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KIM KREUZBERGER Founder, Pivot Projects & Former Chief Revenue Officer, Goop
The kids are down, the dog has been fed, and your partner’s otherwise engaged - how do you spend your “me” time, when you get it?
A hot bath filled with a combination of my favorite detox salts and minerals, including Exotic Rose by Matriarch and The Martini by GOOP. If I have complete serenity, I light a few candles (I love Wild Blueberry by Trish McEvoy and Figaro by Diptique) and binge-watch Netflix’s CHEER on my iPad.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from a mom that you’ve held on to because it felt resonant?
When my two kids were little, we had a strict “one toy in - one toy out” policy -- this prevents overstimulation, increases the incentive to be creative and most importantly, keeps your life a bit less cluttered.
What is the thing you worried lots about when your child was first born that you’d tell other women to lose less sleep over?
This is a tough one because I naturally have heightened anxiety when I am pregnant (I am on pregnancy #3!). I wish I knew the magic trick to calm the nerves. However, I would say: embrace the chaos. It is a roller coaster ride that has its ups, downs, and loops but it all goes by way too fast and you will quickly miss the smell of a newborn and the sleepless nights.
What’s the other career you’d most like to try out, given a second professional life?
I have genuinely loved my time in the publishing and media industry -- I spent years with Conde Nast and Time Inc. before moving to LA to work in-house at GOOP. I am currently pivoting from the role of an employee to a business owner, which is seemingly a second profession in itself.
Where and how did you meet your best friends? How do you stay in touch and support each other?
I am so lucky. My best friends range from childhood, college and my first job (we are thick as thieves)! A few new ones have sprinkled into my life over the last decade and I’m so grateful!
What are the nicest things your partner does for you, and you for them?
The little things my husband does -- like indulging my weird pregnancy craving for hot chocolate in the morning or starting a bath for me with all my bells and whistles (like the i-pad or bath salts!)
What traditions are you building - or planning to build - for your family? Whydo they matter to you?
Since we have hung our hats on the West Coast, I’d love to begin spending summers at the Jersey Shore. It would create such an ideal balance for us to spend a few weeks each year with our east coast family and nearest and dearest friends.
What are the things in your closet that you know you’ll be using and loving inthree years?
My shoes, bags and jewelry, and I hope I still rock some of my favorite Brock Collection dresses that I splurged on.
What’s the last thing you celebrated?
Valentine's Day with my hubby. I wish I had a half birthday celebration/ tradition for my kiddos. I watch some serious super moms on IG and I don’t know how they even remember the date, nevermind make it special for their nuggets.
What has been the hardest part of pregnancy dressing? What product wouldyou like FH to add to our assortment?
Classic slip dresses. If you are not tall, it’s tough to find cute ones with a deep v that show the skin, but cover the belly.