Band of Mothers is a bimonthly feature on moms who inspire us. Our goal is to cultivate a community of women, mamas, and children. Every other week, we’ll ask a mom 3 questions. Her perspective and stories are what makes up Band of Mothers. This week we’re talking with Kelsey Wise.
What was your ‘holy shit, I’m a mom’ moment?
My ‘holy shit’ moment was literally shit. It was a busy morning, I’m trying to get ready for work while trying to get my daughter ready for daycare. Clean clothes on almost ready to go, i’m in the bathroom brushing my teeth when all of a sudden I feel my daughters little hands wrapped around my legs, I smiled, looked down with loving eyes to see poop, poop wiped ALL over my pants. I wanted to scream, but I just sighed, looked at her and her poop covered hands and thought ‘Mom life.”
What’s the ‘keep it real’ advice you received or wish you had received?
When my daughter started her tantrum phase, my mom told me to stand firm. Let her cry and don’t give in to all her meltdowns. She will never learn if she always gets her way.
Describe your kid(s) in 3 words:
Josephine is loving, dramatic and strong.