I am sitting in a room with 40+ people who are blogging about parenting. So cool, now I have to think about what to write.
I have 90 mins to talk about one of the following questions:
-My scariest moment as a parent
-Mom-spiration: The most inspiring parent I know
-My own inspiring story
-How I first realized my parenting style
-How my child surprised me
So initially I am thinking about my knee jerk answers- My scariest moment- when they told me I was pregnant with quadruplets was the first thing that comes to mind, but I guess I was not actually a parent at that point. The first scary moment as parent when the girls were born- 3 of the 4 were out of the NCIU withing 24 hours. Isabella was not as fortunate, she spent almost 2 weeks in the NCIU, and 5 weeks total in the hospital. She had lung and heart problems and to save her the Dr.'s had to put her in a medically induced coma, collapse one lung and give her all kinds of medicine and treatments to help her. I was in my own 5 day coma state due to a steady stream of Magnesium Sulfate and that was the only thing that saved me from going off the deep end.
Mom-spiration the most inspiring parent I know- that would be all of the other Quad moms are the most inspiring people I know. I have been lucky, my quads are healthy and have no special needs to speak of. Most of my fellow quad moms cannot say the same thing.
My own inspiring story- I think this is the one I am going to dwell on a bit. More to come in a moment.
How I first realized my parenting style- Is frazzled and frenetic a style?
How my child surprises me- They surprise me daily, there are just to many to chronicle!!
I think I will focus on my own inspiring story. At least I hope it is inspiring. I am a mom of 4- 4 year olds and I have two businesses. I love it when people meet me for the first time and ask how many kids do you have, when I say 4 they normally freak out. They ask me lots of inappropriate questions see my other blog- http://www.dumbassquestions.wordpress.com/ and give me a sad look. Like you must be so tired and so bedraggled that you cannot possibly do anything else. Well stand back folks, moms of multiples can do more in an hour than most people do in a day. When you have more than one child of the same age you automatically become a natural multi-tasking expert. I have a husband, 4 kids, two businesses http://www.scrapbookmamma.com/ and http://www.revenueanalysts.com/ and I work part time as a Facilitator for Ladies Who Launch Atlanta helping other women launch their businesses. It is not easy to have 4 kids at the same time obviously. But I want to show my girls that you can do whatever you feel passionate about. Don't listen to people who tell you you cannot do something. I love being a mom and being my own boss and both are hard on a daily basis. But I love my life and I would not have it any other way!
I would love to hear your answers to the questions!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I recently completed the first corporate project for Scrapbook Mamma. It is a collection of their media coverage for the first year. There was a second book featuring the media coverage of Marylouise, the General Manager. It was a big step in growing my portfolio and I am very proud of both books.
Scrapbook Mamma posing with the first corporate book which resides in the lobby of the W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel.