Like many other mothers, Cristina Facundo Bocanegra has busted the myth of ineffective multitasking by kicking ass at the many roles she takes on. A few years ago, the Austin wardrobe stylist added blogger and mother to her list of roles. One month pregnant with her son, she looked for a pregnancy and motherhood resource that fit her lifestyle. Unable to find one, she created it herself: Love Child. The online publication provides real stories, advice, and inspiration for creative mothers and modern families. In honor of the upcoming Mother's Day, and in our constant pursuit to lift up awesome women, we chatted with Cristina about how she finds her balance as a mompreneur.
I am a person, mother, wife, friend, wardrobe stylist and blogger.
I was living in New York City and teaching and realized I was in need of a creative outlet. I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology, graduated with a degree in Fashion Styling and never looked back!
Make it a priority. I am a better mother when I feel fulfilled by my personal interests.
This is a much heavier question than I can answer here but in short, we need support. We need paid maternity leave to recover from childbirth, we need clean places to breastfeed and pump for our children, to name a few.
I will encourage my children to follow their dreams. If they do that, there is no doubt they will have an incredible impact on the world.
I work efficiently. And I love a deadline.
Extra phone charger, Sugar Lip Scrub, Boca Micro Farm Body Butter, snacks (I’m pregnant), and usually a couple of cars for my son.