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

Tot Mom # 36

Lauren — Pretty in Pink

Liam — I’m brand new!

Shelley & Luke — When you know, you know

Shelley is from Youngstown, Ohio and attended Youngstown State University, where she earned her nursing degree. After college, she decided to move to Pensacola, Florida to attend Bible school. She earned an associate degree in practical ministry and moved to Charlotte in 2003 to help the Bible School start a church. Shelley met her husband, Luke, at Freedom House Church. Luke was making a move personally in his life and sent an email to the church members to see if anyone could help him move his things. Shelley is the only one who showed up that day, so she and Luke had a few hours to get to know one another. After knowing each other for about 1 1/2 months, Luke told Shelley that she would be his wife. Her response, ” I know.” About 8 months down the road, the two took a leap and have been happily married now for 5 years. When this couple has a chance to go out, they like to dance or listen to live entertainment, mostly jazz. They also enjoy going to dinner and catching a broadway show. Shelley’s hobby is playing tennis. She used to play, pre-tots, and hopes to join a tennis team when her children are older. I would start searching the Lake Norman area!

Lauren is 21 months old and loves just about any activity, since she is so active. She enjoys reading books, putting puzzles together, and watching her favorite television show, Veggie Tales. Lauren also likes being around other people and is quite social, so Shelley makes it a point to take Lauren out and about so she can be around other children. Gymboree is Lauren’s favorite place to enjoy mingling with peers, as well as singing, dancing, and getting the wiggles out. Liam is only two weeks old, so Shelley says she is unable to identify any type of personality yet. My guess? Liam is probably shy since it seems as if most siblings are opposite. Only time will tell!

The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is juggling two kids’ schedules. It seems as if they both need you at one time. The best thing, “It is so much fun!”


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