1) How would you describe yourself as a kid?
People pleaser. Girly. Lover of all things Barbie. Serial dresser-upper. Tiny (I grew much later). A bit shy (talk about a 180 as an adult!)
2) How did you live your entry in Motherhood?
I was ready for motherhood. I think that made the transition easy. I think if I had become a mother in my twenties – I might have resented the shift in lifestyle. Now, I welcome it. I love being at the playground. I love to be home with my hubby and little Olive Bee on weekend nights (minus the much needed date night of course). That said, it was very important for Brett and I to bring Olive into as much of our lifestyle as possible. We are not afraid to take her to a nice restaurant or travel the world with her.
3) How do you balance your life as a businesswomen, wife and mom?
I think this is the eternal challenge of modern motherhood. My hope is that as Olive grows and matures into a young lady, she will respect my hard work and the way I try to juggle it all – dropping balls here and there of course! The most important thing to me is to do at least one fun thing a day with Olive – just the two of us and to be sure that Brett and I kiss like we are still dating at least once a day. That seems to keep things in check!
4) What’s your “me” time?
Hmmm – that’s a good one. Since starting the business, it has been pretty much family or BURU time. I love to get blow-outs – so I suppose that is my vice at the moment.
5) Can you share your beauty tips with us?
Serum, moisturizer and botox twice a year. Turning 35, I notice a real difference in my skin. I am trying so hard to take better care of it. Every product (concealer or foundation) is loaded with moisturizing qualities as well. I want to be sure that nothing gets “cakey” as my face seems much dryer now. I love bronzer to help with faux glow – as I don’t get in the sun and red lipstick seems to cure a tire face. Well…that and sunglasses!
6) Do you have a secret to get your daughter eat veggies? (it’s becoming more and more difficult on my side ;)
She actually loves avocados so that makes it easier. I sneak lots of stuff into weekend omelettes too. And thru smoothies and juices!
7) What’s your motto as a mom (if you have one)? Or maybe 3 words to describe your education philosophy?
Love. Laugh. Encourage.
8) Because a mom’s life can be challenging and because we all have bad days, what do you do when you loose it?
Pray. Apologize. Have a glass of wine!
9) How would you describe your style in terms of kids’ room décor?
Bright, happy and a touch of glam – think the kiddy version of Hollywood regency. I love the idea of Olive having an engaging space to explore and feel comfortable.