Do-it-all Mom Spotlight: Michelle Villanueva
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Every week we spotlight fearless and fabulous moms who are out there rocking the do-it-all lifestyle. Check out their tips and tricks for being awesome on-the-go!
Singapore (California native)
Stay-at-home Mommy to Jake and Charlie & World Traveler/Adventurer
Michelle is a true Southern California girl. She grew up on the gorgeous shores of Coronado, CA where she spent her childhood right on the beach. After attending the University of Southern California, she worked in advertising in Los Angeles and San Diego. She married her wonderful husband Geno in 2005, and has been on a wild adventure ever since. They relocated to Washington, D.C. for five years and then jetted off to Singapore where they currently live. In Singapore they are surrounded by a truly diverse community, and are able to travel around southeast Asia. They have been to Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Bali, and so many unique places. Her sons are true global citizens and get to have amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Best parenting advice you ever received:
Don't aim for perfection, kids do not need perfect parents. They need parents who can be an example of learning from mistakes and adapting when something hasn't gone as planned.
Best mommy make-up tip:
Keep it simple. Lip gloss and a little mascara can do wonders. And Sunscreen is a must.
Best mommy fashion tip:
Choose clothes that make you feel comfortable. If you're comfortable, then you will be more confident, and confidence is the best accessory.
I never leave the house without:
Favorite thing to do with your kiddos:
Cooking!! I love getting them involved in the kitchen.
Your Mommy Mantra:
"Life is an adventure, hold on tight!"
I feel fab as a mom when…
I take a little time for myself. I spend so much time making sure everyone else's needs are met that it is easy to forget about my own. Making time for myself has made me a much happier Mommy.