When I met Kristin for a coffee, the label of “Super Mom” kept running through my mind. Along with the intense job of mothering two young children, she is also an author and entrepreneur. She keeps an award-winning Mommy Blog, wrote a book: Misadventures in Mommyhood, runs a yoga studio, and along with her husband, invests and incubates up-and-coming lifestyle brands.
As I talked with Kristin, I found that she was very thoughtful about motherhood, and also had great insights about baby products. So obviously, I asked her to make a Mamajamas List.
And here it is! It’s thorough, opinionated, and she has great pulse on some of the newest gear out there. Kristin also shared with me some general supermama advice.
What product do you think new parents should definitely have?
Embrace the swaddle! I had two very active infants and swaddling was the only thing that let us both sleep at night.
I never used a diaper pail. I hated the idea of keeping around deodorized poop and pee in the baby’s room. I just put the diapers in blue plastic sacks and then put them into the big trash.
I try to make excellent use of my time. I’m a natural multi-tasker so when the kids are napping or asleep at night I’m a total whirlwind of activity. My kids will always come first though so sometimes other things just slip…like cleaning the house, doing laundry, or feeding myself!