INSPIRATION . 11/05/2016

Inspiring mom: Janine from Prêt à Pregnant

Janine Breukhoven-Kho, mom of Fabian and Jade-Ming and founder of Prêt à PregnantThe Mom, & The Dad. These websites are daily inspirational sites for other (expecting) parents who want to feel beautiful and have fun during pregnancy and beyond. She definitely inspires other moms and therefore we needed to ask her some questions!

HOW DO YOU MANAGE BOTH YOUR JOB AND BEING A MOM?

I think I am very lucky to have a husband that supports in everything I do and that we have two amazing kids. It requires quite some planning to have two young kids and running my own business. But being my own boss gives me the freedom to plan my day all around the schedules of my family. My job is a result of me becoming a mother and makes it easier to sometimes bring Fabian and Jade-Ming to the office, meetings or events.

WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU?

People and fashion inspire me. I can get so much energy when I speak to inspiring people. One of the moms I see as a true inspiration is Miroslava Duma. She is mother of two kids, has amazing style and conquers the world with her online business.

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HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE?

It sounds cliché, but I enjoy every moment with my family. We both work very hard, but when we are together we enjoy it to the fullest.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WORKING MOMS?

Never forget about yourself! Being a mom and having a job can be difficult. And I see so many women sacrificing themselves to take care of their baby and family. But I think it is so important especially after taking care of others to take care of yourself.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

That I am blessed with healthy family, to be able to travel and show my kids the world and other cultures, To be surrounded by so many amazing and loving people and of course shopping. ☺

TO WHICH PLACE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO BRIND YOUR KIDS ONE DAY?

To Asia! I want to show them our roots and see different cultures.

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WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR LIFE SINCE HAVING CHILDREN?

To get enough sleep.

HOW DO YOU STAY FIT AND HEALTHY?

Since the birth of Jade-Ming I have a personal trainer. We workout in the park at least two times per week. I need to do this to clear my mind and to stay healthy and fit with my busy schedule.

WHAT IS YOUR FAMILY’s FAVORITE DISH?

Chicken ☺

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?

I get up really early before the Fabian & Jade-Ming wake up and do my emails. When the kids wake-up I get them dressed, make breakfast and prepare Fabian’s lunch box for school. Afterwards I bring him to school, Jade-Ming to kindergarden and then my first meeting starts. In between meetings I go to the office and workout with my trainer. After my workout I go home for a shower and get dressed to work. After another meeting I pick up Fabian and it depends of the day if I work at home. If I have a nanny I go out for meetings or events.

DO YOU SECRETLY MATCH YOUR OUTFITS WITH YOUR JOOLZ?

Yes! That’s not a secret at all! I think a pushchair is one of the best accessories for fashion moms.

WHICH LESSON FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD DO YOU PASS ON TO YOUR KIDS?

My parents always thought me that everything is possible. As long as you really want to achieve something the sky is the limit. They have always supported me in all choices I have made and that’s something what I really want to pass on to my kids.

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