Jenny Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who has recently written a book called Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity One Mom at a Time .* Don’t you love her already? We asked her a few questions so we could get to know her and her hidden super-powers! Thanks Jenny for hanging out with us today!
1. How many people call you mom?
Three. But I’m finding that they don’t really “call” me mom. Instead, it’s usually screamed, moaned, yelled, or shouted…hardly ever is that name said in a mellow tone of voice. Amen?
2. Describe life as mom in one word.
Hard. Amazing. Chaotic. Beautiful. Blessed!
3. What do you wish someone had told you about mothering in the beginning?
I didn’t need to be perfect at it…that my best was in fact, good enough.
4. How have you changed over the years through mothering?
Every stage my children enter into ends up changing me–the way that I parent, and the way that I see/interpret things. I “think” I’m becoming more patient, and I certainly hope that I’ve learned to listen more, talk less, and lean on God throughout it all.
5. How do you prepare your heart for the next stage of mothering, whatever that may be?
I don’t. If I think too far ahead, I tend to get overly anxious. I mean, to contemplate my daughter driving, dating, moving out and moving on? I could just cry. For me, I’ve got to stay in the moment, breathe in the present, and just take it day-by-day.
6. What Timeless Truth do you cling to?
That God has got all of this figured out. He holds the future for all of us. For me, this is such a freeing realization. I don’t have to overthink it, overanalyze any of it either. He’s got this.
7. What do you find yourself praying over and over for your kids?
The biggest prayer I have for my children is that they will know and follow the Lord–I’m talking truly, deeply, and with their whole heart. That they’ll turn to Him in times of trouble, seek Him when fear rears its ugly head, and know without a measure of a doubt, that God is everything.
8. What resource do you suggest for raising girls?
Dannah Gresh has an amazing book out on the topic called Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl, * as well as a Secret Keeper Girls Tour just for moms and daughters. I highly recommend them!
Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who enjoys writing about anything and everything under the sun, but especially loves to instruct, motivate, and guide other moms with practical advice, tips, and a whole lot of comic relief in the process. Jenny is a contributing writer for The MOB Society and Moms Together, and is the author of the recently released guide for all mamas titled, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time.” * To find out more about Jenny or to follow her blog, visit www.jennyleesulpizio.com.
Jenny has graciously offered to give one Mothers of Daughters mom a free copy of her new book! Leave a comment below and tell us which super-power you would choose if you could have one! We will choose one winner with And the Winner Is and notify them by email. Contest is only open to US residents. Thanks!
Who Doesn’t LOVE a Sale? Jenny’s book is available on Kindle this week for $2.99*! Go get it girls!
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