Mom Crush Monday: Jen Turner of Hatched Baby
For this week’s Mom Crush Monday, we sat down with Hatched Baby’s main mama (and founder!), Jen Turner. Read on and learn more about everything from how she balances work, family, and friends to what her typical day entails.
You're a new mama! How are you feeling so far, and what’s it like with 2 little ones?
It has been such a different experience the second time around. It is so much easier and much more enjoyable. I think you are used to being sleep deprived and living in chaos the second time around so it's not as much of a shock to the system.
How do you balance work, family and friends?
I’m honestly still working on it. I have learned (and am still learning) to prioritize what needs to get done today and letting the rest go.
What are some of your go-to kid’s shops?
You will most likely find our kids in Hatched Baby, Gap, or Peek.
Favorite things to do with your family?
We love going to the beach and playing at the park.
Proudest mama moment so far?
The moment Avery met her little brother, Miles. She came in the hospital and ran up to him, smothering him with kisses. She loves rubbing her cheek against his bald head. :)
What's the best thing your mom taught you?
She taught me to enjoy the little moments of parenting and stop trying to control every second. She reminds me that letting them jump in puddles is way more important than keeping their outfit clean.
How do you like to pamper yourself?
I love myself a massage, mani, pedi, and some wine.
What does your typical day look like?
In all honesty, there’s no such thing as typical anymore but it's usually something like this: Nurse. Get Avery ready. Clean. Nurse. Shower (maybe?). Work. Nurse. Instagram. Eat. Nurse. Work. More chores. Nurse. Family time. Dinner. Nurse. Bathtime. Bedtime.
Favorite weeknight (easy!) recipe?
Anything crock-pot has been my go-to these days. I love the Skinny Taste recipes.
How do you de-stress?
I love yoga, long baths, and girl’s nights out with lots of wine and food.
What do you love most about where you live?
We just moved and I love that we are within walking distance to parks, a lake, canyon trails and several family friendly activities. Oh how the criteria has changed!
What's next for Hatched?
We are so excited about this next year. Our customers will see a larger assortment of product, and we’re also adding new departments with nursery décor, and some fun mom gear and accessories.