Motherhood is a journey as unique as you are, so it can often feel like you're doing it alone. Here at Colored Organics, we love to unite you together, even if it's only virtually, to share some wisdom and camaraderie on the rollercoaster journey of parenting. We are so excited to share some motherhood insights from Minnesota-based mama, Kristen!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
I live in the Twin Cities with my husband of five years, our toddler, poodle & one baby on the way (due in January)! I am the founder/designer of my own boutique brand agency, White Loft Creative. I specialize in creating branding for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a vision to serve others in fresh new ways or leave a unique stamp on the world. I get so excited about new business ideas and I feel I’m doing what I was called to do when I’m helping others live out their dreams. It will come at no surprise that my favorite show is Shark Tank & my favorite podcast is How I Built This. I enjoy exploring local coffee shops, trying new restaurants & getting lost in true crime podcasts. Also worth noting - I'm quite a Star Wars nerd.
WHAT'S THE MOST REWARDING PART OF BEING A PARENT?
Watching our daughter grow & learn new things is such a joy! She is slowly becoming the little person that she's meant to be, & we get to be a part of that. I can't wait to see her take on the role of big sister in January. Our kiddos are so much more capable than we give them credit for sometimes. Taking in the world through their eyes is so sweet!
WHAT IS THE MOST SURPRISING THING ABOUT PARENTHOOD?
Caring for a tiny person is such a humbling, transformative experience that I feel I've grown so much from. Becoming a mama has truly transformed my heart & made me a better person - even with less sleep ;) I've never felt more myself, yet someone altogether new at the same time. I didn't know my heart could feel so full!
WHAT DOES SELF-CARE LOOK LIKE TO YOU?
As a pretty introverted person, self care looks like time to rest & recharge on my own. Time to relax in the bath or going out to get a facial are ways I like to take care of myself.
WHAT CHORE WOULD YOU FOREVER OUTSOURCE?
Probably dishes because of how much time it consumes or putting the duvet back inside the cover after it's washed ;)
Olivia is wearing the Classic Leggings in Blush!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF COLORED ORGANICS?
I love that CO is a local business I can support, that the clothes are high quality, organic & stylish & that they give back to mamas/kids in need.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO AN EXPECTING MAMA?
My biggest obstacle was nursing. I didn't know what a challenge it would be mentally, physically & emotionally. There's so much to learn...compatibility of you & baby's anatomy, upping milk production, pumping strategies, nursing bras, nursing-friendly clothes, pain solutions...etc. So, on the practical side, I would do lots of research or classes if you can, if you plan to nurse!
To see more of Kristen's motherhood journey, follow her on Instagram!