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Wisco Chanel #5

No, her name isn't Chanel.

Wisco Mom #5 is a co-worker at one of our day jobs. She rocks! From her many stories it's clear she loves her kids and really enjoys being a mom. What more could we ask for?

How many children do you have?

I have 2 children, a biological son who is 17 and an adopted daughter who is 15. She was born in Korea and came to the US when she was 5 months old.

What do you feel is the best part of being a mother?

Their company. My kids are both smart, funny, loving, and self aware. I feel privileged to spend time with them. I didn’t have a very good mother growing up, so being able to establish a relationship with my kids that is close, trusting, genuine, and affectionate is the greatest gift in my life.

Is there a moment with your child(ren) that you wish you could take back?

So many. I often wish I could go back and repeat their infant and toddler years with less anxiety. I was so busy worrying about the “right” way to do things, and fretting about every runny nose, were they getting the exact right balance of nutrition, were they meeting their milestones. Now they’re nearly adults and I don’t feel like I had nearly enough time with their sweet baby versions. Everyone says it goes by quickly, and there’s a reason for that.

If you could provide any single commodity/experience/advantage to your child(ren) what would it be and why?

Single?? Oy. I guess, if I had to pick one, I’d pick humility. Without humility, it’s difficult to learn anything, make genuine connections with people, or truly live in the present.

How many of your pregnancies were planned?

I actually had a…. not so much planned, but not prevented pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage. I only ever intended to have children through adoption, and I felt that my first pregnancy ending was a sure sign I should continue in that vein. I then had an unplanned pregnancy with my son. I didn’t even know I was pregnant until I was about 4 months along. It was complicated and painful, from the way I found out, all the way through to the emergency c-section. I’m so glad it happened without planning it, I can’t imagine my life without him, or the world without him in it.

What is the best gift to receive on Mother’s Day, and why is it a Wisco Home Goods product?

I see what you did there. I know this isn’t the answer you wanted, but the best gift to receive on Mother’s Day is a walk in the woods with my husband and kids.

When, at last, you get some alone time, what do you like to do and which Wisco Home Goods product supports you in those moments?

READ. The answer to this is always read. I never get enough time for that. Candles are always nice. Who wants to read in a stinky room?

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