July MOM of the Month Ashley Youngblood!

From instructor Heather Cowart, "I have known Ashley for many years but recently reconnected when she joined Stroller Strides. I am so proud of the progress that Ashley has made since her first day of Stroller Strides. Ashley and her daughter Shelby show up to class everyday with a smile on their face ready to work hard. She is a positive presence to all of our members and we are so glad she is part of our tribe."

Let's hear more about Ashley!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Neil, Shelby, who will be 1 in August, myself and of course our dog Cash.

2. What is or was your career?

Restaurant manager

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

I started SS this past February and it has brought so many positive changes to my life. Just getting up and going makes my day better. I've made some great Mommy friends and I feel confident in asking their advice and value their opinions. I'm stronger than I have ever been (mentally and physically) and feel better equipped to deal with the ups and downs of Motherhood. Losing weight is a big plus too!

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

The ability to function on very little sleep. Before Shelby was sleeping through the night, she was a little night owl. Also, the stages babies go through. They seem to last forever, but next thing you know they have started a new stage.

5. Favorite website(s)?

Amazon, FB, and I research all the parenting sites for tips and tricks and dealing with the different stages babies go through.

6. List three current obsessions.

Bargain hunting!! Stroller Strides and Shelby

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

Shelby loves my hair. I know because she won't stop pulling it and trying to eat it. She gets excited when I put her in her highchair because she loves snacks and trying new foods.

8. Any tips for other moms out there?

Take it one day at a time. Cherish holding your child, even when you are exhausted. One day they will be to big to hold. And always reach out for advice or help. I promise there is another Mommy out there who has gone through the same things you are dealing with.