Oh my, I am so thankful to have met Kerry! Last spring she came by my booth at the Babies in Bloom fair, and whenever anyone asks if it was worth booking at the fair, I always tell them I met Kerry. She is one of those women you just connect with instantly: warm, witty and so easy to chat with. Lucky for me, she signed up for a First year baby package, which captures baby's milestone ages: newborn, 3 months, 6 months and coming up 1 year! We've spent the last year talking about babies, motherhood and general life, so I can't wait for you to read her insights.
First off tell me about your munchkin (age, stats, awesomeness): Ashton David O'Brien turned 1 on May 4, 2014. Ashton is very social he loves attending parties and rarely makes shy. He is very curious and loves to explore. He's an exceptional listener for his age. Ashton is very sweet and loving and will always give a playmate or a smaller baby a big kiss.
What's the most surprising thing you've discovered about motherhood? It's wonderful how Motherhood demands you learn a whole new side of yourself and how amazing our bodies actually are.
What's your go to trick when all else fails and everything is falling apart? Humour! If all is failing I just stop and laugh at the situation and give Ashton a little tickle so he'll laugh too.
How do you relax at the end of the day? Honestly by going to bed early and if I really want to treat myself a relaxing bath.
What's your go to beauty routine? Good facial care and cream routine, getting my nails done by my bestie, and going to the gym on my lunch break.
What's your go to, need to throw clothes on and get out the door, wardrobe staple? Blue jeans, shirt and a scarf.
What's the best advice you received as a new mom? Do what works for you and your family.
How do you balance your life/work and life as a mom? By working part time. I find it's a great balance. Three days at work focusing my energy on my career and lunch time workouts, the other four days are play dates, and quality time with my baby.
What are your favourite mommy-time rituals? Singing and Nursing my baby to sleep.
Anything else you’d like to share about being a mom? Being a mom has been a blessing. It's truly a gift to see the world through a child's eyes as they learn and develop.
Thank you Kerry!