April Mom of the Month - NANCY QUINONEZ GATTO

Instructor, Lauren Murty: "Nancy is one of those moms that is a blast to have in class! Whether she's making you laugh or offering words of encouragement, Nancy knows how to put a smile on our faces! :) It has been a pleasure getting to know her this past year and witnessing her fitness journey. Her dedication to her health and family are refreshing, and I can't wait to see how successful she is in reaching her Body Back goals. Way to go, Nancy! Keep up the great work, mama!"

This month we recognize NANCY GATTO for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, NANCY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Stephen, our 18 month old, AnnaSophia, and our pooch, Mimi.

2. What is or was your career?

This is my 13th year teaching elementary school, but my first year teaching part-time, I love it!

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I started Stroller Strides just over a year ago. It has changed my outlook on what being healthy really means and has made me want to be a better example for my daughter, and it got me back into shape! Beyond that, I've made so many friends. The Gattos love our Stroller Strides family!

4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

How selfless you become! I never thought I'd be so fulfilled and happy to make my life about someone else, I'm constantly amazed by how much I love her!

5. Favorite website(s)?

They're more like favorite apps:

Instagram, Pinterest, Nordstrom, Haute Look, Amazon, BuzzFeed, I do like

6. List three current obsessions.

Spanish- trying to teach it to my daughter and learning to speak/read/write it better myself.

EW Radio- it's talk radio that's all about TV, movies, and celebrities! I figure if I can't actually watch it myself, at least I can hear about what's going on! :)

Traveling - I'm always looking for inexpensive ways to take small trips with the family. We have a lot of fun!

7. What is your child's/children's favorite thing about you or favorite thing that you do?

She loves my silliness! That girl loves to laugh, she imitates me a lot and tries to get me to laugh at her too.

8. Any tips for other moms out there?

Take time for yourself! I know it's hard, but you need to do it, get a pedicure, a massage, or come to a MNO! You won't regret it!

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