Name: Kayla Carrie
Children & Ages: Olivia (22 mos.) & Hudson (10 mos.)
Hometown/Current Location: Idaho
Quick Bio: Less than two years ago my first child came into this world! I quickly realized that being a mother was everything to me, so I dropped all my other plans and made the decision to proudly accept the best job offer ever as “Stay at Home Mom”. I did so well on the job that I received a promotion! Two weeks after my daughter’s first birthday my sweet boy joined our party! I get plenty of comments and stares as I venture out with these two cuties… with a smile on my face I embrace it! I love finding the happiness in this messy mommy life!
Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: Definitely connecting with other moms! Talking with other adults makes me feel like a person again. I may not always get time to myself but listening and talking about the beauties and difficulties of motherhood really helps me to stay sane and positive about motherhood. Thanks friends 😉
Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to new Moms?
A: Do not fall for our culture’s lies about a mom’s worth! Your worth is not dependent on how much you can accomplish in a day or how put together your life seems. Your worth never changes! Each mother and child has infinite worth! Take your time and enjoy each small moment with your children. Embrace the mess and the lack of “accomplishment” you may feel as a mom. If you can avoid this trap your children will never have to question their worth either!
Q: As a Mommy what is it that you feel you do “right”?
A: I am really good at saying “I’m sorry”. I am the first to admit that I make LOTS of mommy (and wife) mistakes but I am also quick to recognize them and make amends. I hope my example teaches my kids that it is perfectly okay to not be perfect!
Q: What is your “go to” snack/toy/show/trick when your kids start to fuss?
A: The best thing I can do when my 22 month old daughter starts to tantrum is to give her a chore. She LOVES to help! I think kids do really well when they feel they can contribute and have some kind of control in their life.
Q: Share something you have learned about yourself since you became a Mom.
A: That being a mom is the most important thing I will ever do. That I can’t do it alone. That God loves me and will help me know how to take care of these beautiful children.