Becoming a mom is the most amazing, most overwhelming and wonderful thing that I have ever been lucky enough to experience firsthand but with the birth of my first son came an overwhelming need to be a great mom. A make no mistake, never put herself first, raises a true and happy gentleman kind of mom. I think that’s something that we can all relate to.

Becoming a mom also made me very aware of my own mortality. If something were to happen to me, who would teach my little boys all of the things that I had planned to? Those thoughts kept me up all night and ultimately brought me to create this list.