Twice a month we interview moms for our “How Does She Do It?” feature. If interested in participating please reach out on Facebook or Instagram.
We are excited to introduce you to April Bellia. She is a mama, friend, wife, creator of Granola Girl, intuitive life coach and business consultant.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
Urban Mama. Heart of the city Cambie Corridor in Vancouver, BC.
Tell us about your children?
Erik is 18 and attends Kwantlen University. He is the heart of the family and peacekeeper. He wakes up happy every single morning and loves making others happy too be being helpful and welcoming. He is part of the only Autism band with 2 other guys called 13th Floor. He plays drums and loves music
Andrew is soon to be 17, grade 11 at St Patricks high school. He is handsome, quiet, kind, and caring. He loves sports and is very athletic in all areas. He loves taking cake of littler kids and enjoys doing things with the family and his friends.
Adriana is 15 going on 25, grade 10 at St Patrick’s. She is independent, hard working at school and her job at Lee’s Donuts in Granville Island, ambitious (wants to be a doctor), athletic in all sports, and a natural beauty. She also enjoys music by Queen and the Beatles
Rocky is the 5 year old family pet who is completely loyal to me and is always at my heel. He brings so much joy to our house and looking at his cute face makes everyone melt.
Tell us about your typical weekday?
Wake up early to do meditation. Do some computer work and social media posts. Check in with friend groups on WhatsApp and business partners. Help the kids get ready for school. Get myself ready. Walk Rocky for 20 minutes to play at the park. Go for a workout or cold plunge. Work at home on projects. Coffee, lunch meetings or meet with my mom. Connect with friends in person or online . Work on projects and business. Yoga nidra or meditation. Prepare dinner by 4pm. Greet my Husband at 4:30pm. Drive to kids activities such as tournaments, basketball practice, social groups, work or volunteer. Attend an event or meetup. Work on projects or social media posts
Do you have help?
I feel very supported in all areas of my life by various people.
Who cooks dinner?
How often do you buy something just for you?
I binge shop. I can go for a long time without buying anything. Every season, I will do a big shopping spree or when I’m on holidays.
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
I have a class pass which is perfect for a variety of workouts: hot yoga, spin classes, pop queen cardio, personal training. I like to workout in the morning or evenings. They must be fun and with great music so I can fit it into my flexible schedule
What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?
My kids are teenagers so they like to shop at Sportscheck or Winners, Forever 21, Aritzia. I like Zara for dressier clothes.
I’m totally obsessed with…
PARIS, creativity and collaborations, beautifully branded chocolate bars, gourmet food, Art, my big project #UnicornFest2020 @diversityfestivalyvr
Three things in my purse right now are…
- Lip balm
- Business Cards
- Passion Planner
My favourite drugstore buy is…
My guilty pleasure is…
Truffle potato chips.
Thank you so much to April Bellia for taking time out of her day to let us know “How Does She Do It.”