Bri Reitzner
Kids names and ages: Jack (9), Ryan (7), Eric (5)
Where are you from, and how long have you lived in SWMO? I’ve been in SW Missouri since the age of 3, I graduated from Joplin High & have been in the Springfield area since 1999 when I started college at SMS/MSU… I never know what to call it as I graduated undergrad from SMS & then it was MSU a few years later when I graduated with my Master’s (Physician Assistant Studies)
What is your favorite family activity to do in SWMO? My favorite activity to do as a family in SW MO would be hanging at the lake!! Boating… Tubing… Watching the boys fish. We also love to hike as a family! …..Really if we can be outdoors we are happy campers!
What is your biggest challenge as a working mom: Honestly fighting the feeling of not having enough to go around, feeling drained & stretched way too thin! I remember when I worked full-time, I felt I didn’t have enough to pour into my family like I wanted. I’ve since switched to part-time in clinic working just two days a week. Making the shift to working outside my home just two days a week has made a HUGE difference! I feel like I’m finally the wife, the mom, the friend & the daughter of The King my heart desires!!
How do you balance being a mom, Physician’s Assistant and a very successful Rodan & Fields Consultant? Honestly I find it pretty easy now that I’m in control of my days..Switching to part-time as a Physician Assistant (PA) opened up my schedule & allowed me to step away from a schedule that was overbooked & filled with stress! It also opened my mind/my heart to other opportunities in front of me! Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t looking to add anything to my plate when I felt the Lord prompting me to start up my own R+F biz! The Lord literally dropped Rodan+Fields in my lap! I did not know why but I knew it was from HIM & I was obedient to His prompting! Now I am seeing the why behind it everyday! It is a business I can truly let The Lord lead! It is a business where I can pour into my friends/customers and help them see themselves with Christ-like eyes. A business where I can speak life to family and friends by reminding them that they are ALREADY enough! It is an opportunity where I can speak HIS name to all and HE can have all the glory! It is an opportunity that has brought both balance & joy to my heart. It is an opportunity that allows me to provide substantially for my family without “missing any moments” my momma heart desires! …and it gets even better than that as He has positioned to lead others as they chase this balance/this joy….as they chase the things The Lord has in store for them!
What is the most enjoyable thing about being a mother: Getting to love on the boys consistently in a way that builds them up and encourages them to build up those around them. Getting to help shape their character! I pray they grow-up to be great Godly men of unsurpassing character. Getting to arm them with with The Lord’s word/promises. Getting to help them see how they will be world-changers!
What is the most challenging part of being a mom: getting them up and out the door in time lol
Describe your typical day: Wake up, feed the boys, get conned out of the breakfast I made for myself because one of them is still hungry despite having just finished their own breakfast, a walk or bike ride to school, a play date with my youngest +/- other momma’s/kiddo’s, errands/chores, a trip to the neighborhood park after my oldest two get out of school, piano lessons or practice for whatever sport is in season, dinner, baths, books, prayers, snuggling with the boys, some quality alone time with my amazing Hubs, 10-60 mins of “work” and a late late bedtime. I am loving every minute of this life!
How do you relax at the end of the day: Typically by watching a movie with my hubby, movies are our thing however I may or may not remember any of what we watch once it is over…ok lets go with may not!
What is something your friends might not know about you: I was saved as an adult, I did not grow up with the Christian foundation I now know I desperately needed.
One word to sum me up: Servant! …I know you said one word but..I pray I’m seen as a Servant of The King working daily for kingdom purpose!
If you had one message for other momma’s out there what would it be: The Lord sees YOU and with you HE is already pleased!