My mom was a bartender, so she worked nights, and my dad worked out of town a lot.We had a lot of babysitters because my parents weren’t around much.She said she had a miscarriage.’ I knew I had to go home and be with her. All I wanted to do was just be there.” Tiffany: “That was very tough. She always tries to look at the better side of everything.” Tiffany: “When I miscarried, it was hard for us to talk about it with other people.It was hard for me to grasp why this was happening. Our parents knew it happened, but we didn’t really tell anyone else.While I was still in college, I got a job teaching preschool at a small Lutheran school just outside of Luxemburg.As I was finishing up school they decided to start a new all-day 4-year-old kindergarten program, and they said, ‘Tiffany, you would be perfect for this.’ I had always wanted to teach 4K so I was really excited.I had to grow up kind of on my own, which shaped me into a strong, independent person, but looking back, my childhood wasn’t a lot of fun. He struggled with his reading, but it wasn’t until the fourth grade that we discovered he had reading issues.
Because I was the first person in my family to go to college, my parents didn’t quite understand how college worked, or what it took to go down that path.
It was an emergency C-section — where they ended up nicking him just a bit above his right eyebrow with the scalpel — but thankfully everything went well and we had a beautiful little baby boy. I decided to go back to school because I wasn’t technically certified to be teaching 4-year-old kindergarten — I was certified for older kids.
I remember the first Friday that I went to school in Green Bay.
I had to be independent and take it upon myself to figure everything out.
I made sure I had the right classes and grades in high school, learned how to apply for scholarships and saved all my money.