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Hello, My Name Is Mom: Meet Madame Deals

We all have a unique background and personality. Everyone has a different story, journey and title but we all have one thing in common—someone special calls us Mom. This series celebrates all moms, no matter how we got the title. Today’s featured mom is Renae, a fellow contributor at Inexpensively and one of the two fabulous gals behind Madame Deals.

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 California native but now live in Central Virginia. I work part time as a registered dental hygienist. In the past I taught dental hygiene at a community college and really enjoyed it. Teaching prompted me to go onto earn my Masters degree in Education. I hope to someday return to teaching at the college level.

Hobbies I enjoy are gardening and canning. For the last three years we have planted a vegetable garden. There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes! Learning how to can and preserve fruit, jam, salsa and pickles has been so much fun. Home canned goods make wonderful gifts!

I get a thrill out of couponing and bargain shopping. Paying full price is not in my vocabulary! I co-own and blog at Madame Deals to teach others how to spend less.

How did you get the name Mom?
The name Mom came about when my two year old stopped calling me mommy or mama. It was a sad day since it meant that he was growing up!

What is your favorite thing about being a mom? My favorite thing about being a mom is unbelievable amount of love you feel for your children. I love the snuggles, the giggles and the silly words used by my toddlers. There is so much joy and pride that comes with being a mother. Even on the hardest days, I feel so blessed to have two funny and handsome boys.

What is your biggest motherhood challenge? I have a three year old, need I say more? Dealing with tantrums and loss of sleep has been my biggest challenge. It is funny to think back pre-kids; I never knew what tired really was until the kiddos came along!

If you could say one thing to every new mother, what would it be? Hug and love your baby every day. Even on the toughest days, being a parent is worth every minute.

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  1. I love that sentence at the end…being a parent truly is worth every minute! Great to get to know Renee better

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