Boy, is that ever a loaded question? Hmmm… where do I start? Well, I’m Sean. I’m a native Houstonian and I currently live in northern Virginia. I’m a 40ish working mom to one sweet tween daughter and a crazy little toddler boy, I have a wonderful husband, and I drink entirely too much wine. Well, maybe just enough wine. Or not enough – depends on the day. I also love to travel and I try to be healthy(ish).
Every mom is a supermom, and I’m just your average one of those. Mostly I’m really busy, but I’m doing my best to create a life I love and inspire other really busy moms to do the same. Maintaining a sense of who you are after becoming a mom is, in my opinion, critical to your sanity.
Chuck and I met in the Air Force way back when we were basically infants and got married in Vegas in 1997. We waited ten years after that to have kids (until we were both over 30); probably our most grown-up decision ever. When we had Ava, we had traveled a lot and grew tired of drinking for recreation like the rest of our friends. We both felt like it was now or never and a year and a half after trying we were blessed with the happiest child on the planet. I often wonder if she’s mine.
Since Ava came along, our world has vastly changed. Those party people are still at it and we are no longer friends. That’s not a bad thing. But we aren’t necessarily what you would call ‘kid people’ and find it hard to associate with those who are. It’s a sticky situation to be in sometimes and can make finding friends hard, but I don’t apologize for who I am.
Despite us not being ‘kid people,’ after 10 years of enjoying our little family of three, we decided it was time to do it all over again. We had our little boy, Evan, in late July 2016. So, we are good at keeping up with life changing events on a decade by decade basis.
I’m a Working Mom
Yes, all moms are working moms, regardless of employment. For me, I worked at NASA as a contractor from 1998-2010 doing a gamut of jobs. I did project management, astronaut training, technical writing, education outreach and public affairs. While I loved the work, I realized that the politics were too much for me to handle. After consulting for a large aerospace company that probably built the last plane you flew on, I left to work at a public relations firm where I focused on commercial space clients. After a few years, one of those clients hired me on full time as their Director of Corporate Communications. Taking that job was the best decision I’ve ever made in my career.
I’m a Veteran, Among Other Things
I’ve got a master’s in professional writing and applied design. I’m an Air Force veteran and got great benefits for school so it was essentially free. In one of my master’s classes, I had to read Virginia Woolf. From that I realized I’m an existentialist. Kind of. At least I related to her, which is rare because I don’t relate to most people well at all. Too bad she’s dead and all that.
I Wrote and Illustrated a Children’s Book
Yes, I most certainly did. The book was final master’s thesis/project. It’s about a princess that goes to space. I’ve pitched it to one publisher unsuccessfully. I’m now too nervous to pitch it anywhere else, so I just self-published to save me the fear of rejection. I’d love it if you would grab a copy for your kids! It’s really awesome.
About the Average Supermom Blog
I started this blog as a creative outlet for my writing back in 2011. I’m working hard to build this blog to be a solid resource to other moms who are struggling with maintaining a sense of self after having kids.
Social Media and Digital Influencer
I have been on social media since around 2008 and got my start creating social media events at NASA. I’m active on several social media channels and I would love to work with companies and brands to help grow your audiences.
You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org