Happy Mother's Day!

This Mother's Day, we want to honor all of the amazing moms and get to know a couple of them a little better.  We interviewed 2 of our wonderful VIVA moms to get their perspectives on this fun ride we call parenthood.  First, enjoy our interview with Irma!

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

A. Being envied for having the privilege of raising and caring for two perfect boys “one normal and one with special needs”.

Q: What is the best advice your own mom gave you?   

A: Love equally and unconditionally.  Always have patience!

Q: What advice would you give to a new mom?  

A: Appreciate the little miracles in life that others take for granted!  Take one day at a time and take it positively.  You don’t have control over the future, but you do have control over today. 

Q: What is your best advice for maintaining work/motherhood balance?

A: Stop and smell the roses!  Keep a sense of humor!  Don’t focus on what needs to be done, but what you have accomplished.  Remind myself every morning “Happiness is free, and easy!”

Q: What are your biggest Mom challenges? 

A: “I can’t be super-mom 24 hours  a day.”  To answer to only my conscience, that I don’t need to justify my actions to anyone!

Q: What does your child/ren do to make you laugh? 

A: Just to see how happy they are and the smile they give me when they see me

Q: This mother’s day, I want…. 

A: To be with my boys relaxing at home!

Q: How do you take care of yourself? 

A: Girl time, massages and pedicures!

And now to hear from another one of our inspiring VIVA moms, here's our interview with Christie Almand.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

A: Hard to answer this one. There is so much but I guess I would say the most rewarding would be seeing how God is using each child in different ways. 

Q: What is the best advice your own mom gave you?

A: It wasn't in words but she told us she loved us every day. 

Q: What advice would you give to a new mom?

A; The seasons are short enjoy them. 

Q: What are your biggest Mom challenges?

A: Balancing older children with younger children with special needs. 

Q: What does your child/ren do to make you laugh?

A: They are just always cracking jokes. 

Q: Fill in the blank.  This mother’s day, I want

A: chocolate covered strawberries

Q: How do you take care of yourself?

A: Try to exercise a few days a week. 

Thank you ladies for giving us a little insight into what motherhood means to you!  We think you are doing a fantastic job raising those little sweeties and love being able to help take care of them too.  Hope you have a happy Mother's Day!