New Series #MomsWhoShine Lauren Weber from Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood
our fans, please share what makes you shine)
people, experiencing new things and writing. This lead me to obtaining a degree
in public relations from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!). After
working at an agency for 5 years, I switched gears to focus on my growing
days, I am lucky to work part-time from home for an amazing mom-friendly company
called Hay There Social Media. I
also write a personal blog, Mrs.
Weber’s Neighborhood, which highlights local fun for families.
love, Jason, for six years, and have three children — almost 4-year-old girl,
2-year-old girl, and a newborn son. Every day is an
your home like?
work from home, so I am constantly juggling with whatever the day has in store,
whether it’s posting to Facebook or Twitter for a client, or drafting a blog
post for work or for my own blog. Most of the time, our mornings consist of an
outing and the afternoon involves naps and independent activities so I can work.
I try to start each morning with an open mind because things don’t always work
out as I plan – moody kids or a rough night of sleep can alter our day
one thing is consistent – I almost always wake-up before the kids so I can take
a shower and have a cup of coffee while it’s still hot.
rewarding thing about being a mom?
kids learn and re-living my own childhood through them. It’s astonishing to see
the wonder in their eyes with each new thing they discover – a daddy longlegs
spinning a web, a hot air balloon flying in the sky or trying a s’more for the
first time. Kids just make us appreciate the little things in life.
person and a people pleaser, so I find that comes across with my kids. I’m
slowly getting the hang of it.
between being a mom, working and having time for yourself?
very lucky to have a supportive network of people who help me, especially my
husband who understands when I need to bow out of parental duties to spend some
time alone or do a few minutes of catch up with work. When they say it takes a
village to raise a child, they aren’t joking. I am blessed with an amazing
lessons you’ve learned since becoming a Mom?
its roses and thorns. Try to see the good and focus on that versus always seeing
the negative. When I start blaming things on the terrible twos or am sassed by
my threenager, I always sing that Darius Rucker song, “It won’t be like this for
long.” It’s so true – it all flies by!
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about being a parent you have received and who gave it to you?
nurse once told me to sneak in and look at your children while they are asleep
each night. Even if you had a frustrating parenting day, it all melts away when
you see your babies asleep.
SO true! No matter how hard of a day I had, the moment I see their peaceful
little faces dreaming away, I’m reminded I must be doing something
give to other moms?
parent doesn’t mean you need to lose sight of yourself. Make time to go out with
girlfriends, have date nights with your spouse, and volunteer to help others.
It’s so important for your children to not only see you as a mom, but also as a
great friend, spouse, and person overall.