In today's Do It All Mamas (& Papas) the spotlight is on children's author Florida Vigil, mom of one now-adult-daughter.
Examiner: Tell me something unique/interesting about yourself.
Florida: Besides writing which is my passion; I like to play the quitar and sing, work out at the gym, speed walk, do volunteer work, hike, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Examiner: Tell me about your books.
Florida: My first book was Embracing Life Poems that inspire the heart and soul. It was a book about beauty, life, love, family, and prayer. My most recent book is A Child's Imagination Childhood Poems, a book that energizes a child's imagination and inspires them to be creative and encourages the child to explore, learn, and have fun.
Examiner: Why did you start writing children's books?
Florida: I started writing children's books because when I was a child books always has an impact on me and my family. I was always encouraged to read and recite poetry. Books still have an impact on me.
Examiner: What secret do you have to share with other parents about "having it all" with your family and business?
Florida: Honor family and friends. Family always comes first in my life. Always give l00% to whatever you do, be passionate about what you do, always believe you have what it takes to succeed, never give up your dreams. I have been married for 47 years and am a retired nurse after 30 years.
Examiner: What is the number one piece of advice you have for other parents?
Florida: Always have the door of communication open, be a role model for your children, never criticize, always encourage your children, praise a child for trying and for doing the very best they can.
Examiner: What is your (and your kids) favorite family activity?
Examiner: Anything else you want to add?
Florida: Be positive, set goals, have faith, it's never too late to make your dreams come true.
Read all the other moms and dads stories and inspirations that have been featured in this series HERE.