Why hello, mama!
Hip n Healthy Mamas was born from the feeling that being a mom is hard work. From the day-to-day routines, the meal prep, the party planning, the holidays, the entertainment… and the full range of emotions that go along with it; we definitely do not give ourselves the credit that we deserve. And in the blink of an eye life passes us by - way too fast - without us cherishing every moment as we should.
My name is Catherine, and I was raised and currently live just outside of Toronto in beautiful Ontario, Canada. I married a handsome teacher (after being the only member in my six person family to not become one), and I’m a mama to the most beautiful children: Hudson (6), Jack (4), Eliana (1) and furry Taya (3). I’ve always wanted to be a mom – I actually answered a question in elementary school with: “When I grow up I want to be a…. MOM”! Well in 2014, one year after getting married, that came true. And all of the ups + downs of course came along with it. In 2019, when I was pregnant with our third child, life became extremely challenging. Juggling a full-time career, my passions, and all the ‘mom stuff’, I was ready to break. The idea for Hip n Healthy Mamas came to me while at a Mompreneurs conference, surrounded by some kick-ass women that were doing it all – and two years later, I finally took action on it.
We like to do a lot in our family – it’s just in our blood – and when I say “a lot” I truly mean it. From sports to the performing arts, backyard vegetable gardens and winter ice rinks, home renos, themed parties, cooking from scratch, I could on and on here. You could say I am passionate about “life” – I love being pulled in different directions, get my thrills from inciting emotion and am very focused on healthy living and overall wellness.
With three kids, I can definitely say I’ve stretched my imagination and creativity more than I ever thought I could. Being a mom means the world to me and focusing on the simple joys of life is what I aspire to keep at the forefront. My hope with this blog is to bring all of the hip n healthy mamas out there together, and celebrate the big wins, the small wins, and everything in between.
One of my favourite quotes by Walt Disney is: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.
And from one mama to another, I believe we do that every day.
I hope you enjoy exploring my site, learning about my passions, and are able to benefit from what excites and interests you as well. I look forward to getting to know all of you hip n healthy mamas and bring some smiles and laughter to your beautiful faces!
stay hip n healthy