This is part 8 of 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me.
I had a hard time actually deciding on 5 passions. These are in no particular order and aren’t necessarily the 5 most passionate things, but they’re the 5 I thought of and listed.
Family- Family is super important to me. I grew up very close to my family and hope that my boys do as well. As of right now, they are. I feel that if you don’t have family, you don’t really have anything. I have no idea what I would do without my family. Any of them.
CHD Awareness- If you know anything about my family, you know why this is important to me. Charlie was born with a CHD. By the grace of God, this was detected and he had surgery to repair his VSD when he was 7 weeks old.
Breastfeeding- I think everyone should at least try to breastfeed. Our bodies are meant to do this amazing thing: feed our children. I realize some people can not physically do it, but the number of women that say they “can’t” is so much higher than those that really can do breastfeed. I believe that Charlie did so well because I pumped for him for 6 months. It was exhausting, but it’s what he needed.
Extended Rear-facing car seats- Charlie is still rear-facing. He just turned 3 and I intend on leaving him rear-facing until his current seat no longer allows for it. People constantly say that their children can’t rear-face because they’re cramped and uncomfortable, but that’s just not true. Charlie will pass out in the car. Obviously, he can’t be too uncomfortable.
Food- I love food. I love to eat it. I love to cook it. I love to smell it. I’m far from a chef, but I do like to cook and I like to hear my food is enjoyed. There’s just something awesome about feeding the people you love (see above: breastfeeding!).