Same questions. Different mamas.

We ask 3 of the same questions to a variety of mamas to get a glimpse of how the beginning of motherhood was for them. We all have different experiences, but we can definitely all empathize... share, learn, listen. 

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Meet mama Iliana, owner, operator and creative behind Fun Fiesta by ili + Chic Fete. She shares her experience with us below, and we love her because of her fire, her sharp wit, her big heart and killer comedy, mama's got jokes. 

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How would you describe the new + unexpected life with a newborn in a few words
 

Who is this baby, and what is it doing in my house? After the initial shock wore off it was survival mode for me followed by love and a deep belief that my baby was unlike any other and could stop world hunger with a single toothless smile.

How did you survive
I ate White spot (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the first month. Ha! Kidding! What new mom has time for breakfast and dinner. Let me rephrase, I ate White Spot for lunch for the first month.

If only you knew then what you know now
I would say F*it more often. Running late for that dinner? F*it, I'm not going. Baby isn't registered for music class yet? F*it, baby will survive. Too tired to host family coming over? F*it, I'm cancelling. Do you. Do what works for you and makes things easier for you and your new baby.