Job: I basically do it all! Barre3 front desk in the wee hours of the morning before the baby wakes up. Mortgage Loan Originator extraordinaire during nap times and the wee hours of the night. Sleepy baby =working mama
What brought you to Flagstaff: An extreme affinity for Ponderosa pine trees, jk, W. L. Gore gave my husband a job and I decided to come with.
Early Bird or Night Owl: Early bird by caffeine but not by natural ability.
Hobbies: Reading, going to bed early, hikes and walks, barre classes, and lots of wine.
Favorite thing to do with your Family: Anything outdoors, specifically things like farmers markets and festivals, basically anywhere the baby can go and get attention showered upon her so I can take a break from that role.
Kids Age Difference: Just a lonely little, no sibs yet.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Favorite/Least Favorite Household chore: I love mopping and the five minutes that it looks so pristine, but I hate dusting, because I realize how much more cleaning I actually need to do.
Going back in time, one thing you would tell yourself right before you became a mother: “Remember when you hated going to the grocery store? You should’ve loved it. Relished it. Drank every wine sample. Ate every piece of free cheese and lingered in the frozen foods aisle. That was bliss.”
Something you are looking forward to: When my child is old enough to to partake in similar activities as me, it warms my heart seeing mother daughter groups come to barre together or out on hikes deep in conversation.
Favorite Thing to do in Flagstaff with/without kids: Favorite thing to do lately is hang out at Warner’s nursery and get a coffee while the baby terrorizes the nursery, I mean – while the baby shops with that cute little cart and says hi to the fish. Without children in tow I enjoy being able to drink a nice cold glass of sav blanc at the annex on the patio.
Best Mom Hack: The “free fruit for kids” basket at Frys. One fruits annihilation is one moms successful grocery run.
The greatest challenge you’ve faced: Finding a really great pair of jeans post pregnancy. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Also, Amazon should just start automatically assuming I’m sending everything back.
Something you love about yourself: I have really pretty hair.
Favorite thing about being a Mom: Unsolicited dancing from a happy little nugget.