Where do you live?
How many children do you have?
Two girls (4 & 1 years old)
How old were you when you first became a mom?
22 years old
What has been the best thing about being a mom?
Watching them get really excited when they understand something they are being taught.
What has been the hardest thing about being a mom?
How have you overcome or worked through it?
Probably, trying not to get overwhelmed with everyone’s opinions on parenting and trusting my mom instinct to do what is right for our family in the season of life that we are in.
Tell us why you want to be featured on our site?
What makes you or your family different from others?
I would like to be featured because I believe there is much insight that I could offer as a Hispanic mother. Our family is different from others because we are an interracial family. I believe that many families that are like ours would benefit from our experiences.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us that we should know about?
Please list any organizations/website or fundraisers here.
I am a breastfeeding counselor as well and like to inform women on breastfeeding and like to empower them to reach their breastfeeding goals.
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Groceries and a Mom
Last night as I stepped up to pay for my groceries and saw the customer ahead of me was a mom. The cashier had the manager looking at her receipt and notifying her she had purchased the incorrect milk for her WIC voucher. She was getting ready to put everything back and get the correct milk when out of my mouth came "I can pay for it." and before I knew it the transaction was done on my credit card. She looked at me and said "You didn't have to do this.". I responded "Yes, I did. I've been where you are at.".
There were two thoughts that I had from this experience as I drove home.
1. How many of us are willing to help out a mom? Do we judge or think, yes I remember those days, bummer for you? Step up and commit to helping a mom. Kindness has many forms of currency.
2. Do people know that even though right now I can purchase the food I want to eat, there was a day as a single mom I didn't have those options? We don't know where people have come from or where they are going. Lets commit to stop shaming and judging moms.
Share your stories and let us see kindness in action.
We have all been there, you are invited to a baby shower and are now trying to decide to shop for a gift off the big box store registry or purchase something else. Today we are encouraging you to shop local for the baby shower gifts. Here are a few recommendations.
Do you know a quilter or knitter? They may be willing to do something on commission for you OR possibly they have an inventory they would have you look through to purchase. Baby blankets will never go out-of-style. Many kids carry around their favorite blankets that were handmade with LOVE.
Families with newborns sometimes would like to have help with cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, babysitting, yardwork or other non-material items. We really love the Babyli.st app. Babylist allows new moms to add non-material items to their registry. Get creative and make up some coupons for your baby shower gift.
Give a gift certificate to a professional photographer or a gift certificate to purchase photography prints and/or frames. These images are priceless!
Thank you to all the birth business owners and expectant mamas who have joined our family this past year at Pregnant in Minnesota website. We have had so much fun creating content, learning about the birth businesses and the experiences of expectant families of Minnesota.
We are excited to launch consulting and marketing services to birth business owners. Please check out the latest blog post and spread the word to your favorite birth professionals.
We are planning Birth Retail and Services Therapy events in 2020 and we want to come to you. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if we should come to your neighborhood.
Midwest Business Adventures, Goenner Consulting, LLC