Here's my chat with Melissa:
Hi Meli, tell us about you and your family.
I’m a business woman/graphic designer prioritizing motherhood for the first two and most important years of my kids life. I have a three year old and a three month old girl. It's crazy at home but I love it!
What do you love most about being a Mom?
Watching my kids learn something new every day is magical - as simple as seeing them discovering their fingers... Hearing their laughter fills me with joy and I love helping them become good human beings.
What are your hobbies and how do you express your creativity?
Baking is my passion! I design custom cakes for friends and family. Every cake order is an opportunity to create something different and express my creativity.
How do you set aside time for self care within your busy schedule of being a Mom 24/7?
I’m blessed to have a loving husband that is very hands-on with the girls and helps me prioritize my “me time”. I find that doing what makes me happy and not what I should do is the key to recharge. Some days it could be Zumba, another day could be having my nails done or just watching tv in the coach.
You’ve always been on top of trends and style. How has your style evolved to fit your Mom lifestyle?
Being a mom keeps you very active, so I gravitate to comfortable clothing and shoes that allow me to run, play and have fun with my girls! Sneakers, ballerinas and loafers are my go-to for shoes.
What are your favorite go-to style tips that you can share with other busy Moms in our community?
Function and style are important criteria when I shop. It has to work with my daily activities, but also make me feel good. I like mixing polish and casual pieces. For example: sneakers dressed up with a coat or a chambray shirt, Lulu's and leopard flats. Also, since I don’t alternate handbags as I did before, I invested in a nice crossbody bag that works for errands or play dates to complete the look!