Meet a MetroKids Mom
– Program Director, West End Neighborhood House:
Runs housing & case management program for foster care youth
– Wilmington, DE
Summer vacation. Love it or hate it?
I love having the kids home. We take lots of mini-trips. Our favorite places include the zoo, beach & amusement parks. We even drove to Florida once!
Getting your kids excited about school?
I still haven’t found a way. But the girls do love being able to wear new clothes.
Favorite thing about Delaware?
I love that we’re close to fun cities like Philly, New York & DC, but far enough removed to still live life at a slower pace.
How do you beat the summer heat?
Lots of water ice! Bernie’s (in Wilmington) is the best.
Favorite summertime meal:
Anything we can grill, and seafood. I will do anything and everything to avoid cooking in the house.
I’ll never forget the time…
…my daughter won 1st runner-up in the Ms. Juneteenth pageant, just a few weeks ago. It was focused on pregnancy and substance abuse prevention. I felt so proud of her and her motivation to work toward being a great woman.
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