Featured Mom: Interview with Katrina Fernandez
Please tell us about yourself and your family.
How many children do you have?
I have 4 kids - ages 4 months, 2 years, 4 years & 5 years.
How long you’ve been married and how did you meet?
We met in college. He played football and I was a cheerleader… so cliche! We’ve been married for 5 years!
Tell us about your journey into motherhood.
Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a mom and have a family! I never had a dream job, but I always dreamt of a family.
Any career or studies background that you’d like to share about yourself?
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration and started my career in event planning while finishing up college. For the past 1.5 years, I’ve transitioned to be a stay at home mom since all our kids are so young.
What surprised you most about being a mom?
How transformative delivering your baby is! Each delivery was hard and so different. I think it changes you for the better.
What do you love most about being a mother?
I love watching the kids grow and build a sibling bond!
What is the hardest part about being a mom?
The hardest part is when the kids are having big feelings and end up acting out.
How has being a mother changed you?
I’ve learned a lot about myself. Kids are a reflection of you so I practice a lot of self awareness. They give me a bigger reason to be my best self.
Do you have any good tips for other moms?
For transitioning activities, use timers. If you have a kid with big emotions, introduce a stuffed animal that has happy magic so they can give it a big hug when they’re sad. Always have snacks.
How long have you been a content creator / influencer, and tell us how you got started, the journey.
I started my blog in the Fall of 2020 as a passion project because I love writing. Then I started intentionally doing content creation through instagram in January of 2022 by reaching out to brands I love and joining ambassador programs.
What do you enjoy most and what is most challenging?
I enjoy staying home with the kids but that’s also the hardest part. I am with them 24/7 so there is rarely a break. It can feel overwhelming at times, but it’s also so fulfilling.
Do you have any little known facts about yourself, or hobbies you’d like to share?
I love to run and work out! I wake up everyday at 5:30am before the kids get up and workout. It’s my sanity! :)
Could you please share what kind of workouts do you do? And how do you stay motivated? I'm sure other moms would love to know this too.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, all my kids will be in school! Such a crazy thought! I see myself growing as a content creator and volunteering in my kids’ school/activities.
What is your favourite piece of jewellery in the Ovl Collection, and why?
My favourite is the “You've Got This Mama” bracelet. It’s a simple message but something I tell myself every day.
Photo credit: Katrina Fernandez
Is there anything else you’d like to share…?
I think motherhood is a beautiful, unique journey! Although we can connect and look to each other for support, it’s important to understand that we’re all going to navigate this chapter differently - that’s the beauty of it! Trust your intuition!
Thank you Katrina for sharing your story about your life and your beautiful big family! We are so happy to have you as one of our Mom Ambassadors.