Meet Michelle Basden
Hey there. I am Michelle, a 41-year-old mom of 3. The newest addition to our family arrived Feb. 28 – our sweet little boy, Brewer! His big sisters, Bryce (5) and Brinkley (3), have been very helpful around the house since his arrival. Poor guy will have three women telling him what to do his entire life.
I married later in life, and that patience landed me the sweetest husband, Ben, going on 7 plus years. He has also been a wonderful father and works hard for our family. I think he is pretty handsome as well!
As of 3 years ago, I am now a stay at homer, after retiring from 10 years of coaching high school girls basketball and golf. I went back to school later in life to get certified as a surgical technician and I worked alongside coaching in the O.R as a scrub tech for 3 years, while pregnant and breast-feeding our first child. I continue to keep up my certification and hope to one day return to the medical field. I can also now confess that staying home and being a “Mom” was an extremely hard transition and is now the hardest job I have ever had. Aside from the “Mommy” gig, I also co-own a yard greeting rental business, Waco Yard Greetings – “Why buy a card? Say it in the yard!” I sell and use doTERRA essential oils, and occasionally push my men’s custom clothing business with J. Hilburn. So the plate is full, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m excited about contributing to Waco Mom’s Blog because I was born and raised in Waco, and am very proud to call it home again. After graduating high school from Vanguard in 1994, I went to TCU and stayed in Ft. Worth for 7 years. From Ft. Worth, which I loved, I moved to Austin for a wonderful job and lived in Austin for another 7 years before returning to Waco, where I met my husband in 2007. So I’m a Horned Frog at heart but love to wear my green and gold for my hometown Baylor as long as they aren’t playing my Frogs!
And ps: having a baby at 41 ain’t no joke! Kudos to the “older” moms out there. Now I just need to work on not being called “Grandma” at the Little League fields!