Washington Family Magazine : May 2017
washingtonFAMILY.com May 2017 13 Jocelyn Bataille Mom to Camden, age 5, Holden age 4, Corinne, age 1, and Shane, due in August Leesburg VA Occupation: Consultant for Usborne Books and More. Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC) that distributes a variety of popular and educational children’s books through independent consultants. What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever received? Follow your gut. What advice would you give to new or expectant moms? Research everything and trust your intuition. It’s never wrong. How has motherhood changed your outlook on life? I’ve realized how precious time truly is. Describe a favorite mom “moment(s)” “No detectable Leukemia ” – my son’s oncologist. Who is your role model? Anyone who challenges the mainstream-parenting mold. What goals do you have for yourself? Not to “survive” raising my kids; to enjoy it. What goals do you have for your children? Above all else, I want them to be happy; that will mean different things for each of them and I will support each one in whatever that may be. What would you say your secret is to balancing life/family/work/ motherhood? Having various villages of mom friends to lean on; we are all in this craziness together. Jocelyn understands that motherhood isn’t about perfection or glamour; it’s about showing up and doing your very best. When her eldest was diagnosed with cancer, she shaved her head in solidarity so he wouldn’t have to go at it alone. Since his diagnosis, she has become a fierce advocate for childhood cancer patients, research and funding. Research everything and trust your intuition. It’s never wrong.