Kick Ass Moms
How many kids do you have?
1 and 1 on the way
What is the title of the current chapter of your life?
What is the last picture you took on your phone?
What is your favourite mom accessory?
Purse full of snacks
What is something (not your family) that you can't live without?
Coffee....but gooooood coffee
If you were a TV/movie mom, who would you be?
I love Rayna from Nashville
What is your current job?
Paying job = RN in the NICU
Student studying holistic nutrition
Passion project = Sweaty Successful Moms
Full time mom/wife
What do you love most about your job?
I love connecting with the families and babies.
What do you like least about your job?
The long shifts, working in the hospital, Working holidays and weekends, politics.
What is the hardest thing about being a mom who also works?
Missing bedtime, holidays and weekends together. Trying to balance everything - work, mom, student.
What is the best thing about being a mom who also works?
Ambition, leading by example, still keeping a part of myself. I have my own identity. I love being a mom and also love being me. I get to enjoy both.
Sometimes as moms we think we can "do it all". Do you think this is possible?
No. I think you can find a nice balance, but I think there are always sacrifices or compromises to be made.
Mom-guilt is something a lot of moms struggle with. Is this something that you struggle with? Is there anything you do to help you overcome/get through your mom guilt?
Yes, I struggle with this. I try to remind myself that I’m doing my best, to stay in the moment. To not be so hard on my self. Trying to set boundaries with school work and family time.
What advice would you give to a new mom who is trying to balance her family and her job?
You're doing an amazing job! Be easy on yourself - there is only one of you and you are incredible. Be kind!
Kristen is an RN attending the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Kristen is passionate about food and overall health from an holistic approach.
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