#POWERMOM: Julia Dzafic

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Ever since we launched our game-changing Power Play Foundation, we’ve been introducing you to #Powerplayers—beauty and lifestyle experts who also never fail to eclipse expectations. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve decided to make this week all about #PowerMoms—women who aren’t just killin’ out in the world, but also on the home front with their little ones.

Meet Julia Dzafic, lifestyle blogger at Lemon Stripes and mom to Amalia, almost 10 months.

 

Mother’s Day plans?

Julia: My husband is planning the whole day, so I have no idea! I can't wait to see what it is, though, because it's my first Mother’s Day as a mom.

 

The best Mother’s Day “gift” you could receive?

Julia: A few hours of alone time. Haha!

 

How has your beauty routine changed since you became a mom?

Julia: Now my routine has to be quick, easy, and last all day. I used to spend time on things like eye shadow and now it's more like concealer, bronzer, a swipe of mascara, and out the door!

 

The last time Amalia made you laugh?

Julia: Last night in the bath. Her new favorite thing is to hand me a toy... But she puts it in my mouth and thinks it's just the funniest thing ever. We both were in stitches!

 

Julia Dzafic of Lemon Stripes with her daughter, Amalia. Photo courtesy of Julia @lemonstripes

The last time Amalia made you cringe?

Julia: She's just learning how to stand up, so she falls a lot. Every time she falls on her head, I cringe and wait to see what her reaction will be. Usually she dusts herself off and picks herself back up, thank goodness.

 

When you have an afternoon alone with Amalia, what do you do?

Julia: We usually go for a walk with the dog (she's obsessed with him) and sometimes go out for an afternoon snack at our favorite Mexican restaurant. She loves guacamole!

 

If we snooped in your handbag, we’d know you were a mom because. . .

Julia: I always have baby snacks! Puffs, teething crackers, string cheese, you name it.

 

The last book you read with Amalia was?

Julia: Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

 

If she could talk, how would Amalia describe what you “do”?

Julia: She would probably say that I take pictures of myself and type on the computer all day!

 

What do you want to teach your daughter about what it means to be beautiful?

Julia: Amalia is still a baby, but every time I tell her she looks beautiful, I try to remember to say, “and you're strong and smart, too” so she knows that beauty isn't the only thing to strive for.

 

What is one thing you do as a parent that you swore you’d never do? 

Julia: Give her “kid” food. I try to give Amalia whatever we're eating, but sometimes I cave and make her mac and cheese... Because I always know it will be a hit 🙂

 

Who (or what) is your “foundation"?

Julia: My husband. He's the most amazing man and a lot calmer than I am. He can talk me off any cliff and is the greatest father to Amalia.

 

What does being a “power mom” mean to you? 

Julia: It means working hard on my business and being there for my baby and being able to distinguish the two. I try to be present within both of my roles as much as possible.

 

Want more? Follow Julia on Instagram (@lemonstripes) or, read more on Lemon Stripes.

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