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Felicia

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Contributor:

Felicia

 

Type of Mom: 

Nerdy Mom 
 
3 Favorite Things: 
 
Being a mermaid, getting down with all things arts, and geeking out or adopting adorable dogs!
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Elisabeth

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Contributor:

Elisabeth

NO THANK YOU:

Flying. Hate it. I have trust issues – you’ll get to understand that when reading my posts.

Gum. I don’t get it.

LOVES: Just to name a few…

I love love. Really. It’s my thing. I am obsessed with hearts. I have a photo collection of all of the hearts I find in my everyday life. In nature, gum on the sidewalk, heart shaped potato chips….you get the idea.

I am Instagram obsessed. There is something to be said about an app that allows you to connect with people that share your same interests all around the GLOBE!

Charity work is my jam. I started my own breast cancer charity- Breasties in 2011. Everything about it makes my heart swell.

Oh, and I love my husband SO MUCH. He’s my second favorite person behind my sweet baby boy. Okay, maybe it’s a tie.

 

Brittany Shives

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Contributor:

Brittany Shives

The kind of mom I am:

Hands-on!

My three favorite things are:

The beach, books and frozen yogurt.

 

Christelle

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Christelle

“Type” of mom:

Creative Mom

My 3 absolute favorite things:

My boys, all things color -sunshine & rainbows, and foodie adventures with friends and family!

Elisa

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Contributor:

Elisa R

“Type” of mom:

I’m known in the SDMB group as the country girl because I live out in Ramona. But I see myself as the typical SAHM/Homeschool/Gardening/Crafty mom. Geez! That’s a mouthful.

Favorites:

During the spring my favorite place to be is my garden. But as the seasons change so do my interests. I like crocheting, sewing, baking and most things crafty. I love all things Coffee and Wine. With a sprinkle of yummy food.

Lori C.

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Contributor:

Lori C.

“Type” of mom:

Thinking Mom

Top favorite things:

Reading a good book outside on a sunny day, traveling, and Craft Brewery hopping with my Hubby. Spending time with my kids, especially now that they are on their own

Cristina Rubio

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Contributor:

Cristina

What “type” of mom I am:

I would call myself a pedagogical mom that transforms any moment into an opportunity to teach. Supporter of mostly free play time with some structured games mixed in.

My favorite things: 

Morning coffee, random smiles and clean sheets.

 

Ashly Villamar

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Contributor:

Ashly Villamar

“Type” of mom:

DIY Mom Boss! They want it, I make it.

3 Favs: Target store, crafting and organizing.

 

 

Krystal

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Contributor:

Krystal

ME AS A MOM:
 
I am a super tough mom but also make sure I talk to my kids openly and honestly and encourage them to always come for me for help. I praise them and let them know our high expectations are because we believe in each of their unique abilities!
 
Three favorite things:
 
Theatre, Sunsets and helping others!!! 

Xochitl Salcido

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Contributor:

Xochitl Salcido

The “type” of mom I am:

I’m a go with the flow type of mom

My 3 favorites:

Beer, the ocean and music!

Rachel D.

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Contributor:

Rachel D.

The “type” of mom I consider myself:

I’m the type of mom that loves creative projects, good conversation and living each day intentionally.

My 3 favorite things are:

Deep conversations, being crafty and smoothies on the patio during nap time.

 

Dr. Kim

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Contributor:

Dr. Kim

The “type” of mom I consider myself:

I am a girl mom. I am a boy mom. I am a mom of a toddler. I am a mom of an infant. I am an authoritative type of mom. I am a loving, nurturing, patient type of mom. I am a suburban mom. I am a working type of mom. I am a stay at home mom. I am a social mom!

My three favorite things are:

Napping, traveling, and eating!!

Karina Bond

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Contributor:

Karina Bond

The “type” of mom I consider myself:

I’m a crafty mom!
 
My top 3 favorite things:
 
I love my family, music and the beach.

Katie Moore

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Contributor:

Katie Moore

The “type” of mom I consider myself:

I am a toddler mom to a boy.  Which means I’m part explorer, handyman, boo-boo kisser, onsite groomer, stand-up comedic, personal taste tester, chauffeur to piggy backs and resident cuddler. There is no such thing as rest and everything I own I split 50-50 with tiny grabber hands!
 
My 3 favorite things are:
 
Coffee. Arts & Crafts. A good book.
 

Jessica Lynn

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Contributor:

Jessica Lynn

The “type” of mom I consider myself:

I’m a “good enough” mom. I’m nowhere near perfect, but I don’t think I’m totally crappy. If I can keep the kids fed, somewhat dressed, and alive that’s good enough for me!

Top 3 favorite things:
 
1. Napping. It’s at the top of my list for a reason; there’s nothing better than an afternoon nap.
 
2. Daniel Tiger. The little cub helps teach my kids some pretty valuable lessons… and lets me get stuff done around the house. ’nuff said!
 
3. Cooking. I like creating food and putting something tasty on the table that my family enjoys.
 

Jaymi Matranga

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Contributor:

Jaymi Matranga

The “type” of mom I am:
 
I am a “quality time” mom! I prefer conversations and cuddles over to-do lists and schedules.
 
Top three favorites:
 
Quality coffee, date nights, and adventures in San Diego (and around the world)!

 

 

Amanda Ortega

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Contributor:

Amanda Ortega

Mom-Type:
I’m an all-about-that-grace, emoji-fluent mama, who’s super passionate about doing good and loving well. 💁🏻💓🙌🏼🙌🏼
 
Favorite Things:
 
Some of my favorites are: 
📖flipping the pages of a great book
🛋decorating my home, play dates
🗺🕵 adventuring new places & discovering new things, and 
💃doing the Stop. Drop. & Dance (Grey’s Anatomy style) with my crew! 
 

Liana Davis

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Contributor:

Liana Davis

 

Lisa Lee

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Contributor:

Lisa Lee

Yes, please
 

The beach, reading, sleep, time with my family and friends, and doing stuff (that sounds weird but I hardly ever turn down the opportunity to do something if I can fit it in, I love new experiences and I rarely sit still!)

 
No, thank you
 
Putting away laundry, pickles, liars/drama, getting up early.

 

Kelli M.

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Contributor:

Kelli 

Mom type:
 

I’m a single mom. I’m a girl mom. I’m a tough mom who loves boundaries and I also lavish love, snuggles and praise. I’m a mom who loves family & friends, Jesus, delicious coffee, good wine, travel and fun. I’m a mom who is learning, growing and healing. I am mom who loves her life, imperfections and all. I am a super mom, and so are you!

Top 3 favorites:

 
Fresh air, quality time and new adventures!

 

Katelyn

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Contributor:

Katelyn

Mom “type”:

I am (or at least I strive to be) a joyful, roll with it mamma. With 5 little ones, life is always exciting and doesn’t always go as planned. I do my best to roll with it and be joyful, loving my man and our sweet babies. All Glory to God!

Top 3 favorites:

Jesus, Family and Kettle Salt n’ Vinegar Chips.