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Wisco Mom #4

Hi all, sorry for the hiatus on posting over the past few weeks, it's been an interesting time at the Don & Jeremy household. One that definitely caused me to pause and respect the work my mother put into keeping life moving forward for the family on a daily basis. You see, we're both a little apathetic about planning for dinner. We grab something out of the fridge or run to the store or go to a restaurant. Well, three weeks ago our refrigerator died. Suddenly, we were completely helpless. We were using a cooler to try to save leftovers and basically ordering out, since we didn't have most of the basics needed to prepare a meal.

As I was growing up, there were several occasions I can recall where our home lost power for at least a few days. My mother would immediately switch gears and find solutions. During the Wisconsin Ice Storm of 1976, she cooked dinner on a wood stove (thankfully we had a wood stove), arranged a slumber party in the living room and kept everyone in good spirits. I most definitely was not in the same spirits over the past few weeks. :-) So, here's to mom's everywhere! And here's to their ability to make do with what's available to them.

Without further ado, here is Wisco Mom #4: How many children do you have?


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

Raising my children to be independent and for them to be confident in leaving the “nest”.

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

I think every experience that we have had as a mother/child has helped to bring us to the current relationship that we have. Some of those experiences may have been painful, but they helped me to evolve as a mother and to make my children into who they are today.

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

This one is hard. I feel that my children have had a “cushy” life and never really wanted for anything that was necessary in life and had plenty of wants given to them. My biggest want for them is to grow up independent and not be afraid to go after what they want, whether that be a material thing, life goal, or experience.

How many of your pregnancies were planned?

All of them. The last one was long awaited for, but definitely worth the wait, it was twins.

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

I have only used the candles so far, but I love them.

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