Motherhood Q&A with Chief of Staff, Kim
Two years ago, as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day, we decided to a ask our own TEAm here at Millennia Tea what being a mother means to them. So much has changed over the past few years, so we thought we'd ask again to put renewed words to our most cherished role: "mom."
We hope you enjoy and feel like this helps you get to know some faces behind our FRESH TEA brand a little more.
Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours. We appreciate you all so much!
Enjoy this chat about motherhood with Kim Dykeman, our Chief of Staff 💚
Tell us about yourself:
I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend. I really like travel, and I love home. I’ve spent a large part of my life in a band of some sort, and music is super important to me. I am CRAZY about my husband, who I’ve known since I was 18, and I adore my children. I’ve changed careers a couple times and thankful for all the things I’ve learned along the way.
How many children do you have:
Three awesome grown children, two girls and a boy. Our youngest is just finishing up college, and our oldest has two beautiful girls of her own ❤ Our amazing son graduated college last year and is crushing it in his field.
The one thing you hope you’ve taught your children:
To love, forgive and be generous.
Best Advice on Motherhood you’ve ever gotten:
I don’t know… I’m actually surrounded by a lot of examples of great moms, so just seeing that has been the best “advice” that I could have ever received.
Your fave way to practice self-care or self-love?
Winding down at the end of the day, turning off devices/TV etc., unplugging from all social platforms, and taking time to read before bed. A real book (the paper ones 😉).
What’s in your daily health 'tool kit'?
I take a few specific vitamins every day (B/zinc and vitamin C/D2 and K3/and Magnesium). I eat a healthy diet, and I drink Millennia TEA every day (with a little lemon). On the days where I’m rushing around, and can’t enjoy tea, I’ll throw a cube into whatever I’m having for lunch or dinner.
A Daily Practice you prioritize:
I am a morning person by nature, but I love to enter my day unrushed, unhurried. So I think my “daily practice that I prioritize” would be setting my alarm at least ½ hour earlier than I have to. I like to leave time to chat with my husband about the day ahead, spend some time in prayer and gratitude, and sometimes just sitting and being quiet for a bit. It makes for a great start to the day.
A recent book you’ve enjoyed:
A fictional novel about CS Lewis’s Narnia series, called 'Once Upon a Wardrobe'.
What are you listening to?
Well, today I’ve got Alabama Shakes in the queue, but honestly, it could be any genre of music, just depends on the day. Given the choice to listen to a book, podcast or music, I’ll pick music 90% of the time. Although, I did listen to the Longevity book on a road trip to Toronto (my husband knows more about women’s ageing than he probably cares to 🤣).