Sunday, September 2, 2018

Gothic Mommy Spotlight: Kitty Jitters

Interview with Kitty Jitters

GM: How old are your children and what are their names?

            Kitty Jitters: My son Josef Gallifrey is 6 and my daughter Lydia Enid is 4.

GM: How did you decide on names for your kiddos?

            Kitty Jitters: Josef comes from my husband’s family and Gallifrey is a Dr. Who reference. My daughter us named after Lydia Deetz and Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World).

GM: How was your experience with pregnancy? And what was your experience with labor and delivery?

            Kitty Jitters: I had pretty easy pregnancies luckily. My son's birth was difficult though. We had planned a home birth, but he ended up being breech. He basically turned back around and sat down on my cervix.  I had to go in for a C-section in the end. My daughter was a scheduled C-section, which some people can be judgmental about, but my anxiety was really bad with my 2nd pregnancy and I honestly couldn't have done it mentally another way, I don't think. Oh, and trying to find maternity clothes I didn't hate in stores in Kentucky... good luck! I basically wore pajamas.

GM: How has it been for your children growing up with a "gothically inclined" mommy?

            Kitty Jitters: My kids are still pretty little so they're still not quite sure what they think.

GM: Are they ever embarrassed or do they love your style?

            Kitty Jitters: Now that Josef is in school he's noticed his parents aren't quite like most kids'. Lydia still thinks mommy is the prettiest (for now) but she's obsessed with pink somehow and really wants me to wear baby pink everything.

GM: What is your favorite thing to do with each of your children?

            Kitty Jitters: I love to paint with my son, its one of his favorite things too. Right now my favorite thing to do with Lydia is just to talk. She's going through I hilarious story-telling phase and I want to encourage that imagination.

GM: Do you have any tips for new or expecting mothers?

            Kitty Jitters: Trust yourself, but don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Don't let someone tell you that you can't be yourself because you’re a parent.

GM: Is there anything else you would like to share about your motherhood experience thus far?

            Kitty Jitters: I'm sure my kids will be embarrassed by mommy’s "gothness" eventually, but it’s not as though parents visiting embarrassment upon their children is anything new or shocking.

Besides raising her two children, Kitty Jitters maintains a Youtube Channel and Instagram full of great posts! If you would like to learn more about her, check out the links below!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Homeschooling Lilith: August Update

Hello everyone, the past week I have put out two new videos showcasing what Lilith and I are doing for her preschool at home. Please check out the videos and tell me what you think of our daily learning practice!