Child & Age: Maya, 19 months
Hometown/Current Location: Los Angeles
Quick Bio: I am currently a stay at home mom who loves to trail run. I was previously working at an art gallery before my husband and I decided to start a family. I’ve had the best time of my life since my daughter was born and I feel so lucky to be able to stay at home with her, as well as train with an incredible and accomplished group of runners through my running club. Although being at home (especially if you have been working all your life) has its own challenges, I would not change my life for one second! Luckily my husband is very supportive of my time spent running through the mountains since it keeps me sane and looking good in my jeans!
Q: What is your “go to” snack/toy/show/trick when your kids start to fuss?
A: Grapes and/or oranges
Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: I balance it by maintaining my running schedule and going out to social events with my running club.
Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to new Moms?
A: Nothing lasts so just try to enjoy it all. Even when you have a newborn and are completely sleep deprived, as much as this sucks, one day you will look back and miss the days when all you had to do to sooth your “baby” (i.e. 16 year old crying from a broken heart by some dweeb) is to nurse her which she will at that point find completely revolting.
Q: How do you incorporate fitness into your daily routine?
A: Since I’m with my daughter all day I continually work my biceps picking up all 23 pounds of her and running with my training group 2-3x a week
Q: How would you describe your parenting style?
A: I am very engaged and try to incorporate education with everything I do.
Q: Share your best or favorite place for a family vacation and tell us why.
A: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It’s absolutely gorgeous, laid back, and easy to get around.
Q: Share something you have learned about yourself since you became a Mom.
A: The thing that I’ve learned about myself is the level of empathy and awareness of the other mothers around me and also the level of fight in me when it comes to protecting my daughter.