Thursday, July 2, 2009

Meet The Team: Naomi

Naomi Glenn- Publicity

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Andrew, for 5 years. I have one daughter, Madeline, who is 20 months old and another baby boy due on November 9th.

I enjoy blogging about my family. I also enjoy photography. I would love to learn more about it and one day make some extra income with it. Before I was a mom, I taught here in Montgomery County for 4 years. I taught Kindergarten and First Grade.

What is something you do as a parent now that you always said you would never do?
I never thought I would let my children watch videos in the car when we were only going a short ways. Videos are certainly only for long road trips! Good parents talk to their kids in the car. Oh well, how much can you talk to a 20 month old about anyways?

Meet the Team: Trisha

Trisha Pull - Mom Care & Events
I am a woman with a crazy streak. Lately that crazy streak has been directed at free and cheap stuff. A most recent shenanigan has been dressing up like a cow for free food at Chick-Fil-A. Ocassionally, I talk my less-crazy husband, Joe, into doing these things with me. He usually regrets agreeing to my antics about five minutes into the activity (you know, about the time I start arguing with the store owner, while dressed in full cow attire (including cow nose, ears, and tail), in the middle of the store, as to whether or not my homemade cow costume qualifies me for the free food). He also forbade me to post the very silly and somewhat embarrassing Chick-Fil-A picture as a part of my biography. I promise you the other picture was WAY more fun!
I look forward to the day when my three girls, Alexandra (Xandra) - 3 years, Aletheia (Theia) - 18 months, and Aliyah (Liyah) - 6 months, will join me in my crazed adventures!

Aside from free stuff, I also love cooking, sewing, running, reading, and playing games with my husband.
I read a quotation once about mothering, "Being a mother is the toughest job you'll ever love." I think that person was right. I LOVE mothering more than anything I've ever done, but it wears me out, tries my patience, requires far more cleaning and laundry than should ever be necessary, and makes me sure I've lost my mind. Still, when my eldest proclaims out of the blue, "I love you, mommy," I know I wouldn't trade my job for anything.

What is something you do as a parent now that you always said you would never do?

Stack my small, scared children on bookshelves and take pictures of them as a part of some strange family tradition. I think it's fun now!

Meet The Team: Christine

Christine Seager - Coordinator

My husband Colin and I have been married for 14 years and have 6 children who range in age from 12 to 2. I enjoy reading, shopping and going out to eat with my husband. This Summer our family planted a garden and we've been having lots of fun watching our flowers and vegetables grow. It's never a dull moment in our home and I find it equally rewarding to be a Mom to both preschoolers and preteens.

What is something you do as a parent now that you always said you would never do?

Before becoming a Mom I said I would never let my "older child" have a pacifier. I actually wound up letting several of my children have pacifiers until they were, well, lets just say, older : ).

Meet The Team: Lauren

Discussion Groups - Lauren
I am the mommy to two precious daughters, Jillian, who is nearly four, and Faith, who is nearly two!
I met my husband Brad in college at Texas A&M, we married shortly after his graduation and then we began our family. We are in the D.C. area for my husband's graduate studies. We have had a lot of fun getting to experience living in different parts of the United States and the world. We lived nearly two years in England (with our two babies) and now are beginning our second time living in Maryland.
I really enjoy making memories and new adventures! One of my favorite things to do as a mom is to plan our vacations, holidays and family fun days. I feel like I have done some exciting things: eating alligator, natural child-birth, scootering in the Bahamas, and parasailing. My favorite pastime is to soak in a bubble bath with a Christian novel and a tall glass of ice water. My husband calls me our family's historian. I have the privilege of preserving our family's memories with fun photos, books and treasure boxes of our special remembrances!
My youngest is definitely my expressive one! She loves to dance, twirl, and sing her little heart out! She is also extremely affectionate and cuddly. My eldest always has lots of questions for her mommy and daddy (deep questions that I think are amazing coming from my little three year old!). She also has the best memory of anyone I know. We really enjoy reading together and she LOVES being with her friends.
What is something you do as a parent now that you always said you would never do?
I was an education major in college. During summers off of college, as well as some semesters while taking classes, I taught preschool. I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I would sometimes get a little annoyed by overbearing parents, the ones who were a little too involved and worried about their kids! This last Spring, I signed my eldest, Jillian, up for preschool. It is for 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours at a time ( a relatively short time) and I CRIED as I signed the paperwork!!! LOL! It just seems like this time is flying by far too quickly for me; I can't believe my "baby" is going to pre-school! I heard a quote that I try to remember often, "Don't cry that it's over, smile that it happened."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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