Originally from Edmond, Loralei Gann is now a full-on Normanite. High School English teacher by day, she spends the rest of her time being a full time wife to Justin, and overtime mommy to Everett (2) and Roman (9 months), while trying to find a way to invent a coffee IV drip. She enjoys cooking, shopping, spending time with her crazy family, serving on the Board of Directors for Community Action Ministry, being a writing contributor for Oklahoma City Moms Blog and sleeping whenever the opportunity may arise! Member of Faith Pointe Baptist Church, Loralei may or may not wish she were best friends with Jen Hatmaker, and hopes to someday publish something as funny and inspiring as Jen’s books.
Q: How did you learn about LTYM?
A: I am a 2015 LTYM Alum
Q: What was your reaction to getting cast in the show this year?
A: SO ECSTATIC and honored to be apart of not only a second show, but the final season!
Q: Three words that describe you?
A: happy, honest, exhausted
Q: What does motherhood mean to you?
A: Motherhood to me means raising my boys to be the gentlemen I wish I saw more of in the world, while letting go of the guilt that I “cannot do it all” and accepting grace for the times that I fail.
Q: Tell us 2 fun facts about yourself:
A: 1) I absolutely despise Saran Wrap and 2) I know every word to Gangster’s Paradise by Coolio.
Q: When did you first start thinking about your mother as an individual person and not just “mom”?
A: I first began thinking of my mother as an actual human during my senior year of high school. After making a few silly mistakes, my mother told me some stories of her own, which opened my mind completely to her life before she had us. I was mind blown that she had ever actually had fun, “caused trouble” or done anything even minutely naughty at all. At that moment, I stopped making her my enemy, and she became my best friend.
Q: What do you wish most for your children?
A: I pray first that my children know Jesus. I wish that they see not only that their mom and dad love each other, but also the hard times that we endure to make us stronger. I believe in a full disclosure approach with my children, and try to be as honest as possible (and appropriate), and I hope this not only makes them feel comfortable in being their own person, but gives them confidence in things they want to do throughout life. They are my world, and my goal is to help them be humble, functioning members of society that go out and CHANGE the world.
Don’t miss this year’s Listen To Your Mother OKC show! We’ll be at the OKC Zoo Education Center Auditorum on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm sharing stories of motherhood once again. Tickets are on sale now!by