-Do you have a parenting rule you never break?
With a five month old as our only child right now there aren’t a lot of rules that we have to stay very firm on I am sure in the next six months that will change greatly. Right now the rule that we are firm on is her sleeping. We believe that starting an early and consistent sleep schedule is important for Harper and for Mom and Dad.
-And a parenting rule you always break?
Her schedule can bend. I am not really firm on nap times, eating, our day-to-day schedule and she is able to go with the flow!
-You biggest guilty pleasure?
My purses. They always have been and probably always will be!
-When do you work out?
This is a tricky one. Since having Harper I have had a hard time getting a set time to work out. I have tried in the mornings, I have tried later at night once my husband gets home. I am hopeful that since the weather is nice that Harper and I can make getting outside a regular habit.
-What’s a girls night out for you?
A night out with the girls can be anything from meeting for a glass of wine to heading for an overnight to Chicago. I have a monthly dinner date with a few girlfriends and I LOVE it. It is great to catch up and get out of the house. I think it is important to maintain your relationships with women when you become a mom because it helps you to feel connected to others.
-Is there a beauty product you can’t live without?
Arbonne Make-up Primer. I wasn’t a fan until I tried it. It helps keep my makeup on my face all day long so I don’t have to worry about re-applying and it is lightweight with natural ingredients so I don’t worry about it affecting my skin.
-Three words that describe you as a mom?
Happy, Loving, and Patient (I hope Harper would say the same!)
-What are three things you always have with you?
Pac1(Harper’s) Cell Phone, lipgloss
-What are your kids reading right now?
The very busy spider: Eric Carle. I love you forever: Robert Munsch. On the night you were born: Nancy Tillman
-Your hardest parenting moment so far?
Letting Harper cry it out in her crib. I know this is hard for EVERY single parent and it tested my will to the 10th degree but we made it through it together and I am greatly that Joe and I decided to do it together and I can see the benefit for Harper.
-Where do you see your family in five years?
This is a neat question for me to think about. First up Happy and Healthy. If we retain this then we are blessed and couldn’t ask for anymore. More children-Yes what joyful sounds will fill our house. A new home. We love our home right now but are ready for something new together in the future. Finally traveling together as a family whether it is a weekend away somewhere near or a trip to a warm beach as long as I have Mr. H and Harper girl it would be great!
-More kids? Will you try again?
Yes God willing we will grow our family