Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Dominique

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Birmingham

I befriended my first Birminghamian when I was in college in my hometown of Mobile, Alabama. I instantly took to her and her Southern charm, love of botany, and her beloved talk of Birmingham. After we graduated, I decided that it was time to spread my wings and fly — but not too far — to another branch of the state and foster some independence in Birmingham. I fell in love with what it offered me then: a thriving social scene for young adults, a job market in almost any field, an amazing food scene, and friends that I would treasure as a family away from family for life. A decade later, my life here looks a bit different, but I still love what Birmingham offers me now — a home, a church, an amazing school system, and still great food and great friends. 

Mom

I’ve been married to my husband, Chris, for nearly nine years. We have two girls, Violet – seven, and Hazel – four. I met Chris when I was living in Birmingham after college, and he was living in Mobile. We met through a mutual friend who “just knew we’d be perfect together.” She was so happy with her decision, her toast at our wedding was a simple two words: “You’re welcome.” We moved to Birmingham together after spending a year in Mobile in 2010, and we wasted no time. By 2013, we were married, homeowners, and expecting our first child. By the time I got pregnant with my second baby in 2015, we decided it would be best for me to start my career as a stay-at-home mother for a while, which I’m currently still doing. However, never one to stay still, I’ve filled any little free time I have building a freelance writing and editing career; being a room mother, troop leader, and Sunday school teacher; and perpetually commiserating and celebrating the ups and downs of motherhood with my friends, family, and social media. 

Collective

I love to write. Writing has always been how I feel best expressed and has helped me to not only document my life as a mother but to help others to speak out about the unexpected joys and hardships we all seem to face. I’m excited to be a contributing blog author for Birmingham Mom Collective because I feel that even if every child is different, we’re all in the trenches together. As Truvy from Steel Magnolias says, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion,” so I love to bring a humorous point of view to the everyday issues we all face together, and our own unique issues as a family. I look forward to writing about my passion for motherhood and hearing others’ stories as well. 

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Dominique is originally from Mobile but has called Birmingham home for the last 10 years. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for almost nine years, and they have two daughters together; ages seven and four. Although she holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of South Alabama, it’s social media marketing that captured her heart as a career. She works from home as a freelance copywriter and editor, creating and editing social media marketing posts for various companies. When not working or crafting with her girls, Dominique enjoys being a troop leader for her oldest daughter, a Sunday school teacher, and poking lots of fun at the highs and lows of motherhood.