Today I am smiling from ear to ear because I get to introduce one of my favorite people! Irina Ovrutsky is a super mom of three, and the owner of popular kids clothing line Lola & The Boys. On top of being a mom and business owner, she is one of the funnest, funniest and coolest girls I know. Read on to learn more about Irina!
1. What is the best thing about being a mom?
The unconditional love your kids have for you! When they say I love you and give you hugs and kisses, there is no better feeling then that.
2. What is the hardest thing about being a mom?
Trying to juggle work with motherhood, and not having enough hours in the day to get it all done.
3. What habit do you hope to pass down to your kids?
I hope to pass down my work ethic. I don’t want them ever thinking that things are easy or come free. Teaching them from a young age to work for what they want, hopefully help them grow into driven and motivated adults.
4. What are three essentials you need everyday?
Coffee! Workout! Iphone!
5. What late night food do you crave?
Any kinds of chips or French fries
6. 3 words to describe yourself?
Fun, Creative, Loyal
7. How has your style changed since becoming a mother?
I don’t want to let being a Mom change my sense of style. I have always loved Fashion and expressing myself through the way I dress. one thing that’s changed is wearing more sneakers and less heals… No one has time for painful feet especially when you are always on the run.
8. What traits bug you the most in other mothers?
Controlling Moms…relax and let the kids be themselves and stop trying to police every move.
9. What are 3 things in your bag you couldn’t live without?
Lipstick, Iphone, charger
10. What’s your secret to being a dope ass mom?
Laughing with your kids and making memories together! Appreciate all the moments because time flies by.
11. Nanny, hairstylist or chef? You can only have one live in.
CHEF… and butler lol 😉
12. What does success look like to you in parenting?
When you see your kids being kind and nurturing to others. When they repeat the important values you try to instill in them makes you feel successful as a parent. I hope to raise kind and loving children.
13. How do you maintain your identity while still being someone’s mom?
Making time for the things that make you happy and smile. Dinner with your girls or a weekend trip with your hubby… nothing like a good laugh
14. How has your relationship changed with your own mother since becoming a mom?
I understand my mother more now and appreciate everything she has done for me when I may have taken it for granted as a teen, everything definitely comes full circle.
15. Do you have a favorite child?
Depends on the day and who is in the good mood that day!
16. What’s your opinion on screen time?
I try to limit screen time on vacation and no phones at dinner. It is important to take advantage of those times to talk and connect.
17. What would you be doing if you didn’t have kids?
Travel the World
18. Do you experience mom guilt? How do you deal with it?
I used to experience Mom guilt every time I would leave for more than a few days, but I learned to just enjoy myself and the things that make me happy, and the outcome will always be a happy Mom.
(Photography by Hannah Schweiss Photography)