Mom of the Month

Mom of the Month

Our very first “Mom of the Month” Award goes to a dear friend of mine, Laura Halapin. I know her through our church, Clearview Church. She is an awesome mom that juggles so many different things: school, a photography business (L.Halapin Photography), being a teacher in our Children’s program at church, and of course, the biggest job of all: Being a Mommy! I truly love this woman and envy her easy going personality. She never stresses out and is always a positive person in every situation. She is a delight to be around and is so fun. I am honored to call her my friend!!!

PS. If you need a photographer, she is AWESOME!!! You definitely need to check out L.Halapin Photography! She does such an amazing job!


I asked Laura to answer some questions to give you an idea of who she is as a mom, her mommy techniques, and asked her to give some fun mommy tips to share with us…..

1. How many children do you have? (Names and Ages)
I have one daughter her name is Christine Grace Halapin and she is five years old.

2. What is your occupation?
Well, I am not quite sure how to label myself under just one occupation I do so many things.. I am a fulltime single Mom, I am a fulltime college student going for degrees in both photography and art therapy. I am a freelance photographer and a fine artist and at least one Sunday a month I get to teach Sunday school. I would have to say my occupation can be summed into one by saying I am a Mom and we do everything!

3. What fun things do you like to do with your kiddo(s)?
We spend a lot of time together and I try to share all the fun local things my parents treated me to as a child. Any day the sun is shining is a good day to go to the beach even in the winter. We love the Zoo, especially in the springtime when the flowers are in bloom and the peacocks are flashing their feathers. We always stop by Doumars after the Zoo for ice-cream. We also spend a lot of time at the aquarium I love that there is so much to do that is geared towards the children and it is a plus that I grew up with the aquarium!  Christine loves berry picking season! We had the pleasure of kite flying for the first time this past year when you hosted our mommy and me adventure group! Many windy days have been spent flying kites over at Mt. Trashmore . My favorite thing to do with her is art. She loves to paint and draw as much as I do.

4. What is the hardest part about being a mom?
The hardest part about being a mom is having to put my foot down and put her in time out I always have to be the bad guy because it is just us. And there are just not enough hours in the day, there is so much to be done.

5. What is your favorite part about being a mom?  
My favorite part about being a mom is my daughter she is the light of my life!

6. What advice could you give to other moms about parenting?  
One day at a time and Pray often!


Congratulations, Laura! You are an awesome mom! Thanks for all you do:)

 This page is dedicated to awesome moms that are nominated by you and picked by me! Nominate someone that you think deserves the “Mom of the Month” title by filling out the nomination form below:


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