When I returned back from the Philippines last year (I was on maternity leave with our littlest one), there was a period of adjustment between family and work. Here, Dave and I only had ourselves to rely on (plus daycare at times), while trying to juggle everything in between.
We had several projects on the go, one of which is our “Life, Inspired” series. We started this project in the Philippines with the hopes of continuing it here in Nova Scotia – however, our schedules were just too tight. Fast forward to a year later, we are finally happy to work on this series again.
What better way to start than to share a story of a remarkable woman, raising two boys in the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Nowadays, social media has definitely occupied our lives. We find ourselves following celebrities, bloggers, restos/shops. Then there are ordinary people who have influenced our lives one way or another: moms, travellers, photographers, etc. collectively known as “online influencers.” This is how I came to know Amy Peters.
Amy worked full-time in Sales for a distribution company prior to becoming a mom. Her job was stressful, involved a lot of travelling in the Atlantic, so she was away from home a lot. 5 years later, she’s now very happy and content being a stay at home mom to Avery (almost 3 years old) and Archer (7 months). What I love about Amy is that she is such a real, everyday mom going through experiences I can relate to. I love how she focuses on the positive aspects of motherhood as well as the products she integrates into her lifestyle.
Here’s what happened the morning Dave and I met this beautiful family.
When asked how her Instagram "fame" started, Amy shares that the discovery of Chatbooks contributed a lot to this. These are photobooks that print your Instagram, Facebook or Camera Roll photos (including the caption and date) into books automatically for only $8/month.
Amy also adds: "A little over a year ago, when Archer was still in my tummy, I decided to make my private Instagram account public. When I announced that I was pregnant with him, I began meeting new people, mothers especially. We would take baby bump photos to document the growing bump and very quickly gained a lot of followers."
When it was almost lunch time, we were lucky to have Amy's husband, Adam, join us for a few snaps with the boys.
When asked if she chooses the products she represents, Amy answers: "For the most part, children's clothes for example, 90% of the time I pick what I want. That way, it suits our lifestyle, our style. If I love the product, I'll photograph it and I'll post about it -- and then it works out better for the company as well."
I'd like to end this post by sharing something that Amy posted on her Instagram account:
"Some days it storms, some days it shines. This is how flowers grow." Pretty much sums up motherhood. Some days are sooooo good and other days, not so much but all in all, it's a beautiful thing.
Amy, thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us. May you continue to spread those positive mom vibes around.
And to all moms (and dads) out there reading this post, I want to encourage you today that even if it gets overwhelming, I pray that you understand that you're doing a great thing.
xoxo, Pring :)