Natalie is an artist, a small business owner and a girl power enthusiast. She runs the CRY BABY GIRL GANG and preaches a powerful message of female empowerment and that it’s okay to be emotional, you are still so strong. This is an interview we did on my blog, THE SENTIMENTAL CYNIC back in May of 2016. She continues to be a powerhouse!
Kristen Mittler, curator of the Instagram account @OLDJOY and the author of the emotional and touching MOON SCHOOLING ELEANOR blog, “sat down” with me in 2015 to work on a blog series called Rad Moms. While many interviews fell through, I am so thankful to still have this gem. Kristen continues to remind me how precious motherhood is and inspire me to be a better mother… and human.
A little about Cheryl, in her own words…
I spent the last 18 years of my life raising the most amazing daughter. In August, when I dropped her off at college, I reluctantly retired my job title, “Stay at Home Mom”. It was tough, but I am excited to see what life has in store for me!
I love to cook. I am an Aquarius. I used to say my favorite color was blue, because I didn’t want to seem girly, but is has really always been pink. I have the sense of humor of a 5 year old boy. I can’t stop myself from saying, “that’s what she said” in really inappropriate situations. I pass out, like a lot. I have a lipstick obsession. I have two best friends, one I have been friends with for 20 years, the other I have been friends with for 10. That girl scout song is stupid, they are both gold. I used to write, and perform slam poetry. I live in Cincinnati with my awesome supportive husband and two dopey dogs.
I have a funny little blog, called Home Haircuts and Other Misguided Missteps and Mysteries of A Girls Life. You can read it HERE.
Something that has always been a big deal to me is the reminder that motherhood should bring women together NOT pit them against each other. Motherhood is a hard job and one that requires giving so much of ourselves every single day. If we are focused on the very noble cause of raising our children to be good people we must lead by example…