Do you ever wonder other moms secrets? Like actual real beautiful day to day hard working moms? So often I see a darling one at the park and think wow, she looks so great! I wonder what she is doing so well. With that in mind I thought I’d begin a new series on ALFS – Everyday Moms. These are moms I know, moms that have been recommended to me, moms that inspire and are beautiful inside and out. Let’s peak into their lives just a bit, shall we?
Location: North Barrington, IL
Job: Mom of 4, so….nurse, teacher, coach, cleaning lady, chauffeur, mentor, manager
Kids: Emilia (10), Ben (7), Julia (5) & Ryan (18 months)
You’re in your closet. What do you reach for first? I reach for workout clothes- anything from Lululemon to Target brand!
Hands down the one beauty product you can’t live without. Only one! I LOVE wearing make-up, but I can only pick one product….My MAC jet black eye liner pencil
Your daily moisturizer. Are you happy with it? I have used Aveeno face lotion forever and it has never failed me.
Your nightly moisturizer. Are you happy with it? Aveeno face lotion for nighttime too!
Something in your shopping cart online right now that you want to buy – budget is no limit! Haha- that amazing crockpot you love!!!
How do you feel your beauty routine changed when you became a mom? When I became a mom, I kept up with my love for make-up, but let my hair go out the window. Need to prioritize making time for a regular hair-cut and color!
Biggest indulgence you allow yourself. My biggest indulgence I allow myself is either taking walks in my beautiful neighborhood or getting to the gym. J
Tell us about your kid(s). We have four wonderful kids. 2 girls and 2 boys. Emilia (10) is our queen bee, Ben (7) is mr active- always wanting to play with a ball or go do something, Julia (5) is my spunky and imaginative tomboy, and Ryan (18 months), the baby in the family who thinks he should attend grade school with everyone else. He also has a ball in his hand most times (or food).
What is your biggest struggle as a mom day to day? My biggest struggle as a mom day to day is always striving to find the balance of creating a happy, organized, and fun household. The chaos of a larger family is something I love, but can also stress me out!
What is your biggest happiness as a mom day to day? My biggest happiness as a mom day to day is spending each and every day with my husband and our kids. I truly do enjoy every day. Maybe not ALL day every day, but every day.
Snap your fingers – you could have a magic fairy to help you with one thing around the home everyday. What is it? I need a magic fairy to help me put everybody’s stuff away in the right place. 6 people plus a dog equals random stuff constantly!
Because you are oh so pretty, tell us about your favorite feature! My favorite feature is staying fit and healthy overall.
Thank you so much Amy for sharing your time and your family with us! Love that Emilia and Logan have been together since Kindergarten, can you believe we will have fifth graders next year? You were always such an inspiration walking the hills of Biltmore so consistently and it pays off. You look so great! Absolutely darling mom and darling family.