Happy Tuesday! I hope the start of this week has been a positive one for you. We have had some family things going on but we are still getting through the daily grind. Wedding season is almost coming to an end for us. We have three left and lots of editing to do! I can’t wait to spend time down time with my family. I’ve missed them. Today, I am sharing a woman on the blog who has a heart like no other. Not only is she raising a little tribe of her own but she helps other moms learn what being a new mama is all about. She also took time out of her very busy schedule to become a Blush babe! That means I get to share this amazing woman’s life with you guys! She is truly a super woman! I introduce you to Janet!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hello! My name is Janet Iacobucci. I am a devoted wife, mother of three amazing kids and owner of Well Nested RI. My family and I are making memories, growing and celebrating life in our own nest in Cranston, RI. I am a lover of family time, sleep, date nights, coffee, deep conversations, moms who keep motherhood real, sleep, pizza, sunflowers and anything creative or DIY. Did I mention sleep?!
2. What is a typical day like for you?
A typical day for me involves a lot of juggling. One thing motherhood has made me is a multitasker. My days are based around my children’s schedule and my work. Mornings start with coffee! Then i’m busy getting the kids ready and off to school. After our morning routine I check into work, meet clients, answer emails, phone calls or network. My business caters to moms and families who are transitioning into their family lives with a newborn. This requires me to travel and provide a variety of in home services. Services that help prevent or decrease postpartum depression, offer emotional and physical support and promote child safety. The days are long but the reward of their happiness is large. Nights involve part time work at Miriam hospital, homework, dinner, squeezing in true family time or driving the kids to after school activities. No day is ever the same and we have all learned to roll with the changes. I wouldn’t be able to be the mom that I am or do the work that I do without the support of my own tribe.
3. On hard days, what motivates you to get up and start your day?
My family is my drive. No matter what is going on around us or whatever temporary situations may arise we keep going. They have taught me to wake up with gratitude of living another day and the faith that this hard day will pass. Better days are coming as long as I believe, practice and preach that.
4. Who inspires you to live your best life?
My family and my best friends inspire me to live my best life. They have made me feel celebrated, loved and supported all of my life. They have pushed me out of my comfort zone and positively challenged me to chase my dreams.
5. If you could go back and tell your 13 year old self something….what would that be?
I would tell myself that thin eyebrows ARE NOT a good look for you! Haha! In all seriousness, I would tell myself to trust that all things will fall into place, love yourself, follow your dreams no matter who tells you no and step outside of your comfort zone. You were placed on this earth to do amazingly beautiful work, let that naturally unravel.
6. What is your favorite quote?
“Everything happens for a reason.”
7. You are inspiring women to get out there and love themselves, what piece of advice would you give them?
There is no one in this world like you. Love and celebrate yourself! The practice of self care and self love takes time and becomes a lifestyle. I am not where I would like to be physically but I refuse to allow that to hold me back or affect my happiness. My body has made children, endured miscarriages and has been a body of strength and love for years. It should be loved and admired! It has taken me years to appreciate what I do have and stop obsessing on what I could improve. My advice would be wear what makes you feel beautiful and confident, surround yourself with friends who lift you up and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. Invest in your mental and physical health. Stop comparing yourself to others or wishing you looked like another person. Let them love themselves and start loving on you! You deserve just as much attention as you’re giving another.