Meet THE gal who broke the mold! There has never been and will never be anyone quite like Courtney – I feel extremely fortunate to feature her on The MotherStucker. This former NFL cheerleader and beauty queen is thankful for her 2nd amendment rights and set her 2013 New Year’s Resolution to make whatever is on the cover of Southern Living Magazine. She loves God, her family, and the Kentucky Wildcats! See what I mean?
MotherStucker: I remember running into Courtney when she was 8 months pregnant at the gym. It appeared that she had swallowed ½ a grapefruit – ubercute! She always looks effortlessly well “put together”. Courtney, how would you describe your “Mom” personal fashion style?
Courtney: I think maintaining yourself is very important so my fashion goal as a mother is to make strangers say in disbelief, “Wait, you have a baby?!” I’ve always favored the “fancy” side of things and I adore getting dressed up. When I became a mother I was determined not to give into the new mom stereotype of untidy clothes, tangled hair, and no makeup. I still take pride in my appearance and live by the motto to “Do the best with what you’ve been given”. And certainly there have been sleep deprived days where I would love to roll out of bed and just stay in sweat pants, but I try not to give into that (too often).
MotherStucker: Last week while on Twitter (in sweatpants;) I read your tweets:
1. “The term – business casual – has been used like an Amsterdam whore and has lost all meaning to me.” 2. “My new career goal is to eat a burger on a Hardee’s commercial.”
I laughed so loud that everyone in Starbucks turned and glared. Kidding – I would never wear sweatpants to Starbucks. I Starbucks like it is my job. What is your day job?
Courtney: I’m an orthopedic sales rep for an extremity company and I love it! This lands me in a lot of operating rooms and surgeries. I think orthopedic surgery is fascinating. It is truly amazing what can be done to the body to improve a patient’s quality of life. My job can sometimes have extremely long (and unpredictable) hours, so balancing it with motherhood has been very difficult, but I feel so lucky to be in such a fun and competitive industry. I learn something new every day, and I’m always in a new place with new people. Plus there’s added benefit of getting to wear comfy scrubs quite often, although I do tend to “dress up” this look with colorful tennis shoes.
MotherStucker: Extremity. 1 raised MotherStucker eyebrow. Tempted to make my own funny tweet but I dare not. Speaking of “HUMERUS”, any family vacation stories you would like to share?
Courtney: Anytime we are on a long road trip I make sure to get everyone involved in a make shift “work out session”. I crank up some tunes and do jabs and upper-cuts to burn a few calories on the road. This usually warrants strange looks from passing vehicles! But hey, fitness is important!
MotherStucker: My guess is they are terrified you let go of the steering wheel? I hope one of the “tunes” in the car is “I’m on a Boat”. I knew I was a Courtney fan forever when she introduced me to “The Lonely Island” jam. Courtney who inspires you?
Courtney: I admire women who take the initiative to teach their children how to love others unconditionally, how to take personal responsibility for their lives, and who instill a strong sense of morality in their kids. I have been very blessed to have several women in my life who are amazing examples of this – my mother, grandmothers, even friends who are new moms like me! My heart swells with joy to see a mom who gives her child the tools necessary to become a productive, loving, wonderful member of society. Insert the hackneyed “children are our future” pageant girl answer here….
MotherStucker: (back from looking up what hackneyed means and grabbing a glass of chardonnay…) What is your guilty pleasure?
Courtney: Krispy Kreme – without any shadow of a doubt. I have a shameful history with these deep-fried pastries. When left alone with a dozen, I have been known to consume them all in a 24-hour period. I am not proud of this, so I try to limit myself to two boxes of Krispy Kreme a year.
MotherStucker: 12 doughnuts in a 24 period = 1 Krispy Kreme every 2 hours or 24 doughnuts / 365 days per year = 0.066 doughnuts per day. Nothing to be ashamed of! Anything else you want to be sure MotherStucker.com readers should know….?
Courtney: I was the tearful girl who was in the delivery room at 5 centimeters crying “I don’t want to be a mom! I don’t want things to change! I’m NOT going to like this!” Oh boy was I wrong! I absolutely, positively, unequivocally love being a Mother(Stucker;) and can’t believe I ever felt otherwise. This is how God works, he smacks us in the face with things that we think we don’t want or don’t need…only to find it’s what we were missing all along!