Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Just 5 Things: Kate Bryan.

  What better way to kick off this really fun series than with one of my favorite blogger moms?! 

  Kate blogs at The Small Things and is known for her beauty tips and tricks. I'll fully admit I hardly even blow dry my hair and don't own a bit of makeup, but I most love hearing about her boys and how she has approached motherhood with two under two (well, David is two now!). When we found out we were pregnant with Tyler and that we'd have two boys so close in age, Kate's became my go-to blog for hearing about how it really is possible to survive (thrive!) with babies so close in age. She is honest and funny and is great at sharing the real, everyday parts of being a mom. Another fun fact? Not only do we have almost the same name (Katie/Kate), we both married Justins! 

  When I was thinking up this series, I knew I wanted to it be a sweet and simple way to hear from ladies across all seasons of life- giving them a chance to share little bits of wisdom. The questions aren't arbitrary! I love how they do just that- they keep things short and easy, but still get to the heart of things. And I so loved hearing from Kate about her take on being a mom. You guys. Her answer to #4. YES. Kate, have you been reading my mind as I'm steeped in life with these two boys under two?? Such huge sacrifice. Such deep, deep joy. Thank you for sharing, Kate! 

Just 5 Things

1. Give us your elevator speech. What's your go-to way to introduce yourself? 
I'm Kate, mom of two boys, married to the love of my life Justin and we live in North Carolina! I'm a former hairstylist turned blogger and stay at home mom. 

2. What has surprised you the most about being a mom? 
It opened up this area of emotion that suddenly allowed me to feel things so deeply. I love my kids so much and am just grateful to spend my days with them! 

3. What is one thing you say 'no' to (or hire out!) in order to say 'yes' to better things? 
We have a monthly maid service that deep cleans our house. It frees me up from spending time doing that so I can work during naptime! 

4. What would you tell your 10 year younger self about being a mom (or life in general!)? 
It will be the greatest sacrifice of freedom and selfishness but it will bring you deep, deep joy. 

5. If you could repeat one moment or part of being a mom over and over, what would it be? 
The time in the hospital! I loved those first few days where I just sat in the hospital bed and got to hold my boys!! 

Thank you, Kate! I'm so honored to have you as my first guest in this new series!
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