Being a Mom is very rewarding but also can really hard sometimes. It is hard knowing how to balance so many needs, cleaning, getting dinner on the table, budgeting, making time for date nights, and keeping yourself strong and happy. How do people do it? Well, I’ve learned that there is no such thing as those fairy tale Moms out there we keep judging ourselves against. What inspires me is getting to know you “real” Moms who have so much more depth and are truly amazing unlike the fictitious 1-dimensional Mom we measure ourselves against. You have real struggles and real setbacks and yet you keep pressing forward in faith. Thank you for your example.
We are all beautiful in our unique way and have so many different talents and ways of seeing things. I am inspired by you. Being a Mom is a lot of work and if you are doing it I want to learn from you. I am not alone in this. Others want to learn from you, too. Anything you have to offer is sufficient and is probably a lot more than you realize. What I can offer is some of the tidbits and principles I have learned thus far, plus some crazy home projects that I hope inspire you towards doing your own thing. It is fun and by sharing, I get pumped to do more.
is the second oldest child and eldest daughter in a family of eight kids. She was recruited into mothering at an early age to help her parents care for all those kiddos. She now loves being a Mom but was originally terrified by the prospect of having her own kids one day after seeing how crazy it could be (no offense to her wonderful parents- its just kids are kids). So at an early age she started paying close attention to Moms and how they did things.
But, as you can imagine, you can only learn so much from merely observing from the outside. Now she is thrilled to interview Moms in person, have a chance to use her photography and makeup skills for the Spotlight of the Month Mom, and take part in a Mom Supporting Moms Community. She has a BA from Brigham Young University in Dance and Music. Marilyn and her husband Jason met at BYU in a Ballroom Dance class and have been married now for almost 12 years this December and have 4 beautiful daughters. Marilyn also enjoys playing the piano, singing, healthy cooking, fashion, being adventurous, and striving to speak functional German.