A fun look into the lives and lifestyles of some of our favorite mamas.
This month I sat down with Megahn Collins, mama to Emma, to find out what it's like raising a two-year-old little girl in Dallas.
Q & A
by Catherine Hill
D - Does the old nursery rhyme ring true for Emma, "Sugar and spice, and everything nice, That's what little girls are made of"?
M - 100%! Emma is a very kind and compassionate little girl. Seeing Emma extend love to everyone she meets is very rewarding as a parent. She is not shy by any means and says hi to everyone....even dogs. Emma has a heart of gold and I couldn't be more proud or grateful for who she is as a young girl.
D - Would you call Emma a daddy's girl?
M - Seth is really incredible with her and I am really lucky to have married someone that cares so much about being present and doing things with her. Seth does work a lot but he makes sure to spend every morning with her unless he is traveling. Their (his) favorite thing to do with her is to make pancakes. She knows the ingredient list and will tell him what he needs which is pretty cute. He also bought her a Dez Bryant jersey and he is pretty proud of that. He loves football (what guy doesn't) so I know he would really love it if she liked football. We'll see about that.
D - What has been the most memorable terrible twos moment so far?
M - Ughh...I try and forget those moments. In all fairness to her they are pretty mild and usually have to do with sharing. She did color (with a sharpie) on my Chloe purse last week. That one is still a little fresh. That's where patience comes in.
D - Does Emma have an opinion yet on what she wears?
M - She loves a good tutu! So far she hasn't requested to wear her Elsa or Anna dress out of the house but if and when she does, I will embrace it.
D - What is your favorite Dondolo outfit and why?
M - I'm really loving the Cecilia set in Dondolo print orange right now. It's playful yet timeless and chic all at the same time.
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?
M - It makes me feel really good. I'm very fortunate and I try and be very mindful of my blessings so giving back is really important to me and it is very admirable that this is one of Dondolo's primary purposes.
D - Name one thing you have gained since being a mom...
M - Patience.
D - What are some of your favorite thing to do with Emma in Dallas?
M - We just discovered Dallas Academy of Music in Snider Plaza and we love it! Emma is in the Funkadelic Fish class with Jake and it is amazing. If you haven't been I highly recommend all parents to look into it. There are dozens of classes that cater to different children's interests, needs and personalities.
I also started swim lessons with a Emma when she was 9 months old. I grew up competitively swimming and love being in and by water whenever possible so it was really important to me that Emma knew how to swim. We still go once a week and she is definitely like her momma; she is a little fish.
Mesero in Inwood Village is one of our go to restaurants for dinner; it is a very family friendly restaurant and it is right by our house so it is easy.
D - What is one thing you hope to teach Emma?
M - To live life with purpose