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: Denver, CO
Job: Vice President Strategic Partnerships at bswift
Kids: Willa (6) and Crosby (3)
You’re in your closet – what do you reach for first? I work from home 70% of the time, so much of my wardrobe consists of yoga pants, old t-shirts with holes in the armpits or my Costco Couture wear. But if I really want to feel fabulous for a rare date night, I’ll grab my trusty black silk shirt, my favorite necklace and jeans.
Hands down the one beauty product you can’t live without. Only one! Blush. It just adds life to your face.
Your daily moisturizer. Are you happy with it? Sanitas Topical C. It’s thick and takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s amazing and has transformed my skin.
Your nightly moisturizer. Are you happy with it? The same! I use Top C at night as well.
Something in your shopping cart online right now that you want to buy – budget is no limit. An all-inclusive trip to Hawaii or Italy.
How do you feel your beauty routine changed when you became a mom? When I lived in Chicago and was a young, single, fabulous twenty-something I would get pedicures and manicures every three weeks on the dot. It wasn’t even a luxury so much as it was just a part of my life. Those days are certainly long gone, as the closest I get to a pedicure these days as a minivan-driving-surburban mom is buying one of those heel shavers from Walgreens.
Biggest indulgence you allow yourself? Monthly facials. It’s so dry here in Colorado that it’s a necessity. Or so I tell my husband.
Tell us about your kid(s). Have you ever read the book “Taming your Spirited Child”? That is my daughter, Willa (6). She is incredibly smart and inquisitive, paired with a flair for the dramatically over emotional. Crosby (3) is in love with anything with wheels (cars, planes, trains). He surprises me so often by saying these wonderfully eloquent sentences and then I realize that he isn’t actually the baby anymore that I imagine he is.
What is your biggest struggle as a mom day to day? Balancing a very busy corporate job, frequent out of state business trips, a working husband, two kids, a house…you get the gist. I recently spoke on a panel for Women in Leadership and clearly this is not a unique struggle. Everyone down to our female CEO seemed to share the same challenges. In a way being super busy has made me focus on what is important to me. I “outsource” whatever I can to try to help the cause. And try my best to embrace our lived-in mess.
What is your biggest happiness as a mom day to day? The cuddles, hugs and unconditional love.
Snap your fingers – you could have a magic fairy help you with one thing around the home every day. What is it? To get my kids ready for bed and help them fall asleep which would easily save me an hour day. Which I have calculated (while lying in their beds staring at the ceiling waiting for those rugrats to close their eyes) amounts to over 15 days a year.
Because you are oh so pretty, tell us about your favorite feature! My eyes. It’s the one part of me that never lets me down.
Monthly facials – you are my kind of girl. And we’ve all been there with the heel shaver – made me laugh out loud. Thank you so much, Lori, for sharing your time and darling family with ALFS!
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