Charitable Cause: Super Ewan, Inc.
What is your favorite memory as a mother?
When our oldest son, Ewan, met President Obama, the President teased Ewan about his cape. He asked “Do you wear that cape everywhere?” and Ewan answered “Yup!”. Not “Yes Sir” or “Yes Mr. President”. Just “Yup!”. It hit me then that Ewan spoke to the President of the United States the same way he chats with his Super Friends (homeless people) and that we can all benefit from treating everyone equally. My favorite memories are when I’ve seen our children be genuinely kind without judgment or hesitation.
Are there any celebrity moms you would rate as a “Perfect 10?” Why?
I really enjoy following Kristin Bell and Chrissy Tiegen on social media. I wouldn’t necessarily rate them (or anyone) a perfect 10 because we all have our struggles. But I enjoy the comic relief the two of them provide.
What is the best or worst “mom purchase” you’ve ever made and why?
Margarita maker! Just kidding! The best mom buy, for me, has been a bag of popcorn, a Diet Coke and an hour in Target alone. This visit typically takes place on Monday evenings while my husband is with the boys and our daughter is at gymnastics. It allows me to clear my head and shop the clearance items without distraction. The worst mom purchase was baby books for the second and third child. 😬
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what would you ask?
As someone who lived with postpartum depression, I would ask new moms what I can do to help. Every experience is different and though I try to make myself available, knowing exactly what I could do to ease their pain, would be great!
What is the craziest thing one of your kids has done?
I feel like these three are in constant competition for this title. I’ll give you one example for each. Ewan: went to a random restaurant in the Bahamas to go “number 2” instead of the public restroom where his daddy was waiting for him. After crying his name all around Nassau, a man said “Fluffy haired boy’s in the toilet.” Feenie: has always believed she could fly and her fearlessness has shown itself in many leaps from high places. Thus, competitive gymnastics for her. Crosby: recently gave CPR to an action figure the dog had chewed on.
What was your biggest misconception about being a mom?
The bedtime routine. We try but there’s nothing routine about it. Basically, we just divide and conquer. When James works late, it’s often melatonin & early snuggles for everyone!
What is the most useless or unique talent you have?
I don’t like to brag but I’m pretty stellar at hiding clutter when we have company.