How Does She Do It? Modern Mama’s Own, Lindsay MacDonald

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We are so excited about our  feature How Does She Do It because we get to meet so many amazing Canadian moms! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!)

Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, we are thrilled to introduce you another one of our non-celebrity, but pretty famous to us mamas as she is part of our fabulous Modern Mama team!

How Does She Do It

Introducing Lindsay MacDonald, Community Director in Edmonton!

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

Suburban! I was raised in Edmonton but we now call Stony Plain home.

Tell us about your children (how many, how old?)

3 Children: Henry is 3 yrs; Oliver is almost 2 yrs & Elliott is 7.5 months.

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Tell us about your typical weekday.

After everyone has breakfast and gets dressed we either go out to run errands; play at a park; go to an appointment or stay home and play in the backyard. Before I know it, it is time to make lunch for the kids & nap time! Typically I can get two of the three to sleep at the same time and on really special days all 3!

I try to get some work done while they are sleeping and when they wake up it is time for a snack and a cartoon to buy me some time to prep supper. Generally the kids play while I tidy up & cook and then it’s time to eat, again! They are tiny people but they eat a lot!!

After the kids are in bed, I spend some time working and then relaxing with my husband before going to bed.

Do you have help?

Yes, my sister has a flexible work schedule and is great to help me out!

Who cooks dinner?

My husband is a great cook and will make dinner here and there but typically I do the cooking.

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 How often do you buy something for just you?

Not very often! Probably once every few months.

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

I do exercise but not out of the house as often as I would like. However I do walk with the kids to the park and am holding at least one child 70% of the time and that is exercise in itself!

What clothing lines/stores do you like to buy for your child(ren)?

I love Joe Fresh; H & M; & Baby Gap/Gap Kids. I’m also a huge fan of consignment & hand me downs.

Complete the following:

I’m totally obsessed with…Twitter!
Three things in my purse right now… Diapers; lip gloss; & business cards
My favorite drugstore buy is…. Essie Nail Polish, love the range of colours
My guilty pleasure is…. Chocolate and/or wine

Thank you!

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PSST! Apply here to be featured in our How Does She Do It!

Than you to FO Photography for the photos.

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