Hi friends! I am so humbled to be nominated as the mom of the month. Thank you!
I was born in South Bend, IN, moved to a suburb of Atlanta when I was 9, and then spent the rest of my young adulthood in Sugar Land, TX, right outside of Houston. My dream of becoming a Longhorn came true and I graduated from UT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. I knew nursing school was my next step and decided to nanny for a family friend in San Antonio while I sorted out the details. I vowed to only stay in SA a short time because it was ‘just all families and older adults’— HA! Joke was on me!
I met my husband Jason in 2012 through a Bible Study we were both involved in and suddenly SA didn’t seem so bad after all. I graduated with my BSN from the UT Health Science Center (now UT Health) in spring of 2013 and started my first job 2 months later: night shift in the NICU. Those were memorable and sometimes difficult times but overall I feel privileged to have cared for some of our city’s tiniest members.
Jason and I were engaged in March 2014, married in November 2014 and welcomed Caroline in November 2016! My stay at home mom journey began a few months before Caroline was born, a little over 3 years into my nursing career. I have loved every minute of being home with her! Last fall my friend Kimberly asked if I wanted to go to the new Fit4Mom grand opening with her and I thought it would be a fun (free!) activity to get us out of the house. A friend in the north side group was always raving about Stroller Strides and encouraging me to check it out. I always had an excuse! But something told me to give this group a chance. Little did I know that I would find my tribe of mamas who have inspired me to not only work out regularly, but to be the best version of myself!