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MedCity Motherhood: Sheila Terill

In this series, we feature local women who are blazing trails in Rochester, MN while mom-ing and more! We are excited to feature a variety of professional moms that are leaving their mark on our community.

Moms make the MedCity, Rochester MN Moms

Name: Sheila Terrill

Occupation: Program Advisor at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program

Share a little bit about yourself: I grew up in the Twin Cities. Met my husband our freshman year of college at Winona State. We have lived in Rochester since graduation and got married in 2009. We have a 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I love to read, bake, listen to music and podcasts and have been working on becoming more active in the community. I work at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in downtown Rochester and love helping individuals get paired with the right programs and staff to meet their health and wellness goals. If I could have any superpower, I'd want: To pause / fast-forward time. Motherhood is: A beautiful challenge and gift.

My biggest #momfail was: Locking my keys and kids in the car. (In my driveway in the fall… we were “rescued” maybe 10 minutes later and kids didn’t even know anything was wrong… but I was a big fat mess.)

Three parenting tips:

• Take a breath.

• Pick your battles.

• Stay in the moment.

I'd love to go to dinner with: My grandpa who passed away when I was 6. He was my hero and I know he would have insight into what is going on in today’s world.

The best part about being a working mom is: I cherish our quality time more- morning routine together and the traditions we have built for the evenings and weekends.

Sheila and her beautiful family.