Angie Poirier Ottawa radio and television personality, recently added someone new to her life – a little baby boy named Nash. This Mother’s Day, Angie, Adam, Ava and Mila – will have a party of five. Check out our interview.
This is going to be a very special Mother’s Day for you. You have two girls – how different is it this time around?
This time around is very different with the age gap between siblings! Ava is 12 and Mila is 9, so instead of chasing toddlers around I am sharing this experience with them. They are extremely helpful with their little brother and it’s like having mini-nannies around to help feed a bottle or fetch things for me.
Photographer: Ashley Cottee Photography
The timing for baby number three worked out well – you and Adam have two live in baby sitters. Nash is super adorable – you should use this to your advantage – breakfast in bed in exchange for some Nash time. Has the thought crossed your mind?
Oh Nash has become the ultimate bargaining tool!
My youngest is well trained to get me a coffee in the morning (she knows just how I like it) and when she brings it, she gets my baby. Its actually amazing how much more willing they have become to do little things around the house. They see how busy it is with a new baby and are now more inclined to pitch in and help out than they used to be. My oldest will be the perfect age to babysit in a couple years when we are ready to leave him, so yes, built-in babysitters! Lucky us!
I loved the way you decorated the baby’s room – where did you get your decor idea?
Nash’s nursery was inspired by daddy’s man cave and love of sports. Adam spent a year building a beautiful sports themed basement in our home and we incorporated the same colour scheme for the baby’s room. We went with Grey and Navy and pops of 0range for daddy’s beloved Syracuse Orangemen. We wanted it to be more of a ‘mini-man cave’ that he could grow into, opting for things like a studded leather bucket chair and ottoman, instead of a traditional glider.
Babies clothes for boys have come a long way. I’m sure Nash has amassed quite the wardrobe by now. How hard is it not to buy every cute thing you see?
It’s funny, even having two girls I always found myself drawn to looking at baby boy clothing. I’ve always wanted a little boy and am a bit obsessed with the mini-man clothing available out there. Little V-neck sweaters with plaid shirts, jeans and baby sneakers gets me every time. Luckily I haven’t had to buy much just yet! We have such generous friends and family who have filled up his closet with the cutest things. It’s so fun to dress this little guy.
Has Nash gotten his first Bills and Yankee jerseys yet?
Nash is building a nice little sports collection of Yankees, Syracuse and Sens gear! We have yet to get him the Bills jersey, but I imagine by the time he is toddling around, he will own everything in the baby clothing lines for all teams.
Let’s quickly talk about beauty. Although you already have a natural glow, when you’re short on time – what is your quick make up fix?
Lately I’m always short on time! Top knots and leggings define me. It’s actually questionable how I go to the grocery store some days! Haha…
My favourite quick fix is Physician’s Formula’s #InstaReady BB cream. It’s an all in one, that combined with my favourite Amazing Cosmetics Concealer, helps mask the dark circles that come with sleepless nights. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is my current favourite to hit all the lashes and help open up my tired eyes.
All Mother’s need and deserve pampering. What is your favorite way to relax. Think about your answer – Mother’s Day is just around the corner.
I’m not one to often take the time to relax! I rarely treat myself to spa visits or pampering sessions, but I do love a great massage — and with summer right around the corner, I better get my butt into a pedicure chair!