Sheryl Del Galdo
Meet a MetroKids Mom
MetroKids Magazine wants to get to know our readers and is excited to introduce a new feature in our magazine that spotlights a mom living in our area. We ask her to tell what she likes best about where she lives, share some parenting insights and more.
our October 2011 MetroKids Mom:
Kids & Pets: Three kids, 12, 9 and 4; a Cairn Terrier dog, Toby; and four turtles, Turbo, Elmo, Grace and Little Hot Shot
How she spends the weekend:
My favorite weekend activity in the early fall is a trip to the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. The boardwalk is not crowded and I give each child some money to spend at one of the arcades. No crowds = more fun. We also like to visit local parks to play on the playground and walk through the woods. Dinner at Grandma and Grandpa’s on the weekend is almost always a guarantee.
Reflecting on parenting:
Each of my children is different and special in their own way. I try to be fair to all of them while showing them that I love them for who they are. My children are all strong, independent and have very good self-esteem, so I must be doing something right. [My husband and I] have learned to pick our battles and sometimes to let the kids express themselves, even if we don’t agree with their choices. Of course, this is only on matters that are not harmful to themselves or others.
The Half Life by Jennifer Weiner
House Hunters, Property Virgins and most other HGTV home shows. I also enjoy CSI, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives and GLEE.
Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Nickelback, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Pink
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