March's Mom of the Month

Congratulations to Kristi Harvey, our Mom of the Month for March!

Kristi is a dedicated Stroller Strides mama, working out with us since the fall of 2015! Her adorable and spirited daughters, Arielle and Lily, join her at classes. If you are friends with her on Facebook you've seen the photos...Kristi is a serious baker, having attended Johnson and Wales culinary program. Her creations are amazing...both in looks and taste!

Kristi is one of the hardest working mamas at class and is an inspiration to everyone around her. She has made great strides in fitness, motherhood, and life, and we are so thankful that she is an integral part of Our Village!

Join us in congratulating Kristi and read on to get to know her a little better!

Mom of the Month Questions:

Hometown (where you grew up): Cary, NC

Current part of the Triangle that you live in: Apex

Education (optional): Johnson and Wales (Culinary program - didn't finish though, got distracted and married. :))

Stroller Strides Member since: October 2015

Members of your Family: Husband - Nate, Daughters - Arielle (3 yrs old) and Lily (19 months)

Tell us about your children: Arielle loves all things princessy, construction equipment and jumping off the couch. Lily loves reading books, playing with bubbles and imitating anything her sister does.

Current/previous Career: Patient Accounts Rep at Wake Orthopaedics for 8 years

What was your childhood ambition? to be a famous pastry chef

What does motherhood mean to you? It means everything. I feel so blessed to be a stay at home mom.

What is the furthest you have been from home? Europe, St Maarten, Canary Islands

What has Stroller Strides done for you (or meant to you)? Helped me connect with other moms, feel healthy and lose my baby weight.

What is your favorite exercise? I love squats!

What is your proudest moment? Whenever I hear my kids say back to me something I've taught them.

What are three of your favorite things (besides your family!)? Baking, reading, exercising.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or makes you unique. I speak conversational Spanish, a little bit of French and Italian, and I can count to ten in Latin, Dutch and German.

If we asked your spouse what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? Being a good mom, a good cook, encouraging others.

What advice would you give to moms looking to get back into shape? Keep at it! Find friends to work out with, and it makes it so fun.

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