Betsy has been married to her college sweetheart for 6 years, and is mom to a rambunctious and very active toddler named Jackson. She moved to the Madison area in early 2013 after spending 2 years living in Germany. Moving back to the states has been a big transition, but she has loved meeting new people and discovering all the fun (and free!) activities the city has to offer. As a former sales and marketing professional turned stay-at-home-mom, Betsy stays busy by trying something new each week – be it a new park, a new playgroup, a new recipe or just taking a walk in a new neighborhood. She is a part-time student hoping to become an Occupational Therapist. When she’s able to take time for herself (which is tough with a toddler!), she loves watching movies in the theater, listening to live music, college football and traveling.
Why do you want to write for Madison Moms Blog?
I am what I like to call a “nervous adventurer”. I am happiest after I’ve tried something new – but beforehand, I get extremely anxious about what to expect and spend a lot of time researching and preparing so I can feel in control. Whenever I move or visit a new city, I try to learn as much as I can about it – where to eat, what I can do with my son, places I’d like to go on a date with my husband, etc. One of the reasons I am so excited to write for Madison Mom’s Blog is the opportunity to learn from the other writers – moms just like me – as well as get to know all of the amazing women involved in the site. I’m excited to continue trying new activities, parks and restaurants so that I can share my experiences and hopefully help other moms explore all Madison has to offer.