I am absolutely thrilled to feature a fellow colleague of mine. I’ve known this Smarty Mom since I started working at a local ad agency, almost 13 years ago! I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know her better, and her amazing family, over the past few years. Teena is such a role model of mine as a working mom. Seeing how she rolls with it all is admirable to say the least. Watching Teena go through one of the scariest times of her life with her daughter being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes was heart wrenching but seeing how her family continues to thrive is awe inspiring. Let’s get to know Teena!
Smarty Mom: Teena Ray
Name: Teena Ray
Married to: Marty Ray
Children: Lauren and Mitchell – 17 years old
Occupation: Corporate Services Director -Wray Ward
First things first, please tell us about you and your hubby! How did you meet? How is he THE one?
Marty and I met when we were in elementary school but started dating, (going together) when we were 13. We were in 8th grade. He says he fell in love with me the minute he saw me walk into class Mrs. Anderson’s class, 7th grade. He can remember what I was wearing, very tight jeans and a purple and white striped shirt, with my hair pulled up on one side. (It was the 80’s) It however took longer for me. We became best friends, and still are today. I finally agreed to go out with him in 8th grade and here we are, will be married 25 years in July.
Tell us about the moment you found out you were having twins!
I found out I was having twins when I was 8 weeks pregnant. I knew something was up because at 8 weeks, I could not button any of my pants, and I was a size 2 then. When we had the sonogram, I could not see the screen, but I could see Marty’s eyes, and they were big as plates. We were terrified and very excited. Read More →