Lifestyle & Parenting

Mom-fluencer Q&A: Gina Bourne

May 4, 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

gina bourne

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

First and foremost I’m a wife and mother, but I’m also a problem-solver and opportunity maker. My Vancouver and Fraser Valley real estate business is a natural extension of how I live my personal life and engage with others on social media: I help people achieve the lifestyle and ownerships they crave, and am passionate about cherishing relationships and sharing my story on Instagram along the way.

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

I’m a very positive person and the online community can be such a supportive one at times—but also can be a really negative environment. I try my best to be one of the positive voices on this platform. I also want to showcase that you can absolutely be a parent and still pursue your own goals and aspirations. So often I know some parents (myself included) feel that we have to choose between family life and going after our career goals but I believe that in pursuing our dreams, we’re teaching our children such valuable lessons—and let’s be honest, there is no better cheerleader than your own kid!

What’s your personal style/beauty mantra?

If you like it, do it. If it feels good, wear it. If it works for you, use it. I’m all about feeling good in your own skin and finding what works best for personally versus what’s currently trending or what everyone else is doing.

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

All I really ever want for Mother’s Day is time to sleep! My perfect day would be sleeping in, spending some time at the spa and then spending the rest of the day with my family going to Vancouver Island or maybe a quick trip down to Seattle. If I’m really dreaming here, I’d love to squeeze in a Beyonce concert! In reality, my Mother’s Days have been pretty close to my dream day—minus Beyonce.

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

I never considered myself a maternal person, although growing up I always dreamed of having a daughter. But by the time my daughter was born, I had never changed a diaper or really even held a newborn. Things felt so foreign at first and so unnatural but before I knew it, it all became second nature. The hardest thing to get used to was the lack of sleep, I know a lot of moms out there can relate!

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

The hardest thing about becoming a mom for me was the lack of sleep. But now that she’s four, that’s become less of an issue. Now the hardest thing is time management. Making sure I have enough time for her, for my husband, my business and for myself. The best thing overall is the unconditional love … I’m so grateful every day for that gift! Day to day, it’s the conversations we have, and sharing inside jokes. There is absolutely nothing better than laughing with her until my face hurts!

Follow Gina on Instagram and on her website. Photo by MJ Photography.


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