Meet Elizabeth, the Newest Member of Fresh Kids
Meet Elizabeth, the newest member of Fresh Kids! This hardworking mom of three has an eye for design, passion for kids fashion, and loves a good deal. We are thrilled and honoured to have her join our team and excited for the future ahead as a dynamic trio!
Read our Q&A with Elizabeth - behind the clothes and kids!
1. How do you find balance in your life?
Originally from Chicago, my family and I moved to Toronto and finally, to Calgary in 2014. I decided to stay home with the kids and explore our new city. I feel very fortunate to be able to share this precious time with them. Now that I have two in school half days, I have a tiny bit more free time - joining Fresh Kids has been the perfect mix - satisfying my love of fashion, entrepreneurship, but being home for them.
My "Me time" typically happens when I workout for an hour each day with the kids in the gym daycare. Most of the time, I get a good workout in (totally into Tabata) and sometimes the 'gym' just equals me sitting on a mat with my eyes closed gearing up for the second half of the day with the kids. My husband and I try to share a dinner & a glass of wine together most nights after the kids are in bed, and on weekends we always eat together as a family.
2. What has surprised you the most about being a mom?
Each child is so different, which requires unique approaches to every situation.
3. If you could give one tip to a new mom, what would it be?
The days are long but the years are short. Soak up every minute!
4. How would you describe your personal style?
I love shopping at vintage stores. This is where my real passion for preloved items stemmed from. My style encompasses timeless essentials (jeans, blazers, cardigans) the occasional pop of colour, paired with trendy shoes and bags.
5. What are your favourite kids brand(s)?
Ralph Lauren for a preppy boy look. I love a popped collar, with a elbow-patched sweater, quilted jacket and skinny jeans on my boys.
Zara for shoes.
I love mini mioche for boys staples.
6. What is in your purse?
I keep it simple. Wallet, keys, phone, chapstick, pacifier, and hot wheels.
7. What is your must have beauty item?
8. What is your guilty pleasure?
9. Describe your ultimate me-time moment?
10. Where is your favourite kids outing in Calgary?
Heritage Park in the summer.
11. What is your passion?
Kids, always has been. I was a special needs teacher prior to becoming a mom of three.
12. Three adjectives to describe yourself.
Laid back, happy, late!