Name: Kate Delgado
Children & Ages: Jordana (4) Braden (2)
Hometown/Current Location: Boca Raton, FL
Quick Bio: I am a full time mommy and wife, first …and a full time entrepreneur, second. My family is my life and is who I live for and for that reason, I started my own company so my kids would have a future. It feels really good to do something you love and to provide for your family while also being able to teach your children about ambition and dreams. I attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated with degree in Business Marketing. While living in Montego Bay, Jamaica for quite some time with my in-laws, I learned of a secret family recipe for a Coffee and Cane Sugar body exfoliation that my mother-in-law created for her spa. After using the product just one time and seeing the immediate effects it had on my skin, I decided to create more body scrubs with the help of a spa director, my mother-in-law, and launch them. Since then, I have created a natural skincare line, and have also expanded to beach products such as Beach Bags and Towels. All of my products are Jamaican inspired and have been recognized and sold on Good Morning America and Groupon.
Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: Being a mommy is the most amazing, yet challenging commitment I have ever experienced. Throughout the day I have very little time to myself or time with my husband. We usually get about 1-2 hours a night before we go to sleep. My entire day revolves around the kids. And when I am not with my kids (when they are in school), I am working. So in order to maintain a sense of self, I enjoy exercising, planning girls nights out with my girlfriends (about 1-2 times a month) and making time for date nights with my husband on the weekends. Sometimes it feels like I have no energy left to do these other things, but I make sure to fit them in because they are also so important to me and it is so important to have a balance. Without this, you will crash and your time with your kids won’t be well spent.
Q: What’s your most memorable Mommy moment to date?
A: This might sound cliche but my most memorable moments with my kids are when I held them for the very first time. I looked at them and they literally changed my world. And I knew from that moment on, nothing else really mattered. Everything I was about to do going forward was going to be for them. I wanted to be a role model for my kids like my parents are for me. I will never forget that moment when I held them for the first time and fell madly in love.
One other moment that sticks out to me is when I was working really hard over the holidays up in NYC. My products were picked up by Henri Bendel for the holiday season and I really didn’t get to see my kids or husband for more than a few minutes a day. It was really hard. And one day my daughter came to me and said “Mommy, you work really hard and you are really good at what you do.” Not only did that make me feel so good that my 4 year old recognized what I was doing for our family, but also that she didn’t get upset with me or mad that I was working so hard. She understood and was proud. I took off the next day and spent it with her. As we were walking around, I saw a board with a quote on it which read “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will realize they were the big things.” I bought the litle board with this quote and look at it every single day.
Q: As a Mommy what is it that you feel you do “right”?
A: This is funny. As a mom, you are constantly feeling like you are doing just about everything “wrong.” You question everything. You stay up at night and wonder why you said what you said or did what you did and wonder if it was the right thing. And if your children will remember you getting upset with them about something they did. But when I sit back and reflect on the past 4 1/2 years, there is one constant I am fairly certain my husband and I are doing “right,” and that is showering them with love. The amount of times we kiss them and tell them we love them is probably ridiculous. I was raised in a family with unconditional love and support. And I know that if I can give that to my kids, then I am doing something right. When I see them being kind and loving towards other people, it makes me smile.
Q: Share something you have learned about yourself since you became a Mom.
A: There is a quote that I love, which says, “You can do anything, but not everything.” Since I have become a mom, this is something that I must constantly remind myself of.
Q: Describe your “Haute Mom” (fashion) style!
A: My favorite look is a pair of jeans, with a simple white or black tank, a great belt and necklace and heels. This has been a staple since college!