We’re thrilled to be launching a new sub-category here in our blog dedicated to spotlighting moms around the world that we’ve partnered with in past collaborations who we have been influenced and inspired by in the process. Each of these hard-working women have a different reason for being invested in Rylee & Cru as a brand as one they love and trust to outfit their little ones, so we’re interested in sharing more about them with you all and explore more in depth their story, style, and motherhood.
For this first feature it felt right to spotlight an influencer/bloggers of an aesthetically pleasing feed of Stephanie’s from Chic Mom In The City, so we sifted through Stephanie’s thoughts on a few questions about her hometown as well as the highlights and challenges of being a mom.
Where are you from?
I am native from the island of Montréal in Canada.
What’s the best thing about your city?
I love that our city is filled with amazing restaurants, full of life, host of great festivals all year long and just always feels like it’s the best, colorful city in the world.
What’s the biggest challenge about being a mom right now?
I would say that my biggest challenge now as a mom of 3 boys is definitely trying to find a balance in all of this crazy, busy, fast life! I love to have control of everything and to feel like I’m in command of our daily routine but lately, I just can’t find our perfect balance or put the finger of what’s missing or what’s not going as well as I wish for our life to be a little more balanced! But I totally know that it’s life and need to cope with it! And at the same time, it’s my job to find new ways and solutions so every little member of our family is happy!
What is the most rewarding part about being a mom?
It’s definitely seeing my little boys, in the morning or when they are back from school/daycare or on the weekend being happy kids, being themselves. I love to see them learn, have fun and enjoy some family time together! Their smile, energy and laugh are my rewards!
Favorite current form of inspiration?
My current form of inspiration is definitely Pinterest and Instagram, although that I still get a good magazine from time to time! I definitely LOVE to get inspired as well when we travel!
Current favorite way to dress your kids?
Having 3 boys in totally different age ranges, it means that they totally have different styles, different activities so different ways of being dressed!
For all of them, when I choose their clothes, it has to be great quality, comfy and I usually get lots of neutrals. I like to add some colorful pieces to add cute accents but as long as it’s not flashy.
My teen is definitely more on a skater, surfer style. Being a teen, his look is becoming more and more important to him and I totally love seeing him taking care of his style!
As for my little 5yo really active boy, he loves sports looks, really comfy clothes and running shoes “that runs fast”. Totally a must for a 5yo right?!
And since my littlest is only 19 months, which means I still have total control on his clothes and style, I’m always opting for really comfy clothes, soft fabrics and cute prints.
I love neutral colors and when there is black or charcoal print or motif, it’s totally a plus for me! But I love to mix it all with softer shades. One of my favourite pieces are definitely rompers and bloomers! I just find it so adorable seeing my little one wearing those and to my eyes, it still means that my kid is in that baby/toddler phase!
You can follow more of what Stephanie is up to in Montreal at – @chicmominthecity