Meet Amanda Atherton, our April Mom of the Month!!
Amanda is mommy to two boys, Madden and Liam, and is sweetheart to husband, Will. You know this momma is strong living in a house with ALL boys! You can find Amanda rockin her workouts early in the morning with the House of Boom Body Back crew, or bringing her adorable kiddos to Strides and Barre in the evenings and on weekends. Besides having the best dressed boys around, Amanda is also well know for her love of gangster rap... and for being an amazing friend. We are so fortunate to have Amanda and her family as part of Our Village! We love you!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? My favorite thing about Stroller Strides is being able to bring my little ones with me. I'm rather attached to my kiddos and find myself racing home when I'm away, so bringing them along allows me to relax, enjoy my workout and see my friends without feeling like I need to rush back home. I love lots of things, well everything about SS, but that's def my favorite .
What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Now that I am strong enough to do a real one, or 10...I love a good old push-up .
What is your favorite part about being a mom? Being a mama has always been the only job I really ever cared about having. Liam made me a mama and Madden showed me that I could love 2 small little boys more than I ever, ever, ever realized was possible. Watching them grow, learn and become the people they were sent here to be, makes me so proud....especially knowing I had a part in their success .
Favorite thing to do when Madden naps? Zero lies here, I like to sit and stare at my phone. I buy stuff, I sell stuff, I meddle in people's business and I text goofy thoughts to my friends.
What is your favorite thing to do as a family? My family (because they're all boys) loves being outside! Our garage is like a bike shop, so anytime the weather is nice, we are OUT.....usually on bikes or running along side bikes!
What is something about you that someone may not know? I really wanted to be a Police Officer! After I got my 2 years of college, I considered going to the Police Academy, but c'mon...who was really going to be afraid of me?! The end of that dream.
What is your favorite healthy and unhealthy food? I love everything sweet and salty! I love peanut butter, so a healthy PB smoothie or unhealthy with a giant spoonful straight to the face. Ahhhh!
What is your favorite color? My favorite color is green.
What is your favorite song or artist? My favorite song is "Juicy" by Notorious BIG.
What TV shows are you currently watching? Current shows: Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, Teen Mom, This Is Us and Real Housewives of....you name it!