Please welcome…. Angi Embler….
Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in rural southern New Mexico with her husband, two sons and two dogs. She creates, she designs, and she loves to ramble on about anything. When not doing those, she can be found slaving over the kitchen stove cooking for her family, curled up with a good book or watching any one of her favorite TV shows.
She has also been a long time buddy of mine thanks to the Blogelina blogging groups so I am really happy to once again introduce you to her!
Q: Give us a play by play of a regular day at your house…
I stir awake when our puppy, Starlet, jumps on our bed to greet my husband as he gets ready for work. I fall back asleep for an hour or two before dragging my body out of bed and stumbling into our home office where my husband has been working for at least an hour already. I skim through Thunderbird and social media sites for any must do items and complete those before sauntering down the hall to check on our two boys. If we have somewhere to go, I remind them how long until we must leave the house. I tackle house work, blog stuff, and other various tasks until I head into the kitchen to make lunch for everyone. More house work, blog stuff and home school stuff happens after lunch until Tim and/or I get started on dinner. The boys head off to their room while Tim and I settle into the living room to catch up on our favorite TV shows. Some nights we have family time with games or movies. After relaxing from the days events, we all head to dreamland.
Q: How has being a mother changed your view of life??
I can’t say that is has. I started babysitting when I was 10 years old and saw first hand how being a mom has it’s ups and downs. That’s why I swore I didn’t want kids at all. Of course that changed once I was emotionally ready for a family.
Watching our boys overcome obstacles put in their path.
Q: What has been, in your eyes the hardest struggle of motherhood?
Waiting… I hate waiting to give presents. I hate waiting for them to overcome the obstacles in their path. I hate waiting in waiting rooms. Motherhood, like life, is a “hurry up and wait” world that I just don’t like!
Q: In what ways are your children exactly like you??
Some of my personality shines through with our youngest but our oldest is so much like Tim, it’s scary.
Q: In no more than a couple sentences give us a description of how you felt throughout your pregnancy/ies…
I was nervous with our oldest because it was our first child and everything was new to us. With our second, I had literally just been through the process so I was super laid back.
Q: How do you measure a parents success in this world? Do you think you measure up to your own expectations?
Success is hard to measure because each child and parent relationship is different.
Q: What are some of the lessons you have learnt from your own parents about parenting?
You’re going to make mistakes so just do your best.
Q: What do you love about who you are as a woman and as a mother?
I love that I am surrounded by people who support me and that I am able to give support back to those people. I love that our boys feel respected as individuals and that they respect me not only as their mom but as a person. I love how my views on the world are just one part of the way our boys interact with the world. I love that as a mom I can help our boys learn from their mistakes.
Q: How do you battle “parent guilt” on a daily basis? What advice would you give others?
This is a hard one because we have two boys with drastically different special needs. I remind myself that parenting is a series of trials and errors but as long as I treat our boys with respect, everything will fall into place.
Blog: Tim And Angi