Mocha of the Month: Alana Sutton Watkins
Children's Names and Ages:
Kadiri age 3
Zaid age 1
Baby Girl Due September 2015
Best part about being a mom?
There are so many things I love about being a mom...
Some of my favorites are hearing my boys call me "mommy", receiving daily hugs & kisses, and watching their personalities and interests develop.
Favorite family activity?
We always have a great time at Klyde Warren Park! We dine at the various food trucks, listen to live music, splash around in the water features, and kick around a soccer ball.
How do you balance having 2 boys and now expecting a girl? How do you organize yourself?
My primary tool for organizing is very low-tech but works for our family. I maintain a monthly, color-coded calendar in our kitchen. With a quick glance, I know exactly where we need to be on any given day. We all check this calendar before planning anything.
I am diligent about scheduling the boys' activities and play dates in the morning. During their nap time, I am able to work on consulting & personal projects or maybe even take a nap myself. The afternoons are generally spent reading, practicing writing letters & numbers, swimming, or just playing around the house.
I also use the mobile app version of Evernote to keep track of shopping lists, action items, and open projects. Using the app allows me to clear my mental space and better schedule my days.
Tell us more about how you are staying healthy?
I try to make smart choices about what I eat and exercise portion control.
I am searching for a postnatal exercise routine that is both fun and effective. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
How do you unwind?
Listening to music, reading interior design magazines, and talking with my husband Kwame always helps me to relax.
Tell us more about your favorite date night.
We love trying different restaurants and having time to connect.
Alana is the 2015 Mocha Moms North Dallas Chapter Treasurer and oversees the Holiday and Support Group Meetings while also being a dual member in the South Dallas Chapter.
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