Name: Sara Forhetz
Kid’s names and ages:
Caroline, 5. Ainsley, 3. Griffin, almost 2.
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Southwest Missouri?
I grew up in Fort Gibson, Okla. I have lived in the Springfield area for the last 10 years. Work brought me here, then I met my husband and we’ve built our lives here!
What is your favorite family activity in SWMO?
My favorite family activity is going to the park with my kids. If it is even half way warm and/or sunny, we are outside on the swings!
What is your favorite thing to do with friends in SWMO?
I love to go trail running with my friends. I love to do triathlons. And I love to go to dinner, then coffee.
If you could have an entire day to yourself, how would you spend it?
I would probably spend the day outside on my bicycle listening to some great podcast. I would then take a nap, wake up and read and have some more coffee.
Describe your typical day:
If I’m off work, I get up later than I should, as do my kids, we eat a late breakfast, and then go outside and play. After that, we eat some more, and play some more. You’ll find us on a trail somewhere. Then, my husband Ethan and I catch up on our favorite shows.
What is the most enjoyable thing about being a mother?
I love watching my three kids play together. It brings my heart so much joy to watch them get along so well and laugh a lot. I also like watching my oldest be a little “mommy” to the younger ones. I think I enjoy the spontaneity as well. You never know what you are going to get!
What is the most challenging part of being a mother?
Logistics. My husband and I often work opposite shifts so that one of us can be home with the kids, which means learning how to juggle. I’m sure once my oldest starts school, I might have a different answer.
What is the last thing your kids have done to make you laugh?
Last night my 3 and 5 year olds were singing “Moves Like Jagger,” and dancing around the house. I have no idea where they learned that song or where they even heard it. But it was hilarious! I just love watching them dance! Kids don’t care!
What is your number one tip for keeping your house clean (or “cleanish”)?
I let my husband be in charge of making the kids pick up the toys after themselves. If Ethan tells them to clean it, it will be cleaned!
How do you relax at the end of the day?
Do a devotional, drink some coffee and eat bonbons.
What’s something your friends might not know about you?
I prefer to exercise alone. I also prefer to listen, not read. So I’d rather them call me than text me.