Who is Pat Montgomery?
Q: Why did you write the book: Now You Know What I Know: Parenting Wisdom of a Grandmother?
A: I wanted to make a list for my kids of things I learned as I raised them. They will make their own parenting mistakes, so I wanted them not to make the ones I did. When my “list” got to about 25 pages, I realized it was going to be a book of parenting advice from my experiences.
Q: How did you get a radio show?
A: Right place, right time. I talked to the program director of the station about possibly interviewing me about my book. Little did I know, she wanted to add a parenting show to the schedule and she offered me the opportunity. So I had the opportunity to pass on not only my own parenting advice and timely information, that of people much smarter than me.
Q: Why did Parents Rule! move to YouTube?
A: Although radio is an excellent medium and I loved being on the air, it was time for a change. With the YouTube segments, parents can listen for just a few minutes and get some valuable advice rather than having to devote a whole hour to the show. Now they can watch a show on their smartphone or iPad in the carpool lane, on a sports bleacher, or even in line at the grocery store. Also it will be easier to access older shows–on the internet, they are there forever.
Q: What is your main goal with the book and the show?
A: Helping parents raise the next generation with love and common sense is my goal. It was all so hard to come by when I was raising my kids, but the internet has revolutionized how we gather information. I try to always have timely topics on my blog as well.
Q: Why did you write the e-book, The Patriot Parent: Still the Best Hope for America?
A: I feel a great sadness about the limited knowledge our younger generation has about our government and the blessings of our country. In tandem, the level of patriotism seems to be diminishing. I wanted to send a clarion call to parents to do what my dad–teach their own kids about the wonderful country in which they live and re-kindle a fervor of patriotism, which we are going to need in this wired world if we are to maintain our liberties in the face of such determined enemies.
Q: Will there be any more books?
A: Actually right now I am working on two others—in my spare time. I also have ideas written down everywhere. You never know when inspiration will hit.
Q: How do you like being a grandparent? Is it what you expected?
A: It is so much better than I thought. The idea of being a grandma scared me—the whole “am I old enough to be a grandma?” question bothered me. But it is a stage, like all the others in life. And I am young enough that I can get on the floor and wrestle or go outside and play ball. So we have a great time. Then I get to go home and get a good night’s sleep. It is wonderful.
Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
A: I am a certified paranormal investigator.
Pat Montgomery is…
YouTube video blog host
- Radio talk show host
- Business owner
- Mother of 3
- Stepmother of 2
- Grandmother of 14
- Wife to a wonderful, supportive husband
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it