WAHM/D, SAHM/D, Work out of the home or other?
I run a home-based business from before I had kids – so when I had kids I guess that made me a ‘WAHM’ too! I have contracts all over the city so I’m on the move a lot.
# of Kids? Ages?
2 girls aged 6 and 9. Lots of drama around our place!
What movie makes you cry?
The Notebook gets me every time.
Tell us about a mom/dad who inspires you?
I am inspired by so many parents I just can’t name one. I think that everyone has their own style and mantra when it comes to raising children and I’m always learning from all the moms & dads around me!
What’s the fondest memory you have of your life as a mom/dad so far? The biggest challenge?
My fondest memories so far are travelling with my children. When we are away from home we connect so much more as a family – no distractions, just each other and the adventures before us!
The biggest challenges – well there are many. I found it tough to transition to being a mom after being a professional, highly driven woman in the workforce. It was hard to step out of working full time and being programmed to achieve high standards all the time. I also feel like I had no idea what I was doing half the time when it comes to raising children. I’m just ‘winging it’ and that is an uncomfortable space for me to be in! Also, raising little girls that are like me is the biggest challenge of all! Yeesh!
Would you rather be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself? Why?
I would prefer to see 10 minutes into the future of someone else. I’d rather it be a surprise for myself.
You and your oldest child switch bodies for an hour. What do they do? What do you do?
I would love to feel what it’s like to be such a beautiful, strong dancer and gymnast and move in her body. When I was growing up I was not a strong or fit child and I was quite awkward. My daughter is like a swan, I love to watch her do what she loves. If she switched to my body she’d probably see how my mind is going a million miles a minute and then long to have her own life back – maybe she’ll appreciate more of how easy it is to be a kid!
Jody is a mom to two highly energetic daughters. She owns a marketing firm in Edmonton, www.makinamarketing.
com, and is a travel blogger at www.worktravelrepeat.ca. You can find her on Twitter @holajody and Instagram @jodyninahyeg.