Our next member is a busy mother of two who is mastering life as a stay at home mom all while doing work as an interior designer. Get to know Christina and her family a little more by checking out her blog, Lil Bits of Love. While you’re there be sure to check out her gorgeous, handmade creations under the Bring it Home tab. Lots of great gift ideas there!
Name: Christina Kilduff (nickname is Tia)
Kids? Names and ages: 2 children, Caroline (3yrs old) & Davis (1.5yrs old)
Furry kids: Reese (8yrs old) & Woodford (5yrs old). Both chocolate labs & LOVE life on the course.
Location: Howey in the Hills, FL (approx. 30 miles Northwest of Orlando)
Husband’s Course: Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy; an elite junior golf academy with approx. 75 full-time students training for college placement and/or PGA tour cards.
How do you make time for each other during the busy season: Our current employer is the most flexible with hours & understanding of family time, which has been incredible. We focus on scheduling things in advance, so he can plan for it & block that time off his work schedule. Sometimes, just a 15 minute convo on the sofa, while the kids are tucked into bed is all we get, but it works!
What is the most difficult part of being married to a man of turf: The unstructured hours are difficult & no two days are the same. We live on the golf course, so Robert is basically “at work” all the time. Both a blessing (taking the kids for a nightly golf cart cruise) & a curse (see above – always at work).
What is the best part of being married to a man of turf?: This is not a job to him, this is a passion. What started as a hobby/pastime has developed into a successful career. That’s pretty awesome! The luxury of living on the golf course & having a golf cart in the garage ensures family fun. The kids LOVE our evening cruises around the course to check on things.
Would you encourage your children to follow in their father’s footsteps? Why or why not?: We jokingly say that we’d never let our children enter this side of the turf world. In reality, we will support our children in whatever they choose to study. 😉
Is the job ever a source of tension in your house?: Is that a rhetorical question? It is an ongoing learning curve for both Robert & I. He is quickly realizing that the kids are growing & changing daily and he doesn’t want to miss an ounce of that. I am slowly learning to accept the importance of his job & the fact of being “on call” 24/7, as well as no such thing as a holiday.
What do you do for you? How do you make sure you’re taken care of?: Robert is really good about taking the kids out for a treat when he manages to get a morning off. They’ve got a wonderful routine of going out to the local donut shop in their PJ’s when Daddy is home in the AM, while Mommy gets to sleep in!
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