This week’s Best Mom Ever is Barb! I’ve known Barb for a few years now, and I’m so happy to be able to introduce her to you today.
Barb, tell us a bit about you and your family.
I am a Wife and Mother of 2 children. My oldest is 17 and my youngest is 3. Quite the age gap!! My number one is God though. I frequently remind my husband he is my number 2 (HAHA) he knows why.
Then come my children. We are a blended family, as my oldest was from a previous marriage. I also have a ‘step’ whose not quite a step because he’s not biologically my husbands (or mine) but he is still part of our family just the same. He is now 20. We are also hoping to add to our family thru adoption. If God see’s fit for this to happen of course.
What do you do for a living?
I am currently a Full Time Mommy and Part time worker. I have worked in the medical field as a PSW for 16 years. I love what I do. I love the balance of working PT and being home with my children. I am blessed to be able to do it as this wasn’t always the case. I worked FT for a lot of years.
I love music, singing, dancing, reading and playing with my kids. I play on a ball hockey team as a goalie which is a ton of fun!
How do you and your family spend your time together?
In our home you can find spontaneous dance a thons or sing fests or perhaps you’ll find homemade bread being made. We like to be busy ‘doing things’, creating memories. I don’t like to collect things, I like to make memoires. Going to the beach, swimming, watching or playing hockey, coaching soccer are just a few of the things we like to do.
What is a typical day like in your home?
With a shift working husband … a typical day can vary in our house. We usually just go with it!! That’s soon going to change with our little one starting school.
What is the #1 thing you want your children to have learned by the time they become adults?
To with all their heart know and love Jesus Christ and KNOW that they are LOVED and Cherished.
What advice do you wish you had been given before becoming a mom?
I wish someone had really gotten thru to me to understand how quick this time will go. To cherish each and every little moment with my kids. To remember their smell. Take moments and solidify them in your mind. To cherish those frustrating up at all hours of the night soothing them when they are sick moments. Even when your dead tired. To trust my God given Mom instincts.
That’s such great advice — to really soak in all of those moments while they are happening, because they really do pass in the blink of an eye!
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Barb!
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