Mamas & their babies

When I think of my early 20’s, I think of my dear friend Holly.

That’s when we met you see.

Both of our younger brothers had just started freshman year in high school, were good friends and thought that both she and I should meet.

They were right!

The moment Holly and I met, it was like we had been friends for the longest time yet, it was the most perfect timing to meet because we needed each other so.

We shared so many of the same interests, music, art, crafts, photography, food, candy, nail polish…

In my kitchen, around my kitchen table, we spent endless nights talking, and with the help of Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Bob Marley, we mended our broken hearts and formed a beautiful friendship.

Holly has been living in Vancouver for quite some time now, is married, has a successful business (Mimosa) and is the beautiful mama of two gorgeous boys.

Although I have not seen Holly for over a decade, I know that the day we meet again, it will be like no time had gone by at all.

I can’t wait for that day.

To see her and to meet those two boys whose sparkle in their eyes twinkle just as bright as their mama’s.

(Photos by Holly)

 

Q- How old are you Holly?

A- Thirtymugrfhf. (35)

Q- Where were you born?

A- NYC!

Q- How long have you lived in Vancouver?

A- 12 Rainy Years.

Q- How old were you when you had Dexter?

A- I was at the tail end of 30.

Q- How old is Dexter?

A- He is 4.5, 5 in October.

Q- How old were you when you had Spike?

A- Almost 34.

Q- How old is Spike?

A- He will be 18 months this month.

Q- Did you breast feed and if so, for how long?

A- With Dexter, I did not, and it was very sad for me. With Spike, I was incredibly determined, so I persevered, and breastfed him until very recently.

Q- Are you a stay at home mom or a working mom?

A- I am both! I work from home as an artist & graphic designer. I have a nanny 3 days a week, and it’s fantastic!

Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?

A- Becoming a Mom was the easy part, I always wanted kids and I didn’t have any weird expectations of what it would be like. Parenting is harder. With the babies, the hardest part is finding time for yourself and not going crazy. Having children is very isolating. With older kids I think the hardest part is following through with discipline, and letting them learn a lesson, no matter how painful it is for both of you.

Q- How did you come up with the names for both of your sons?

A- My parents actually came up with the name Dexter. That one was easy. Naming our second child was way harder! We didn’t have a name until a day or two before he was born. It was actually the only name we had agreed on in the whole discussion, but we were both afraid of what other people would say. In the end, we had to go with a name we could agree on, and we both thought Spike was a great name. And he is such a great kid!

Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?

A-Tomorrow is another day…

thank you Holly, Dexter and Spike!

Date: May 15 2011

Location: Vancouver