Our Mom of the Month program honors one of our local Stroller Strides moms for her efforts to live and role model a healthy lifestyle while giving us the chance to get to know her better at the same time. December's mom of the month is Kris Montgomery (aka Ashley's mom)!
|The Montgomery Family|
Kris is a dedicated class Member- faithfully attending Stroller Strides classes 3-4 times a week and always giving 110% of her efforts! She is a kind and patient mom and a sweet thoughtful friend to all. Kris also writes for a local blog that reviews area parks (http://raleighparks.org/), is a big-time Hokie fan and a dedicated volunteer with the Raleigh Jaycees.
We asked Kris a few questions to get to know her better and this is what she told us....
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Education: B.S. in Business Information Technology and Minor in Math from Virginia Tech
Stroller Strides Member since: April 2012
Members of your Family: Husband, Bill; Ashley - 20 months, and Ripken the Boston Terrier - 6 years
Current/previous Career: I worked as a Business Analyst at NC Farm Bureau for 8 years before having Ashley.
What was your childhood ambition? To be the founder of the Women's NBA (knowing my amazing height might be a disadvantage, I at least realized I should work behind the scenes)
What does motherhood mean to you? To me it means being a positive role model and providing opportunities for them to have fun, be healthy, learn new things and feel safe.
What is the furthest you have been from home? Italy
What has Stroller Strides done for you? It's given me a great outlet to introduce Ashley to exercise (she's already obsessed with the exercise tubing). It's also been a great way to stay in shape while meeting amazing friends for both of us...this group is full of such fun, intelligent moms and neat kids, I don't know what we'd do without it!
What is your favorite exercise? It's gotta be the leg lifts or anything that works the booty and legs.
What is your proudest moment? When Ashley was born.
What are three of your favorite things (besides your family!)? My MacBook, cheese, the beach
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or makes you unique. I got married on the most inconvenient day ever for our guests - it was a Monday, two days before Christmas in Blacksburg, VA (almost 10 yrs ago!).
If we asked your spouse what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? After an inappropriate first response, he mentioned my generous, giving and dedicated nature.
Special thanks to Omega Sports (North Hills) for further honoring our 2012 Moms of the Month with $10 gift cards to the store!