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Meet Martha M., our January Mom of the Month!

My name is Martha Madigan. I was born and raised in Kingwood, Texas, which is a town northeast of Houston. After 18 years of the same city I chose to move to Austin and pursue a nursing degree at The University of Texas, and as luck would have it, met my now husband, Ryan.

After graduation I moved to San Antonio to be with Ryan and got a job at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio as a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse. During that time my husband decided he wanted to change careers and joined the Air Force Reserve as a C5 pilot. We had a quick 3 month engagement and got married in August 2011 before he left for training.

After 5 years as a pediatric nurse I decided I needed a change, and with military a huge influence in my life now, wanted to somehow give back to the veteran community. I then began working at the San Antonio VA Hospital as a Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse. On November 11, 2015, we welcomed our son Liam Michael, who oddly enough was born on Veteran’s Day. I feel honored to be able to stay home with Liam now and continue to work part-time as a pediatric clinic nurse at SAMMC. My husband and I are also excited to welcome a baby (girl/boy?) this May!

I first heard of Stroller Strides from a friend and was ecstatic when Fit4Mom came to Alamo Ranch/Helotes. Fit4Mom has been a great way for me to meet other moms, for my son to meet and play with other kids, and do something for me. It makes me laugh when I see my son doing burpees in the living room or lunges by the sofa. It is such a wonderful way to show your children how to be healthy while having fun. My first few classes I immediately felt welcomed and love my new Fit4Mom community.