Mom of Reinvention...Jessica Lewis
Role Mommy: What did you do before you became a mom?
I worked at WCTL radio in Erie, PA as Production manager and Midday Announcer. I married my husband Dave, and moved to Nashville, where I road managed the band "downhere" (www.downhere.com) for almost 5 years. We were able to travel all over the US, Canada and Europe.
Role Mommy: When did you decide to reinvent your life?
It's amazing how having a baby reinvents your life, whether you like it or not. I decided to embrace the whole stay-at-home mommy thing and began my own business: www.ToLiveBeautiful.com. "You're Beautiful, Live Beautiful." In fact - my daughter Cali's name means "beautiful."
Role Mommy: How have your children influenced your career path?
How many do you have? So far, I only have one daughter (5/25/07), but my husband and I would love to have a few more. Having a daughter has made me think about what I really love in life. She has reminded me to take joy in the little things and laugh a lot. She forces me to be a better manager of my time and reminds me of how bad I am at it. My career path involves spending as much time as I can with my family.
Role Mommy: What's your favorite "Time Out" tip for moms (taking time for yourself)
I love to put my feet up and put a "heat relaxer" around my neck. I make my own, which was originally inspired by one of my daughter's plush pink blankets. They are available via my other website : www.HeatRelaxer.com
Role Mommy: What does your website offer moms or kids?
"To live beautiful is to discover, create or enjoy something beautiful every day of your life." I would hope that I could inspire moms to find their own unique beauty - and USE it! I try to find different tips - from beauty - to time management - to starting a home business.... the list goes on!
Role Mommy: What do you hope for your own kids?
My biggest hope for my children is that they would understand how unique and special they are. No one in the world will ever be like them. I will encourage them to embrace their individual creativity while discovering the Creator who made them.
Role Mommy: Who is your Role Mommy?
My own Mommy, of course!