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October's Mom of the Month

'Mom of the Month' for October

Congratulations to Julie Jaquillard, our 'Mom of the Month' for October!

Julie is a dedicated Stroller Strides mama, working out with us for the last year and a half. Julie is mom to three sweet boys, Caleb, Owen and Jonas and she makes us laugh with her fun personality and witty quips during workouts!

Julie is a super hard worker and is an inspration 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 Julie and read on to get to know her a little better!

Mom of the Month Questions:

Hometown (where you grew up): Latrobe, PA

Current part of the Triangle that you live in: near downtown Apex

Education (optional): Bowling Green State University

Stroller Strides Member since: May 2015??

Members of your Family: Matt, Caleb (7), Owen (6), Jonas (3)

Tell us about your children: My boys are very active, fun, silly, and a little crazy! They are excellent at doing the chicken dance!

Current/previous Career: previously a Special Education Teacher for Wake County

What was your childhood ambition? I'm not sure that I had one! I did want to be a bartender on a cruise ship! I didn't do that, but I have drank some yummy cocktails on a cruise ship. :)

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood means teaching my boys to love God and to love others. There are so many ups and downs along the way, but it basically boils down to that for me.

What is the furthest you have been from home? I went by myself to Japan for 2 weeks when I was in junior high to visit a friend who had moved there.

What has Stroller Strides done for you (or meant to you)? Stroller Strides has given me my sense of self back. For a while I was putting every bit of my time and energy into raising my children and I had nothing left for me. I hit a low point, but Stroller Strides helped me to bounce back and really be happy with my family, my self, and my life.

What is your favorite exercise? running

What is your proudest moment? For Mother's Day last year Owen completed a sentence that said, "My mom is pretty when..." and he filled it in with "she does her runs."

What are three of your favorite things (besides your family!)? cooking, being creative (painting, crafting, quilting), being outside

If we asked your spouse what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? my loving personality and putting others before myself (I asked him, I didn't just come up with that on my own!)

What advice would you give to moms looking to get back into shape? Don't wait for the perfect time...when the kids are "out of a cranky phase" or when you have extra free time or when you have more energy! The perfect time is now! Celebrate your own accomplishments and be proud of yourself!

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