Featured Fit Mama of the Month
A longtime resident of St. Augustine, Laura loves living here. Whether you're into history, arts, music or food, St. Augustine has something to offer everyone. She and her family love taking advantage of the beautiful town from the beaches to downtown. I am excited for you to get to know her more below!
1) What is your favorite part about being a mom?
Where do I even begin? I was never on those of girls growing up who imagined having children, what their names would be, and all that jazz. But once I became a mom I felt like it had been my calling all a long. I look at life with so much more gratitude and love. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world. You think you know what love is, and then you have a child and realize you weren’t even close. And BOY do I appreciate my parents a lot more!
2) What is your favorite mom "hack"
I don’t know if this is necessarily a “hack” but my advise would be to raise your child according to your lifestyle. For example, if you love to travel, don’t stop traveling because had a baby. Sure you may travel a lot less and you may go at a slower pace, but babies are adaptable and SO resilient! If you want them to be good at traveling, travel with them as much as you can! If you want them to eat a lot of different food, expose them to new foods! Let them help with the cooking. Make them eat what you eat instead of cooking them a “kid friendly” meal.
3) What do you and your family like to do in your free time?
We love to do things outside, explore, and travel. You can usually find us in some type of water whether it’s fishing, surfing, free diving, swimming at the pool, or splashing in the tidal pools.
4) How did you learn how to do lettering/why do you love doing it?
With A LOT of practice. After Marquesa was born I first tried it. Even though it looked terrible there was something so lovely and therapeutic about it. I couldn’t stop and eventually one day (many, many days later ha!) I got good at it. I love lettering because it gives me the chance to be creative in so many different ways! Whether I’m addressing envelopes, designing custom wedding invitations, or lettering on random pieces of fruit… the options are endless!
5) Where is your favorite place to travel?
Honestly when traveling, my favorite place to explore is somewhere I’ve never been! But my favorite place to go regularly has to be Key West. Free diving in turquoise waters, riding a bike everywhere you go, just the overall slower pace of life. It is paradise :)
6) What do you love about being a part of the fit mamas tribe?
I think the most significant thing is the community. The friends I’ve made and bonds that have been created! Being a mom (especially a new one) can be so isolating! You’re going through all of these things for the first time raising these tiny humans and sometimes you think you’re alone in it or doing it wrong. I didn’t have many close friends with babies when I first became a mom so this became my little safe haven. It was the place where I started asking all the questions I had. The love and support is such an amazing reminder that I am in fact not alone and we are all in this together!