About the Mama Wolves

 

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Sarah (left) 8 months pregnant and Julia (right) 7 months pregnant.

About Mama Wolf: Julia Hernandez

I was born and raised in the small community of Wenatchee Valley. I am a proud mother to a beautiful baby boy, and a proud stepmother to a beautiful five-year-old girl. I have many passions; and my biggest one is raising intelligent, healthy, and kind children to grow into intelligent, healthy and kind adults. My tight-knit Christian family has taught me the way to live a caring and healthy lifestyle is to; utilize the pieces to a well-rounded life. That is why I try to groom the mind, spirit, body, and soul. Before I get any eye rolls, I want to make it clear that I in no way find myself to be a perfect parent. I eat gluten, I occasionally may bribe with lollipops, and I use the TV as a babysitter once in a while so I can do homework–or more realistically–Facebook in peace. I believe the future to a successful world is in the children we are currently raising. That is why I am a student at Western Governors University where I am working towards a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

The birth of my son opened my eyes to a whole new world. This new world at first frightened me, I feared for my son’s well being. Soon the fear wore off and I realized the only thing to protect my son was to change the world. Hmm, wishful thinking? Yes, but I could at least change the world that surrounds my family. That meant changing our way of life; what we eat, drink, and what we spend our time doing. Besides changing the body, I also knew my family needed a makeover of the mind, spirit and soul. This is where my beautiful sister-in-law and I join forces and start upping our creative game. We decided to take others on our journey to share the knowledge we gain and our experiences in the world of motherhood, marriage, and just general “adulting”. So here we are, entering the world of Mommy Blogging, and getting down and crafty with our mom-selves.

About  Mama Wolf Sarah:

Four years ago, my husband and I were newlyweds. We left our family and friends and moved to Seattle, Washington. I thought this was going to be easy. But I remember the first night in our apartment I felt so sad. I was excited about our new lives together. But I was sad because I wasn’t home. I came from a small town and lived with my parents. I would see my parents every day, and then I realized I wouldn’t see them. I didn’t know difficult it was going to be. My husband was kind to my feelings and asked if I wanted to go back. I will never forget that moment. I can’t believe he would even offer that to me. Obviously, I did stay. I wasn’t alone, I had my husband, and my best friend. That’s all I needed. While he was attending the University of Washington, I was working part-time jobs here and there. I went from working to a bank, a temporary job in a flower shop, and even working at the zoo. Don’t get too excited–I didn’t work with the animals. Yes each job had its ups and downs, but I never got to find anything that really called out to me. I thought I was very outgoing and not afraid to try new things. Seattle made me realize that I wasn’t as confident as I thought I was. Listening to people is something that I can say I am good at. Which has always opened the doors to friendships and trust. However, I didn’t want to go to college for eight years to have a degree. Going to college is huge commitment. Spending time, money and more money! Neil told me to explore my talents to find something that didn’t involve college.  In my spare time I love to walk our husky named Hachi. I paint canvases for family and friends, I also tried to be crafty by spray painting some ugly vases that I got as a wedding gift. My most recent project was selling some decorated mason jars on etsy that didn’t sell. I guess you can call me creative. But honestly, I’m a procrastinator. Some of my paintings took too long because I was afraid to finish it. My other fear was the person it was going to wouldn’t like it. But mostly it was because I had no idea what I was doing. I just learned how to paint in a college course and tried to push myself to paint just like Bob Ross. Luckily, my husband always praised me on my work. He also reminded me it’s okay to mess up and that it doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s but my work. Those three hideous vases are now displayed on a shelf. I didn’t know just a little spray paint can change everything. Just don’t ask how long it took me to buy the paint. And for my failing etsy store, let’s just say I was excited to start a simple business. However; it didn’t go as I planned. On the bright side, you can never have too many mason jars. And now that idea can go off my list. To quote my husband “At least you tried. You lost nothing in the process of it.” After my husband graduated, we were expecting our first baby. I was so blessed to share this journey with my sister-in-law Julia. We were just a little over a month apart and ever since we have been telling each other our stories and our feelings. But even before we got pregnant we would help each other through our struggles. I guess it helps that I am my brothers sister. But we also have so many things in common like growing up in a Christian home and growing up in a small community. And now we want to share that with people. Everyday we face a new challenge, or a struggle. It’s good to know that there is always someone who went through something similar and can help you. This is why we decided to share our stories and our ideas with you. I hope this site will give you words of encouragement and a peace of mind.