August MOM of the Month Amanda Stuyvesant!

From instructor Erin Hanna, "I am so thrilled that Amanda is part of our village! She always has a positive attitude (even when dealing with morning sickness!). She has stepped up as Playgroup Captain, and is always there to help and support our mamas. She is rocking the workouts, and we love seeing her and Nolan! Can't wait to meet new baby Hudson!"

Let's hear more about Amanda!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My wonderful boyfriend of 4.5 years, Justin, our 2 year old son Nolan, and baby Hudson who is due in January 2017.

2. What is or was your career?

Prior to becoming a stay at home mom after Nolan's birth, I was the front desk manager at a fitness club. I am also a full-time student.

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

I have been a member of Stroller Strides since October 2015. It has helped me to get in and stay in much better shape than I was prior. My pregnancy is so much better health wise this time around thanks to Stroller Strides. I also have loved being a part of the Fit4Mom family! It's amazing what friendship amongst other moms can do for your sanity!

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

How much I worry! It is literally 24-7-365!

5. Favorite website(s)?

Pinterest, Facebook, theSkimm, and Amazon!

6. List three current obsessions.

Reading the Harry Potter Series (I have never read them until now and I am now obsessed!), finding ways to save money through diy activities (I am making my own yogurt today!), and spending as much time with Nolan as possible before baby brother comes!

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

I think he loves that I'm not afraid to be silly! He loves dancing in the store, singing songs as loud as possible, and just being silly and he can always count on me to be silly right there next to him! His laugh is my favorite sound in the world!

8. Any tips for other moms out there?

Don't be afraid or too full of pride to ask for help! Being a mommy is the toughest most rewarding job out there. If you're offered help, as hard as it may be take it. Waiting until you are too overwhelmed to make it through another second is never worth it. Help is a wonderful thing and this is something I learned the hard way with my first child. 💙