Ha! That’s not me at all (but how great is Amy Poehler??!) Do I want to be the mom my kids and their friends feel comfortable talking to? Oh, you better believe it. Do I plan on being the mom that ensures my kids know how to be safe first and foremost when they are out and to make sure they call me day or night when they need me. 100%. While my parents never cheered us on to make bad choices that landed us drunk in the city, if we ever called needing a ride, they came no questions asked.
I want to be a positive role model for my kids. I want my daughters to see what a confident woman can do in and out of the workplace and I want my son to always be respectful of women. I have so many insecurities about my body, my work and of my cooking for my family but I want all of my children to see that my body is perfect because God made me how I am, I love the work I do in and out of the classroom despite having successes and failures and that I cook because I want to try new things, NOT because it is my “job” as a woman to get food on the table.
The thing I've learned that I want my kids to know: I am your mom and you can trust me and lean on me WHENever you need me.
I’ll probably never be the mom giving fashion advice – at 6 years old L’s eye for style is lightyears beyond mine – and I probably won’t buy you the hot new toy unless I get a killer deal on it because I know you are going to play with it for a hot second and then toss it in the toy box where all of the other toys go to die.
But, I will love you fiercely and unconditionally in every season of your life. There is nothing my child can do or tell me that will ever change that.
Hi, I'm Rebecca
I’m a wife, mom to 5 kids, former choir teacher, Christian and advice giver? I can honestly say I never expected to be the one giving advice when I so frequently ask for it, but the advice I’ve received is so valuable and must be shared! Here are some of the things I’ve learned so far!