It’s time for another How Does She Do It! We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our own, our past Modern Mama Director Lara Miciak from Spruce Grove, Alberta.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
I am a suburban Mama living in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
Tell us about your children
First time mom to a daughter who just turned a year old! Some unique things about her: she will sit and watch the entire Frozen movie, she likes clapping at herself when she does something she is proud of, and she loves cookies (just like her mommy!). Watching her grow and evolve has been one of the best parts of being a parent.
Tell us about your typical weekday
I suppose my “typical” day usually consists of getting up, working out, and cleaning up a bit before Olivia wakes up. Then she wakes up, we eat breakfast, and then we make a mess again. Lol. I try to get work done while she is napping but other then that it’s all up in the air. Most moms reading this will know that plans are always changing when you have little ones!
Do you have help?
My husband and I are lucky to have friends and family close by. We are both raised in Edmonton so we usually have a supply of babysitters when we need them.
Who cooks dinner?
I usually cook dinner but my husband does the grilling!
How often do you buy something for just you?
Going to the mall is definitely a different experience when you have a baby with you. It’s hard to concentrate and try on shoe after shoe after shoe like I use to lol. A lot of the time I end up finding something cute for Olivia! Nowadays I am happy when I treat myself to small things like a yogurt or a starbucks! The small things do count!
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
Now that I am a mom I find it isn’t as easy to run to the gym or commit to a class so I am loving the dvd workouts! You can pop them in any time of the day, I have to workout first thing before Olivia even wakes up or guaranteed it will get pushed aside. My personal favorite is the Insanity series because even though they are challenging you don’t need any weights or special equipment to get the workout done. Plus with kids who needs extra things lying on the living room floor! Also, joining a class once a week is a great way to fit a work out in AND get some you time. I go to Zumba once a week with my mom. It’s fun and you get to meet other ladies as well!
What clothing lines/stores do you like to buy for your children?
I love Joe’s at Superstore and Zara has such cute baby girl clothes. My girlfriends are always wondering if my daughter’s clothes come in their size.
Complete the following:
I’m totally obsessed with…
Cute insulated lunch boxes, reusable sandwich bags, bento boxes. I’m all over that!
Three things in my purse right now …
Baby mum mums, agenda (I still love writing things down instead of using my phone), and Fresh hand lotion.
My favorite drugstore buy….
EVERYTHING! lol. I love Shoppers Drug Mart and their Optimum points. I have received a lot of free makeup from them!
My guilty pleasure is….
Reading our local facebook chat group posts. It’s quite entertaining especially with it being local. Always hope I don’t stumble upon a post about me!! There is a new ladies only group and boy is it a fun read!
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