Now you know a little of what Maria’s business is all about. I hope you enjoyed that segment and even more so, I hope you will contact her for questions. Let’s venture into the other part of Maria’s life, her pride and joy, the reason she is in business, her family!
What do you love most about being a Mommy? Everything!!!! I know all Moms always say that. But really the love you feel for your child is something unexplainable! I love that someone depends on you, looks up to you, relies on you and is always there to give you the best hugs & kissies! Especially now that my son is at that age where he’s kind of my little buddy, it’s fun to go out to the park, for a walk, anywhere with him! He has so much life in him, he really does bring out the best in Me & my Husband! I love re-living the child in you through them. They get so excited about the littlest things, it’s really overwhelming and exciting for you as well. Plus with so many neat things in the new century it’s nice to experience it together. Like we never had all these video games, play places, Mom’s groups so it’s nice to get out there and experience all the fun things I never got to!
What would you say is your parenting philosophy? Well I know confidence is key and that all has to do with self image and how you feel about yourself. I consider myself a strong independent Women and all this is learned early on in life through our own Parents. When your little and as children we watch our parents everyday and from that experience they say that is how we build a model to raise our own children. My Parents always worked hard at “work” and at “home” so I think that’s how I got my great work and family ethics. I believe in words of encouragement and positive disciplining. Plus it’s always great to have a strong family. It took a little bit, but Me & my Husband are on the same page so nothing ever gets contradicted. Which is perfect for the Child so he doesn’t get confused. We have each other’s backs!
What does your family like to do for fun? Where is your favorite place as a family to go in San Diego? We like the free fun stuff! San Diego is so beautiful, sometimes people who live here don’t take advantage of what San Diego has to offer! So many people come to visit for the very reason that we have beautiful beaches which some residents never go to even if it’s right out there doorstep! With that said we like to go to the parks and definitely like to go to the beach or bay. We really like La Jolla Shores, because it’s right on the beach and there’s a playground there as well. Same thing with crown point. And during the Summer we love to go to Balboa Park and Seaport Village and have picnics or run around in the grassy area and watch people fly kites. As a family we love to vacation with each other. It takes away from all the pressure of work, family, house work, and my very demanding business. We try to get away a few times a year even if it’s just for the weekend. Last time we went to Las Vegas and just stayed there for 4 days with my Son. We went to the pool every day & watched the shows at night, and did tourist stuff. We always have fun wherever we are at!
I’ve noticed that you are very involved with the Mom Community in San Diego through Parent Connection. How has this helped you as a Mom? Can you offer any suggestions for Moms who want to get involved? I love Parent Connections! I love any Mom group really. You never really can prepare yourself for being a Mom. And even when you are one, there are just way too many things that are involved with being one. I think everyone should go out and join whatever group(s) they feel comfortable with. It’s like a free support system! You may think you want to do it alone, or you’re “ok” by yourself and your Husband, but really no one will understand more and offer great advice like these other Moms. And everyone’s philosophy is different about raising your kids, but if you meet the right group they will understand that and respect that. As a Member, they offer free parenting classes. You have to take the one called “Positive Disciplining.” When my Son was 2 turning 3 and having the terrible “twees” I like to call them, haha, this class truly helped me. If you want more details go onto their website. Plus we have met some wonderful families, especially since Jaden is an only child, it’s like instant play mates for him. And some families have grown to be really good friends of ours. Which is nice because when you have friends without Children, it’s hard to plan outings sometimes. Don’t be scared or shy, once you do it, you will love it! Plus they list any perks like discounts on theme parks or free events! We love it, we’ve saved so much money through other Moms, Thank You!
Who is your Mom Hero and Why? What would you like to say to her? That’s really hard to say. Of course my own Mother! My Parents both worked full time jobs raising 5 kids in a 2 bedroom duplex so I admire all they had to do with what they had to work with. You never really know the struggles of being a parent until you become one. I Love them both! There are so many Moms in my life it really is hard to pick one. Especially in my business I probably know at least 100 Moms with 2 or more kids working a full time business and even a full time job with Husbands, babies, etc. I definitely admire those Women! I want to say thank you to all of them because they make my job seem easy with only 1 kid. They help me to realize that I have no excuses because someone out there always has it “worse” than you do or at least is going through the same exact thing.
Thank you so much Maria for inspiring me and countless other moms, to be our own boss. You have such a wealth of information and your positive energy is so contagious. I can tell that you value community and communication which are at the top of my list when it comes to raising my family. I love how you brought up ‘re-living the child in you through them’ because this is something I have come to embrace. Thank you for your sincere and honest input about juggling business and family life. With that being said, we wish you continued joy and success in your business and in life. You have a beautiful family, Peter and Jade I know are so proud of you, My MomHero! God bless you all!
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