My Everyday featuring ... Laura Wiertzema

[#1] Share with us a snippet of your story. 
Born and raised in Southern California, with a passion for style at an early age. (I had a Dorthy Hamill haircut in the 3rd grade, where I consequently had my husbands mother as my 3rd grade teacher. Crazy right?)  I studied fashion design in college, got married at 22, started my career with Anthropologie that same year,  5 years later we had our first son Hudson, and then added Lincoln 3 years after that. Being parents has strengthened us in ways we never thought possible. The love I have for those two boys is unexplainable. 

[#2] What is your favorite part of the day with your little one[s]?
What is your favorite part of the day with your little one[s]?  I have to be at work super early, so I don't see my boys until the afternoon each day. Seeing their faces when I pick them up each day melts my heart. We make the most of our afternoon/evenings! From impromptu visits to Disneyland, photo shoots, trips to Target, and long walks in the park,  I try and pack as much fun into each afternoon as possible. It's my time each day to spend with my boys

[#3] Name Instagram MOMS who inspire you.
@jenlovescove @kassibacquet and the ladies at @smallfryblog

[4] What challenges have you faced in balancing motherhood and your passion for creativity?
Being a working mom is the hardest thing I have yet to encounter in motherhood. Having to miss out on a good portion of their lives is a hard pill to swallow. Not being able to be that mom who gets to take her son to school. or volunteer in the class, or even have a relationship with other moms is challenging at times. I have to work, so being able to go to a job that inspires me daily helps me stay focused on the things that really matter, my Family.  This means that my house might not always be clean, dinners for the week are rarely planned out, and I am that mom who leaves everything to the last possible moment. But our family is full of love, and we try and live each day to the fullest by making the most out of the time that we have together. 

[#5] What are your staple go-to pieces from your closet this month?
Sam Edelman petty boot (surprise surprise), black skinny jeans, vintage T, army jacket

[#6] If you could give us a peek inside your home - what image would you share and why?
this is our dining area, we just added the wood paneling (covering some wallpaper we had put up when we first moved in) I love this corner of the house because of the light that comes in. (note: this is an extremely rare sight, this table usually has piles of stuff on it, and we rarely eat at it), but it makes me happy.
Share a photo you wouldn't typically post on Instagram but depicts real life happenings.
Be sure and follow @ascotfriday on Instagram! You can also keep up with the series by following @kelliandvanessa or #myeverydaymoms