August Mom of the Month: Meet Sophia!

This month’s Mom of the Month is Sophia Meurer! Sophia and her little guy have been attending Stroller Strides classes since January 2016. One of our most consistent mamas at class, our instructors described her as “dedicated, hard working, and one strong mama!” They added, “She always brings a positive attitude and spirit; she always gives 110% effort.”

We are so happy to have her in Our Village! Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself on the blog this week, Sophia!

1. Where are you from originally?

I was born in Loudoun County and have spent my adult life all over Northern VA. I did move a couple times as a kid, so before returning to Loudoun for high school, I also lived in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

2. What is your favorite thing about Stroller Strides?

It's so hard to pick! I'd probably have to say the supportive environment that the instructors and mamas create each and every day. It doesn't hurt to get a good workout while my son makes friends, either!

3. What motivates you to exercise?

Definitely my family! I was never into exercising before, but motherhood made me feel obligated to set a good example and be around for them as long as possible.

4. What is your favorite part about being a mom?

I absolutely love watching my son grow and learn new things. It's incredible to watch a tiny version of myself do something today that he couldn't do yesterday.

5. What is your favorite thing to do when Ronan is napping?

I attempt to nap with him if possible - the extra sleep and snuggles are always appreciated! Otherwise I try to catch up on work or one of the many craft projects I have going on.

6. What is your favorite thing to do as a family?

We love going on walks around the neighborhood and reading together.

7. What is something about you that someone may not know?

I know this is weird, but I can lick my elbow, which is unusually difficult. I've also been skydiving twice, despite being one of the wimpiest people I know.

8. What is your favorite healthy and unhealthy food?

I am a vegetarian so I'm in love with pretty much every vegetable. Lately I've been on a huge avocado kick, so maybe those would be my favorite at the moment. My favorite unhealthy food is definitely pizza.

9. What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is bright turquoise/teal.

10. What is your favorite song or who is your favorite artist?

Coldplay has been my favorite band since I was 17, but I'm not picky when it comes to music. I love it all!

11. What TV shows are you currently watching?

I am anxiously awaiting the next seasons of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones!

12. Any advice for other moms out there?

Coffee, camaraderie, and a little wine never hurt. Some of the best advice I ever got as a mom was to join Stroller Strides (thank you to my sister-in-law for that)! Despite being out of shape and hesitant to join, it has turned me into a better version of myself and made me more confident in motherhood.

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