The Biz Life of A Farm Girl &Her Munchkins

April is the mom to three munchkins, a wife, and an elementary school teacher who also blog at Mojitos and Munchkins. April is also a farm girl from Iowa who has traveled South America and Europe and has gone on to call Phoenix and Chicago “home” over the years, before settling in a suburb of Minneapolis. In her words: No matter where I go, the values instilled in me while growing up in the middle of the cornfields follow me.

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April Walker is a Farm Girl and the Mojito and Munchkins Mom.

April is the mom to three munchkins, a wife, and an elementary school teacher who also blog at Mojitos and Munchkins. April is also a farm girl from Iowa who has traveled South America and Europe and has gone on to call Phoenix and Chicago “home” over the years, before settling in a suburb of Minneapolis. In her words: No matter where I go, the values instilled in me while growing up in the middle of the cornfields follow me.
April is the mom to three munchkins, a wife, and an elementary school teacher who also blog at Mojitos and Munchkins. April is also a farm girl from Iowa who has traveled South America and Europe and has gone on to call Phoenix and Chicago “home” over the years, before settling in a suburb of Minneapolis. In her words: No matter where I go, the values instilled in me while growing up in the middle of the cornfields follow me.
April is the mom to three munchkins, a wife, and an elementary school teacher who also blog at Mojitos and Munchkins. April is also a farm girl from Iowa who has traveled South America and Europe and has gone on to call Phoenix and Chicago “home” over the years, before settling in a suburb of Minneapolis. In her words: No matter where I go, the values instilled in me while growing up in the middle of the cornfields follow me.

What I do well as a mom.

I’m good at following through with consequences, even when it is hard to see the frustration in my children’s reactions.

I would love my kids to always like me, but that isn’t going to provide them with the life lessons they need. @MojitoMunchkins Click To Tweet

I’ve learned they will always love me, even when they don’t appreciate me at the moment.

I also do a good job of parenting from the perspective of tomorrow not being guaranteed and enjoy living in the moment.

 

What I learned from another mom.

Love the child we have, not the child we want.

While it is all too easy to plan for the children, embrace the unique qualities of your child.

 

Lesson learned from my child.

The importance of choosing my battles. Not to overreact when it comes to eating, sleeping, and pooping issues; to set reasonable standards and expectations, and also choose consequences accordingly to help steer them in a direction of reality.

 

Successful motherhood moment.

Following the sudden death of my own mother when I was 29 years old, I faced a few years of heartbreak and transitional grief before being able to say I was truly living life to the fullest.

Sadly, this was at the expense of my young children.

Part of my healing was finding ways to show my three kids that I could be happy and joyful when talking about their grandma, instead of feeling empty and sad. It was from this that our annual Do It For Diana Day was created.

On the anniversary of my mother’s passing, my family and I do random acts of kindness to spread the smile that she shared with each of us during her time on earth.

On one anniversary, my 7-year voluntarily decided to make a goodie bag and give it to one of his favorite teachers. He also included a note to explain why he gave it to her. “My grandma liked to smile and make people happy. I hope that this makes you happy too.”

 

Mom I admire.

My mom, Diana. I have fabulous memories of my upbringing, one filled with, smiles, hugs, and patience, even when it wasn’t deserved. I admire her for her positive attitude and strength, dedication to her faith and gratitude for life.

 

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.