Meet one of our fav supermoms, well you might already know her from her blog Petite and Bold.
Your guilty pleasure?
Food is my guilty pleasure any day, any time.
How are you most like your mom?
As per my husband: compassion. My mom has such a big heart I admire; I am nowhere close to how kind she is though lol. She is empathetic and I do think I have taken this trait from her. The fact that I’m a very sensitive plays a big role in this.
The words you live by?
This quote by the Dalaï Lama: “Be Kind whenever possible, it is always possible”.
A Fine moment with your child?
Singing “you are my sunshine” to him. I’ve been singing this song to him ever since he was a baby, and we still share this moment together before he goes to bed or whenever he needs comfort.
What keeps you moving forward on tough days?
Reflecting on all of my accomplishments so far. These are the days I need to take a mental break, take care of myself and focus on positive thoughts. Tough days are good for the character as they help you put things inperspective.
The advice would you give new moms?
Do the best you can and avoid feeling guilty as much as possible. Don’t compare yourself to other moms as the grass always looks greener on the other side. Motherhood is such a unique and personal experience and we are all so different on so many levels. Remember, we all have good and bad days. When I wake up in the morning, I just think about being present for my son and loving him deeper each day.
Your social media addiction?
It has to be Instagram, yay surprise! It is essential for what I do but I think too much of it turns out to be negative. My husband sometimes has to make me realize that I’m ALWAYS on my phone and that I’m missing out on things. So from time to time, I take a break from social media to focus on other things; because there is a life outside of social media and an amazing one.
A song on rotation right now?
Sade: By your side. Our wedding song and my favorite from her. She has an amazing voice.
The thing you totally didn't expect when becoming a mom?
Loving another human being so profoundly. I can’t even describe the feeling. I know every mom says that but it is literally the truth.
Your fav. Part about being a mom?
Being loved unconditionally. The amount of love and care I get from my son is unbelievable. This is my most treasured blessing and I don’t take it for granted.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I kind of want to be the same Josie: fun, hard working and authentic. A woman who trusts her intuition, who gets lost and find herself over and over again. When I grow up, I still want to be growing up through failures and successes. We never stop learning. Ultimately, I want God’s will to be done in my life.
The thing about you that may surprise others?
I am STUBBORN. When I have something in mind, trust me I’ll do my very best to make it a reality. Being stubborn makes me a hell of a goal digger. It is something that has also humbled me in so many ways. I have hit the wall way too often because of it and every time it makes me realize I can’t control everything.
What drew you to Mejuri?
Without a doubt, the simple and minimal design of the jewelry pieces. I also love the “luxe” feel.