Mabry Morrow

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Age: 37

Job Description: "CEO, COO and CFO" of the Morrow household

Husband: Michael

Kids: Ellie, 6, and Katie, 4

Four-Legged Kid: Louie, 6, a King Charles Cavalier spaniel

Neighborhood: Pickerington

What's the most played song on your iPod?

"I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. It always puts my girls in the right frame of mind especially if they are grumpy or sad.

If you had to be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?

"Survivor," for sure! Michael and I started watching the first season when we were dating and have not missed a season since.

Who's your favorite movie mom?

Goldie Hawn on "Overboard," circa 1987. I keep thinking I will wake up and remember I am actually filthy rich and live on a yacht.

Favorite thing to do for cheap family fun?

Go camping. We do the state parks. They're all great.

Favorite restaurant to take the kids?

Anyplace that serves popcorn for the kids and beer for the adults. Kingy's Pizza Pub in Canal Winchester is a favorite.

Favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Alone shopping for me! A good girls' lunch with wine is also a plus. Or a spa See the trend?

What's something your mom or dad did that you thought was nuts when you were a kid but now you understand?

Going on vacation without me. Now I treasure and insist on trips alone with Michael to recharge.

What have you learned as a parent that you wish someone told you before you had that first kid?

That you would actually start calling your husband, the man you love, "Daddy," and it would seem normal.

What's the best advice you ever received as a parent?

From my friend Katie's grandmother, Rita: "Well, you gotta laugh because if you can't laugh, what can you do?"

What's the funniest thing your child ever said that you really wish she hadn't?

After a dance class, the teacher pulled out a vacuum cleaner and Ellie, then 2, asked, "What is that, Mommy?"

Which superhero power would you like to have?

The "Bewitched" twinkle nose. I can't tell you how many times I have tried to twinkle my house clean when someone stops by unannounced!