The Mom Project was born in 2013 – with the goal to encourage Moms to get in the picture with their kids. It has grown to include Moms telling their story of Motherhood, with hopes that we can see that we are more alike than we think. We all want is best for our kids. We all worry about their futures, and we are all pretty sure we are messing it up. No comparisons needed. We are all on this journey together.
What do you love most about being a Mom?
I love the challenge of every day. No day is the same, some days my kids drive me crazy. Other days I can’t believe how in love with them I am. My kids are my best friends and I’d be lost without them. Parenting is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. And I love that each day is a new, crazy and best day ever kind of day.
What worries you the most about parenting kids in today’s society?
The thing that worries me most is not knowing if I’m doing it right. Am I raising my boys to be tough enough to handle life and all it’s going to put them through? Am I raising them soft enough to be sentimental and compassionate.? I just want to do the best for them so they can be the best and get the most out of life and I don’t know if I’m doing that.
What do you hope your kids remember about their childhood and you as their Mother?
I want my kids to remember the love. Not only the love we have for them but the love their parents have for each other. I want them to remember that we all have fun together, that we fight sometimes but always say we’re sorry. That we will always support each other. I want them to know that no matter what we will always be a team and it’s the best team they’ll ever be apart of.
What advice do you have for new Moms?
Date your husband. Now having a second child I feel like my husband and I lost each other a little in these first few weeks of new baby and even last few weeks of pregnancy. But I’m learning that he’s my biggest fan in all of this, my partner, and I need him more than I like to admit. When the years pass and the kids leave all we will have is each other and I don’t want to lose sight of why we fell in love and got married.
Thank you, Alexis, for being a shining example of real Motherhood. Your children are incredibly lucky to be loved by you <3