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

Tot Mom #39

Denise & Billy — Lovers of the Lake

Cole, & Addison– Sweet & Spicy

Denise was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina when she was thirteen. Her family often relocated due to her father’s career. She attended Fayetteville Tech to earn a degree in radiology, yet decided it wasn’t the career she wanted to pursue, so she moved to Statesville to go to CPCC  for Real Estate. Denise then moved to the Lake Norman area and began her career as a loan officer for a mortgage company. She met her husband, Billy, through mutual friends. Denise’s best friend was dating Billy’s best friend, so they began hanging out for a little while before starting a relationship. They have been married now for six years and love their Lake Norman life. When they have a chance to engage in activities without the children, they enjoy sneaking away for some wings and drinks. They also like to attend Panthers football games and take their boat out for a cruise on the lake. In fact, the whole family piles onto the boat to enjoy water activities all summer long. Sounds like the good life to me! Denise’s hobby consists of running and working out at the YMCA. She needs to stay in shape to keep up with her twin four year olds!

Cole is laid back and mild mannered, often depending on his outgoing, strong willed twin sister. He loves superheros, transformers, and most of all, dressing in cowboy attire. He and his sister attend the YMCA preschool program and love it. The Y offers a wide range of athletic actvities from swimming to gymnastics. No wonder they love it! Addison is a girly girl and highly into princesses and fashion. She is the leader of the pack and “rules the nest” at home. Cole listens to Addison for the most part. She is a little swim bug and would live under the water, if possible.

The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is juggling the toddler years with all of the melt downs and temper tantrums. It also becomes difficult to juggle being a mom and a wife. The best thing is watching them grow and develop their own personalities. “It is hysterical to watch a mini you and your husband running around.”


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