Real-mom interviews – Meet Tia

What day is it again?!

Oh yeah, Monday! On Monday’s I feature Real-moms on my blog.

These interviews have rapidly become the most popular post of the week based on the openness of courageous women who aren’t afraid to share the good, the bad and the tragedies of everyday motherhood.

This week meet Tia!

Let’s Raise This Mother
  • Tell me about yourself
  • My name is Tia Lennard. I am 29 and have been married for 1 1/2 years with my husband for 8 years total. I became a mom on June 16th 2019 (cough cough… Fathers Day) 

(cough cough… Fathers Day) 

  • Have you always wanted kids? If not when did that change?
  • have always wanted kids. I grew up around babies and I always knew. I babysat all the time! 

I babysat all the time! 

  • Share your birth story.
  • The birth of my daughter was very difficult was in labour for 28 hours and pushed for 2 1/2 hours to then have an episiotomy. However we were very lucky to have such an easy baby afterwards. She slept great and nurses like a champ! 

The birth of my daughter was very difficult

  • Funniest memory?
  • My funniest memory would have to be watching my husband deal with his very first poop explosion 😂😂

Poop explosion.

  • What’s something you wish people knew about your daughter?
  • How much she loves her food. She is eating solids and hasn’t not liked something yet! 

How much she loves her food!

  • What’s something you wish people knew about you?
  • That I would love to be a fit mom that balances both being a mom and fitness. However I just haven’t gotten there yet! 
  • What was the biggest sacrifice of motherhood to you? And how are you coping?

Biggest sacrifice is losing a little bit of yourself on the way.

  • Biggest sacrifice is losing a little bit of yourself on the way. I always put my daughter first, make sure she has everything she needs. Which means I make sacrifices to what I may need or what to make she she doesn’t go without. There are times when my daughter looks great leaving the house and me on the other hand look like i just rolled out of bed! 
  • What do you love most about being a mom? Name 3 things.
  • 1. The way my daughter looks at me
  • 2. Seeing a little pieces of me and my husband in her.
  • 3. Watching her grow and develop every day! 
  • Who does your tribe consist of?
  • My husband, my mother and father, my sister and her husband, my brother, my husband parents, my godparents. I wish they knew that there is absolutely no way we could have done this without their help!!! 

there is absolutely no way we could have done this without their help!!! 

  • What lessons and values do you hope to instill in your child?
  • 1.Family is everything and no matter what they are always going to be there for you!
  • 2. Respect your elders
  • 3. Always be kind 
  • What’s the best advice you’ve received about motherhood so far?
  • Time flies and it’s ok if your house isn’t where it usually is or there’s a pile of laundry that needs to get done. Cherish the moments and leave the stuff it will get done eventually!

Cherish the moments and leave the stuff it will get done eventually!

  • What does self-care look like to you?
  • A nice warm bubble bath with a glass of wine! 

A nice warm bubble bath with a glass of wine! 

  • What advice do you have for new moms?
  • Take time for yourself, it’s ok if you leave the little one with your husband! You deserve a night out once and a while!

You deserve a night out once and a while!

  • Can we follow you on social media! – of course! I’m on Instagram @tiamarchesini7
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