Thursday, January 11, 2018

Q&A









How much time do you get to spend with your daughter?

I get to spend a lot of time with Blakely and I wouldn't want it any other way. I work from home so I am almost always around her. My mom comes 3 days a week to watch her, which helps so much. The 3 days that she comes I really try and get as much work done as possible. The other two days that she is not here are a little harder and I try to get a lot of my work done during nap time. I am so grateful that I get to be home with her every single day.

How do you balance everything?

This is such a great question. This is what I struggle with the most. I try my best to balance mom life, Foi, and blogging.  There are many days that I struggle. I get frustrated, stressed and overwhelmed a lot of the time. I try to work as hard as possible when I do have help around. I work a lot. I don't watch TV or anything like that so when I do have some downtime, I am either planning for the next day or catching up on emails. I am a workaholic. I love working but somedays I get major mom guilt for working too much. I am still trying to find the perfect balance that fits my life as a mom and entrepreneur.

What is the best face moisturizer?

I am currently using this one. I have really dry skin, especially in the Winter. This one has really worked well for me. It is a little pricey but the quality is amazing and it truly keeps my face hydrated all day.

When will you have baby #2?

I don't know yet. Maybe sometime this year?  I just started a new chapter in my life, I feel that I need to put my full focus into that right now. Blakely keeps us plenty busy right now but I want her to be semi-close to her sibling(s). As most of you know, we struggled to get pregnant with Blakely so I really don't want to wait too long just in case it doesn't happen exactly when we want it to. I know that God has his own plan for our family and if it doesn't happen on our timing, it will happen on his.

What is your favorite comfy outfit for everyday mom life?
 I live in Lululemon leggings and a crew neck sweatshirt during this time of the year.

What do you do for fitness?
To be honest, I don't do a lot. I work out here and there, but I have been really bad about getting into a routine ever since I had Blakely. I am so worn out at the end of the day that the last thing I want to do is workout. I eat decently healthy and keep active throughout the day. When I do workout, I either workout with my husband in our basement or I do the BBG workout which I really love.

How did you start Foi?

This has definitely been the most asked question. I started Foi years ago. I had a dream and made that dream come to life. I was 22 years old, newly married and still in school. Back then, Instagram was so different. When I started, I didn't even have a site.  I had people leave a comment with their emails and sizes. I would then send them an invoice. I started with very little money and I worked my way up. One of the things that created my success was that I was not afraid to take risks. If you want something bad enough you will do anything and everything to make it work. It wasn't easy. It still isn't easy. I have different struggles today than I did back then but I have to go with the flow of life and do the best that I can.  It is so fun to see something you have worked so hard for grow into something amazing. Don't ever give up or believe that you cant do something because YOU CAN! It takes passion, determination, and hard work but all of those things will create success.


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