Happy Mothers’ Day Week! We are sharing stories of some of our favorite moms this weekend. Angie is a fellow theatre/choir mom whose daughter is a friend of my oldest. Not only that, Angie is a super-talented pianist and gives piano lessons to my youngest. She is such a cheerleader – always believing the best in my kids, and I love her for it.
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
One child, Jade Marie, she’s 17
How did you come up with the names of your children?
Jade is the name of my fathers sister who died when she was seven years old of leukemia. Her name was actually Jade Emily, but Marie is my middle name, my mother’s middle name , and my grandmother’s middle name.
What is a book that you like to give as a gift?
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstone
What is your favorite “go-to” recipe?
My favorite recipe is Baked Italian Shrimp. Place peeled raw shrimp in a pan . Cut up a stick of butter and put on top of shrimp. Pour Italian dressing over that and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. DELICIOUS!
What is a quality you admire in your own mother?
I love that my mom respects my decisions,even if she thinks they aren’t the right decisions!
What one product would you give a new mom?
I would give a new mom a gift of a spa day to pamper herself for just one day.
What advice would you give to a mom of a Kindergartner?
Let your child express themselves in their own way and encourage them to be happy in that!
If you could choose a gift to receive for Mothers’ Day, what would it be?
I would choose to have a day where I could do NOTHING, and not feel guilty about it! And if you’re talking about an actual material gift, I’d like to have all seven seasons of The Golden Girls tv show on DVD!
List 5 of your favorite things.
- A day with my daughter doing what WE want to do.
- A day at the beach.
- Marshmallow Peeps
- Hanging out with family and friends and having a sing-along at the piano .
- Sitting down with a great book (an actual book, not a e-book. .I want to feel the book in my hands and turn the pages) and a great cup of coffee. And coloring in my adult coloring books. ( I have a bunch of them!)
Share a favorite parenting memory.
I have many of them, but one of my favorites was when Jade was about 13, I took her to a party for a girl she knew from school. After she’d been there a little while, she called me and asked if I’d come pick her up. As it turns out, the girl and some of her friends were smoking pot upstairs. I was so proud of her that she did the right thing, and didn’t want to be a part of that. Not sure where the parents were, probably downstairs, unaware of any of that.
Thank you for sharing, Angie!