Posts Tagged ‘kissaluvs’

Friday Family Spotlight: Meet Andrea’s Family

Friday, February 15th, 2013

I am excited to introduce you to Andrea and her awesome family of four! I love hearing stories like theirs; couples who grew up together, go on to get married, and eventually raise a family together…so sweet and inspiring! Also Andrea’s favorite quote might be one of my new favorites! Read on to learn more about Andrea and her family:

Who are the members of your family? Andrea (me), my husband Joel, and our 2 daughters, Tessa, age 2.5 and Nora, age 6 months.

How did you meet your significant other? We first met playing t-ball and grew up together in school. We started dating after being in Marching band together during his freshman year of high school. He played the quads, I played the bass drum in the drumline.

What do you and your family like to do for recreation? We are a very athletic family. We love to play sports, watch sports, and be outdoors. We enjoy camping, walks, and playing outside.

What is your favorite Mom’s Milk Boutique Product? I have so many. I started at MMB with just a few diapers. I now own what feels like half the store. I love the Ergo, Lactasties, CJ’s BUTTer, MotherLove diaper rash cream. I’ve recently starting using fitted diapers and I really like the Kissaluvs. Of course, my newborn stash was one of my favorites to build because they are just so cute and small.

What is your favorite baby carrier and why? I love my Ergo. It is very sturdy and tough, it’s been through different kinds of weather and other wear and tear and holds up very nicely. It’s easy for both my husband and I to use on either of our children and they are safe, secure, and happy in it.

What goals do you have for your family in the next year or two? Start a garden this spring, hopefully have a 3rd child, continue with our Dave Ramsey debt snowball payoffs.

Describe your daily routine: I get up at 4, pump, shower, get ready, and leave for work by 6:15. My husband gets the kids up, drops them off at daycare, and comes home to pick up the house. He leaves for work at 11:45. I get off at 3:30, work out, go home to start dinner, pick up the girls from daycare and serve dinner. Then we do bathtime, get the girls ready for bed and my husband gets home at 8, just in time to help tuck the girls in and get them asleep.

What has been your toughest challenge as a mom so far? Meeting the needs of everyone. It’s important for me to be a good, attentive mother, but I also don’t want to lose my identity as a wife or myself. Balancing all those simultaneously is tricky.

What are some of your favorite “me” time indulgences? I love to go wander around Target. I also love (and miss) coffee dates with old friends.

What is one of your favorite quotes? Be here to bless, not impress.

Thanks Andrea for sharing your family with us! I am excited for your plans to grow both a spring garden and a 3rd baby, lol! Wishing you the very best on both accounts. :)

Would you like to have your family featured in a Friday Family Spotlight AND win a FREE $10 gift certificate to Mom’s Milk Boutique for your participation? If so email sarah@momsmilkboutique.com with the subject line “Friday Family Spotlight Inquiry” and share something interesting about your family in your email message.

Happy Friday Everyone!!

-Sarah

Friday Family Spotlight: Meet Kate’s Family!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Kate is one super cool mama (just check out her pregnant laser tag photo for proof)! Read on to learn more about her and her sweet family…

 What is your favorite Mom’s Milk Boutique Product?
My nursing cover. The comfort it provides me and allows me to nurse in public has been priceless.

Who are the members of your family?
Me, Kate. Husband, Matthew. Daughters Elizabeth 3years and Clara 5 months

What is your favorite baby carrier and why?
Moby wrap for the comfort, especially during long stretches of wear.

Describe your cloth diaper stash:

Mostly bumGenius pockets, a few prefolds and covers with snappies instead of pins, and one great kissaluvs (wish I had more of these!). With my first, I used prefolds and pins, but that was too hard for my swollen fingers, so I invested in some bumGenius for my 2nd and love, love, love them! I was really scared to do them at first, but can’t believe how much we have saved already. My favorite thing to do is pile the clean, warm, fresh out of the dryer inserts on my face and breathe in!

What has been your toughest challenge as a mom so far?
When I was in college (19 years old) I had a stroke that paralyzed me on my right side.  It was from an autoimmune disease I did not know I had called lupus. No one ever thought I would recover as much as I have, so having two kids is way outside of expectations! Being involved with the kids on days my joints are not well (called a flare up). Simple things like zipping a zipper or turning a door knob become very painful. Sometimes it’s a matter of will power to make myself do things that physically hurt. But I remember that we chose to have these beautiful girls knowing my illness and my babies will only be young for a short time and I choose to be there with them.

What are some of your favorite “me” time indulgences?
Massage! I have a membership and make sure I get my monthly massage as a way to take a mental and physical break as well. Also massage is great for relieving back, neck and joint pain that can make daily tasks challenging.

Thanks Kate for sharing your beautiful family with us!! :)

Would you like to have your family featured in a Friday Family Spotlight AND win a FREE $10 gift certificate to Mom’s Milk Boutique for your participation? If so email sarah@momsmilkboutique.com with the subject line “Friday Family Spotlight Inquiry” and share something interesting about your family in your email message.

Have a beautiful weekend all!

- Sarah