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Life as a Mom: With ROOLEE Owner, Kylee Champlin

Posted by Samantha Spackman on

Motherhood is a beautiful journey. Whether nurturing little ones at home or climbing the career ladder, being a mom can be challenging but one of the most rewarding jobs. For moms running businesses, balancing roles takes on a whole new level. In a brief interview with Kylee Champlin, the owner of ROOLEE, we explored her perspective and journey of being a mom- the joys, the challenges, and everything in between. Let's dive in!

 

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1: How many kids do you have?

4 of the cutest kiddos in the world! Milo, my oldest daughter is 9 going on 14. She loves all things crafty/creative! She is currently into makeup, skincare, mom’s clothes + anything that makes her feel like a teenager. Leo is 6 years old + loves all things sports! Football, basketball, soccer + living room wrestling are his favs. He is working hard to save up his money to go to a Chiefs game this fall. Roczen is our 4 year old, bowl cut buddy. He keeps us all laughing every day. He can beat anyone + everyone in chess (“chest” as he calls it), + makes more baskets in our living room double shot than any of us. Murphie is our baby girl + will turn 2 in August. She is the center of our world + the best little napper!”


2: How many kids do you want?

“I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to stop having little babies. I love them tooooo much! Maybe once Milo becomes a teenager + I realize problems get bigger with older kids, it will slow me down, haha.” 

 

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3: What do you enjoy doing with your kids?

“I love movie nights! We get our popcorn maker out, melt the butter, add peanut butter M&Ms, someone takes drink orders, snacks, blankets, the whole works. We don’t take movie night lightly. Swimming in St.George at grandma + grandpa’s house is another favorite. Park dates when the sun is shining. Target runs to Ogden. Traveling + making memories together. Coloring giant coloring pages. Making banana bread muffins. Playing Clue + Cover Your Kingdoms. Honestly, just spending time with them when I can be fully present is the greatest thing ever. They are cooler than I’ll ever be. Making sure everyone is fed + watered is key, especially Dad, haha.”


4: What advice would you give future mothers?

“Take it one day at a time. Some days, we feel like we can do it all. Other days, it is hard to get out of bed, let alone take care of these precious children who count on us for everything. Give yourself grace. I have recently had so many older people who have watched me trying to keep it all together with four energetic kids say to me, “I miss when my kids were little! Enjoy it because it really does go by soooo fast.”  I have these moments of thinking about them growing up and not needing me to snuggle, play with + make a snack + it makes me so sad. I am doing my best to embrace the chaos + soak up these priceless moments with them while they are young. Is it exhausting? Absolutely. Is it hard? The hardest thing I’ve ever done. Is it worth it? 1,000%. I am supposed to be teaching them, + feel like they are truly teaching me what life is all about.”

 

a woman holding a baby in her arms and a man and a woman standing in front of a door

5: What mother figure in your life do you admire + why?

“My angel mother has always been my hero. My business partner, my mentor, my kind-hearted, stylish, protective, always-has-my-back, best friend. She is the hardest worker in the room + is always selflessly serving everyone around her. I wouldn’t be the person I am today + ROOLEE wouldn’t be what it is today without her. Her example makes me want to be the best version of myself. I am forever grateful for the unconditional love she has shown me through all the ups and downs life has thrown at us. We live around the corner from each other, + I feel incredibly lucky that I get to spend so many of my days alongside her. 


My mother-in-law, Linda, is another mother figure in my life that I absolutely adore. She radiates love, genuine kindness, + pure sunshine. I admire her intentionalism + calmness. She finds beauty in the simple things in life, + I find that so special. She has spent countless hours on the ground playing with every one of my kids so that Chad + I can put in the hours needed to keep this business alive. She is a warm hug on a stressful day, a shoulder I cry on, the best cheerleader! You know those people you enjoy being in the same room with? She is exactly that. I am so grateful for her.”


6: How do you balance work life with being a mom?

“The million-dollar question. I am definitely no master at this. It is something that is really hard + has required a lot of patience + adapting. As a business owner, the work never ends. Especially when your husband does the same thing, you could talk about work when you wake up, before bed, and all the minutes between. Something that we’ve tried really hard to do (which is not always easy) is work when we are at work + be present with the kids when we are home. It sounds silly, but we struggled for a long time trying to do them at the same time and found it usually created a stressful environment for both us + our kids. We now have our week set up with certain days that I work in the office + Chad stays home with the kids, certain days that Chad works in the office + I stay home with the kids, + days we work together/have a sitter. We feel so fortunate that this allows us to both have a career/creative outlet + time at home raising our kids. If we need to take care of something business-related while we are both home, one of us will try to step out of the room + handle it without the chaos of the kids escalating the situation.”


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  • What a beautiful family! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • love your article feel like reading it over again

    Rajee Pandi on
  • Love the advice for working moms!

    Noelle on
  • Love this so much. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms ♥️

    Caroline P on
  • Love ❤️

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