Rachel Morrow, Jennifer Quinn, Nicole Coon
Jennifer is the mom of Rachel & Nicole – as twins, they were her first two of five children. Now, Rachel is a stay-at-home mom of one and Nicole is a full-time, work-outside-the-home mom of two. Read more about them individually below:
My career of choice is that of Mother.
Sure, I have worked jobs to pay the bills, but my passion is nurturing and empowering children to find their voice, their purpose, and their values.
I started my Mommy career with two beautiful twin girls. Prior to their birth, I read books on having twins and decided to follow the advice in the books by not giving them “twinsy-sounding” names. I named my daughters Rachel and Nicole (sound familiar?). Two years later, I gave birth to a little tow-headed boy whose name is Travis.
After a six year break, I then had a delightful bouncing baby boy named Brian, followed by the baby of the family, another girl, Gabrielle. Now, many years later, not only am I a proud mother of five amazing children, I am a G-MA to three wonderful grandchildren.
Until one becomes a mother, no one can ever tell you what it will feel like to love someone else so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel – even without ever speaking a word.
Growing up, I was the little girl that always wanted to be a mom.
In fact, in my third grade talent show, I sang a song called, “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Mother*.” Seriously. As I grew up, I was lucky enough to meet the man of my dreams at a young age and got married when I was 21 years old.
And then I waited. And waited. And waited.
And then finally, five years later, my husband and I were ready to start a family! By this point, Nicole, my twin sister, had already had one little boy and was pregnant with her second. I was so excited to finally join her in motherhood! I was so in love with my nephew; I couldn’t even imagine what it was going to be like to have one of my own!
In January of 2011, I was blessed with my own little angel from heaven, Madison. She is the sweetest little girl I have ever known, and being a mom has far exceeded my expectations, and they were pretty high expectations!
The good part about waiting to start a family is that my husband has a great job so I get to have my dream of being a stay-at- home mom come true!
I have learned so many little tricks from my mom and my sister to make taking care of Madison so much easier, and I have even discovered some new tricks of my own.
I am so excited to get to share these tricks with you, so you can spend less time with the trial-and- error process and more time enjoying your little angel!
*words and lyrics by Geneen Brady
I am the type of mother that loves the family bed, and my kids live a pretty relaxed life with minimal routines.
I was fortunate enough to have my life go according to plan when I got pregnant after being married for a year-and-a-half. I welcomed my little monkey, Treydon, into the world in September of 2008. Almost two years later, my little man, Tyler, was born. Both of my boys are very “chill” as my husband would say, and that is something that we take great pride in. They are very happy boys, with huge smiles that can make anyone’s day.
I am very lucky to be their mother.
I am a work-outside-the-home mom, and for the past three-and-a-half years I have been the primary provider for my family, while my husband has embraced the stay-at-home dad role.
This was never part of our original plan, but what is in life? Every day is a struggle to juggle the demands of work with the joys of being a mother, but I feel like I have done a pretty decent job so far. Since babies don’t come with instruction manuals, I spent many hours figuring out what made my boys tick.
I hope that by sharing these tips and tricks with you I will save you: money – from buying the wrong type of baby product; time – from having to try multiple methods to find one that works; and many sleepless nights (and anything to get some more sleep is worth a shot).
Here’s to all the parents in the world – the most important job that offers no training and previous experience doesn’t matter!