Miami Mom Collective Welcomes MIA Mom Holly Farver

8

Hi Miami Moms, my name is Holly Farver. My grandkids call me Mimi, a name I wear proudly. It’s crazy how you blink and one day you have a newborn and the next you’re holding your adult child’s newborn. I’m so thankful that Miami Mom Collective has a heart for the grandmother’s voice.

Photo of Holly with her grandkids (Miami Mom Collective Welcomes MIA Mom Holly Farver Contributor)
Photo Credit: Baylee Jade Photo

MIAMI

I’ve traveled to a lot of places in the U.S. and internationally and always think how grateful I am to have been born and raised in South Florida. I was born in Hialeah to my Puerto Rican/Colombian dad and my blonde, blue-eyed Irish mom. I’ve always been proud of my melting pot heritage.

Diversity in this city and all the beauty that comes with it is what I love the most about Miami. The beaches come in a close second favorite. And you can’t beat the year-round sunshine. The beach is my favorite place to go for the calming and disconnect it provides. My husband moved here from Michigan to attend college. Believe it or not, we flipped a coin early in the marriage to decide where we would plant our family roots. Thank God the coin landed on heads for Miami. Honestly, I don’t think my husband minded giving up the crazy winters.

MOM

Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts I feel that God has ever given me. My husband and I have two children. Our oldest son Corey was born in the same hospital that I was born in, Hialeah Hospital. He is now married to his beautiful wife, Jamie. Our daughter Amber was born in Hialeah, but at Palmetto General Hospital, three years after her brother. She is married to her amazing husband, Tyler. Each couple had a baby in 2018 making my husband and me grandparents for the first time. As a family, we are all lovers of everything Disney. We have spent many family vacations at that magical home away from home. And we enjoy cheering on the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins.

I can stand here today and say that I have survived many of the roughest stages of motherhood. From potty training to first days of kindergarten, from teaching them to drive to leaving them at college hundreds of miles away. As I navigated these years of motherhood, I often wondered if I would be successful. My faith in God helped me in my role as a mom. I had peace that He heard my prayers. And I am fortunate to say my children share my faith and live their lives out each day giving back. 

Holly and her family (Miami Mom Collective Welcomes MIA Mom Holly Farver Contributor)
My Family

COLLECTIVE

If you were to attend any of my large family gatherings, you would hear the DJ play “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge.  It is like our family theme song, and it is a mantra that I love to live by. I am excited to join this new family called Miami Mom Collective. I not only get to share my motherhood and family journey alongside some amazing contributors, I also get to meet other moms and learn from their journey. No matter what stage of motherhood that we are in, there is always something to learn and begin to love about ourselves. Motherhood ROCKS!

Previous articleMe convertí en mamá y quise replantear mi profesión
Next articleMiami Mom Collective Welcomes MIA Mom Lorena Lougedo-Rodriguez
Avatar
Holly has built her life around the value of family first. She is a native of Miami and has lived between Hialeah and Cooper City over the years. She is happily married to her husband of 36 years. They have two adult children that are both married with a child each. Pouring into the next generation is a passion she and her husband share as they both work in local public schools. Entering the season of being a Mimi has been exciting and she loves the giggles of toddler grandchildren. Holly’s faith is very important to her and she enjoys serving her community through the local ministries led by her children. Holly also loves music, reading, traveling and sweet tea. Her heart is to share with other mom’s that the role of motherhood can be hard, but she is living proof of the great rewards to come. You are welcome to follow along her journey of faith and family @hollefarv on Instagram.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Holly!it was a true pleasure to meet you a couple of weeks ago at the Galentines event!!! Looking forward to your posts 💗

    • Hi Yuli! Yes it was great to meet you! The Galentine’s event was so fun! Thanks for the kind comment! Hope to see you soon!!!

  2. You are an amazing mom and wonderful grandmother. Let’s not forget wife and partner and an amazing friend. Your kindness and your faith are boundless. I thank God every day for bringing you to us at work and for being my calm and my counselor in faith! Love you my friend look forward to reading your blog,

  3. We are so excited to have you on our team Holly! You being so much wisdom and I can’t wait to read everything that you will write!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here