We are so excited to introduce you to our new feature – The Monthly Mom Spotlight!
The heart and soul of Rockstar Moms is that we believe there isn’t just one way to be an amazing mom, friend, woman, etc. We support one another and celebrate all that makes us unique and special. And by doing so, we strive to create a community where we find comfort that there are so many ways to show love and be there for the people in our lives, especially our kids.
Each month we will be featuring a Rockstar Mom and the ways they navigate motherhood and life.
Our first Rockstar Mom is Julia from Pennsylvania!
Julia is a work from home mom with two amazing girls ages 13 and 10. Liz sat down with Julia to talk about the joy she finds being with her girls, the challenges she faces trying to keep it all together, and the things she finds that help her achieve a better balance. Check out some of her favorite item picks at the end!
L: What helps you be a rockstar mom?
J: My girls are very different. I prioritize spending time with each of them and focus on the things they enjoy and make them unique. Lily and I love to drive to a local spot and enjoy smoothie bowls! Violet really likes to bake. She recently received a baking set and cookbook for her birthday. So we were adventurous and baked the chocolate cake together! I’m also lucky to have a job that allows me to have better work/home balance and flexibility with scheduling things for myself or my family. I can be at the bus stop every morning and afternoon, and can work around appointments for me and the girls. I’m focused on teaching them responsibility too. They have chores such as folding laundry and taking out the trash. It’s never too early to have them help around the house!
L: How do you balance your family with everything else?
J: I really focus on scheduling. It helps everyone stay on the same page. My girls even tell me that I remember things for them by having it on the schedule, which is great! I also love tools that allow me to be efficient and get the things done that I need to do quickly. I have the Target Red Card and use the Target app a lot. It’s so easy to use, and everything I need for the family is in one place. I’ve even used the pickup in store option which is extra convenient. I place my order ahead of time and then run in to customer service where my items are waiting for me. With the Target Red Card I always save 5% too. Can’t lose with convenience and saving $!
L: What do you do that helps you take care of yourself?
J: I have a close knit group of friends. We meet once a month and that has been a great support system for me. I also put aside time for myself to focus on my health. I joined a local gym that is small so we really support and inspire each other. I also like to give back to others. I started an organization called Mended Little Hearts Philadelphia that provides support to children and their families impacted by congenital heart disease.
L: What do you wish you were better at or want to focus on more?
J: Focusing on stopping and enjoying the moments as I’m experiencing them. I find it hard to turn off all the things going around in my head and just relax. I’m working on compartmentalizing and staying focused on what’s in front of me: family, work, or my home.
Julia’s Top Picks [Commission Links]
J: Here are some of my favorite items that make me feel great and that I highly recommend!
I really like Old Navy activewear. They hold up great during my workouts and are very affordable!
I love these products for my skin!
Here is the baking set and cookbook my daughter and I are really enjoying!
We hoped you’ve enjoyed reading all about Julia! Check back to see next month’s Mom Spotlight!!
At the start of every year I always try to be more consistent with an exercise routine. You know, the whole New Year, new you thing. Well in 2018 I focused on getting fit during the Summer and Fall once I joined a kickboxing gym. (Side note, I love it and I’ll tell you more about why in another post.) So when New Years just passed, I wasn’t stressed about starting up a routine, but more about continuing my current one.
What was exciting this New Year’s, was my husband was ready to focus on getting fit. He joined a gym with a friend, which I think is great for accountability. He hasn’t had a fitness routine in a long time and wanted to get some new clothes. Thankfully, retailers know how many of us are focused on fitness after the New Year and many have great deals on clothes, equipment, accessories etc.
My go to for many things is Target. So I was thrilled to see they are having a deal of activewear starting at $10!
Now my husband is kind of picky when it comes to clothes he will wear while working out. He wants them to feel soft and have high performance to keep moisture away etc. But he doesn’t want them to feel too synthetic or scratchy. Well he is raving about the C9 line. Soft fabric. Holds up well during a workout. Nice fit without being too snug or boxy. And the prices were great! Here are some of his favorites that I would definitely recommend you pick up for any guy in your life looking to reboot their workout wardrobe.