Candace, the voice behind Luxe…with Kids, is a stay at home mom to two little boys, Bennett and Graham. Originally from the Chicago area, Candace’s family has been on a whirlwind tour of the U.S. the last few years, spending time in St. Louis, San Francisco, and has now landed in Houston. Candace loves going on adventures big and small with her family, listening to music, exercising, and all things pop culture.
On Luxe…with Kids, you’ll find tons of advice and first hand experience on how to live well with your children, including reviews and recommendations on their favorite products, hotels, restaurants, and services. Their philosophy is that you can live the ‘good life’ with your kids in tow, you just have to find the right places, brands, and products to help you do so.
Candace and I met in an Italian class and worked together on marketing projects for several years. We now share stories of being working moms and raising boys.
Candace Thomas of Luxe…With Kids
Tell us a little about your business/job responsibilities.
I write the content on the website Luxe…with Kids and the accompanying twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook pages.
What are the ages/genders of your children?
I have two boys, Graham is 2, and Bennett is 4.
Did you start your business before or after having children?
After—in fact, being a mom inspired my business!
How did your business life change after having children?
Prior to having children I worked in marketing at an agency. It was a high energy and creative environment and I loved going to work every day. A year after my first son was born, I decided to become a full time stay home mom. Although I no longer sit in conference rooms or make pitches to clients, my daily life is still high energy and creative, and without a doubt I love going to “work” everyday!
Describe a typical workday.
I am a stay at home mom first, so I try my best to maximize nap time and spend the evening after the boys are in bed to write. Ideas come to me all the time, so it’s important for me to jot them down and come back to them when I have time later.
What is one tip you can share with other Biz Mamas?
Connect with other mamas! Other working moms know the unique challenge—and the unique voice—that you bring to the world.