TCC Interview: Tiffany Dortignac Weathers

Described as hard-working, yet laid back Tiffany is married to Nathan who works for JDC Contracting. They live in SoCal and are blessed with two beautiful children, Caleb and Julia. She's also an accomplished piano teacher and savvy cultural observer with a fine sense of humor. Tiffany writes on her blog, "I grew up in one of those Judeo-Christian homes that apparently strike terror in the hearts of the likes of Betty Friedan."

Her homeschooling parents, Michelle and Jack Dortignac, are the parents of 14 children. Tiff, as I call her, is the first born.

TCC: What's it like to go from living with a family of 16 to being a family of four?

Tiff: I get more sleep now. I also get more down time. I am more rested, which I’m enjoying very much. Living with a family of sixteen was excellent preparation for marriage and parenting, because I was never used to having everything go my way.

TCC: I bet! Now that you are so well rested, please complete this sentence. Barack Obama is ______________.

Tiff: Confused. I think he really is trying to do right, but he has a completely distorted view of what right and wrong are.

TCC: What's one question that you would ask the GOP presidential candidates?

Tiff: I would ask how they would deal with the federal debt problem. No one gets out of debt by just eliminating a deficit. We need to pay that mess down, and we don’t need to start by raising taxes.

TCC: Favorite type of music?

Tiff: I like to listen to music that is soothing, calms nerves, and is not at all showy, like The Living Room Sessions, by Chris Rice.

TCC: And you are probably the definition of a soothing mommy. Thanks for sharing!

In the photo: Mr. and Mrs. Weathers on their wedding day in December of 2008.

1 comment:

Chris said...

You know, I think she's right. Barak Obama is not the devil, though most Republicans would like to think so, but he grew up with a very different set of values, and that is something we should take to heart. The children growing up today will be tomorrow's leaders.

What kind of values are being instilled in them?

What things, or people, are influencing their lives?

Are they taught to take responsibility for their actions or blame their actions on others?

Are they being taught to treat others how they would want to be treated, or to selfishly think of themselves?

How do they value life?

Do they know how to work, or just how to accept a hand-out?

How do they manage their money?

These are just some of the questions a responsible parent raising and guiding tomorrow's leaders, should know the answers to.