Mom Crush Monday - Tasha Gauthier

Mom Crush Monday – Meet Tasha Gauthier

This week we introduce mama of 2, Tasha! Enjoy her story. We hope your hearts are as full as ours and welcome you to share yours at the links below.

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Tell us about your family?
My husband (Travis) and I have a son, Tyren (2 yrs) and a daughter Tarmyn (4 mo).
What keeps you busy in life?
What doesn’t? LOL. Firstly my children, my husband, my house, my friends and family and my home based business!
What do you do in your ‘free time’?
Clean up (which I mostly enjoy, when I’m not being bugged) or create new things for my business.
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite thing to make for dinner?
Whatever my husband cooks without me having to ask haha!!
How did you become a mom?
Well, my husband (boyfriend at the time) was asking me when I wanted to have children one day. I said I wasn’t going to have kids after I turned 28 (I was 24) so anytime before then. Three months later I was pregnant! July of 2016 I had our son.
Mom Crush Monday - Tasha Gauthier
What is your biggest challenge as a mom?
Trying to be me and not just a mom. I feel like moms go through almost an identity crisis sometimes. Having my children so close together has its challenges because I was JUST starting to feel comfortable leaving my son to go do things I wanted to do and now I have a new little one I am back to square one of not being able to get out much.
What do you want to teach your children?
I want them to know that they dont need to follow what others are doing to be happy. And they dont need to chase love. Love will find them.
What did you learn from your parents?
How not to be a parent and to treat all your children equal.
What do you find yourself always saying?
Your biggest piece of advice for new moms?
Breathe. Take the support when offered. Ask for help. You’re not a bad mom if you need to leave the room and scream into a pillow.
Mom Crush Monday - Tasha Gauthier
What keeps you going, day after day?
Seeing my little angels sweet smiles and sleeping faces. I just love them beyond words!
What is the most important thing in your home when raising littles?
Food probably. Lots of it. Because toddlers don’t stop eating LOL. And doors because they like to get into everything.
What is your favourite thing about having young kids?
Watching them grow. It amazes me everytime my son says a new word or tries really hard to accomplish something he hasn’t been able to do.
What’s something you said you’d never do as a mom, but did anyway?
Put my kid on a leash LOL. Seriously though, when I was pregnant and needed to run errands it was a necessity. I had rough, painful pregnancies and I couldn’t chase after him. He hated his stroller and would scream the entire time he was in it so that was my solution.
How do you take care of you? What do you do for self-care?
I make sure I eat healthily, I make time for the gym a few times a week and my husband is really understanding that when I need some time away he takes the kids.
Do you have mom guilt? What’s trips you up the most?
Always. If I get angry usually after I’ve calmed down I feel like crying and I apologize a lot. Or if I need a minute to myself I think “that was so selfish”
Where do you spend most of your days with the kids?
At our home. We have a really nice set up in the back yard and like to spend time out there as much as possible.
Does your community need something more for moms and kids? What is it?
In the north, we need more INEXPENSIVE indoor play areas for children. It can be really costly trying to get your kids out of the house when it’s been -30 for a month. They get cabin fever too!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Having my babies!!
Where will we find you in 5, 10, 15 years?
5 years probably still doing the same thing but in a new house. 10 years I’d love to be NOT living in Prince George and have seen lots of new places. 15 years have a full hobby farm!
Mom Crush Monday - Tasha Gauthier

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