We are very excited to introduce you to Krystal Brokop. She is a new mom raising a daughter with her husband in Alberta, Canada. She is also our newest member of the Modern Mama team. Krystal covers Modern Mama Edmonton and Modern Mama Spruce Grove.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
I am an Urban Mama. I live in a small city about 15 minutes outside of Edmonton called Spruce Grove.
Tell us about your children?
We just had our first baby in March 2019. Her name is Olivia and she has brought us more joy than I could have ever thought imaginable. She is an incredibly happy baby who loves getting into all sorts of mischief. She is fearless and will climb on whatever she can!
Tell us about your typical weekday?
Right now, my weekdays are pretty low key. For the most part, Olivia and I like to stay at home and play. We do playdates with a friend once in a while, making it a more regular habit starting in January! With a 10 month old it can be challenging to get yourself and your baby cleaned up and ready to go out.
Do you have help?
I have so much help! My husband is in car sales and so his work is pretty demanding which means that he is out of the house more often than he is at home. Luckily for me, I have my parents who live about 5 minutes away. My dad is retired and so he is often at my house helping me. I don’t know how I would have made it through these last several months without my mom and dad, especially in the early days of having Olivia!
Who cooks dinner?
For the most part, I cook dinner as I am a Chef by trade. My husband is amazing in the kitchen too, so when he is home sometimes he takes over the dinner duties!
How often do you buy something just for you?
I don’t often buy something just for me. If I do buy something, it’s usually out of necessity, I don’t do a lot of “impulse” shopping for myself.
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
Right now I am not exercising regularly. After having Olivia, I suffered a major back injury which is preventing me from doing regular or intense fitness plans. I do physiotherapy once every 10 days right now and am working towards getting my back strengthened enough to get back to the gym (prior to getting pregnant I was working out 6 days a week!).
What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?
Honestly, I haven’t had to buy a lot of clothing for my daughter. We were given so much after she was born so we have been pretty set on clothing! When I do buy her any clothes, we usually shop at Carters.
I’m totally obsessed with…
My daughter! I love watching my daughter grow and change every single day.
Three things in my purse right now are…
I haven’t carried a purse around since my daughter was born! I just toss my stuff in her diaper bag; but if there are 3 things that are always in her diaper bag or a purse (when I carry one) they are: my wallet, my phone, and chapstick.
My favourite drugstore buy is…
I don’t really buy much at a drugstore, so I would have to say chapstick.
My guilty pleasure is…
Crafting. I have been busy making all sorts of things over the holiday season. I have a Cricut and absolutely love learning all the new things I can do with it!
Thank you so much to Krystal for taking time out of her day to let us know “How Does She Do It.”