1. How many children do you have?
---------->We have 3 kids
And how old are they?
----------> Nathan is the oldest who turns 4 in May
----------> Tanner is our middle monkey he turns 2 in June
----------> Isabelle who will be our youngest will born in the next few weeks
2. What are your proudest and most frustrating moments as a parent?
----------> Being able to watch our children give love without limits and watching them bloom in to their little personalities .
3. How do you discipline your child/children?
----------> We are completely against harsh punishment, we know as parents that their needs to be some order and discipline in the home to have the children not grow up without boundaries, We believe in time outs, we believe in getting down to their level and telling them exactly why they have been put in time out. We only give a light tap on their bum in rare cases. We absolutely do not believe in anything harsher.
4. Do you co-sleep?
---------->NO!!!! not at all.. We believe that our bed is only for mom and dad and they have their own beds which is their personal space . We know that our middle child would love to sleep beside mommy and daddy for the rest of his life lol.. he just has a very sensitive personality where he loves cuddling and hugs, but we just never let it happen.
5. What is your one MUST HAVE piece of baby equipment?
----------> Their is so many little gadgets that companies make that claim to make life easier and sometimes as a new parent it can get very overwhelming , trying to run out before baby is born and get all their needs... but in reality you don't need these little gimmicks. I do believe that the best equipment that will save your life is to have a well cushioned car seat. I made the mistake of buying a less expensive car seat with our middle child and it was a huge mistake !!!!!.. It was so uncomfortable for me and it was very uncomfortable for him
6. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and you never ended up using?
----------> Exersaucer.. without middle child.. he just hated it !!!! with our first I bought the mobile for his crib thinking he would fall asleep to the music ... and .... I was wrong he hated it !!!!
7. Have you always wanted kids? How many more do you plan on having?
Yes absolutely I wanted kids .. but I was faced with the fact that I may never have kids, their is lots of endometriosis on my mothers side of the family, and ovarian cancer but I never got those things I did develop young abnormal cells from the hormonal changes to me being on birth control , so the doctors told me I would need surgery before being able to get pregnant :( :( :(
I was devastated finding this out at 18 when I was suppose to look forward to having my own family.. my dreams were shattered... so I changed my whole life , exercised 7 days a week, traveled lots, worked lots, stopped drinking heavy, I never smoked so that wasn't a problem, and by the miracles god is able to work I got pregnant without problems when I was 21, second one at 23, and third one at 24, I did have two miscarriages along the way at 22 and 24 but were unrelated to any health problems.
----------> Our maximum number is 4 kids, but we are very happy at settling with 3
8. Do you think your relationship with your spouse has changed since you had children? Better or worse?
----------> It has changed for sure.. I look at him differently , I love him deeper, I don't take the little things for granted , I understand him better. I now know him better without having to ask questions.. our connection is strong , and on the days when it isn't a good day we try hard to pick each other back up.. I trust him with my life.. he's my best friend
9. Date night? How many nights (or days) per month?
----------> Since we have a new little one coming .. we haven't had any date nights in a long time.. we have been focused on many other things
10. How is your relationship with friends since having a child?
----------> This was the hardest things for me to understand, When I decided to have kids my huge circle of friends went from being huge to a very small intimate .. Friends don't come around much anymore.. they don't make the effort th3ey use to.. its hard.. but we just had to realise that their not part of our story anymore.
11. How many cars does your family have?
----------> One SUV
12. Dream vacation with your kiddos AND one without the kiddos?
----------> Disneyland with the kids
----------> Some tropical beach just for the two of us.. the romance package
13. Where do you shop for your kids?
----------> Many places depends on the deals
14. Do you wear makeup everyday?
----------> No I really don't.. I have worked hard to make sure my skin is clear from acne.. but their are days I love to wear it.. depends on mood and time lol
15. Since becoming parents, do you notice you act more like your own mother (for mom) / father (for dad)?
----------> I am defiantly my own mother
16. Piercing a baby’s ear: do or don’t?
----------> No.. just don't believe in it until they are old enough like 12
17. Bath or shower? (for you and child/children)
---------->Always a bath for them
---------->I love my baths , but if time gets the best of me I have a shower
18. Is mom back to her pre baby weight?
----------> After each baby I have found it easy to get back to my pre size.. its a great motivation
19. College dreams: Do you expect your kids to go to college? Or would you let them decide for themselves?
----------> College is something they can decide.. but if not college then something else.. lazy we don't tolerate .. career is important !!!
20. Finish these sentences: “you know you’re a mom when you______?” “You know you’re a dad when______?”
----------> You eat the leftovers your kids wont eat
----------> You get more soaked in the bath then your kids
----------> You remember everything for your kids on a trip out but forget anything for you
27 year old Mom of 3 under 5 (2 boys 1 girl), TTC baby #4, Married to my soul mate, Photographer, nail artist, amazon reviewer, fashion addict, Looking to make a postive impact on this world one story at a time. I am looking to inspire people with love and peace