Head of Medical Engagement and Education, KABRITA
BCM: If you could hand off one chore to someone else each day, what would it be?
AS: Easy, no contest, hands down: the dishes!
BCM: What is your favorite thing to do to relax and unwind?
AS: Three simple pleasures help me to relax and unwind: I wake up early each morning and enjoy my coffee alone (before my family gets up), I walk outside every day (rain, snow or shine), and I read every night before bed.
BCM: What is your best parenting hack?
AS: Girlfriends. Or Google.
BCM: If you could describe motherhood in one word, what would it be?
BCM: What’s one moment in your motherhood journey that has made you proud?
AS: When our eldest son confidently went away to overnight camp.
BCM: What is one piece of advice you want to pass along to your children?
AS: Just one!? Ha! Ok: get to know yourself, learn to love yourself – and then, pay it forward. And, it’s ok to take your time to be sure.
BCM: What is one piece of advice you would pass along to other moms?
AS: Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.
BCM: How do you tackle the work/life balance?
AS: Daily. I try my best to feed everyone’s ‘meter’, including my own. This means protecting time with my kids, my husband, my girlfriends and myself. I also (try to) remember that it’s normal for balance to ebb and flow – while uncomfortable, I try not to freak out when things unravel (which they do!). Those hairy days give me a deeper appreciation for peace and pleasure, when they come.
BCM: What was the last book you read?
AS: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (a bit late to this one I know!).
BCM: What inspired you to get involved in making sure moms are healthy during pregnancy and beyond?
AS: My first exposure to labor and delivery was during my time in Guatemala in 2000, when I volunteered in a hospital and orphanage. I saw first-hand the importance of adequate nutrition on health outcomes in little ones, and how supporting and advocating for a woman during delivery can profoundly shape her birth experience.
BCM: What are a few tips you always give to expectant moms?
AS: Invest the time to learn to do a proper Kiegel.
BCM: What are a few tips you always give to new moms?
AS: There’s no shame in asking for help.
BCM: Congratulations on all of the success of KABRITA. What would you love for parents to know about the brand?
AS: Thanks so much! I would love for parents to know that two mothers founded KABRITA USA and, at this time, it is an entirely woman-operated business. One of its founding principles was to empower parents with reliable information to help them best meet their children’s unique nutrition needs. KABRITA is proud to be the first in the USA to offer a solution in goat milk-based foods for parents who have been struggling to find a gentle alternative for their children sensitive to cow’s milk. KABRITA goat milk is produced without any exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives, and is free from artificial colors and flavors.
BCM: Along with being the senior manager of medical marketing at KABRITA, you are also a doula, naturopathic doctor and of course, a mom. How do you use all of that knowledge and experience when creating new products for KABRITA?
AS: I am so lucky to be a part of an amazing team at KABRITA USA, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. First-hand mom ‘know-how’ combines with years of industry-specific insights to bring innovative, naturally easy to digest goat milk-based foods and products to our consumers. Stay tuned for more exciting goodies in 2017!
Favorite Beauty Product:
AS: Great face moisturizer. I love all of Naturopathica’s skin products, especially their Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream
Favorite Form of Exercise:
AS: Hot yoga, walking, hiking or snow shoeing
What is on your DVR?
AS: I’m a Netflix girl
Favorite Kids Store:
AS: Ecoexistence – great stuff for my kids’ school lunches!