I am known as "the triplets' mom." This is not shocking, since I am flanked by three little ones everywhere I go.
My mom identity seems to overshadow everything. Like the fact that I love to bake and cook. Or that I'm a writer. Or that I'm from Detroit (and a die-hard Red Wings fan).
Likewise, when I meet someone new, she is introduced to me as "so-and-so's mom." I don't know what she does/did professionally, where she's from, what her interests are. These are the things that I would learn quickly pre-children. But now her identity, as is mine, is wrapped with her kids'.
That's how it was when I met Tara Coles. We lived on the same street and neighbors introduced her as a fellow mom of multiples (twins and an older daughter, and now a younger one as well). They failed to mention that she's also a practicing ER physician. An entrepreneur. And now, I've just learned, one of four semi-finalists for an International Moms in Business Grant for her start-up, ArtNest.