Kid’s names and ages: Gabriel (2yrs) Christian (2 months)
What is your favorite family activity in SWMO? Our favorite family activities in SWMO are hiking the beautiful Ozarks, taking the boat out on the lake, and hosting parties with a lot of delicious foods.
Describe your typical day.
My typical day consists of college classes, raising children, attending church, working out, and volunteering services for my Dad’s orphanage in Kenya, Africa.
What is your biggest challenge as a stay-at-home mom and how do you deal with it? My biggest challenge as a stay-at-home mom is not having enough hours in the day to accomplish work, sleep, eating healthy, working out, raising children, going to church, picking up my husband’s dirty laundry, and managing somewhat of a social life. How do I deal with it? Time management and a tall glass of wine, in moderation… sometimes.
What is the best thing about being a boy mom? The best thing about being a boy mom is all the fun activities we get to do! Most of it consists of getting tremendously dirty!
We understand your husband is a member of the highway patrol (Thank you for your service, by the way!). How do you cope with not knowing what types of danger your husband will face when he leaves for work? As a State Trooper’s wife it can be very challenging knowing that the job can be dangerous but at the end of the day all we can do is trust in God, and support each other.
What is the biggest challenge about being married to somebody in law enforcement? Advice you might have for a new mom or wife of a police officer?
The biggest challenges I have as a wife to a State Trooper is knowing that there can always be a chance he might not walk through the front door again, it’s the late nights, and the “honey I’m headed to a wreck,” it’s being strong for my family, and also for myself. It’s the constant reminder that life is short, and to never take these precious moments for granted.
What is the best thing about being married to somebody in law enforcement? The best thing about being married to a law enforcement officer is having the constant support and love from the blue family.
How do you find some “me” time? And if you had an entire day to yourself, how would you spend the day? Finding time for myself is rare but when I do I am pampering myself in a spa all day long!
What’s something your friends might not know about you?
Something my friends don’t know about me is that I am obsessed with traveling and learning different cultures. This year we are traveling to Destin, FL and North Shore, HI and next year we are hoping to visit the Taj Mahal and spend a few weeks in Thailand to embrace their diverse cultures, languages, and food. Yum!
One word to sum me up: Adventurous