Meet Mommy Katie Buehler
How has motherhood changed you as a woman: Motherhood has slowed me down in the best possible way. I fee like I’m in a constant battle with time and the best way to combat that is to be present. To smell their hair longer, listen to their giggles longer, see them cross the monkey bars one more time, hold their hands as long as they’ll hold onto mine. My son is inching closer to being embarrassed by his dear old mom and I just want to whisper softly to him, “Stay a little longer, buddy” when he hugs me.
Tell us a little about your family: We love to be outdoors! The Great Smoky Mountains are practically in our backyard and we head over as often as we can. During the summer you can find us at the lake either kayaking, fishing, or tubing!
What is one family tradition you have raised your family with: Good old pizza and movie on a Friday night would have to be our kids’ favorite tradition. They get to sit on the floor (who knew that could be so magical) and eat while we watch a movie. They think it’s the best thing in the world. Little do they know it’s really all for me so I don’t have to cook!
Favorite family vacation: My favorite trip so far has to be our drive up the cost of California. We started in Disney Land, spent a couple days there then headed up North to Monterrey. We loved walking around town and visiting the aquarium.
What advice would you give new mothers about raising children: Honestly, my lifesaver has been to find friends who have kids with similar personalities as mine. When I feel like my child is the only one acting a certain way, it has turned my attitude around to hear that I’m not alone. It takes a village not only to raise these little souls but to also hold each other up. Motherhood is so beautifully hard. We all need to stick together!
What are your beauty must haves as a mom: Mascara is an absolute must for me. I admit that I even put it on before I go to the gym! People genuinely think I’m ill if I don’t have mascara on.
Words about your photographer:
Erin was super laid back which is everything you could want in a family photographer. We tried a couple poses and as soon as the kids started to act restless, we moved onto something more fun for them. We never felt rushed or uncomfortable. Our kids were actually sad when it was all over!
I was born and raised in Illinois, but I make my bed in Knoxville. I consider myself a walking contradiction – a yankee who says fixin’! My days are spent making modern, simple photographs and spending time with my husband and baby girl.