Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Kingwood?
– I moved to Kingwood when I was in 7th grade. I attended Riverwood MS, the old KW 9th-grade campus, and graduated from Kingwood HS. My husband is from Humble and we are currently raising our kiddos in Atascocita.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Tyler (9), Alyssa (7), Nathan (4).
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
– I worked for Boeing for almost 10 years. I worked on contracts and negotiations for parts of the F22 military aircraft.
What is your go-to activity for yourself for pampering or for fun?
– I love a good spa day! I also love working out, being curled up on the couch reading a good book, and a good Girls Night Out!
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
– Coffee in the AM and wine in the PM
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the
corporate world? Please share!
– I am a Real Estate agent with Keller Williams Northeast. I love my job and have known since the day I graduated HS that I wanted to be a Real Estate agent. When I’m not working or at home, with my kids and hubby you can find me volunteering. I’m on the ESE PTO board, a substitute CCE Teacher at St. Martha’s on Sundays, part of the RENEW community, part of my MOPS leadership team, and a proud community sponsor for different schools/groups/teams/events in my area.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
– My community means everything when it comes to getting to where I am now. I have been extremely blessed in my Real Estate career. My tagline is, Your Friend – Your Neighbor – Your Realtor. I picked that for multiple reasons, one being that my friends, my neighbors, and my clients are the heart of my business. They are the reason I am where I am today. I work hard to make them proud and I am extremely grateful for them, their support, and their trust in me.
My community also includes my Mommy Pack. They are there for me when I need them to pick up a child from school, they are praying for me when I have sick kids, they bring me food when I’m fresh out of the hospital after surgery, they are the ones I call for a lunch date when I have some free time, and they are always cheering me on the loudest.
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering,
– I really think the key (for me) is to have fun with it. I love my job and volunteering makes me happy. When it stops being fun, then I don’t need to be doing it anymore. I try to live my life: God, Family, Friends, Business. When I keep that in check, everything (eventually) tends to fall into place the way it’s supposed to.
The other key to it is to have a solid group of Mom friends to go through this crazy thing called Motherhood with. Someone to call and ask if their kid is going through certain stages/phases like yours is. Someone to vent to. Someone to celebrate with.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
To hang on because it’s a wild ride…but the best ride of my life. I’d also remind myself to keep the faith because nothing ever goes as planned. I had this grand idea that everything would be “perfect”. It took me 5 years to get pregnant with my first child. I ended up having one child born with a clubfoot, one child that has multiple special needs, and one child that was never in the plans…but completes our family perfectly.
What is your proudest mommy moment?
I think I’m the proudest when I see all three kids playing together, helping each other…and not fighting.
What is your favorite thing to do in the HKA area?
– As a family, some of our favorite things to do are: go bowling, go to the library, ride bikes, and going to different outdoor community events.
If you need a realtor, contact Monica.
She is Your Friend – Your Neighbor – Your Realtor