ELYSE N. DEAN
VINNIE ROSE (9 MONTHS)
1. Tell us about the first time you really felt like a “mom/dad”
I truly felt like “the mom” when the nurse suggested I try to feed my baby. I had prepared myself for breastfeeding but after the excitement of delivery I nearly forgot I had a job to do! I was like, “who me?!”
2. Who is your mom role model?
I have many Mom role models, but recently I’ve clung to the advice of my neighbor Elizabeth. Her son is 6 months older than V and so it feels natural to follow her tracks in this season of life- seeing as how she’s just been through it. Plus, she is just an awesome mom to her boy.
3. give us one word that describes your mom style?
My mom style is “ intentional.“ From the baby items purchased to the way I pour into her/ teach her I try to be intentional so that I don’t regret how I’ve used my time/energy/money when it comes to motherhood.
4. Two tips for a new mom?
Tip 1: Don’t let yourself whither. Feed yourself, care for yourself, include something YOU enjoy in your day even if it’s just looking out the window or dancing to a song
Tip 2: You can’t do it all- accept help when it’s offered and give yourself heaps of grace on those hard days.
5. Favorite Finn + Emma product and why?
We absolutely love our Finn and Emma play gym! Its such a great transitional toy. She loved it from her early days and still stops by to play! It’s quality will last through a few more babies- i am sure! Not to mention it’s so beautiful I’m comfortable leaving it anywhere in the home!