APPLICANT #7: Lindsey Sims

Lindsey Sims is a mother of three from Lynnwood, Washington.

Here is Lindsey's video application:

Here is Lindsey's current situation:

"I’m a 31-year-old mom living the dream with real life problems. My husband and I have been married for 8 years and have 3 big personalities for kids. I believe in moderation and am turned off by mean people. I have a strong background in banking, public speaking, and writing. My family is some of my best friends and I treat my friends like family. I love a good challenge and put at least 100% of effort into everything I do."

Here is Lindsey's blog post:

"What does it mean to be a Mom?

Now that’s a loaded question. Before I had kids, I was the perfect mom with all the answers. Then as though lightening struck as soon as I peed on that stick all my “answers” and “advice” became hysterical jokes. For the first time in my life I was making life altering decisions on a daily basis with no experience, no clue, and nothing but a desire to learn and love while on this adventure of motherhood. It was scary...

All my life I had an image of being one of those super cute women with a basketball bump for a belly and a rosy perfect life. What I got was 3 very hard, very high risk pregnancies resulting in 3 premature births with very big price tags. “Real life” is plaguing my family. I don’t know if it’s coincidence, poor decisions, or a stroke of bad luck that has gotten us where we are today but, faith, optimism, and a sense of humor will for sure keep us going.

My family of 5 live in a just shy of 900 sq ft house. This has forced us to live simple. We survive on a budget, try to be environmentally friendly, and do our  best to live a healthy life style. I make personalized gifts for extra money and am currently looking for a part-time mom-friendly job. Know of any? I’ve had some health problems in the past which has resulted in a tilted way of looking at life and my adventure.

So, what does it mean to be a mom? I could never work for Webster, not only is spell check my BFF but, I love that the meaning of motherhood is constantly evolving for me. Every time our situation changes, so does my definition. Love, humor, thoughtfulness, and the want to be a good example are the tools I’m using to nurture my kids. But really... I’m just trying to figure it out as I go.

Lindsey"

The Verity Mom Team