Mom to Kiely, age 15,
Josie & Haley, age 9, and Paul & Page, age 7
Silver Spring, MD
From coaching basketball games to officiating swim meets, Laura is incredibly active in all five of her children’s lives. She’s also the mother of two sets of twins. She loves helping with school projects, volunteering and even takes on the family’s taxes.
“If someone offers help, take them up on it. You can always pay it forward when you are able.”
Q&A with Laura Murray Hutchcroft
What advice would you give to new or expectant moms?
You don’t have to buy everything new. Just to re-use as much as possible by shopping second-hand sales.
How has motherhood changed your outlook on life?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Be involved not just in their lives but in the lives of your communities as well. Make a difference.
How do you think your child(ren) would describe you?
Busy but will try to do everything I can to help out.
Describe a favorite mom “moment(s).”
Movie night with the kids and coaching kids’ sports teams. Another favorite is helping out in the community, such as getting involved with clean-up projects and school volunteering.
Who is your role model?
My mom—she raised eight of us by herself. We all finished school, completed college and have successful, happy lives.
What would you say your secret is to balancing life/family/work/motherhood?
I see it more of a blending of roles. I would say that you can’t do any of this alone—we all need help and that help can come in from many different venues—family, friends, community, school etc. If someone offers help, take them up on it. You can always pay it forward when you are able.