After 2 months of anticipation and suspense, February 3rd is finally here and we are excited to share the 1st interview for the Moms Who Inspire series! We are going to jump right into our first interview with Editor in Chief of Babiekins Magazine, Priscilla Barros. To be completely honest, Priscilla, does not need much of an introduction as her title and her magazine speaks for itself. Lets jump right into it!
1. Babiekins is a pretty unique name, what was the inspiration behind it?
It is actually what I have called my children since they were really little. I also used to play with a set of paper dolls that were called “Babykins.”
2. I don’t know if many people notice, but under the Editor’s note section, you sign off with Psalm 90:17, what does this mean to you? Such a fitting scripture by the way.
When I started the magazine I knew it wasn’t something that I could do myself. I feel like God has blessed it beyond what I could have imaged. By the second digital issue I was already contacted by Vogue Brasil about running a story about us. That’s nothing I did, it’s him who from all blessings flow!
3. Who inspires you?
I don’t think I have anyone person in particular. I think moms are all inspiring. I laugh sometimes when I’m doing something simple like grocery shopping and see a mom super aggravated with their kid. We all go through it, we are the ones that deal with the fights, the bad attitudes, kiss the boo boos, help our kiddos when we are sick….we are superstars! And every mom should know it!
4.Cruz is now 4 months now, how has he changed your work schedule?
I bet all the moms are gonna hate me but Cruz is amazing! He has slept through the night since one month. Babiekins involves a lot of work but I don’t want to regret missing anything with Cruz. I want to be involved in his life and my others kiddos lives as much as possible so I’ve tried to really step back and give more work to others. I’m also trying to keep more organized! Us creative folk seem to all be all over the place.
5. I have one son and his energy is out of this world, what is it like being a mom to three boys?
CRAZY!!!!!! I’m either telling them to stop beating up on each other or stepping on their legos!
6.What was your reaction the first time you spotted Babiekins in a store?
I don’t think people realize how long it takes to get one issue together. About 6 months or more of non stop work so to see the final product was amazing but to actually go into a store and see the magazine right next to Vogue was unreal! I’m very proud of Babiekins and where it is going. The future is bright and we have a lot of things happening I would have never dreamed of!
7.What does a typical day look like for you?
It’s nonstop! Get up, feed Cruz and snuggle a little bit. Wake up my other boys, get them ready for school, make them breakfast, pack lunch. Usually yell from across the room we are gonna be late as I grab a couple thongs for Cruz. I drop them off at school, go home and then get some work done, feed Cruz and then pick up the boys from school. Then homework, jujitsu with the husband, dinner and maybe some more work. I’m a real humble person! There is nothing different from me than any other mom out there..except I probably get less sleep.
8. What has been the most challenging part of being the Editor in Chief?
I think time management! It’s so hard to get everything done that I need to get done!
9. When it comes to being your own boss, their seems to be a myth about work/play balance? What is your outlook on this?
For me it’s mostly work. Probably because Babiekins picked up way faster than I thought and it’s been full speed ahead. I enjoy getting creative and playing with concepts so I guess in a way my job is “playing” too. I think being my own boss is amazing. I can really schedule what I need or want around Babiekins! It’s worked out nice
10? What’s something people do not know about you?
Hmm. A lot of people don’t know I was adopted. I was adopted at the age of 5 from Sao Paulo, Brazil. A very Cinderella story.. My birth mom had me at a very young age and just couldn’t keep us. I remember being in a house with dirt floors, no windows and chickens. I have been through a lot that has really kept me humble and positive. I also forgot all my Portuguese. It took a very handsome green eyed boy to make me want to learn it again and now he’s my husband!
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