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March Mom of the Month

Every month, we will be featuring a mom in Our Village as Mom of the Month! This month's M.O.M is Mary Ann M!

1) Tell us about your family -

How long have you been married? How did you meet? - I've been married for almost 4 years and we met (not until I was 30!) because of a high school friend that I lost touch with. She was in town and invited us both to dinner!

How old are is your little one? I have two daughters. The eldest is 2 and the youngest is 3 months old.

What do you like to do as a family? We love going to Georgetown Basketball games. It's hectic to get two kids from Herndon to the Verizon Center, but we love it once we're there.

2) What is your favorite part of motherhood? The little moments when you see them learn something new, or when they say something like "hi mom" or "I love you" for the first time.

What one piece of advice would you give to a first time mom? The babies don't know what they're doing either, so just take it one day at a time. If you do something you think wasn't right, it doesn't mean your a bad mom, you can just try something different the next day.

3) How long have you been involved in SS? I started mid-January 2016

What classes do you usually attend? I attend Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides Monday, Wednesday, Friday

What brought you to us? I knew Natacha in high school, but it really got my attention because it was something I could do with my daughters instead of having to find a babysitter (aka my mom)

Why do you stay? I am hoping once I'm back at work I can continue because this is quite literally the first exercise class that I enjoy. I never liked doing classes or going to the gym (I'd always rather be in a dance class instead!), so when I found Stroller Strides through Natacha, I loved that I could exercise, have fun, meet new mom friends, and feel like I was getting stronger each class.

*Mary Ann's photo was the winning photo in our FAB-AB-BRUARY contest at FIT4MOM Falls Church Vienna. To see her photo and the other submissions click here!*

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