How Does She Do It?…. with Athena Leskun

Athena Leskun


Twice a month we interview Mom’s in our “How Does She Do It?” feature. If interested in participating please reach out on Facebook or Instagram.

We are very excited to introduce you to Athena Leskun from Mission, British Columbia. Athena is the owner of Athena Leskun Photography. She is a divorced mama with two children.

Athena Leskun

Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?

Totally Mission Suburban Mama, but I love living in the valley away from all the traffic and hustle.

Tell us about your children?

I have two children: a son who is 19 and a daughter who is 9.

Tell us about your typical weekday?

Each weekday is different from the next. Other than the daily school drop off and six hours of office time, evenings vary day to day. I do hit the gym as much as I can every day after work, and currently my daughter will be in some extra curricular activities and I attending a few courses.

Do you have help?

Yes, my ex mother in law picks up my daughter from school each day so I can get my gym session in. She also helps with my ex-hubby if I have to work on the weekends. I have to give big props to Granny for being so incredibly helpful with my kids since their birth. She’s very supportive in my ventures and loves being with her grandkids.

Who cooks dinner?

I am a single mom so I do. Every Sunday I spend a couple of hours in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week. This helps us stay on track with healthy eating and I love not having to worry about “what’s for dinner?”

How often do you buy something just for you?


Athena Leskun

Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?

Yes. I can’t stress how important it is for us moms to get some kind of fitness in during the week. I’m in the gym five days a week and chose a job that allowed me to work it in nicely. For those who “don’t have the time” I urge you to find it. Thirty minutes is all you need. If I can be a single mom, run a business, work 30 hours a week, go to school, have my daughter in extra curricular activities and still make it work, you can too. I lift weights.

What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?

She loves the Children’s Place.

I’m totally obsessed with…

Keeping organized.

Three things in my purse right now are…

  1. Kat Von D Matte Lipsticks
  2. Scrunchies (pretty stoked these came back)
  3. Business Cards

My favourite drugstore buy is…

I’m all over the Diva Cup.

My guilty pleasure is…

Lock Up on Netflix!

Thank you to Athena Leskun for taking the time out of her day to let us know “How She Does It.”


Images provided by Athena Leskun.

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