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: Purcellville, Virginia
Job: Director of Implementations, Visa
Kids: Jack (6), Hughitt (4) and Beau (16 months). Gotta love a boy mom!
You’re in your closet – what do you reach for first? For fall, my J. Crew utility jacket. It goes with absolutely everything and is the perfect layer. It’s also got a decent heft to it for chilly evenings.
Hands down the one beauty product you can’t live without. Only one! Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc. Blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one – how can you go wrong?
Your daily moisturizer. Are you happy with it? Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF. I love a multi-function product (see above) and this one crosses so many from the list. I’ve been using it since high school and have tried other things along the way, but always come back to this.
Your nightly moisturizer. Are you happy with it? I’d have to use one in order to tell you. I KNOW. It’s awful. I really should take better care of my skin at night, especially since I hit the big 3-0 this year. Maybe it will be my New Year’s resolution 😉
Something in your shopping cart online right now that you want to buy – budget is no limit. A BOBsweep. It’s like a Roomba only it vacuums AND mops. It’s not exactly a lavish indulgence, but it would be life changing.
How do you feel your beauty routine changed when you became a mom? I’ve become a huge believer in dry shampoo and under eye cream.
Biggest indulgence you allow yourself. Binge-watching my favorite shows on Netflix. Some people relax at the spa or the gym. I relax on my couch with Frank Underwood and Piper Chapman.
Tell us about your kid(s). I live the very glamourous life of a mom of 3 boys. Jack (6) is smart, sensitive, observant, and so kind. He is also a human dinosaur encyclopedia. Hughitt (4) is a force of nature. He tears through life like a bull in a china shop but has the biggest heart and sweetest cartoon-like brown eyes. Beau (16 months) is just a joy. He’s the most easy-going toddler, yet can hold his own in a wrestling match with his bros. He also eats more than the other two combined. The magic of three boys is absolutely indescribable.
What is your biggest struggle as a mom day to day. Not having my own mom to share this journey with. She passed when I was 16 and while I’ve missed her since day 1, nothing makes you appreciate your mom quite like being a mother yourself. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could just pick up the phone to tell her something funny that one of the boys did, or that they’re making me want to pull my hair out. Or just to thank her because for the first time in my life, I truly understand all that she did for me.
What is your biggest happiness as a mom day to day. Watching my children become best friends. They have no choice but to be brothers, but seeing them actually enjoy each other’s company, take interest in one another’s well-being, and *want* to be together brings my heart so much joy.
Snap your fingers – you could have a magic fairy help you with one thing around the home every day. What is it? CLEANING. Unequivocally. I swear no matter what I do, there will always be fingerprints, crumbs, and clutter.
Because you are oh so pretty, tell us about your favorite feature! My eyelashes. They’re freakishly long and people are always asking me if they’re real. Yes, they’re real. They brush up against my sunglasses and it’s horribly annoying, but it makes doing my eye makeup a breeze.
Lovely, Meagan! Thank you for sharing your time and your darling family with us. I’m with you on hanging with Piper and I am so checking out the Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc. Looks like you can’t mess that one up – great recommendation! And I so hope you find the BOBsweep under your Christmas tree.