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 Sophia from One Sweet Piece. She is a must-follow if you like to shop and want to see the latest trends on someone prior to purchasing. She is also a married mama to two children.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
I am a Suburban Mama. I was born & raised in the ‘burbs and currently live in Coquitlam, BC. I have always wanted to live in the city…maybe one day.
Tell us about your children?
I have two wonderfully energetic minis. Our son, Kamran made me a mama. He is 8 years old and in grade 3! When did that happen? He loves to read and ask questions. We nicknamed him 24/7 because he has not stopped talking since the day he started. Our daughter, Ava is 5 and has just started Kindergarten. She is my little twin and the princess I had always prayed for. Ava loves Barbies, co-sleeping, making messes and dancing. Having them has changed my life completely and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Tell us about your typical weekday?
I am a substitute teacher and usually work 1-2 days a week. On the days I am not working I am driving the kids to and from school/all their activities, hitting a hot yoga or barre class, working on my lifestyle blog/Instagram page, shopping for groceries and keeping my house in order.
Do you have help?
Yes, thank goodness. Because for me it takes a village. I have an amazing husband. We have been married for 11 years. We live 10 houses away from my in-laws who help with the kids when I am working. I can also count on them to take the kids at the drop of a hat. Hello date nights & sleepover!!! My parents live about 10 minutes aways and have been helping me all my life with anything I have ever asked and now even more so since becoming a mom. I am so so lucky to be surrounded by my family.
Who cooks dinner?
I admit it…I am the worlds worst cook but I can make some staples to keep the family alive My hubby does a lot of the cooking. We have also used meal prep services and ordering is probably our favourite thing to do. Both sets of parents also send over food quite often because they don’t want my family to suffer because of my poor cooking skills. I am an amazing baker tho if I do say so myself.
How often do you buy something just for you?
Um…do I have to answer that? Just kidding, if you know me then you know the answer is ALL TOO OFTEN. I am a self proclaimed shopaholic. I need to seek help.
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
Yes. I exercise 4-5 times a week. Usually on the days when I am not working at my day job. I make it a point to sweat often. I love love love the abs & butt class at Oxygen yoga, Barre Fitness, and my new baby and obsession…the Peloton.
What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?
I love shopping at H&M, ZaraKids, Old Navy, Alice & Ames and Janie & Jack.
I’m totally obsessed with…
Sunny vacays, luxury handbags, cheeseburgers & my minis.
Three things in my purse right now are…
- 3-4 Lipsticks
My favourite drugstore buy is…
My guilty pleasure is…
Layer mints from Purdy’s & watching reality TV.
Thank you to Sophia Hassanali for taking time out of your day to let us know “How Does She Do It?”