How Does She Do It?…. with Tanja Kankaansyria


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.

This week’s How Does She Do It? mama is Tanja Kankaansyria! She is a mother of two, a fiance, and the owner of Play In Colour and Cohen & Beau in Kid Company.

Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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

I’m an urban-suburban in Edmonton. My Hometown is Burnaby, BC. I’m definitely a city girl with a country heart though.

Tell us about your children?

I have two! 14-year-old Cohen and 2-year-old Beau.

Tell us about your typical weekday?

Getting up 5:30, helping my fiancé get Beau ready or when it’s shiftwork for him, I’m doing it all solo. Heading up to work and then picking up Beau. Hoping he whispers, ‘pizza!’ working on my businesses @play_in_colour and @CohenandBeaukidco

Do you have help?

I’m lucky, I have the best fiancé in the world. He does work away but when he’s home, he definitely helps out in every way. My sister helps out a ton. It’s difficult with Covid. Just seeing people is tough. I miss that camaraderie.

Who cooks dinner?

Him, or Skip….lol I do as well…. Sometimes.

How often do you buy something just for you?

Not very often. I am eyeing a Pandora charm for myself for my birthday though. It’s coming up!

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

Not as much as I should, I walk a lot and am part of a softball team. I love group workouts!

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

Carter’s, Old Navy. I have purchased from Paisley Lane, a super cute Willie Nelson tee. Beau loves it.

Three things in my purse right now are…

A toy car, a crayon (I am a crayon maker) and my cellphone.

My favourite drugstore buy is?

Epson salts!

My guilty pleasure is?

Candy and gossip magazines! I can’t resist.

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