You may recognize Trista Sutter from this recent cover of People Magazine (pictured right). She met her husband 10 years ago on the reality TV show, “The Bachelorette,” and now they are raising their two children together, preparing to renew their vows on live TV, and promoting Trista’s new book, “Happily Ever After.”
I (April) was initially a bit timid about this interview. I’ve never actually watched “The Bachelorette,” and I wasn’t sure about what I would find in her book, but as I read her story and caught a glimpse of her heart, I thought, “I really like her!”
So if you’d like to listen to our conversation, scroll down and click “Play” in the media player below. Or subscribe to our brand newPower of Moms Radio feed and listen from your phone!
Here are the questions we discussed:
- Tell us a little about your book. Why did you want to write it? What is the main message you’re trying to share?
- Your story about how you met Ryan is so unique. And the fact that your relationship has continued to grow stronger through all of these years and that you’ve been able to now start building a family together is quite different than what commonly happens within Hollywood TV shows. What do you think made your experience different?
- Becoming a mother wasn’t easy for you. Can you tell us a little bit about what you went through to get your children here and what you’ve learned in the process?
- Even though you are living a life in the spotlight, I’m assuming you’re going through the same kinds of struggles that other mothers go through each day: What should I make for dinner? When will I get my workout in today? How can I get more sleep? I really need to clean out the fridge…, etc. What are your tips and tricks for managing a busy lifestyle while putting your family first…and staying sane?
- How has your relationship with your husband changed since becoming parents? (How do you remember to show gratitude for your husband each day?)
- In what ways do you think you are most misunderstood? What would you want people to know about you as a mother?
We then talked about this quote: “With age and a lot of time spent getting to know the real me, I now find those roles (motherhood) to be incredible opportunities as well as surprisingly powerful. I may have lost a little mental activity to the fog of mommy brain, but my clueless brain, as I call it, still knows what’s important, and I don’t think there is a more important job on the planet than raising a couple members of our next generation.”
- Any final words of encouragement to the mothers listening who are “in the trenches”?