- How she and her husband met, life before kids
- Coping with the miscarriage of her first pregnancy
- Moving to a new place and connecting with other moms
- How trusting her instincts about her first born’s constant vomiting led to surgery at 6 weeks old to repair his Pyloric Stenosis
- A little about each of her 3 children under the age of 6
- Walking through a day in the life with her family
- About her Power Hour and managing the “controlled chaos”, how to fit in self-care
- Thoughts on being a working mom
- What she finds is the most challenging part of being a mom
- A few last tips on asking for and receiving advice, toys, and getting the kids outdoors
- How and why she is raising her kids to be bilingual in Spanish and English
- Bilingual Avenue – podcast and other resources for raising bilingual children
- Baby Connect (iTunes and Android) – Must have app for tracking everything when your child is a newborn – I loved this app too!
Vanessa talks motherhood…
What would you tell an expecting mom about the experience of being a mother?
Being a mother is like nothing you can even imagine. You can read books, watch movies, talk to other mothers but your experience will be uniquely yours. I call it controlled chaos. You should have some plans and strategies in place but you should also allow for the unexpected because it happens EVERYDAY.
What is the hardest part about being a mom?
The hardest part about being a mom is learning to adapt to each of your children and their personalities. If you have multiple children, you might need to use three different approaches based on their personalities. It can be frustrating.
Vanessa McCabe lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three kids under the age of six, who she is raising bilingually (Spanish/English). She has worked in the Consumer Products industry for 15 years working for General Mills, SCJohnson, and Libman in Sales, Category Management, Retail, Trade Marketing, Multicultural Marketing, and Special projects and she also owns her own premium skincare business with Rodan and Fields.