November 2, 2015 10:20 am Join Mom of the Week, Laura Daniel in Kicking Cancer! #MoveMeMonday
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
Rock out! Whether we’re in the car assigning roles (Luke loves lead vocals and CC plays a mean air guitar) or at home, we love to dance and listen to music together! My son Luke is 4 and my daughter CC will turn 2 this month!
I hope that they live a full life – to love and learn and keep the energy and enthusiasm they have as toddlers!
When and where are you the happiest?
When I’m laughing!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The list is endless, though I want to go to Italy, I’ve never been!
Who has had the biggest influence upon you? And what quality do you most admire in a mother?
My parents have had the biggest influence on me. They provided me with a foundation of unconditional love and have always been ‘biggest fans’ while also encouraging me to make my own decisions.
What do you like to do for fun?
Be outdoors and active! Tod’s Point is a favorite spot for walking, jogging and beach time! I also enjoy catching up with friends and family on our back deck!
What is one of your favorite books? Movies?
I love to read, but my queue is fairly long right now – recently I enjoyed The Language of Flowers. One of my favorites to read with Luke & CC is Giraffes Can’t Dance – ‘we all can dance when we find the music that we love’.
Jurassic Park and Star Wars are a couple of my all time favorite movies!
Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed?
I love being involved with the Linda W Daniel Foundation, which my husband, Kyle, founded to honor his mother and to focus on cancer prevention awareness. We’ve hosted Kicking Cancer youth soccer camps, including our first one in Greenwich this summer and have a new initiative – MoveMe Monday! For every mile participants run, walk, bike, swim, etc. or 15 minutes they exercise each Monday, they earn 1 beat. For every beat shared via our social media channels, LWDF will attempt to raise and/or donate $1 to select cancer organizations on a one-for-one basis! Please join us and get your beat on!
What are your strongest qualities?
My strongest qualities are my sense of humor and being able to laugh at myself, and I am a loyal and thoughtful friend.
What is your favorite type of food and what do you love to cook?
Pasta and pizza are always a treat! My cooking is currently reliant on my crock pot given the early evening chaos with young children, though I do enjoy cooking!
What is your favorite time of the day and why?
I love the pre bedtime snuggles while reading books with Luke & CC and enjoying a glass of wine with Kyle once they are asleep (ideally the bedtime struggle between the two events is short!).
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms and what’s your favorite drink?
I love champagne! Louie’s is a neighborhood favorite, but I’m always up for trying a new spot!
Learn more about the Linda W Daniel Foundation and #MoveMeMonday via facebook!