HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY?
Unique, strong, crazy, close! I am a single mother of 2 amazing children…divorced 3 years ago. My daughter, Mackenzie, is 12 and my son, Kealan, is 6. I am white and their father is African American. My kids are super close…we all are. They have a sibling bond unlike anything I've seen and I love it!
DOES FAITH PLAY A ROLE IN YOUR FAMILY? IF YES OR NO, PLEASE EXPLAIN.
I grew up going to church and my faith definitely played a role in helping me through my divorce. My kids are aware of their faith, but church does not play a huge role in our lives.
ARE THERE ANY CHALLENGES THAT YOUR FAMILY FACES THAT YOU FEEL ARE DISTINCT FROM OTHER FAMILIES?
Being an interracial family, especially in the South, I have to explain to kids why I'm not the same skin color as my children. Grown adults ask me if my children are adopted or if they even belong to me.
WHAT BRINGS GREAT JOY TO YOUR FAMILY?
We are a very athletic family. I train in Muay Thai, my son trains in boxing, jui jitsu, skateboarding and football, and my daughter does soccer. We love to go to the gym, outdoors, and sporting events together.
WHAT IS A WORD, QUOTE, PASSAGE, VERSE OR SAYING THAT DESCRIBES YOUR RELATIONSHIP?
We've always told our kids to "be the best" everyday. It has become our family phrase.