Twice a month we interview Moms in 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 Christmas Abbott. She is a single mama raising her son, Loyal, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Christmas was previously on Big Brother. She is a professional athlete, branding advisor, transformational guru and motivational speaker. She wrote a best-selling book, The Badass Body Diet and created an app, Badass Body.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
Urban Momma! I love getting out and about in my city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Loyal loves watching new people and all the different sights of the city.
Tell us about your children?
I have 1 boy born on in October 2018. He is a curious little man that loves social events and traveling. Our favorite pastime is cuddling each morning and playing at the kids museum on the weekends.
Tell us about your typical weekday?
I wake up at 6am and get dressed and prepare for the day. Loyal wakes around 7am and we a little cuddle then breakfast together and play a little. He goes to daycare for a few hours in the day while I work with my team. I pick him up early afternoon and we either go on an outdoor adventure to the park or store then home for playtime and dinner. The evenings are relaxing and filled with tickles and silliness.
Do you have help?
I have Loyal in daycare during the week but otherwise it’s just him and me.
Who cooks dinner?
I cook dinner while Loyal helps. He has his own cabinet that is his to store things in the kitchen when we are in there together. It helps him feel involved. He also helps me throw things away and pick our music to listen to while we cook. He’s a great sous-chef!
How often do you buy something just for you?
Not nearly as often as I used to! But I do indulge occasionally when needed. Having a child makes you rethink your finances and where you want to put your money. I would rather the clothes that I already have and know that he gets another day of college paid for.
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
I do! It is very important for me to carve out time for me outside of work, home or being a mom. Exercising helps me feel stronger and happier which helps me be a better mother. I put it into my schedule on a regular basis just like having a meeting for work or cooking dinner. It is necessary for me. I do a workout after dropping Loyal off to daycare and before my work day begins.
What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?
I love Target & Baby Gap but Amazon is a homerun for anything you need!
I’m totally obsessed with…
Making him LAUGH!!! Loyal isn’t naturally ticklish so when he decides he is, it’s a ton of fun to make him laugh. He loves to be chased and rough play which makes him giggle like nothing else. I also am obsessed with him sleeping in my arms. It doesn’t happen too often because we stick to a regular bedtime schedule but when it does happen it’s pure joy.
Three things in my purse right now are…
No purse. Just a phone case with a shoulder strap and a pocket for my bank cards. I need to be as hands free as possible with my little toddler!
My favourite drugstore buy is…
Burts Bees tinted lip balm or chapstick!
My guilty pleasure is…
Wine! I don’t drink often do when I do it’s a treat!
Thank you to Christmas Abbott for taking the time out of her day to let us know “How She Does It.”