NOVEMBER MOM OF THE MONTH - Heather Milward
Instructor Michelle Kadera: "Heather deserves all of the spot light this month. Heather brings so much energy, joy and dedication to our village! Her smile and positive vibes are enjoyed by all! And, when she comes to a workout, oh man does she show up!! What a strong mama! I think we all can agree that Heather and her cute little family are so loved and appreciated by all. Our village would not be the same without her! Congratulations, Heather!!"
1. Who are the members of your family?
My husband, Mark, and our one year old girl, Whitney.
2. What is or was your career?
I taught middle school English for 5 years and loved it! COVID changed my path this year, but I will most likely be back in the classroom when the babe gets older. Middle school kids are awesome, do not be worried about that phase mamas! They are all the emotions, all the time, but they have the biggest hearts and desire to make you proud. And they can keep you hip and teach you Tik Tok dances.
3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?
I became a member in January 2020 when Whitney was 2 months old. I knew I wouldn’t have opportunities to workout with a little one in a gym setting, so I checked out Fit4Mom. I was hooked after one class and later participated in Body Well. Fit4Mom has helped me so much in my “new mom” journey. I didn’t have any local mom friends, and I thrive off of relationships with others, so being able to make mom friends while doing what I love has changed my life for the better.
4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?
I was surprised at how similar babies are to dogs. Puppy pads for diaper changes in those first weeks are life changing. In all seriousness, I knew I would love being a mom, but I was surprised at just how much I would love it. It’s the best title.
5. Favorite app(s) or website(s)?
Instagram, Poshmark, Audible
6. List three current obsessions.
Christmas everything. Decor, outfits, scents, gifts, lights. Give me all of it.
Closing my apple watch rings.
Paying off debt so we can get into a house and finally get a dog.
7. What is your child's/children's favorite thing about you or favorite thing that you do?
My girl is social and nosey, so she loves that I take her to so many places where she can stare at people and interact with other kids.
8. Any tips for other moms out there?
Follow @TakingCaraBabies. Not just for sleep help, which I highly recommend, but for daily reminders that there is no better mama on the planet for your baby than you!