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: South Lebanon, Ohio
Job: Photographer & stay at home mom
Kids: Oliver (4) and Avery (2)
You’re in your closet – what do you reach for first? Comfortable jeans. My favorite brand is the Gap!
Hands down the one beauty product you can’t live without. Only one! Mascara, specifically Maybelline Falsies Volume Express mascara.
Your daily moisturizer. Are you happy with it? Currently, Cetaphil. It’s getting the job done.
Your nightly moisturizer. Are you happy with it? Not really. I would like to try something that doesn’t make my face break out, but I’m having a hard time finding that!
Something in your shopping cart online right now that you want to buy – budget is no limit. A new camera lens.
How do you feel your beauty routine changed when you became a mom? It became much shorter. I usually have a bare face and mascara. I used to do a full face of makeup.
Biggest indulgence you allow yourself. Spa treatments. I love a good pedicure and a good massage.
Tell us about your kid(s). I have two handsome little guys; Oliver is 4 and Avery is 2. Oliver is my wound up, crazy, hyper ALL BOY boy. Avery is also crazy, but he listens better…for now. They’re both really affectionate and sweet, luckily.
What is your biggest struggle as a mom day to day. Hmmm…having patience? My 4 year old tests every boundary and pushes every single button. He’s so sweet, but I find myself yelling way more than I would like to.
What is your biggest happiness as a mom day to day. My kids are BEST FRIENDS. Like, they literally are obsessed with each other. It makes me feel like I’m doing something right when I watch them play together.
Snap your fingers – you could have a magic fairy help you with one thing around the home every day. What is it? I would love a personal chef! My husband and I can both cook well and we love doing it, but it seems like with 2 little ones are meals are pretty much the same in rotation and not as healthy as I would like.
Love it, Jenn. Thanks so much for hanging out with ALFS! And I have to say you’re totally right – your eyes are perfection. And as a mom of two boys as well, hearing yours are best friends warms my heart.