Hey Mama: Sarah Krauter

Meet Sarah! We love her. Her energy is contagious and she can make anyone smile. 

Instagram: @skrauter.28
Age: 25
Location: Lancaster, Pa
Number of babes: 1

What’s your most favorite part of motherhood?
I think my favorite part is the deep, crazy love that you can’t explain and you only understand once you enter the journey that is motherhood. It’s a love that makes your heart want to explode but within 5 seconds you can also feel like your head is about to burst (but that part might just be the lack of sleep talking haha). The weird mixture of obsession and exhaustion; joy and frustration; and accomplishment and guilt all swirl together to form this weird, magical sense of purpose.

How has becoming a mother changed you?
It has made me a much more empathetic and understanding human. I no longer judge other moms and I’m able to better understand we’re all just surviving in our own way. While that may look different for everyone, we all know what’s best for our family’s needs.

Name one thing you told yourself you’d never do as a parent, but find yourself doing now that you have kids?
Ugh. I’m ashamed to admit I rely most mornings on my iPad and Kids YouTube. I swore I’d never let my kid have “screen time” and that he’d never watch tv or videos consistently. But sometimes there are some mornings where I wouldn’t be able to get out the door if I didn’t have some type of distraction so my motto for technology is “everything in moderation but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.”

What’s your current favorite baby/kid essential item?
I honestly couldn’t live without the Plum organic “mighty 4” fruit/veggie pouches. As a full-time working mom we don’t always eat as healthy as I’d like. I always make sure to have these pouches on hand and it’s an easy way to make sure my little guy is eating a nutritious snack and training his taste buds to enjoy healthy foods.

What’s your favorite children’s book?
The Giving Tree. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s one I grew up reading and loving, but the theme of selfless love gets me every time.

Are leggings pants?
Uh, YES. If this is still up for debate then I’d love to hear a good reason why they aren’t (and I’ll keep wearing them anyways), I couldn’t live without them.

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