Classic Fun Mom on the Street: Courtney Fuller

Whether supporting teachers across the school district, chasing three kids, or finishing an advanced degree in education, Classic Fun Mom on the Street Courtney Fuller’s grounding faith and sense of humor make a statement that lasts.

Meet Courtney

I’m a Coordinator of Special Education in Williamsburg James City County Public Schools. I’ve worked in the division since 2006, beginning as a Speech-Language Pathologist, transitioning to Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, and Instructional Specialist for the division before serving in my current role. I attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where I received my B.S and M.S.Ed in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

I just finished my post-Master’s degree in Exceptional Education and Executive Leadership from Regent University in May 2020! I’m happily married to my college sweetheart Bruce, and we are working together, with the help of loving grandparents, to raise our three amazing children: Devon (age 10), Bruce III (age 8), and Delaney (age 6).

Classic Fun Style

Which three words best describe your style? Fun, comfortable and classic

Where are your favorite places to shop?  I wish I could find the time to shop! I’ve found Stitch Fix and it is right up my alley: I can rate items and every month they send me a box and I pay for what I keep. #winning

I like Banana Republic, Target, and Nordstrom’s –  when I get a discount!!

Who’s your favorite style icon? I love black and white so Janelle Monae always looks fierce. I also like the way Michelle Obama dresses for her body and height.

If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be? I would probably choose Coretta Scott King. I would love to just listen to her and soak up all of her wisdom about life and faith.

What’s your best style advice? Dress in what makes YOU feel good! Also, wear what makes YOU feel comfortable.

What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? I always love earrings!!!!

Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? I am a child of the eighties, so I miss the fun and bright colors!! C’mon, they’re called neon, Courtney LOL. Also, I love the styles of the 40s and 50s when people really dressed and wore tailored clothing!! Things were one of a kind!

What trend should NEVER make a comeback? Maybe neon.

What style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? Maybe neon 🙂

What’s your best style secret? Good facial cleanser and moisturizer w/sunscreen and good bra (after you have kids LOL)

Stilettos or Flats? I love stilettos! But usually, I’m in wedges or fun boots!

Classic Fun Parenting

Best parenting advice: Remember, you are the parent that your children NEED. I forget this sometimes and know that God places these precious kids in my life and He did that because they needed me and I needed them. I always tell my oldest (when she’s super mad at me) that I’m new at this… I’ve never had a 10-year-old before! (I find that a good hug does wonders.)

Ask for help when you need it. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December 2017. It knocked me off my feet, and I had to accept help when I was exhausted and overwhelmed. I also decided to go back to school 3 months after my diagnosis, and I think I had to learn to ask for help and accept it.

I don’t know that I ever asked for help! My husband, parents, and in-laws helped and amazing women in my life reminded me that “the joy of the Lord is my strength” (Nehemiah 8:10)

Parenting true confession: I have no idea what I’m doing a lot of the time! I learn from my kids and I make mistakes and that is ok.

Classic Fun Family

What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? I love going to movies as a family. It’s something that I remember doing with my family as a kid. I also like doing simple things like a picnic lunch in Colonial Williamsburg or going to a farm or pumpkin patch. We also have fun going to the beach together each summer.

What’s been your best family vacation? Before COVID-19, we used to go up to Alexandria during Spring Break. We took the Metro into DC and walked the National Mall and would visit a museum. We also were in riding distance to the National Harbor. The kids had a blast and we had fun as a family.

What’s your go-to family dinner? Chick Fil A! They may or may not know my family well!! If I have to cook, it’s spaghetti, salad, and breadsticks. Trader Joe’s has this amazing “Just Sauce”… it’s a turkey bolognese that’s a great starter. Add whatever marinara you like and my kids think I’m a spaghetti master!

What’s your favorite family restaurant? The kids love Japanese food and love to go to a hibachi restaurant, and it’s a fun family time and you get sooo much food!

Classic Fun Life

What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? I love any kind of mystery. This is going to sound strange but I love that show from the ’70s called Columbo!!  You get to see who the murderer is at the beginning and then see how Columbo solves the murder! I also love nature shows or docuseries about National Parks…. I know, I know… sounds like a good time:)

What’s your favorite beach read? I like to read magazines on the beach. I can’t read a book because I get too engrossed and I have to keep an eye on the kids. So a good magazine with a quick article is perfect!

What’s the best song to dance to when nobody’s watching? I love ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s dance music and R&B groups. I probably have the most eclectic Spotify playlist… because I like it all. I usually surprise people when I sing along to a song that they wouldn’t think I know! Wilson Pickett to Creed to PJ Morton to 50’s Girl Groups, Motown, and a good deal of country and blues. My Nana loved country music!

What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Fiji, countries in Africa that were identified in my DNA sample, and back to Ireland.

What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? Watch something funny or nostalgic on TV. I also really like Jeopardy!

Your Classic Fun Life

We love how Courtney embraces the fullness of her life with its challenges and imperfections. And she does it in style and comfort every day! You can follow Courtney on Facebook @CourtneyHolmesFuller and on Instagram @chfslp19.

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