Mom Crush Monday - Northern BC Moms - Bethany Wallis

Mom Crush Monday – Meet Bethany Wallis

Meet Bethany. She’s a stepmom living life in Prince George. Take in a glimpse of her mama story below.

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Tell us about your family?
I am a stepmom to a 10, 12 and 17-year old girls. We have full custody of the oldest and split of the younger two. We are a mix of nerds and outdoorsy, Lego and video games are favourite activities, but camping and shooting are also sought after.
What keeps you busy in life? Being a nanny, a fourth-year nursing student and mom.
Describe yourself in one word? Compassionate
What do you do in your ‘free time’? Watch Netflix,read, yoga, run, hike, what is “free time….”
What is your favourite colour? Blue.
What is your favourite thing to make for dinner? Burgers
How did you become a mom? Falling in love with an amazing single dad.
Mom Crush Monday - Northern BC Moms - Bethany Wallis
What is your biggest challenge as a mom? Giving them everything I can while not overstepping boundaries
What do you want to teach your children?
Compassion, that its okay to make mistakes and fail, that science is awesome, effective coping and problem-solving/conflict resolution,
What did you learn from your parents?
Above all else, love. Love everyone, everyone has some sort of battle that they aren’t ready to share but are still struggling with.
What do you find yourself always saying?
I love you, and you are ridiculous.
It’s a good thing you’re cute.
Your biggest piece of advice for new moms?
For new stepmoms, take it slow, be present but not pushy and when they ask for you to be involved or do something, move hell and high water to be there for it. And come up with one on one time.
What keeps you going, day after day? Them.
What is the most important thing in your home when raising littles? Snacks.
How do you take care of you? What do you do for self-care?
Yoga, walks, trying to find me time.
Do you have mom guilt? What’s trips you up the most?
Working evenings when we do have them, leaving them to go, nann.
What’s something you need right now? How could a stranger help you?
Validation. Tell me I’m doing ok
Tell us about your mom?
Tiny but fierce. That woman worked so incredibly hard while I was growing up to provide for us and to be an amazing role model of what a working mom could be. She was the breadwinner while also being present for evenings and important events. She taught us the values and work ethic while also prioritizing childhood and fun.
What is your favourite activity to do with your family?
Camping, or really anyway we can connect with each other and without electronics.
Mom Crush Monday - Northern BC Moms - Bethany Wallis
What do you think makes your community great?
The diversity of activities, art, play, and outdoors.
What’s something we might not know about you?
This wasn’t at all what I had planned at this stage in my life or even 6 months ago but I am happier than I have ever been.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Getting as far as I have in my nursing degree, and moving away from home to do it.
Where will we find you in 5, 10, 15 years?
Hoping to rock my nursing career as a psych nurse, and hoping with a little one we adopt or have in the next few years. In 15? With a preteen, nursing and loving these crazy girls that changed my life

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