Madison (my tot) and I have a goal to meet 365 Moms & their tots.

Tot Mom #33

Holly, Ethan, & Jack — Mommy’s little Jewels

Holly grew up in Illinois and moved to Idaho after high school to attend BYU Idaho, which is an extension of Brigham Young University. She earned her degree in Secondaray Education, yet found that it wasn’t the career for her. Holly went into marketing for Vital Smarts and did some events planning as well. When her son was born, she and her husband, John, decided she would be a stay at home mom. Holly and John met in Idaho through some mutual friends, dated for about 1 1/2 years and have been married now for 8 years. They recently moved to Charlotte from New York about 3 months ago for John’s  job with Wells Fargo. As of right now, Holly joked that their favorite activity is eating. She and John love to visit new restaurants and try out their dishes. They are hoping to pick up a new hobby, though, to go along with their new lifestyle in Charlotte. This couple dream of purchasing a boat, or maybe finding some new friends with boats! They would also like to try biking, so they would have other hobbies to discuss, besides eating! Recently, Holly has picked up a hobby of her own. She enjoys making jewelry and has started her own blog. Check out One of Holly’s other passions is photography. She doesn’t claim to be a professional, yet enjoys experimenting by snapping photos of her own family as well as friends’ families. Sounds to me like you need to take pictures of your friends and family wearing your jewelery so you can showcase two talents in one shot!

Jack is four years old and one of the most social children. If there are children around, he is playing with them, or at least attempting to play. He is really into dinosaurs right now and likes to watch the television show Wild Kratts, where two brothers explore the world of animals. Sounds like every boys’ fantasy! He also likes to play computer games, especially on PBS kids. Ethan is 2 years old and basically goes along with whatever Jack does or likes. In addition, Ethan has a few of his own favorites. He likes the show Backyardigans and loves trash trucks. Ethan looks forward to trash day so he can help take out the trash for the trucks to pick up. He is also having difficulty with potty training because he likes throwing away his own diapers. Ethan is going to be a great teacher’s helper some day!

The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is feeling isolated and alone sometimes. You often feel as if you can only be friends with people who have children the same age as your own. The best thing is having a flexible schedule. Moms don’t have to sit in an office all day. Most days, we don’t sit at all!


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