November MOM of the Month- Christine Heiss

From Instructor Emma Davis, "Christine is one of our Stroller Strides veteran moms, who has always been supportive and welcoming to our new moms. She worked out her entire second pregnancy, and recently welcomed her daughter Abigail to the family. Christine hasn't let having a toddler and a newborn stop her from getting her workouts in, and she is gearing up for her first Body Back session! She is a great example and member of our FIT4MOM family!" Let's hear more about Christine!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Philip, son Ethan (3), daughter Abigail (4 months), and Brutus our English bulldog.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist but currently do not practice directly in patient care. I am however, currently a part time faculty instructor at Armstrong State University for the Respiratory Therapy program.

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 of Savannah for nearly 3 years. I joined in February 2013, a few months after Ethan was born. It has helped me to become more active and healthy while meeting and making friendships with other great moms. It also helped me to stay fit and active during my pregnancy with my daughter. I was able to continue to working out up until 2 days before Abigail was born. Continuing to workout during my pregnancy helped my delivery and recovery go much smoother all around.

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

How much love you can have for someone other than yourself and how each child develops such unique and different personalities.

5. Favorite website(s)?

Zulily, Amazon, WonderWeeks

6. List three current obsessions.

LulaRoe clothing, Chicago Fire, Ohio State football

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

Reading books and baking cookies

8. Any tips for other moms out there?

Take one day at a time. Enjoy the little moments each day while you still can (you never know when the last time your child will ask to be picked up, read to, or to hold your hand). Lead by example. Make time for yourself (even if it means an uninterrupted shower that you fit in at 10:30p and right before bed). The rest will figure itself out and you'll always have a helpful hand amid other great mommas in Stroller Strides.