Gabby is an inspiringly high-achieving mom and blogger that I was fortunate enough to connect with on Instagram. A beautiful mom of 4, her story is one of triumph and defying the odds. I find her social media page motivational, and was glad when she was open to participating in this real-mom series. This working mom of 4 radiates kindness and wisdom, see for yourself in her interview below.Let’s Raise This Mother
Hi there, I’m Gabby a busy mom of four. Two boys and two girls who run my life! I have a full time career as well. Bachelors degree and Master’s degree in Computer Science. I became a mom in 2003 to a wonderful little girl.
I was a teenage mother, still in high school and a little girl myself.
Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, I’ve always dreamed of a large family. I group up as an only child and was determined to never make my children feel as lonely as I did. I learned my lesson and have now called it a quits at 4.
Initially I had some rather larger number like 6 or 7 lol. Whew!
Tell me about the infancy stage with your kids
Hmmm I’ve had four children therefore it has all varied. As I started young my ability to provide and the experiences of all of it changed so drastically. I’ve gone from needing my parents every step of the way to being the parent. What remained the same throughout was my obsession with my kids. I enjoyed immensely smelling their baby breath, laying them on my chest, and rocking them to sleep.
I would lay and stare at them for hours at a time. Just mesmerized at how wonderful they are.
To be perfectly honest, I think I gave birth to a circus.
They continually have me laughing day to day with tears in my eyes at times. I also have enjoyed some of the funnier memories of being a parent. Such as my ex-husband putting together a bike during Christmas, just for it to fall apart when he picked it up lol!
What’s something you wish people knew about your kids?
All of my children are so special! I have a gentle daughter, my flower child. I have one that’s shy, yet also always taking pictures. I have a little boy who is brilliant but his anxiety sometimes over shines it.
I also have a boy who is athletically marvelous. He’s been able to stand on his head since he’s been 2.
What’s something that you wish people knew about you?
I would have to say that I also need a good friend too. I was speaking with an associate recently and we discussed the topic of “who does the go to person go to?” I’m a control freak so I make a habit out of having it all together.
Even with that I adore moral support from others.
What’s the biggest sacrifice of motherhood and how are you coping?
As for sacrifice. I gave up my childhood. My college years. This however gave me a deep rooted need to succeed and prove everyone wrong.
I’ve coped by making myself successful despite my circumstances.
Name 3 things you enjoy most about motherhood
The three things I enjoy most. I would say the bond that changes overtime based on age and need. The constant yells of “mommy” when I’m needed. The pure love you receive from your children.
It’s all so satisfying to me.
They say it takes a village to raise them, name your tribe.
I am blessed to have a tribe full of family members. My parents and in-laws have been my rock! They’ve allowed me to have a career and well a life lol. I believe they know how thankful and appreciative I am.
I owe them my sanity.
What lessons do you hope to instill in your children?
I want them to be genuinely caring people.
The world can be so harsh these days. I want to send some people out there that don’t mind lending a helping hand, care about the feelings of others, and have emotional intelligence.
Best advice about motherhood?
Just wing it!
What’s your favorite book and why?
My favorite book is Kindred by Octavia Butler.
I’m a sap for a good love story. It adds in some science fiction and yessss I’m sold! I love a book that expresses the power of a woman.
13. Allow yourself to change and grow. Allow yourself to make mistakes and not be perfect. Love them YOUR way!
May we follow you on social media?
Please follow my journey as a boss mom at @bossmommagic on Instagram. My blogs and media can be viewed at bossmommagic.com as well.
Take care and talk to you soon. 💋