I am so excited about today’s post because I am introducing a new series to you guys!
I am going to interview Moms that I find inspiring in the hopes that they can inspire some of you as well! I feel that as Moms, we all parent differently and that is what makes us and our children so special and unique. Can you imagine if we did everything the exact same way? Life would be so boring!
The first Mom I am interviewing is Kate Crandall! I have been reading her blog for such a long time now…in fact, it was one of the first ones I ever found! She is married to a medical student and they have the most adorable children! She also shares a ton of cute outfit ideas and I know you all will just love her!
1. What is your name? How many children do you have and what are their ages?
Kate Crandall. I have two children, Carter & Carly. Ages 5 & 2
2. What is the #1 thing that surprised you the most about becoming a Mom?
That things never go as planned. I can prepare as much as I want for a trip or adventure with my kids, but I really just had to learn to go with the flow and take things as they come. It always seems that there will always be a melt down, or someone that doesn’t feel well, but it can always be fun as long as I let go of expectations of a “perfect” outing. 🙂
3. What is something that you wish you had known before having children?
That everyone around you is going to have an opinion on everything you do as a parent. Even though it takes a village to raise your baby and not all the opinions are bad, at the end of the day, you just need to trust your mom instinct and do what you feel is best for you and you kids.
4. What is your favorite go to easy meal or snack?
Pop-Tarts. Just kidding. We love eating toast with Jam and butter and easy/simple things… yogurt, string cheese and apple/banana are favorites around here. We also live in an area with lots of orchards so we eat a lot of fruit and make a lot of fruit smoothies.
5. What is your most embarrassing/funny moment as a Mom?
My son is at an age where he is getting really good at repeating things. Whenever my kids find a marker or pen the first thing they do is draw on themselves or a wall. I keep teaching them that it’s not good to draw on anything but paper. So recently we were in a Wal-mart check out line and the cashier has full sleeves of tattoo’s. My 5 year old son, very loudly I might add, tells her, “don’t you know it’s not good to draw on yourself?!?!” I was so embarrassed and apologized and had a talk with him the second we left!
Thank you so much, Kate, for taking the time to answer these questions. I was laughing so hard at #5! I know my day is coming where Grey does something like that!!
Other places to find Kate:
Her blog: The Student’s Wife
If you would like to be featured in this new series, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, “Hey Momma!”.
Thanks for reading!