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Meet our June 2022 - Mom of the Month!

Congrats to our June Mom of the Month, Courtney! She has been a bright light in Our Village for many years!

Courtney, we love having your positive attitude, beautiful smile, and high energy at our classes! ❤️

Hometown: Winfield

Tell us who is in your family: Mike and I have been married for 13 years this July! We were high school sweethearts and we've got six kids who we homeschool! Bella (12) Beau (10) Rock (8) Forrest (6) Greta (4) and Henry (18 months).

Current/Previous Career: Photographer (Little Arrows Photography)

What was your childhood ambition? I always wanted to be an artist of some kind, and my backup plan was a dolphin trainer at brookfield zoo! LOL

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood is the greatest thing, and the hardest thing. What baffles me about myself is that feeling of wanting/needing a short break, but then when I finally get it, realizing that the whole time I'm just missing them! It's so stupid, but very genuine. I don't want to miss a moment of these young years.

What is the farthest you have been away from home? I went to Big Sur with my cousins for a weekend for my 30th birthday!

How did you find FIT4MOM DuPage County? Some friends told me about it many years ago and I'm so thankful!

How has FIT4MOM DuPage County changed your life? FIT4MOM has taught me that it is so important to take time for yourself, and not to feel guilty about it. Your mental and physical health is vital, especially because motherhood is so much about giving to others and meeting their needs. I no longer feel guilty about leaving them when I sign up for a class, because I know I'll come back a better version of myself for them, and I want to have energy for them and to be around for them as the years roll by.

Favorite exercise: Seated rotation

Proudest Moment: Honestly that feeling just after pushing out a baby is just the best feeling ever. You really just feel so powerful, like nothing can stop you. Its incomparable!

What is one thing you have learned so far from this year? You can actually DO so much more than you THINK you can. Our bodies are incredible and its just our mind we have to convince!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us!: I am a lefty. My birthday is on Halloween. I hate olives with so much passion. They ruin any dish they touch. And one time Justin Timberlake told me I was cute.