Thanks for stopping by our new blog! We thought we’d start it off with a fun interview about us to help you all get to know us a little bit better. Enjoy reading about the fun little quirks that make up the midwives of Origins.
Tell us about your family: I have amazing children who are so much fun. First up is Foster, who is 18 – and before you ask…yes, I am old enough to have an 18-year-old, although I did have him earlier in life, which I am forever thankful for. He helped mold me into the person I wanted to be and is one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. Then I have Juliet, who is my 14-year-old daughter. She is an artist (like her dad) and wildly talented. She loves animals and her vision of a perfect day would be drawing, painting, or photographing the animals she loves so much. Roman is my 10-year-old son, who is a lover at heart. He is always worried about his siblings and cares for his little brother more than what I could even describe. He’s always been the sweet, sensitive one. Bringing up the rear is my 6-year-old Phoenix, who is a lot like me. He’s finishing up Kindergarten now, and boy has it been fun watching him grow up.
Are you a morning person or a night owl? I’m equally both. I love the routine of mornings, and I love the fun of night-time once the day has settled and I can relax.
List a few “secret” talents that not many people know about. I have a directional sense like nobody’s business. I could get anywhere, at any time – without a GPS. I am also very handy! I actually really enjoy doing home projects like fixing the garbage disposal, wiring and installing ceiling fans, etc. People always laugh when I tell them about this “talent,” but it has served me (and my friends and family) well.
You have multiple personalities, describe some of them. The majority of me is very pragmatic and logical. I rarely come out of my rational side. People actually say I am much more masculine than feminine in nature. I compartmentalize very well. I am also one of the most patient people you will ever meet…until I’m not anymore. When that patience is gone, it is gone. I am very spontaneous, which is funny because that doesn’t make sense with the logical side of me. But I’m happy for it, because it allows me to let the logical part of me go for at least a little bit.
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why? Well, to be perfectly honest, I hate doing homework with the kids every night. I just want to have fun with them and play. I (obviously) do their homework with them, but it’s my least favorite time of day because I’d rather be playing, snuggling, or having fun with them. It’s not their favorite time of day either, which certainly doesn’t help the situation. J
List five adjectives to describe yourself. Logical, compassionate, straight-forward, tough, fun
Do you have a life motto? What is it? Yes. “Do hard things.” It’s so simple, but profound to me as well. So many times we just need to do the hard thing that we don’t want to do, and it’s not because we aren’t capable of doing it, we just don’t want to. So I tell myself and my kiddos – Do Hard Things.
What’s the funniest prank ever played on you? Pranks aren’t funny to the pragmatic person! I will tell my least funny practical joke ever played on me. My sister was due to have a baby in about 2 weeks and I was supposed to be in the delivery room with her when the time came. I got a call at work and the message relayed to me was that my sister had her baby and that all was well, and there was no reason for me to come. I ran out of work, bawling and clearly upset, drove across town to the hospital, where there was no one checked in by my sister’s name. The baby had not come! That was just wrong on so many levels!
Tell us about your family: My immediate family consists of my husband, who is an incredible man, and our three beautiful children. Seth, my husband, owns two restoration companies, which keeps him pretty busy. Presleigh, our daughter, is 7 years old, and looks just like her daddy, but has a personality just like mine. Then we have Pierce, our son who is 6 years old. There is only 10 months and 3 weeks between our oldest and Pierce – can you say yikes?!? That was quite the surprise. I like to describe him as feisty and a whole lot of fun. I always say there is more Pierce than what can fit into Pierce’s little body – so it just comes right out! And bringing up the bunch is Paxton, who is 4 years old. He’s pensive and quite the mama’s boy – and a great snuggler!
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Definitely a night owl (although I love my 10pm bedtime). Just ask my husband and kiddos, no one wants to chat with me in the mornings until I’ve had at least ½ a cup of coffee. J
List a few “secret” talents that not many people know about: I love to sing and have placed highly in state competitions and such when I was a younger (and even won a karaoke contest or two!). I also LOVE fashion, and although most people see me in scrubs most of the time, I am fashion-forward and dress a lot of my friends and definitely my husband. One of my favorite talents is interior design. I have so much fun with the process – and this girl loves to shop. I designed and decorated our beautiful birth center and love to do home design projects in my spare time.
You have multiple personalities, describe some of them: I am an extremely tender, sensitive person. I am always worried about others before myself, almost to a downfall. I care greatly about what others think of me, and strive to please everyone in my life. On the other hand, I am one tough lady – I like things my way, and am strong-willed enough to usually make my way happen. I am very Type A, and quite the linear thinker, but I also have a very creative side to me – except that I’m a terrible artist! Even my smiley faces turn out lop-sided.
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why? Laundry. I hate laundry! It never ends. Literally. That’s my problem with it. Even if I’ve done every last stitch of laundry for my entire family – they are still wearing clothes, which are dirty. Which means all the laundry isn’t done. Sigh.
List five adjectives to describe yourself. Sensitive, task-oriented, bubbly, creative, adventurous
Do you have a life motto? What is it? YES. Our family motto is “Where there’s a will…there’s a WAGES.” (Wages is our last name, so it’s quite fitting). My life motto is probably “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
What’s the funniest prank ever played on you? One time when I was about 13 years old and at a sleepover, one of the girls put Tabasco sauce on my lips while I was asleep. I woke up about 3 minutes later with my lips on FIRE, but had no idea why. I thought I needed to go to the hospital. Funny now, but definitely NOT funny then.