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Mom of the Month - March

March 8, 2017

Meet Jamie, our March Mom of the Month!

Jamie is mom to the sweetest little girl, Rosie (8 months). The first word I think of when I think of Jamie is brave. At 8 weeks postpartum she showed up to her first Stroller Strides class not knowing a single person. Sweet little Rosie, like most newborns, just wanted to be held the entire time. Our team of instructors helped hold Rosie so baby was happy and mom could get her workout in but this is something Jamie felt really bad about. (Girl, that's our job, we love baby snuggles). Despite how often Rosie just wanted to be held, Jamie kept coming back to class. She knew that this time to take for herself was important. Fast forward a few months later and Rosie sits in her stroller as happy as can be and Jamie has made some awesome friends along the way. She is the perfect example of regardless the challenges to get to class, or things that might come up in class, she still comes and always leaves happy that she did. Jamie stays home now with Rosie but before baby was a teacher. We are so happy she found us and we love having her as part of Our Village.

What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? The fast friendships that I've made, and the time Rosie has been able to spend with other kids. I also like working out and feeling like I'm doing something to keep myself healthy: mind and body. Getting out of the house first thing in the morning helps give me energy for the rest of the day.

What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? I am one of the few who actually enjoy the running days. I am slow as molasses, but I am also weak, so the weight lifting is hard for me.

What is your favorite part about being a mom? I am so lucky to be able to stay home and to watch Rosie grow and discover new things each day. She can be exhausting, but I truly love being there to see her explore. I also find myself in awe of the fact that she is mine, I waited a LONG time to be a mom, and sometimes it is still so surreal. I LOVE IT!

Favorite thing to do when Rosie is napping? Ok, so here it is..... I've been a Days of Our Lives fan my whole life. I know, it's my guilty pleasure. Haha. I used to VHS tape it when I was young and in college and DVR'd it as an adult. I also try to clean and NAP. The whole take a nap when they nap thing is NO joke! Sleep if you can :)

What is your favorite thing to do as a family? We like to sit and eat as a family, which so far has worked out. We also enjoy taking walks and being outside.

What is something about you that someone may not know? My husband and I eloped in Italy and were married in a castle, Castello Brancaccio di San Gregorio da Sassola. It was fantastic and I highly recommend going to Italy if you ever get the chance!

What is your favorite healthy and unhealthy food? My favorite healthy foods are cucumbers and watermelon. My favorite unhealthy foods would have to be cheeses, any and all, even the stinky ones :) and CHIPS! I am horribly in LOVE with chips.

What is your favorite color? I like green

What is your favorite song or artist? I'm pretty eclectic, and enjoy most genres. However, if I HAD to pick it would have to be some 90's RB slow jams. I love me some Jodeci, Boys II Men, Mary J. etc. My favorite all time song would have to be, "To the End of the Road" by Boys II Men. I am also a boy band fan. I'm that screaming thirty four year old women and the New Kids on the Block concert. :)

What TV shows are you currently watching? I had to ask my husband for help on this one because we don't get much tv time in at night with Rosie, but we like to Netflix binge shows. We just finished this Vikings show which was good, we like House of Cards, Scandal, Blacklist, although we aren't caught up on any of them. I also enjoy sitcoms like, the Goldbergs and Speechless.

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