A fun look into the lives and lifestyles of some of our favorite mamas.
This month I had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous interior designer and mama to baby Sutton, Amy Berry, to hear how she juggles her new role as "Mama" and what fun plans she has for Sutton's first spring and Easter.
Q & A
by Catherine Hill
D - Take me through what your typical morning looks like.
A - We are morning people! My day usually starts between 5 and 6, little Sutton wakes up between 6:30 and 7 after me. I take robe time pretty seriously.. it's the only part of my day that's quiet! On a good day, I'll get a three hour head start before the day begins. Coffee is always important too :)
D - What is your advice for new moms going back to work?
A - Listen to your gut! It's hard to juggle everything, but at the end of the day you CAN'T do it all so don't be so hard on yourself. Being there for Sutton when she wakes up and when she goes down is something I really care about. That and I don't bring my phone in when I feed her. It's hard but I love that time with her.
D - Being an interior designer yourself was designing Sutton's nursery a breeze or did you find it harder than expected?
A - Honestly, I had that wallpaper picked out a year before we even thought about a baby! I only wanted to do the nursery once and wanted it to transition easily should we have a boy later on. I think I had the room fully designed and laid out before we even had our first doctors appointment...
D - What is your favorite activity to do with Sutton right now?
A - Play with the dogs, they make her belly laugh. It's the best.
D - What is your favorite Dondolo outfit and why?
A - The pajamas!! We have so many pairs my husband is obsessed with these. Plus they are easy for late night diaper changing...
D - Being a mom yourself how does it make you feel to know that when you buy Dondolo clothing you are providing warm clothes to needy children in Colombia?
A - Nothing better, everything Dondolo does really is inspiring. I think it goes full circle too, teaching them early the importance of giving back.
D - What fun events do you have planned for Sutton's first spring and Easter?
A - We have baptism on the brain, but we are loving all this great weather to be outside with her.
D - What is one thing you hope to teach Sutton?
A - To be strong in the Lord, and to love others unconditionally. I think it's important too for her to see both her parents work, she will always be the priority but I hope she finds her passion some day and is able to love her job as much as I do!
D - What is one thing you have learned since becoming a mom?
A - How to do things with one arm.