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Hello, My Name Is Mom: Meet Fairy Tale Mom

Inspired by Kelly’s This Is Frugal interviews, we’re showcasing moms across the country. Each featured mom will answer the same 5 questions to give us a picture of motherhood, in all its miscellaneous forms. You’ll also receive this badge for your own blog, if you want to let everyone know your name.

Today’s featured mom is the one and only MFJ—I’m so excited you get to meet my friend Julie. She’ll be a regular feature around these parts because—here’s something you should know about us—we just function better together. It’s like chocolate & peanut butter. Watch for upcoming posts from Julie as Fairy Tale Mom!

If you had to write a bio without including your kids or any form of the word Mom, what would it say? I am a reluctant banker looking for a way to utilize my degree. I enjoy quiet Sundays reading the paper. I LOVE pretty shoes. I prefer my grapes to be smashed and fermented, and cosmos are my favorite thing in a martini glass.

How did you get the name Mom? On December 22, 2001 I was blessed to meet Madeline. She has been calling me Mom ever since.

What is your favorite thing about being a mom? My favorite thing about being a mom is watching her face when she gets excited. There is nothing better than surprising my little girl. Her eyes light up and her smile spreads beyond her cheeks. It is amazing.

What is your biggest motherhood challenge? I think the biggest challenge for anyone is finding balance. As a Mom who works outside the home, I find that the mommy guilt makes it really hard to find that balance between being a Mom, a professional, and a person of substance. Even more difficult is finding time to be a single person of substance. It is never good to lose yourself in mommy talk on a first date.

If you could say one thing to every new mother, what would it be? I would tell all new moms a number of important things that they won’t believe until much later. First, everything does not need to be sanitized and boiled just because it touched the floor. Second, you can never hold a baby too much (one day they will stop asking and you will long for those first months when you could spend hours holding the baby). And third, go out to dinner, or to a movie or somewhere. I promise that your parents or your in-laws or a trusted fellow parent can successfully watch your child for a few hours while you shower and reclaim your adulthood. Find a way to strike a balance between real grown up and new mommy.

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This is a site by moms, for moms—filled with tips, tricks & tools that are tried & true. Miscellaneous Mom is for all of us who answer to the name mom—even those of us who think they just don’t fit. Stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom, work-out-of-the-home mom&—does the label really matter? miscmom tagged this post with: , Read 29 articles by

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  1. Jen says:

    Heather, love this feature. And I really like the social links above that look like you (or your kids) colored them. Fun. This site is a fun idea.

  2. Sara says:

    This is so cool! We moms are such unique people with different loves and desires and hopes and dreams and wishes and we’re confident and timid and wild and restrained and we love and we cry and we laugh and we learn. We’re so many things, it’s nice to see a tribute to us as women. Great job!

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