Here at Well Rounded NY, we love shedding light on what life might look like for you with a baby in the city. We especially love when we can shed light on a kickass entrepreneur who's making it work with not just one but two babies. At one time. Like the intrepid co-founder of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp. Katia has created an empire of monthly beauty deliveries and limited-edition gift boxes, including a Mother's Day collection (hint, hint) and a recently sold-out collab with Baby Gap. As the Chelsea mom to twins Alec & Guy, 11 months, she's finding the delicate balance of baby playtime and running a business. Hint: there's a lot of dry shampoo involved. Below, she lets us in on the most unexpected parts of having twins and how her own beauty routine has changed since becoming a mom.
Walk us through a typical day of work and babies.
Feed the babies at 6:30am, morning play time (with coffee) for the four of us (me, Greg, and babes). Shower and get ready time at 8am when the nanny arrives. Dry shampoo and 3-minutes of makeup, 5 mins of hair, and 10 minutes of skincare, starting at 8:10am. Calls and meetings start between 8:30-9am, and around 6/6:30pm, I race home for some play time. I feed the babies at 7pm, and they fall asleep by 7:30pm. Cook or order dinner. Eat dinner with my Greg and catch up. Work calls/emails from home starting at 8:30pm.
Who are some other working moms you admire or want to emulate?
All moms…and dads! I have so much admiration and love for all parents and the energy and devotion they give to their children. It is so inspiring and beautiful. I know that I am not alone in feeling that we never really understood our parents until we become parents -- and suddenly you realize that everything they do comes from a place of love.
How has your personal beauty routine changed since becoming a mom?
Much more dry shampoo. And doing it faster than ever. I also spend more time on skincare because I know that even skin saves time in the daily routine.
What's a game changer beauty product for a new mom and why?
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask -- 15-30 minutes while email multi-tasking, and your skin is smoother and more even.
What's been the most unexpected thing about becoming a mom of twins?
In short, the amount of things tiny babies need (only really appreciated when you try to leave the house for a few hours or a few days)...times two!
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