We all love being a mom, before we talk about mom life, share with us who you are. We want to know your story- what do you love to do? what are you passionate about?
I had the privilege of being raised in a small town as the dairy farmer’s daughter. After graduating from Eaton High School, I began pursuing my dream as a teacher at the University of Wyoming. My dream soon became a reality when I started teaching at Galeton Elementary School in 2013. I have spent these past seven years as the Literacy Specialist and CLD teacher, working with students who have reading disabilities and students who are learning the English language. In addition to teaching, I also have a passion for coaching. I have been blessed to have been coaching the Eaton High School Track and Field Team for eight years now.
What do you enjoy doing with your kids outdoors?
We LOVE to go on family walks. Whether we explore my father’s dairy farm, throw rocks along the river bank, or take a simple stroll around the block, our walks seem to bring out the best adventures/greatest memories for our family.
What do you and your spouse enjoy doing together, what marital advice do you have?
When my son was first born, our pediatrician asked me when was the last time my husband and I had a date night? I honestly could not answer him (it had been a LONG time since we had spent time together). My pediatrician wrote me a prescription right then and there for a date night once a month. My husband and I still have that prescription card today. We hold it as a reminder to take time for one another. It is so easy to become absorbed in the lives of our children, that we often forget to stop and take time for each other. Your date nights do not have to be anything fancy (even a night alone at home while watching cheesy comedies will suffice), as long as you are INTENTIONALLY taking the time OFTEN to remind each other why you fell in love.
What has the quarantine taught you?
This quarantine has taught me to SLOW DOWN. I am ALL about routine and having the end in mind. There are so many unknowns and very little I have control over right now. What I do have control over is my attitude and how I react to situations. I have learned to really prioritize the important things rather than complete my entire “to do list.” I am learning how to balance the routines I thrive on, yet stop and take the time to truly be present with my family. Most importantly, I have worked on strengthening my faith and wholeheartedly relying on God when everything else is out of my control.