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Hello, My Name Is Mom: Meet Lisa

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 Lisa—another non-blogging mom. Lisa is a long time online friend & fellow frugal momma.

If you had to write a bio without including your kids or any form of the word Mom, what would it say? t would be really hard to describe myself without referring to being a mom since I’ve been one for nearly 19 years. I’ve had the role of wife for almost 20 years which means I’ve been married longer than I’ve been single. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work throughout the years, but got tired of never being able to say no & turned those reins over to others. I left the workforce quite a few years ago & now work very sporadically in a used bookstore.

My favorite thing to do besides spending time with my awesome family is to read. My new motto is have Kindle, will travel! I like video games a little bit & board and card games quite a bit. I enjoy watching movies and tv, and surfing the net. I love to do home improvement projects–or more that I like to encourage my husband to do them! I love floating in our little pool with a book (Kindle is just not safe there), though not when 2 of our 3 dogs decide it is pool time for them too.

How did you get the name Mom? I got the name of Mom after giving birth to my first child nearly 19 years ago. I’ve been a full-time working mom, a part-time working mom, a stay-at-home mom, a PTA mom, a room mom, a taxi mom, etc.

What is your favorite thing about being a mom? My favorite things (can’t limit it to just one) are that my kids still come to me for advice, still call to check in with me even when they’re not here, consider me the cool mom, and actually invite me to hang out with them & their friends.

What is your biggest motherhood challenge? I think my biggest challenge has been dealing with my kids turning into adults. Watching my first child leave for college was bittersweet. It didn’t help that I am now the only female in my house! A close second would be dealing with their health challenges. It is never easy watching your kids go through something & not being able to fix it with a kiss & a bandaid.

If you could say one thing to every new mother, what would it be? My biggest piece of advice would be not to take anyone’s advice as gospel. Know that just because it works for someone else, doesn’t mean it is right for you & your baby/child. That being said, never turn down advice. You never know when something someone else suggests might work for you. Just be sure to weigh that against what is considered safe.

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  1. Adrianne says:

    Great advice! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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