Becky is a WAHM of two living in "the hoppin metropolis of Baxter, Minnesota"! In addition to being Mom to her two kids, Sara age 6 and Jake age 9, Becky can "milk a goat and shoot a nail gun like nobody’s business." One of her favorite snacks is hot coffee and hard cheddar cheese. She adores naps and loathes overflowing garbage cans, and she admits, "Did I mention I am quirky?" As you read through her interview, I am sure that you will be as amused by her quirkiness and her honesty as much as I am!
If you want to experience more of Becky's amusing antics, you're in luck! She has been blogging for over five years. "I love it. Blogging enables me to speak my mind, on my own terms, on my own turf. Blogging has opened amazing opportunities beyond the boundaries of my community. Blogging has enabled me to meet some pretty amazing peeps and form friendship with people I may never meet in person."
Becky's two main blogs are Franticmommy and Lakes Area Mom Squad. "Franticmommy is a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood. Lakes Area Mom Squad is mainly about shining the spotlight on Moms-in Business."
You can connect with Becky via her blogs: Franticmommy, Lakes Area Mom Squad, LAMS Communications; Audrey Press; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; or Email.
I asked Becky a little more about herself. Here is what she had to say about her work and her kids'schooling.
"I am WAHM (Work At Home Mom) and very proud of that fact. After 30 years (yes, I am 46) in the meat grinder known as The Office Products Industry I switched gears completely and decided to pursue my love of social media, blogging, and writing. I am a full-time Virtual Assistant, which means I work virtually from my home for other companies like Audrey Press (a children's book publisher) BeHeard Communications, Storkbrokers (an on-line marketplace for moms) and Celebrationz4U (an on-line party supply and event planning company. I could go on for DAYS about the joys of working from home, but I won't. I will say this; the best thing about working from home is that the kids can be around me whenever they/want need. The worst thing about working from home is, the kids can be around me whenever they want/need. It's a tricky and delicate balance, but I wouldn't trade it for the world."
" The kids go to traditional school and my husband is a EA (Education Assistant) for their school as well. This summer has been the first summer EVER that I am home full-time with the kids. There are moments I want to run away and join the circus, but overall it has been amazing. We decided early on we would have a No Bummer Summer and so far it's working GREAT."
Here's a few more questions before we get to the 10 Super Questions.
Since you've become a parent, what advice would you give yourself, if you could go back in time (to before you had kids)? Save more money!! Money is not power, money is freedom. Financially I would have loved to quit my yucky job sooner so I could be there more for our kids during their early school years. I believe The Season of Parenthood goes sooooo fast. I think all parents should relish every moment and be involved with your kids as much as humanly possible. This is just my personal opinion. Every family is different.
What is your most proud moment as a parent? I bawled my tail off both times our kids graduated from Kindergarten. I think it was at that moment that I realized they were growing up and wouldn’t be my “baby” anymore.
3. What was the best mothering advice you ever received and who gave it to you? Allow lots of time, have lots of patience, and give lots of love. Oh, and carry lots of Kleenex.
Thank you so much, Becky! I really enjoyed your answers and getting to know you a little better!