I would like to welcome this week's mom!
Brittany is a Utah mom with a 14 month old daughter, a student pursuing her bachelors degree, and a new blogger!
Brittany has been blogging at Love, Play, Learn since June 2012. Her blog features children’s activities that are fun and educational. "I believe in learning through play especially at these younger ages."
This is a belief that Brittany plans on carrying out as her daughter grows. "When my daughter is old enough we want to find a preschool that has an emphasis on play based and hands on learning. When she enters grade school we want to get her into a charter school."
If you have children, Love, Play, Learn is a blog you'll want to follow! Brittany has so many great ideas for fun and learning! Be sure to like her Facebook Page and check out her Pinterest, as well.
Here's a little more about Brittany before we gt to the 10 Super-Questions:
What's your parenting style? I would say my parenting style is loving and hands on. I have read all the latest articles and books on what is “best” for children but at the end of the day I do what feels right for us.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you? My parents have had the biggest influence on my life. I have such positive memories of my childhood and my relationship with my parents. They were warm and loving and always made me feel like I could accomplish anything I wanted. They are examples to me as to what a parent should be and how they should treat their children.
1. How is your family traditional? How is it untraditional? We are traditional in the sense that we are married and I stay at home with our daughter. We are untraditional because we are a mixed race family. My husband is Hispanic and I am white. We are also untraditional because we believe very much is co-parenting and not on a particular parent conforming to certain roles. My husband changes diapers, feeds her, bathes her, puts her to bed as often as I do.
3. What was the best mothering advice you ever received and who gave it to you? Cherish and live in the moment because it all goes by too quickly. My mom told me this and it is something that I repeat to first time moms. Little babies don’t keep and they change so quickly that I think it is vital to cherish each and every moment. Leave the dishes till tomorrow if it means an extra snuggle with your baby. Take lots of pictures, so that there will be a reminder of those teeny tiny toes when they are not so teeny tiny anymore.
9. If an alien came from space and asked you what a "mother" is what would you say? A mother is a special person who loves and cares for their children. They teach and nurture them and are there for them when they are down. A mother is someone you know you can always turn to when you need them.
10. What annoys you most about other mothers? When they are judgmental of another mother’s way of parenting. I am of the belief that just because someone does something differently than me, it doesn’t make it “wrong” or “bad”, it just happens to be different. We all come from different places with different experiences that make us who we are and we shouldn’t expect everyone to think the way we do. What a boring place the world would be if they did.
I really enjoyed reading them and getting to know you a little better.
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