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Kjristen – I have been married for 10 years and have two beautiful little girls (almost-7 & just-turned-2).
What do you do?
I have recently been blessed with opportunities that allow me to work partially from home. In addition to being the Online Content Manager for Urban Infant, I am also a financial advisor and work as an office manager on a part-time basis. I work anywhere between 25 hours per week and 40.
Do you have help? (incl childcare, housework, personal assistant)
Oh how I wish! I have made career decisions based on my desire to keep my children out of childcare however, I would love to have someone who regularly cleaned my house. And while we’re wishing, I wouldn’t mind a personal chef, a personal trainer, and a gardener.
I really don’t have a lot of time for hobbies. Each morning while I drink my coffee, I browse Pinterest (I particularly love anything about organizing and clever storage ideas). There are definitely some past hobbies I would like to pick up again such as playing the piano and singing.
Extracurricular activities for you?
This falls into the same category as “Best hobby”…not much going on right now in terms of extracurricular activities.
Extracurricular activities for your babe/children?
We generally make a point of not overbooking our children. We ensure that swimming lessons are taken semi-regularly and then try a variety of different activities to discover what is a good “fit”.
What does a typical family day look like to you (Saturday/Sunday)?
As my husband works shift-work, he often works weekends. On those weekends, I play catch-up and try to get as much housework accomplished as possible. On weekends he doesn’t work, we have as laid back of a weekend as possible. We spend time with the kids, catch up on PVR’d shows, putter…pretty low key.
Who cooks dinner?
Usually my husband does. He said early in our marriage that he learned that if we wanted to eat well, he’d better do the cooking. Sad but true. I will cook on days he works but it’s nothing adventurous and usually nothing great.
How does the grocery shopping get done, by whom, with the kids, and do you use coupons?
We do the grocery shopping when we need groceries. There’s no scheduled time or date and who goes is usually determined by who is cooking. I’m not a big coupon user but have recently become a fan of price-matching.
How often do you buy something for yourself?
I rarely buy something for myself unless I need it. I’m frugal – not in the coupon-clipping way, but in the “do without” way.
Do you exercise and if so, how/when do you fit the time in to do that?
I haven’t been lately but definitely need to.
I’m not a huge movie fan so nothing really stands out. I enjoy movies but on weekends, I’d rather discover or start catching up on a new TV series on DVD.
Favourite beverage special coffee, cocktail?
I love beverages…but rarely the alcoholic type. Every morning I have one cup of coffee with a flavoured cream.
Favourite pair of shoes?
I’m a fan of things that are cute but comfy.
‘Cannot leave home without it’ item?
My Blackberry. Which will be exchanged for an iPhone at some point.
Thank you for sharing with all of us Kjristen! Thanks for being a member of the Urban Infant team!