The Woodly Family ∙ "Nothing matters more than the four of us." - BirdRock Baby

The Woodly Family ∙ "Nothing matters more than the four of us."

BirdRock Baby- Jetaun Woodly

The Woodly Family

Lithonia, GA

What is your favorite family tradition?

When I was growing up, I celebrated Valentine's Day with my parents and brother. On the evening of the holiday, my mom would make a big seafood dinner. We'd also exchange Valentine's Day cards. Years later and miles apart, we still send each other Valentine's Day cards. Since my family is fairly new, I hope to continue this tradition.

Tell us about your favorite family story.

My husband and I went to the same university but we didn't meet until five years later at a reunion. We have a son, Brayden, and I recently gave birth to our daughter Brooklynn.

BirdRock Baby- Jetaun Woodly

What is your family's motto?

Team us ... all of us. Nothing matters more than the four of us.

Share Your Parenting Wisdom

BirdRock Baby- Jetaun Woodly

What's your number one tip for new parents?

Trust your spouse or partner as a fully capable parent. It's so important to believe they can also take care of your child(ren) just as much as you can. This trust provides you with an opportunity to have "me time," which is equally as important to your sanity!

What has been the most surprising thing you've learned as a parent?

My ability to empathize has increase ten fold. When I hear of trials and triumphs of other families I feel so many more emotions than I did before having a family. I want everyone to have health and joy!

BirdRock Baby- Jetaun Woodly

Tell us about your funniest parenting story (we all have them!)

One day I complimented my son on his "red," sneakers. He said, "my sneakers aren't red, they're burgundy!" They were indeed burgundy :) but because he's a toddler, I assumed he would think they were red. We are constantly amazed by how much he knows!

You can find the Woodly family on Instagram at @taunie525.