Name: Bailey Gaddis
Home city/ country: Ojai, CA, USA
Current Occupation: (student, current job, etc.): Mom, author (Feng Shui Mommy- coming out May 2017!), childbirth educator, birth doula, hypnotherapist and volunteer maid, chef and handy-woman for my people.
Time I wake up: I set the alarm for 6am- but roll out about 6:32am.
First thing I do in the morning: Coffee. Just coffee. If I'm being "good" I'll drink some water first.
My typical breakfast: Smoothie with bee pollen, hemp seed, cacao nibs, mysterious green powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, apple cider vinegar, half a banana, almond milk and frozen fruit. (You eventually get used to the taste.)
Here's what my morning commute is like: 15 minutes to son's preschool, 20-ish minutes sitting in the pre-school playground marveling at how good children are at life, then back home. A 20-second walk to the room I exercise in, then a 45-ish second walk to my home office.
I spend most of my day doing: Dishes, toy clean up, writing, food prep, writing, meeting with pregnant mamas, toddler potty-assistance, writing, and imaginary play with dinosaurs.
After work or school, I like to: Ride bikes to the park and frolic around with my mini. Or, put the mini to sleep and watch non-PC Netflix shows with my honey.
A fun night for me includes: Su-shay! Friends! Movies! Stars! Frozen Yogurt! Cuddles! Sleep- a fun night always includes sleep.
Time I go to sleep: 10pm. Or midnight if a good book tricks me into forgetting what time I need to wake up the next morning.
Last thing I do at night: Rub lavender oil on my pulse points, drink some water, and pee- there's lots of peeing.
My favorite thing to do for fun: Asking my son philosophical questions and absorbing the wisdom he drops on me. Or skiing. Skiing is fun.
My biggest fear right now: The birth of my book.
My biggest hope right now: The birth of my book.
Someday I'd like to: Spend six months living on a Nicaraguan beach with my little family writing, playing and repeatedly falling off a surf board.
The biggest challenge I have overcome so far: Thinking I'll never be "good enough."
The biggest challenge I hope to overcome: Needing the validation of others. Do we ever overcome that need?
Being a woman is wonderful because: I can create new life, move with grace while still being tough, mend a wound with a kiss, cry without judgement, be OK with feeling and expressing "all the things," and much more- being a woman is so badass.
Being a woman is a challenge because: My roles (e.g., mother, daughter, partner, coach, friend, etc.) are always dueling for attention.
What's one thing people don't understand about your culture that you'd like to clarify to the international community? We're not all obsessed with money, looks and power.
What's your favorite meal or recipe that is a specialty of your culture? Bailey's Irish Cream? Oh, and peach cobbler.
If you could ask the Mogul community anything, what would it be? Does your mind ever stop buzzing with ideas, to-dos, regrets, worries, yearnings...?
I am a Mogul because: I claim my power to create.
I'm the author of the upcoming book Feng Shui Mommy: Harmonizing Life Before, During and After Childbirth (New World Library), toddler mom, Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Birth Doula, and Amateur Smoothie Chef. I enjoy digging in the dirt with my son and attempting to capture his [...]