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Life Lessons: Mikita Burton

Life Lessons:
Mikita Burton

Don’t let Mikita have all the fun.  We’d love to see what Life Lessons you’d like to share with GEM Nation.  Click here to email us for the questions.  Now take it away, Mikita.

Are you happy at the moment?

Yes.  I love my life and have a wonderful family, could use a little more money, but couldn’t we all!

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

You are not fat, 1 day you will wish for this body!

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

My children won’t be in my house forever, it’s going fast. Remember, as the two-year-old is driving you crazy, he will be 20 and living his own life soon!

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

Be on a National Talk Show and not Maury, finding out who’s my baby’s daddy! LOL I really want to be showcasing a craft; more Martha Stewart, less Jerry Springer.

What’s your secret to happiness?

Do small, random acts of kindness , all the time! It makes people so happy and kind of  makes me want to dance!

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

One hour of alone time either before the kids get up or after they go to bed, alone, not even with the hubby.

What’s your biggest regret?

Not moving out of state or country before I had kids.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

Be honest always, be good to people and they will return the favor.  Karma is real.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

Biting my nails.

Aside from motherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

I am most proud of the time I spent as a cheer coach for varsity high school girls.  The skills that the girls learned and the accomplishments they had were awesome.  Especially since most of them had no cheer experience or skill.  We ALL learned a lot those five years!

When were you happiest?

When I was pregnant.  LOVED every minute of it!

What ten words best describe you?

Joyful, faithful, mother, kind, thoughtful, loud, crazy, sexy, funny, friend.

Mikita Burton is the wife to a wonderful chef of a husband and, yes, that means she hasn’t cooked a meal in ten years.  A mommy of three, who stays super busy with a 13-year-old boy who loves and plays all sports, a seven-year-old crafty girl and a sweet two-year-old boy who is along for the ride!  While the hubby watches Sy-Fy channel and the kiddos are sleeping, she is quietly working on her Martha Stewart like empire, one craft and organizing solution at a time.

Mikita was featured in Essence Magazine’s March 2012 issue and has been the lifestyle expert for WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City for 9 years.  She can be found at Mikita Burton or on Facebook.

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