THIS IS NORMAL
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I always wanted to be a young mom. I had Gavin just after my 25th Birthday and Bodhi when I was 27. I also began the second stage of my career while having young kids and that balance was the most helpful and grounding experience of my life. Living with and by their routines, which became the routines of the household, held me accountable to early bedtimes, clean eating and a positive proactive mindset. I know am the founder of a tech company and my 8- and 11-year-olds have been my biggest allies and supporters. I’m grateful for our teamwork as a unit.
What 3 words best describe your parenting experience to date?
Experimental, Connected, Flow
What’s one of the hardest or most surprising things about being a parent that people wouldn’t expect or don’t usually talk about?
Watching your kids experience growth that can be represented as pain or failure and allowing them to have their own experience while helping seed a stronger foundation they can develop themselves.
What were some of your “wait...is this normal??” moments once you became a parent?
Boundaryless life – privacy is nonexistent.
What’s one of your favorite parenting hacks that helps keep you sane (that other parents should know about and start doing ASAP)?
Feed your kids clean, consistent meals. This will allow them to stay present in their bodies and it avoids temper tantrums and breakdowns.