November- Mom of the Month

Meet Julie! Our Mom of the Month🙌

Hello, my name is Julie and I'm a 38 year old, single, stay at home mom of a soon to be two year old little boy named Grey. He is a very active little boy, which in turn makes me a very busy mommy. When I'm not chauffeuring him around to his toddler commitments, I've recently returned back to school to pursue a degree in Nutrition!

When looking back just 2 years ago, I'm always surprised by how such a beautiful and simple little individual would change and shape my life in the best possible way I could imagine. I had to really think about who made all of these wonderful things I have in my life today possible...my son Grey! Even thinking the perfect words, "I was having a boy", just made me glow from the inside out.

However, after having him, I started to have concerns, like any new mom would have. Like, "oh my gosh...will my body ever go back to the way it was before I got pregnant? How am I going to get out and do the things I want to do again with a baby?" and my favorite, "OMG, I have no mommy friends, which means my son will have no friends." LOL.

A friend of mine then told me about Stroller Strides, and I literally fell in love with the idea that I could workout and bring my son...WHAT??!! Since my first class, I was hooked. Words can't begin to describe the feeling of confidence, not only I have in me, but the love I have for all of these amazing women, that from day 1, welcomed Grey and I with open arms. I am a much happier person than I ever was before. Each strong mama brings such a different type of motivation, encouragement, and determination to my life. Grey has so many buddies that I know will last a lifetime.

Thank you to everyone who has always made us feel right at home, like we found where we belong, in the family, in our village. I couldn't see our life any other way.

FUN FACT: I can say my alphabet backwards better than I can normal.