Meet Our MOMumental Mom of the Week (September 11th)Essential Mom Products, Moms Out Loud - Inform, Connect, & Celebrate, MomsPick - Essential Products & Tools — By Leanne on September 10, 2008 at 10:35 am
Meet Amy, our eighth MOMumental Mom of the week.
Marital Status: married
Mom to: two girls ages 7 and 4
Occupation: Director of Marketing
What was the last movie you saw and what did you think about it?
The last movie I saw in a REAL theatre was Wall-E, with the kids of course. I actually really enjoyed it. It had a unique plotline and made me laugh.
What is sitting on your bedside table right now?
A book from the Plano Public Library. I love to read mysteries, so this week’s its called “Guy’s Old Stuff” or something similar.
What is the last thing you told your children that your own mother told you when you were a kid?
Probably “turn that frown upside down” or “make lemonade out of a lemon”…or “Because I said so”.
What was the last meal you cooked from scratch and when?
Ha ha….does spreading peanut butter on bread count? Let’s see, when my inlaws were in town I made a delicious artichoke dip.
What was the best piece of parenting advice you got? Who gave it to you?
“This too shall pass.” I don’t remember who said it to me.
What are three products that you could not live without (e.g., your journal, your Blackberry, your facial moisturizer – anything you use constantly!)
- My Franklin-Covey Planner (I’m a recent convert)
- A cup of strong Starbucks coffee every morning
- My Neutragena Healthy defense daily moisturizer and sun protection
If you could put one product on the market that doesn’t exist today, what would it be?
Free yearly medical checks to see if we have any cancer in our body.
What do you do in your “me”-time? How do you protect it?
I can only protect it with help from my hubby. Otherwise the girls will always intrude to see what mom is up too!
How are you different today than you thought you’d be at this point in your life?
I never thought my life would be so hectic. I imagined that I could multitask more and be more involved in church and other volunteer projects that matter to me. I’m lucky to get the toilet paper on the roll.
If an expectant mother asked you “what it’s like to be a Mom”, what would you tell her?
I always like the answer that it’s like your heart has left your body and is “walking around” in someone else (your kids). Work to schedule both quality and quantity time with your kids within your busy life. Mine beg for both.