Get to know a Central IL mama: MEET Stephanie!

Stephanie, welcome to the BUSHBABY journal! Tell us a little about your growing up years + where you went to school.

I was born in Peoria and raised in Chillicothe, IL. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2002 and currently work as a Surgical Device Sales rep.

Tell us about your precious little family.

I have been married for 11 years to Eric, who is an amazing father and friend. We have 2 beautiful little girls: Aubrey, who just turned 9 and Taylor, who is 6. They are complete opposites in personality with similar interests. They love playing outside, baking and crafting with me.

Where does your family live?

We currently live in Morton and love the small town feel and ease of simple things like riding our bikes to Dairy Queen. When we have a chance to get out of town we feel at home on the beach...any of them.

Ooo that sounds delightful! What are your favorites to pick up at BUSHBABY for your daughters?

When it comes to favorite pieces, I love the North Face shell that you can layer under as it gets colder and unlayer when warmer. I also love love love the obermeyer mittens that open up all the way down to the knuckles to easily get Taylor's hands in and out.

Great tips! What traditions will your family enjoy this holiday?

My favorite traditions at Christmas are baking cookies, watching Christmas Vacation, listening to carols and spending time with family. I love this Season!

Hope you enjoy the time with your family this holiday, Stephanie! Sounds like you have some sweet memory-making ahead for you all! Thanks for being apart of our journal this season!