Name: Callie Sitton
Kids names and ages: Elijah – Heaven for 5.5 years, Dublynn – 4 years, Noxx – 3 years, Hendrix – 6 months
Where are you from, and how long have you lived in SWMO? I’m from Ozark, MO. I’ve lived in SWMO my whole life
What is your favorite family activity to do in SWMO? We love to be outdoors, swimming, riding bikes, going on walks. That’s one great thing about SWMO, there are so many places to enjoy the outdoors.
What is your biggest challenge as a working mom: Not being able to take my kids to school and see them accomplish the little things. The best thing about being a teacher though, is I get to spend 3 months out of the year home with them. So I kind of get the best of both worlds.
How do you balance being a mom, earning your Master’s Degree and being an A+ Coordinator/Leadership School Coordinator Teacher? It hasn’t been easy, at one point this last year, I was pregnant, teaching full time, taking 12 credit hours of masters work, coaching volleyball, and coming home to two children and my husband. It is quite a balancing act, but it takes a village. My “village” helps me balance my life and when I don’t balance it the best, I’ve got them to lean on. Oh, a my prayer warriors…they help me more than I know!
What is the most enjoyable thing about being a mother: Seeing my children grow, watching their eyes light up when they see/learn new things.
What is the most challenging part of being a mom: Seeing them grow, I know thats one of the greatest things, but it is also the most challenging; As I watch them grow, I want to make sure my husband and I are instilling in our children the most important things in life! I’m thankful for their growth, but it sure is a challenge.
Describe your typical day: Try and wake up on time. Get the kiddos up and out of bed and into the car. Take them to where ever they go for that particular day. Go to work 7:30-3:30. Pick kiddos up (if my husband can’t). Occasionally get a work out in if possible. Work on Dinner. Work on Masters homework. Get kiddos ready for bed. Get kids stuff ready for the next day.
How do you relax at the end of the day: Is this a trick question? hahaha, Just sitting down and talking with my husband helps me relax.
What is something your friends might not know about you: I’ve lived in Iceland while my husband was playing basketball overseas.
One word to sum me up: Determined
If you had one message for other momma’s out there what would it be: It’s ok to lean on people. This was a hard lesson for me. I’ve always been so independent that I never wanted to show weakness (or what I thought was a weakness) by leaning on others for help. I’ve discovered, it’s not only good for the body to lean on others for help, but it’s good for the soul. So I’d say to all the sweet Momma’s PUSH THROUGH, LEARN TO LEAN, AND SEEK GOD!