Name: Sarah Brown
Children & Ages: Taylor (13) & Emma, Noah and Judah (2)
Hometown/Current Location: San Jose, CA
Quick Bio: I’m a Believer, Wife, Mother and Business Owner. I married, Lawrence, my 2nd grade crush, 9 years ago. Lawrence has a daughter, Taylor, and at the time we started dating she was 3yrs old and was just diagnosed with Leukemia. Fast forward 10 years and she is now a happy and healthy teenager. Lawrence and I struggled with infertility for almost 7 years. We were blessed with awesome health insurance, which allowed us to move forward with IVF. After 3 tries and 3 miscarriages, we were blessed with triplets. I’m so thankful to be able to stay at home and raise them and even though I love them to life and would do anything to be home with them, I was struggling to find purpose and needed to do something for myself. That is when I opened my Etsy shop, where I make custom shirts from baby onesies to family reunion shirts. I was then introduced with the opportunity to be an Independant Consultant for Rodan+Fields. I tried the products and was amazed at my ‘before and afters’ that I knew I had to share with others. Running these businesses will help my family financially and it means I get to be home with my miracles.
Q: What is your “go to” snack/toy/show/trick when your kids start to fuss?
A: They love to hear me sing songs! They like, “Itsy, Bitsy Spider” and “Jesus Loves Me.” Once they hear me start to sing, they slowly start to calm down.
Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: Definitely running two businesses helps light a fire in me and not feel like, “just a Mom.” I also make time to meet up with my girlfriends here and there to have a girl’s night out, which is extremely important to me.
Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to new Moms?
A: I’m sure this has been said many times, but truly be in and appreciate EVERY moment with your child. The days go by way too fast. Take time to pray for your children and have patience with them, as they are constantly doing and learning new things. They will test you, but remember, each phase will pass.
Q: How do you incorporate fitness into your daily routine?
A: Every morning after breakfast, I take the kids out for a walk. We walk around the neighborhood, the mall, the park…I try to go to different places, so no one gets bored. It also helps break up the day so we aren’t stuck inside all day.
Q: Share something you have learned about yourself since you became a Mom.
A: I’ve learned not judge another person’s style of parenting. I used to see people with kids on “leashes” and think to myself…I would never do that! WRONG! I have bought those backpacks with “leashes” and having triplets, it’s a necessity. Can you imagine 3 kids going in all different directions?!?! YIKES! Each parent does for their children what they feel is right and I can appreciate that.