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The Featured Mommy – West Eleven Lane

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The Featured Mommy is a series that will run every Monday spotlighting a wonderful mom every week. Make sure to look out for it every week as these moms are here to tell their stories and give you some great advice. If you are interested in being featured, sign up below.

Meet our Featured Mommy of January 22nd!

Describe yourself and your blog.

I’m a jack of many trades, but I always fall back on art. It took me a bit to realize that I had a serious obsession with interior decor and design, but since then I haven’t stopped. My blog provides a way for people to get to know me and my style as a designer. Just as important, it acts as a resource for people to learn how to avoid common design faux pas to really deliver that “wow” factor in every room of their home.

What is the best moment you have had as a mom?

This is going to sound weird, but delivery. I pushed for five hours and by the end of it I was so grateful for my rock star doctor for getting me through the biggest fear of my life and so relieved and happy to finally hold my son. It was surreal. And also, I felt like such a Badass. You all know what I’m talking about. You’re right there with me.

Advice you can give to other moms.

Don’t get all caught up on the schedules and the rules. It’s easy to get stressed about whether or not you’re doing the right thing, but truthfully all babies are different and we’re all making it up as we go along. Focus on your baby and your baby’s cues. Your gut will lead you to do the right thing and your baby will be happier with a less stressed mom. Just remember, no adult is still bed sharing with their parents.

What is the scariest part about being a mom?

Every time my husband asks me if I’m ready to put our son in daycare so that I can devote more time to my business. At nearly 16 months into this, the answer is still no! I can’t imagine how much of a mess I’m going to be when he goes to kindergarten. I’m secretly planning to hire him on as a full-time employee instead.

Tell us a story about motherhood:

In the last five years, I have moved eight times. (And I’m about to move again). I really think that having to start over so often and quickly adapt to a new space each with its unique style and architecture has helped me to think more creatively. Every place you live, however short lived, should always be made into a home that makes you happy and proud.

 

 

Please share all your social media links and a photo of yourself:

west eleven lane

Website: www.westelevenlane.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westelevenlane/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westelevenlane/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/westelevenlane/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/westelevenlane

YouTube…Coming Soon

 

 


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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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