South's Greatest Moms of 2016 Winners
As a mama of two adorable little girls, Jessica Quito has her hands full, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her daughters keep her laughing and dreaming, which is the blessing all children bring us. Jessica has instilled her love of nature in both of her daughters and they hope to take a trip to the Smokey Mountains some time soon. “We would love to road trip to the Smokey Mountains! The girls and I have always wanted to camp out in a cabin, hike trials, cook out in a fire and tell stories. They are huge nature lovers like I am, and we are hoping to make that come true soon.”
Emma Cassity is the quintessential Southern mama. Her manners are impeccable, her taste is divine, and she raised seven kids: enough said. Her favorite road trip memory with her children was on a special exploration. “I remember taking a family trip with my four oldest children to Mount Rushmore. The road leading up to the monument was not much more than a dirt road. We stopped at a fresh water spring for a drink and my oldest son Wayne had a glass of cold water in the back seat and spilled it down my back, boy was it cold!”
Originally hailing from Maryland, Theresa Kaye raised three Southern daughters, which makes her Southern in our book. Her favorite memories with her girls are the 13 hour roadtrips they used to take to see her family up in Maryland. Being in such close quarters for that long, makes bonding a necessity. Her favorite road trip activity? Singing with her girls. “We had trouble with road trip games. We tended to be better at singing together. So when a good song came on the radio, we would turn it up and sing as loud as we could.” Now that her girls are older, Theresa would love to take another road trip to Maryland, for
old times’ sake.