Charlotte Mom: Maureen O'Boyle
Take a peek inside the life of local mom Maureen O’Boyle and get a glimpse of everyday parenting — from the madness to the mess-ups.
Vital Stats: Maureen O’Boyle, 46
Evening News anchor for WBTV at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers with various organizations, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the Greater Carolina’s Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Single mom to Keegan, 10, and two dogs. Lives in Charlotte about 2 miles from the street where she learned to ride a bicycle.
Get Real: I grew up the eighth of 10 children, so comfortable chaos is what I know best and how I live now.
"Don’t You Dare":
We have what I call the "Disney Dialog." It’s what you see on the Disney Channel 24/7 — a sort of shoulders-shruggin’, I-don’t-really-care attitude. It really gets me, because, honestly, it’s not my child, but a TV character she’s imitating. We nipped that in the bud!
Parenting Rule No. 1:
Read the above and it makes sense — No TV Monday through Thursday. NO TV!
"How come I am so blessed God chose me to be your mommy?"
This is advice I need to take more often: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Embrace every second with your child as if tomorrow is promised to no one. We have this one life … live it!