Lifestyle & Parenting

Mom-fluencer Q&A: Aubrey Arnason

May 3, 2019

This May, we’re honouring motherhood by chatting with some of our favourite mom bloggers, influencers and content creators about the highs, the lows and the many moments in-between. —Vita Daily

aubrey arnason

Hi Aubrey! Tell us a little bit about you and what do you do!?

I’m an actress and director and a momma to one-year-old Langston. I’m currently playing the role of Dr. Lucy Fife on the Apple TV series Home Before Dark. I’m also writing a feature film script titled Weekend, which I’ll be directing.

How do you use your platform to impact other moms—and parents—who follow you?

I use my platform to impact other moms by sharing the day-to-day adventures of raising Langston while working on my career. I share the comedy side of trying to get a baby to eat, completing the grocery list or attempting to get him dressed all while taking phone calls and sending emails. Motherhood can be isolating, I have never felt more of a kinship to women than when I became a mom and I aim to make moms have a laugh and feel connected.

What’s your personal style/beauty mantra?

My personal style/beauty mantra is to wear what makes you feel like dancing. I like to keep it simple and wear one flashy accessory: a hat, a watch or really sparkly earring with a simple tee and jeans.

What would the Mother’s Day of your fantasies be? And what, in reality, does Mother’s Day usually look like at your house?

My mother’s day fantasies starts with a sleep in at the Fairmont Pacific Rim followed by a morning at the Willow Stream Spa, then a walk on seawall and back to the room a cuddle with my little one, then he naps and I watch a movie, I nap and then dinner at a Le Crocodile restaurant with Langer’s daddy. In reality I’ve only had one Mother’s Day and it went something like this: feed the baby, do his laundry, feed the baby then we went to the park for a few hours and home to feed the baby. He’s a little older now so we’ll see if someone reads this and creates the dream day!

Did motherhood come easy to you, or were there challenges (if so, any in particular you’d like to share)?

The maternal instincts and the overwhelming feeling to protect and nurture my baby boy came easily to me. The part that has been a challenge is the work and momma life balance. I’m surrounded by so many amazing women who appear to handle it all so well, I was shocked that at first I had a hard time going to work (which I LOVE). I was completely torn (in both directions) about my choices to work or be at home. I’m so lucky that I get to do both but this struggle is real! Women of the world you amaze me.

The hardest thing about being a mom? The best thing?

The hardest thing about being a mom is the exhaustion, there are so few windows to catch up on sleep and the constant nature of mama hood requires an enormous amount of energy! The best things about motherhood are the casual moments spent playing at home, the giggles, waking up and seeing the baby’s sweet smile. It’s the LOVE.

Follow Aubrey on Instagram, on Twitter and on her blog. Photo by Rebekah Logan Photography.


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