We are bursting with excitement today, as we announce that One Small Child is now under new ownership! New owners Kendall and Katy have been with the business for over 30 years combined, and are excited about taking the next step to help it grow and develop. Learn more about them here. Learn more about Katy, this amazing mompreneur, today on Mom Talk.
-Tell us a little bit about your family and why it is special?
Our family is unique and special, as we had the incredible experience, to give birth to a beautiful little girl, who is now 10 years old. Our oldest is wise beyond her years and brings a quiet strength to our home. After her birth, we suffered through a miscarriage and many years of infertility. Infertility as it turns out, is one of my greatest blessings, as it led to the adoption of our oldest son. His adoption and entrance into our family happened very quickly one afternoon, with a exciting phone call and a beautiful baby boy in our arms that evening. His incredible birth mother turned to us once again about two years later with another pregnancy. We excitedly prepared for another baby and welcomed another son to our home, with the same blonde hair as his beautiful birth mother and brother. We were thrilled and beyond grateful to be blessed with three children. This last year we also welcomed the baby sister! All three of our youngest share an incredible biological bond and the same beautiful blonde hair as one incredible woman, their birth mom. We have nothing but love and respect for a woman that trusted us to raise and call our own not one child, but three. Kendall and I take that trust seriously and do our best to make sure it is well placed. We love each one of our children and each day say a prayer of gratitude for our family of six!
-What do you do for work/volunteer outside of the being a wife and mother?
I love adoption, obviously, and I volunteer with a local adoption group. I also love helping in my local church. For work, I have the great opportunity of working with my amazing team at One Small Child. I love the feeling I get when my team and I accomplish one of our goals or projects.
-Is there something your family does on a regular basis for quality time?
We love pizza/movie night! This is something I did with my family as a child and we continue the tradition of laying out a blanket on the floor and having a pizza picnic and movie. There was always something exciting about being allowed in the living room in front of the television, for that one night.
-How do you take time for yourself to recharge?
I love to take hot baths and have the iPad on the counter with a great Netflix movie to watch or who doesn’t love a little Downton Abbey! I am also a huge advocate of a weekly date night. I love spending time with Kendall and I feel it is very important to take time to reconnect with him.
-What is your go to, never fail and in a pinch recipe?
Shrimp stir fry, it’s easy and healthy! Just take a bag of frozen shrimp, a bag of frozen veggies, add 2-3 tablespoons of butter to the pan and the juice of one lemon and cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I take 1 bunch of cilantro and parsley, 1/2 cup of olive oil or avocado oil, 1 tsp salt, and the juice of one lemon and blend it together to make the sauce. I pour a little sauce over each serving of shrimp and veggies and it is delicious! You can use chicken instead of shrimp too!
-What is the one product you cannot live without?
I am going to say my oven. Because I love to cook and bake and my oven has been used every single day! I could not live without it!