A Mother’s Day Tale

Just came across this. And since it is “Mother’s Day week” I thought I’d share.

Jill Snyder Kerr (’00, MAEd ’01), a former Wake Forest track star and assistant coach has six children, including triplet girls. In the story below, she shares how she coped with the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, sleep deprivation and juggling multiple roles as a mother, teacher and coach. She also offers some tips and inspiration for other mothers on Mother’s Day 2023.

The article below highlights her achievements as an athlete, her faith as a Christian and her gratitude for the support of her family, friends and community.

You will read how she:

  • Took a break from coaching at Boston College after the birth of her triplets and focused on teaching part-time at a local high school.
  • Relied on the help of her husband, mother-in-law, church members and friends who provided meals, babysitting and moral support.
  • Hosted international exchange students who enriched her family’s cultural experience and helped with household chores.
  • Prioritized her faith and trusted God’s plan for her life.

YOU GO GIRL! (Kudo’s to Dad as well)


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