friday close-ups with: Angelique Barron

1. How many kids do you have?

3 boys Brayden 6 Levi 3 & Jaxson 13 months

2. How did you decide on their names?

My sister and I had baby boys around the same time, Jaeden was born 10 months before and I knew they were going to be bestfriends so I went with a name that rhymes (I know dorky right) but they love that they are a duo "Jae and Bray" . Levi my second I wanted a Christian name Levi Means "attached" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Levi is the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites (the tribe that eventually became the priests of the Israelites). In the New Testament this is another name for the apostle Matthew. As an English Christian name, Levi came into use after the Protestant Reformation. Right before I got pregnant with my 3rd Sons Of Anarchy was the big hit show everyone watched who wouldn't love a handsome bad boy and Jaxson "Jax" was a keeper for sure ! 

3. How and when do you do your errands with 3 kids?

I am currently a SAHM so I am pretty free for morning and afternoons when I have to do errands without dad I always make sure I have lots of snacks iPads and little toys to keep them distracted so I don't have extra little hands throwing things into my cart . I also go around my youngest morning nap so he just naps in the cart or in my ergo that makes errands and shopping so much easier . 

4. What is your favorite age group or stage?

My favorite age is probably 18 months - 2years they're not so much toddlers who get into everything but more social able they are like little parrots who say everything you say and can interact with others and aren't so dependent on mom . 

5. What is your go-to meal for dinner?

My boys love to eat ! I'm sure they'll eat me out of a house and home when they're older . My go to meal would have to be vegetable lasagna takes a while to make but it's a meal that I know they love and will actually eat it ! Plus I load it with veggies and they're so distracted with noodles sauce and cheese they pay them no mind and gobble them right up ! 

6. What advice would you give a new mom?

Follow your mommy heart ! Others will try to give you advice on what to do and what not to do but only YOU know what's best for your baby ! 

7. What do you do to take time for yourself?

BUBBLEBATHS ! After long and exhausting days there's nothing better than soaking in a hot bubble bath . 

8. What has motherhood taught you about yourself?

It has taught me the true meaning of love, what its like to be responsible for another life and it has made me want to be a better person and make the world a better place for my children