Kid’s names and ages: Bodhi, just turned one!
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Southwest Missouri?
I am from Macedonia, OH, and have lived in Branson the past 10 years.
What is your favorite family activity in SWMO?
Our family loves the outdoors! We are looking forward to making lots of memories doing our favorite water activities from swimming, kayaking, boating, and general fun on Table Rock Lake.
What is your favorite thing to do with friends in SWMO?
I enjoy meeting up with other moms and their kids. It’s a fun new network of women who are all at the same place in life and can easily understand the triumphs and struggles of each day.
If you could have an entire day to yourself, how would you spend it?
I would spend a quiet day at the spa getting a massage, facial and pedicure!
Since I am lucky enough to stay home with Bodhi right now, every day is very different. We do a lot of playing at our house – toys, reading books, swinging outside, lots of singing and smiling! We are just starting to get out to meet other kids and interact. It is so much fun to watch Bodhi’s curiosity when meeting new little ones or trying out new things. There’s never a dull moment!
What is the most enjoyable thing about being a mother?
The incredible smiles which can brighten any day.
What is the most challenging part of being a mother?
The lack of sleep, ha!
Bodhi loves to look at himself in the mirror. I love watching his expressions and his excitement at the cute face smiling back at him.
What is your number one tip for keeping your house clean (or “cleanish”)?
Trying to clean a little bit at a time and not let it pile up for too long. Easier said than done, but it really makes life easier.
How do you relax at the end of the day?
Taking a bath and having some quiet reading time.
What’s something your friends might not know about you?
Although I love being a stay at home mom, I am excited to get back to work someday. I do miss my career some days, but I am thankful for all that I am getting to experience with Bodhi right now. I am savoring every moment since it goes by way too fast!