Name: deAnn Roe
Location: Dallastown, PA
Mom to: Tyler (18), Evan (15), and Havah (4.5 months)
Occupation: Director of Creative Arts at Living Word Community Church
What is the one cloth diapering tip you would tell a new mom?
Do not fear the poo. (The pee diapers smell worse, actually).
What is the cutest thing your baby does?
She “sings” herself to sleep. I swaddle her up like a baby-burrito and rock her. I sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and she joins me with her little baby singing voice. Then she gets really loud right before she finally drifts off to slumber-land.
What is your parenting style?
Laid back, playful, loving, but NO means NO. It seemed to work on my boys when they were growing up. I assume I’ll parent the same being 40 as I did in my early 20’s with the boys. I want my kids to feel respected and loved unconditionally but know right from wrong as well.
What are your favorite websites?
I find myself on Facebook uploading family photos and video so my California (out-of-state) family can feel “close.”
What baby product could you not live without?
Without a doubt: the bouncy seat, or known in our house, “The Poop’n Chair.”
What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
Watching my kids explore their world: Ty’s first year in college, Evan’s sophomore year in high school, and Havah – taking in every facet of her new world with fancy and frenzy. It makes my heart smile.
If you had a night off to do anything you wanted without your baby, what would you do?
I’d get on my mountain bike and hit the trails with my husband and two teenage sons.