Describe a typical day in the life of Kathryn...
I set my alarm for 6:15 a.m. (and sometimes snooze) so I can have 20-30 minutes to myself to pray, journal and drink coffee (!) before Annie wakes up around 7 a.m. I make her breakfast and then we play and hang out with “Papa” before he goes to work. Sometimes I’ll sneak in a quick 15-20 minute workout or flow (I’m into Melissa Wood Health right now) while Jim watches Annie. Annie’s amazing nanny arrives at 8:30 a.m. and then I run and get dressed and make my daily smoothie, following Be Well By Kelly’s Fab 4 formula. My recipe is a frozen banana, frozen kale, unsweetened almond milk, 2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen peptides, a big spoonful of peanut butter, dashes of celtic sea salt and cinnamon, and seeds – I seed cycle to help regulate my hormones so it’s either flax + pumpkin seeds or sesame + sunflower seeds. This is WAY more than anyone probably would care to know but I love reading morning routines!
I work from home in my office and try to be on my computer by 9 a.m. I start by going through emails and flagging ones that need responses. Most of my day is spent working on All You Need Method, the company I co-created with my business partner Carla Nikitaidis, who I worked with in New York. After years of working across PR, brand strategy, and marketing for both global brands and new businesses, we decided to create an online course to teach small business owners and creative entrepreneurs our Method for building a successful brand. It’s a ton of work running your own business but I love working for myself – and helping others do the same by building their dream business!
Outside of All You Need Method, I manage content, PR and partnerships for MIRTH, an ethical womenswear and lifestyle brand I have worked with for 6 years. MIRTH designs the most beautiful clothing and tabletop pieces made with fabrics that are mostly handmade in India, and they just debuted knitwear made in Peru. The brand was started by two sisters who are also based in Houston, and I love being part of their growing team.
Some days I try to wrap up early to spend more time with Annie, but if it’s a full day I sign off at 5 p.m. Annie and I play and swing outside until “Papa” gets home, then it’s dinner followed by bath and bedtime around 7 p.m. Jim and I usually eat dinner once Annie goes to sleep (we try to cook ~4x a week) and then we have the evenings to ourselves, which is really nice. Sometimes we’ll watch a show, or I’ll crawl into bed early (like 8:30!) and read. I am one of those people who really needs sleep and have learned to embrace it.