How long have you been a part of F4M & what got you started?
I joined in May 2016 and am happy to be back after a (not-so) short hiatus. I joined FIT4MOM for the community. I was new to Portland and was hoping to connect with some other new moms in my neighborhood.
Names & ages of your children? Share one fun thing about each!
Rylee - 12 years old - Rylee was born in Portland. We left Oregon for about 10 years, but we are back to stay! Austin - 16 months old - He is still learning to walk right now and just started grunting while walking. It's pretty hilarious. 22 weeks pregnant with our third child - We are going team green this time. We can't wait to find out if we are having a little boy or girl. Whoever they are, they LOVE pastries:)
Who is your spouse? How long have you been together?
My spouse's name is Derek. We have been married for almost three years and together for five.
Before joining our village and before having children, what kept you busy?
My husband and I loved biking around and checking out all of the local breweries.
What are 3 words a good friend would use to describe you?
Silly, Kind, and Direct.
Why are you passionate about FIT4MOM?
I love being about to stay fit and hang out with my little buddy at the same time!
Tell us how Motherhood changed you?
I would say motherhood has made me a little more easy-going. This wasn't by choice. Before kids, I would always have a tidy house before guests came over, there would definitely not be any toddlers having snacks on my couch, and I would get frustrated when friends with kids would cancel. Now I understand the struggle! I also have WAY more important things to worry about now, like how I am going to get out of the house on time:)
Why should a new mom join FIT4MOM Cedar Mill:
So many reasons! It is a great way to connect with other new moms. We all get your crazy too! No sleep - we understand! Temper tantrum - ours just had one! Snack or snot stains on your workout gear- we have them too! In all seriousness, it is a great way to connect with other mamas that are in your same situation. I found FIT4MOM after my New Moms Group ended. It was a great way to continue to meet other mamas that also like to stay fit!