Shared by Beth Schlager
Tell us about your involvement with JF&CS and CERS.
I have been involved with JF&CS for more than 20 years. My original involvement was serving on the JF&CS Finance Committee and I later joined the JF&CS Board. As a Board Member, I discovered the work of CERS and knew that I really wanted to become a Visiting Mom, which I did about nine years ago. My family has also enjoyed participating in Family Table from time to time over the years.
Tell us about your family.
We are a family of six plus a dog named Brady. My husband, Eric, and I have four children, two boys and two girls, ranging in age from 17 to 23.
What is your favorite JF&CS memory?
That's a tough one because I have a few! My proudest moment was the first time I got a midweek text from one of the moms I visited with a cute photo that she just "knew" I would love to see!
What is one piece of parenting advice you'd share with others?
We have two ears and one mouth so always try to use them in that ratio. This is way easier said than done, at least in my parenting.
What is your favorite children's book?
Which Pig Would You Choose by Edith Kunhardt is an interactive book that allows the reader to choose from several options to determine the way the story goes each time it is read.
What are you most looking forward to about this year's Women's Breakfast?
I always love the energy of the Women's Breakfast. This year, I am really looking forward to hearing from Carnie Wilson, our guest speaker, as I find her story and struggle with postpartum depression very compelling. I also have a secret wish for the breakfast: I am a big fan of Carnie Wilson's music so I would be thrilled if she sang even one or two notes. I know it's not likely but I would be elated if it happened!
Join Beth and many others at this year's Women's Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7 at the Westin Waltham. Visit the event webpage to purchase tickets and for more information.