Cara Osborne is – amongst a zillion other things – the founder of Baby+Company aiming to expand women’s choices through care that supports, educates, and celebrates the wellness of pregnancy. We met at Kennedy’s coffee. She arrived in her sports outfit because she likes to do her conference calls walking. It’s just an example of how she manages her time wisely. She is sweet, smart, funny and knows exactly what she wants in life and why. Read about her routine in this month’s Peekaboo magazine!
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Who: Joost, Eva, Boris, Lucie & Bobbie
Ages: 36, 36, 8, 5, 3
Ritual: Eating Yoghurt for breakfast
Speculaasjes (Ginger bread cookies)
My mum was always there when my sister and I came home from school when we were little. We drank tea – with milk and sugar – and my mum’s tea always got cold because she she prefers talking to drinking. We got to choose two cookies (speculaasjes). I preferred the cookies with a woman and a man printed on them. We talked about school and when I got older we also watched The Bold and the Beautiful. It gave me a warm and secure feeling. In fact, it still does.
Yoghurt and fruit
We started eating yoghurt for breakfast about two years ago. The kids wake up early and they eat a sandwich in bed or wherever they hang out. Eating yoghurt together is the breakfast moment we share. We add a lot of fruit to ensure we tick the vitamin box. I prefer eating only fruit and yoghurt and add some muesli The same goes for the girls. Joost and Boris eat a big bowl with fruit and muesli. The kids add Nesquik to their yoghurt and chocolate pops too. Did I just say that it was healthy? Uhm yes, right.
We sit at the bar in the kitchen. Joost mostly stands and I also use this time to do the girls’ hair. Or at least, Lucie’s hair, Bobbie doesn’t want anything done with her hair. The kids prefer the same place every morning and they have their own bowls and spoons. Boris has a Sponge Bob bowl and a big blue spoon and the girls have Kellogg’s bowls with a girl on a swing printed on it. The girls use small green spoons. They may use another bowl as long as there are no boys printed on it. Joost eats with a metal spoon. How can you eat yoghurt with a metal spoon? We keep on telling him that we don’t understand that.
We are early and risers and truly morning people. On the weekends we sometimes go for a walk before having breakfast. We quickly put on some clothes and just walk out the door without taking a shower. I remember that we sometimes went on a ‘secret’ morning walk in search of rabbits during holidays when I was little. I loved the fact that everyone was still sleeping and the day was unfolding in front of my eyes. The morning really is my favorite part of the day.
Celebrate a new day
We celebrate the start of the day together. We talk, laugh, dance around the kitchen table and cuddle. Sometimes we’re not together because one of us is running or travelling, but we’d rather not skip it. When I miss it, I feel it for the rest of the day. I look forward to the small talk at the breakfast table. It’s a moment of peace and happiness before everyone flies out.