I’m excited to announce a new contributing writer for Skimbaco Lifestyle! Kadi Prescott will join us together with Candice Kahn of their new joint venture, the mom fashion site Birthing Hip, to bring us some LA flavor and California sunshine. Kadi and Candice will be have a weekly feature with the hippest tips from Hollywood, and they will inspire moms to be fashionable and everyone to be more adventurous.
Interview with Kadi Prescott of Social Media Moms and the Birthing Hip
Katja: I know you get asked this a lot… but I’ve always thought you as one of those “do it all” women, who makes everything happen, so for once more.. Tell us your secret how you keep it going?
Kadi: The secret to doing it all lies in letting go. Let go of having a spotless house. Let go of the negative things that people say about your goals. Let go of the idea that you cannot achieve whatever you set out to do. Let go of the fear of failure, for you cannot have success without failure. Let go of mommy guilt. Let go of feeling like you have to do it all yourself. Let go of the thought that you have to be a man to be successful. Sure, they have more clout in the business world but they still manage to miss the toilet every time they use the restroom.
Katja: If you could achieve one thing with your social media career, what would it be?
Kadi: I want to be known as a woman who inspires other women to live their dreams. I know it sounds cliche, but it is true. I see myself as the future Oprah of moms.
Katja: How would you inspire other women, especially moms, to go after their dreams and just do it? Especially on the days when it’s difficult to even find motivation to do laundry.
Kadi: There are days when I can’t even bring myself to brush my hair. I’m not gonna lie. Depression is something that I battle on occasion. What do I do about it? Nothing. I’ll stay in bed and read, watch movies, or take the kids to the park and just sit. I literally let it pass. We all have seasons in our lives. They are ever changing. Make the best of each one and if you have a season of hibernation, then just do it and stop beating yourself up about it.
Katja: Tell us about the Birthing Hip and how did you get started with it? How do you define “mom fashion”?
Kadi: I have always loved fashion and beauty. I remember sneaking into my mom’s closet and trying on her heels when I was supposed to be napping. I was only three at the time. After becoming a mom seven times over, I have had to revamp my wardrobe. My style is the same as it has always been, eclectic and fun, but my body has changed dramatically. Instead of being glum about it, I find things that flatter my body shape. One day, I noticed how often moms in the social space were complaining about not looking and feeling beautiful. I wanted to help them rediscover their sense of style and I knew just the woman to help me, Candice Kahn. She is brilliant and I’m blessed to be her partner in Birthing Hip.
Katja: I hear the wish of you becoming the “Oprah for moms” is more than just a wish..? Is it true that you are working on your own show?
Kadi: Ohhhh yes…I have been working on a web show for moms and by moms for the last year. It has been a lot of work and I’ve had to give up my paying jobs to do so, which made it tough on our big family. There were times when I wondered if I was making a mistake and if I should give up on my dream and just collect a pay check like everyone else. But I’m not everyone else. I believe that I was meant to help other moms via social media and to give up would be an injustice to myself, my family and my Maker. The show will be launching this year and I am so excited about it!
Katja: Love it! What does skimbaco lifestyle mean to you? How do you live life to the fullest in your everyday life?
Kadi: Skimbaco means letting go of the things that don’t matter and grasping every opportunity to experience joy. Joy is the thing that makes an adult giggle uncontrollably like a five year old. It is the thing that makes us sigh with contentment. It is the thing that causes our eyes to open wide and our spirits to soar. It is my goal to feel that way every day that I am on this Earth and to help other moms find joy, whatever it may be.