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OCTOBER MOM OF THE MONTH - Betty Ficke

This month we recognize BETTY FICKE 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, BETTY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

Instructor, Elyce Amero: "Betty is a cool, calm spirit, that always has a smile on her face! She is so warm and welcoming to all the mamas and babes, and always has a toy to share! Our village is blessed to have you Betty!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Jason, my daughter Sophia, and myself.

2. What is or was your career?

I was a project manager for BBQ grills manufacturer.

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I joined FIT4MOM North Orange County on June 18, 2018 and ever since then meeting up with the Stroller Strides group has become a very important part of my life. I like to work out and I love my baby. Stroller Strides has been the best combination to mix this two together. It helps me to get over my postpartum depression and help to start my day with energy. Most importantly I have made friends here with other moms and Sophia has some playmates too.

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

I thought I will be the cool mom that can leave my baby home and still have fun with my girl friends. But the reality is I haven't even had a girls date with my girl friends yet without taking my baby with me as she has become my best mate and I am just obsessed with her.

5. Favorite app(s) or website(s)?

Facebook, Instagram and baby clothes websites like Baby Gap and Gymboree websites.

6. List three current obsessions.

Stroller Strides, shopping for my baby, organizing her closet.

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

She likes me sing a Chinese lullaby for her and she will calm down whenever I sing for her. I enjoy my nursing time with her.

8. Any tips for other moms out there?

All moms, you are not alone there by yourself. What you have experienced now, you are not the first one and you will not be the last one. We are all here with you. Join us and it will make your motherhood very meaningful and enjoyable!