Monday, July 6, 2009

Parent Profile of the Month


Join us every month as we celebrate a new parent and all that they do! For our inaugural addition, we would like to celebrate Kerry, Itzy Ritzy's Co-CEO Kelly's best friend since kindergarten. Thank you Kerry for always being 100% Itzy Ritzy supportive.

Name: Kerry

Occupation: Mom

Kerry's children and what they are into:

  • Will (age 4) - Having play dates, fishing, arts
    & crafts and watching movies
  • Bennett (age 21 months) - Dancing, smiling,
    The Wiggles and finding trouble!

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Other cities where Kerry has lived: Iowa City, IA and Chicago, IL

Kerry's favorite Itzy Ritzy fabric:
Red Rider for my wild little cowboys!

Kerry's one piece of advice for someone about to become a first-time parent:
Make some great mommy friends through classes/church/playgroups, if you don't have them already. They are invaluable for advice, tips, or just to vent!

Kerry's go-to quick & easy meal for her kids:
Peanut butter sandwiches & fruit....we always have bread and peanut butter around, they are fast, and my picky eaters love them. They are great for picnics too because they don't require refrigeration!

Kerry's parenting trick:
When we brush their teeth we go through everything they have eaten that day and "brush it off". It helps them brush longer because they try to think of everything they have eaten, plus it helps me assess how good/badly we have eaten that day!

Kerry's favorite guilty pleasure TV show & magazine:
My weakness is reality TV...and of course 'US Weekly'.

If Kerry could go anywhere tomorrow on an all expense paid vacation, where would she go and with whom?
I would go to Hawaii with a nanny so the boys could be with us, but my husband and I could go out for dinner/drinks at night alone.

Best parenting advice...
"Never say Never". Before having children, I would be appalled at parents that would "let" their kids have tantrums in public and thought it would never be the case when I had kids. Wow did I have a lot to learn!


Would You Like to be Profiled?
We want to celebrate our trusted newsletter members, increase the involvement of our wonderful Itzy Ritzy community and recognize your commitment to good parenting! Email brittany@itzyritzy.com for a chance to be featured in our next Parent Profile.

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