What was the first emotion you felt becoming a grandmother?
"I am too young to be a grandmother, haha. Its such an overwhelming feeling of joy and love. I also was remembering the birth of my own babies and thinking where did the years go??
You have three kids of your own, how is it different being a mom then a grandma?
"Knowing now how fast time goes by is the difference and learning from my own kids. I’ve learned not to fret over things so much. My son always says to me, “Mom, you never let us kids do that, these grandkids get away with doing that?" That's being a grandmother!"
Do you have a favorite dinner time meal for your family, that you know is always a winner?
"Yes, probably my lasagna or pizza night."
Did your husband have any duties with the children/grandchildren that are strictly his?
"With our own kids he was the best one to help with their homework. I am the one with the common sense.(LOL!!!)"
How do you make quality family time?
"We try to make each birthday and holiday special. Also, making sure we can get a family vacation in each year. We put a pool in for the kids and grandkids to come home and enjoy. I also, love playing games with the kids and grandkids."
Do you have any habits that you had to let go of becoming a mom? Having a clean kitchen counter? Nice towels in the bathroom? Wearing high heals?
"All of the above!! I think my habit is procrastination and being a mom you learn you can’t procrastinate."
What do you wish you could have told yourself when you were pregnant?
"Time goes by with a blink of an eye, truly cherish every moment."
Please finish this sentence: It's okay to ........................……
"Not like your children at times BUT to always love them."
Were there any moments you felt Mom-guilt?
"Sure, lots of times. There are no instructions to being a mom, you just follow your heart and do what you think is best at the time. You are going to make mistakes and thats ok."
What do you wish you could do better?
"Learn to be more relaxed about things and not to worry so much. Just roll with the punches!"
What is the hardest part of raising children?
"Letting them grow and making choices. You want your children to experience life and pray good choices are made and they are safe. My husband and I say all the time we are so blessed and are very proud of our (grown up) kids."
What parenting advice did you ignore that you knew wouldn't work for you?
"Some believe kids need certain privacy. I believe when raising kids you must try to be 100% involved in all aspects of their lives. Asking Qs and checking up was what I did. I was one of those parents if my kids said they were going to a party, I would call the parents and talk to them."
What's your advice for balancing motherhood and a relationship?
"Remembering your kids will grow up and leave and its you and your spouse again."