As a mom who has proudly called Staten Island my home for nearly 13 years I truly cannot imagine raising my kids anywhere else. And when I asked former Staten Island Mom, Danielle Medolla 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Military Spouse of the Year ® who is currently stationed in ALASKA, her answer was very much in line with mine.
And although she is not officially a Staten Island mom- her roots and family are here and it was a pleasure and privilege to be able to chat her up and find out more about life as an army wife and how she is juggling career, marriage, motherhood and her new accolade! Keep reading for some insight into Danielle Medolla's life in Alaska!
1- What was it like having to leave Staten Island and raise your kids in Alaska- is that something you ever thought you would do? Absolutely NOT! I remember telling my husband while living in Staten Island while he was in at school in NC that I would go anywhere but Alaska! I was a young, new mother and wife and I lived and breathed NYC. I was willing to follow my husband/best friend anywhere his career took him, except Alaska. I pictured Alaska like many other people – a frozen tundra with igloos and Eskimos.