We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a very special feature on some of our Team SPI Athletes who also compete on the PWBA Tour. Read more about how these ladies balance their life at home and on the lanes.

 

LINDSAY BOOMERSHINE

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“It hard but my support system is amazing. My wonderful husband Hank is an amazing father so it’s easy to try to be an amazing mother! My parents (Cheryl and Henry) live with us and all they have ever said is go live your dreams, we got this!”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“Everything! I love his enthusiasm, heart, and just pure fun! I forgot what it was like to be a kid until I had him!!”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Aiden?

“Golf

Bowling

Toads Fun Zone

Go Karts

Tee Ball

Sushi Dates at Tona (He only gets the Asian Chicken!)”

What’s one thing that you hope Aiden can learn from your career on the lanes?

“Dream for the Stars! If you put in the work and put yourself in the right places you can succeed beyond your wildest imagination.”

What do you hope for Aiden in the future?
“To be Happy.”

 

LEANNE BARRETTE HULSENBERG

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“It’s tricky to be able to do it all but I am lucky that Gary is an awesome Dad. I never worry about them when I need to be away from home and they love it when I’m gone!”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“I just love being a Mom. I didn’t become a Mom until I was 42, so I’m very grateful for him. I enjoy sharing this life with him and all that comes with it.”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Barrett?

“I love just hanging out with B. We have been BFFs since the day he was born and really enjoy each other’s company. I love sports so I’m all in for anything he wants to do. He’s also a very good traveler so I love when he’s able to go with me on trips.”

What’s one thing that you hope Barrett can learn from your career on the lanes?

“Hard work, dedication, patience and sacrifice. Nothing comes easy and even with natural talent, one needs to work harder than everyone else for success.”

What do you hope for Barrett in the future?

“My hope for Barrett is that he finds something he loves to do and is able to make a life doing it like I have with bowling. I hope that I am around long enough to always be his biggest fan.”

 

CAROLYN DORIN-BALLARD

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“With the help of a village. There is no way I could still live my professional career without the help of my family and friends. I get the guilts sometimes and I’m thankful that my family and friends show me perspective.”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“Honestly, I love all aspects of being a mom. I think because I was a little older when I had Alyssa, I was so ready for that chapter of my life. I learn something new everyday and it has truly taught me the meaning of patience, unconditional love and multi-tasking.”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Alyssa?

“Talk and hug 🙂 I smooch her all the time and she says, ‘ugh mom.’

I said, you will miss this at college.”

What’s one thing that you hope Alyssa can learn from your career on the lanes?

“Don’t ever give up and dig deeper than you ever thought you could because everything is possible!”

What do you hope for Alyssa in the future?

“I hope that Alyssa follows her dreams and lives without regret. That her village is a strong as the village that helped raise her and that her life is filled with laughter, love and hope! Live without fear and make the world better in all that you do.”

 

DIANDRA ASBATY

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“This one is tricky. Finding the balance of being a mom and being a professional bowler has been complicated. It’s a tricky dance for sure. Being able to balance time between mom things, building new things out of passion, and still being a competitive bowler has taken some time to figure out. For me, time management is key. I focus on time-blocking and I always have a weekly plan. I also give myself grace when things don’t go as planned.”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“My favorite part of being a mom is knowing that I get to raise amazing humans that I know will change the world. I learn from them every single day. My favorite part is being loved by two bright lights that were created out of the deep love that John and I share.

Being a mom has always been my biggest goal in life. Knowing that pieces of my heart are outside walking around and making a difference in this world is everything I’ve ever dreamed of. ”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Madden & Jersey?

“Laugh.

Cuddle.

Celebrate Wins.

Mourn Losses.

Lift Others Up.”

What’s one thing that you hope Madden & Jersey can learn from your career on the lanes?

“That people sometimes won’t like you, and it has nothing to do with you.

That you will win because you’ve lost.

That you can influence people far beyond your talents.

That you should always follow your heart.”

What do you hope for Madden & Jersey in the future?

“That they love with their entire heart. That they forgive. That they realize their power and ability to influence their world. That they lead with their heart and follow their passion. ”

 

MISSY PARKIN

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“I take my son with me when I bowl. Luckily he is still at an age where that is possible, and I’m very fortunate that I have support from parents and in-laws to be able to do so. However, in the event I cannot take DJ, FaceTime is definitely an amazing thing!”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“Watching DJ grow and learn new things.”

What’s your favorite thing to do with DJ?

“Go to Disneyland.”

What’s one thing that you hope DJ can learn from your career on the lanes?

“To Dream BIG and never give up on your dreams.”

What do you hope for DJ in the future?

“I hope that he is happy and gets to do what he loves for a living.”

 

STEFANIE JOHNSON

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“In my opinion, one of my best qualities is time management and I believe that’s a huge asset to being able to have a successful work-life balance.”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“Having the ability to influence their lives every single day.”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Levi & Kenzie?

“Taking strolls around the neighborhood in our golf cart!”

What’s one thing that you hope Levi & Kenzie can learn from your career on the lanes?

“I hope they learn that nothing can stand in the way of their dreams and that absolutely anything is possible if you want it to be.”

What do you hope for Levi & Kenzie in the future?

“I simply want them to find joy in whatever it is that makes their hearts happy.”

 

JOSIE BARNES

How do you balance being a mother and a professional?

“Honestly I don’t. And what I mean by that is some days I fail. I’m still learning so much. I have a lot of balls that I’m juggling. But my family is patient with me and they give me grace.”

What is your favorite part of being a mom?

“Watching her grow into an independent little human. She’s at that age where her personality is really shining and it’s so much fun to see what each day brings.”

What’s your favorite thing to do with Lisa Ruth?

“She LOVES spending time outside so we spend a lot of time doing that.”

What’s one thing that you hope Lisa Ruth can learn from your career on the lanes?

“That you can do anything you want with hard work, a little luck, and by surrounding yourself with good people. Honestly, the last one might be the most important.”

What do you hope for Lisa Ruth in the future?

“I hope she gets everything she wants out of life. I hope she knows that failure and success aren’t opposites. The first feeds the second. And I hope she knows that no matter where life takes her I will always be her first and biggest fan!”