We all talk about being a “super mom” but many of us still struggle to fit all our tedious tasks into our schedules.
Momaha editor Josefina Loza asks local moms in a new weekly feature “How I Do It,” to share tips, juicy secrets and ways they juggle work, family, money and free time.
Omahan Hollie Hanash is the first mom in our series.
Hollie, 38, is a mom, a nurse and a children’s clothing designer who is showcasing her newest Ruffled Runway collection at the Omaha Fashion Week spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St.
Hollie’s Daily Timeline (when she’s not at her nursing job 3 to 4 times a week.)
06:00 – My alarm doesn’t have the chance to blare, before I am out of bed and in front of the coffee maker.
08:00 – My daily list is made. The kids are dressed and ready for school.
08:30 – I survived the school carpool line.
11:00 – Time to tackle the morning accumulation of kid clutter that gravitates to the living room. And a few sewing projects.
02:00 – Alarm sounds. It’s time to volunteer at school.
03:45 – Kids and I are back at home. Homework, a piano practice and a snack.
05:30 – Head to the kids’ evening activities.
06:30 – Kids are dropped off. Dad knows when and where to pick up. Dinner started.
07:45 – Everyone is home. We eat and watch a show together. Kids are sent upstairs for showers then tucked in bed.
09:00 – Check emails and FB on my iPad while my sweetie watches TV.
10:30 – Make mental notes on what I need to accomplish tomorrow. Shower and head for bed.
(Read the entire version of Hollie’s timeline in the April issue of momaha magazine.)
Hollie told us how she finds time to kiss boo-boos, clean the house and stitch a clothing line — well, tries to.
MOMMY ON THE GO
I am the completely “obsessive compulsive disorder” mom that over schedules her kids and over extends herself. I spend a lot of time in my car and always have my iPhone in my hand. I encourage my kids to work hard and always give their best no matter what.
CHORES — YUCK!
I know people are going to find this bizarre, but I love to do laundry. Everything is clean, crisp and organized. The chore that I always leave for my husband is grocery shopping. Ugh, it’s the worst!
LIFE’S A STITCH
I actually do not have any formal training in fashion. When my daughter was born, I taught myself how to sew. I began making fun bright clothes for her (in the beginning they were really bad) but eventually my techniques improved and people began asking me to make things for their kids. That’s how I got started. Now my clothing line can be found in 14 boutiques across the southeast.
Family always comes first. On occasion, I may have to miss a game or practice, if I have a big event. But I hope that they would want to be there to support me. Except my 9-year-old son, who wouldn’t be caught dead around a bunch of girls talking about fashion.
The inspiration for everything thing that I design begins with my daughter. She is so full of life. She loves bright colors and she doesn’t care about trends. She likes to stand out and be different. But her biggest requirement … it must be comfortable.
Kids are fun and not afraid of bold colors and patterns. You can be “over the top” and it’s okay. Besides there is nothing like watching little girls get excited about something I have designed.
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Read more about Hollie and Omaha Fashion Week’s spring show in Thursday’s World-Herald Go section.
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Want to be featured in “How I Do It” or do you know a special mom you’d like to recognize? Send us contact information and tell us how she wows you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org