We had the good fortune of connecting with Kira Woodfield Leeper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kira Woodfield, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Motherhood is a relationship, not a role.” -Dr. Julie Hanks. Learning to prioritize my relationship with my kids over perfecting my execution of kid-related tasks has changed everything for me. Each morning I wake up and consider, how am I going to connect with these sweet little kids today? Sometimes it is as simple as looking into their eyes when they’re telling me a story or cuddling and reading a book together. Often though I like to focus on what we experience together as relationship building. We love to go on adventures in our community.We also enjoy small adventures like playing in the sandbox in our backyard. When I focus on the relationship with my kids as what holds the most value in my life over the role I play (feeding, diapers, etc.) I’m able to tune into the real joy of the relationship of motherhood.
What should our readers know about your business?
Raising Fort Worth is a social media resource and website that helps make “finding something to do” easier on a lazy Saturday afternoon or a Wednesday morning that has felt like it’s been 3 weeks long. We believe connection comes through experiences (big or small)and time. Although experiences don’t have to be extravagant outings to matter, we aim to make it EASY to find somewhere fun to explore in the DFW area. There are many great resources in the area. We focus primarily on Fort Worth and Tarrant County and feature libraries, parks, museums, indoor play spaces, and free things to do.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite place to spend a sunny Saturday is downtown! We go to the amazing DREAM accessibility park downtown for a few hours of fun. Then we love bike riding along the Trinity Trails nearby and end up at the Fort Worth Duck Pond to see and feed the ducks! Then I love grabingb a bite to eat at Hot Box Biscuit on our way back home!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My own mother was full of adventure. The logistics of doing something fun never stopped her. If she needed something, she built it. If she wanted to get out of the house, we loaded up and went. If she needed a resource that didn’t exist, she created it. She never let not knowing how to do something perfectly ever stop her from doing something to better her own life and our family’s. That attitude I try to adopt every day and it has served me well.
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