Marina resides in LA and is the Managing Director at Krupp Group. She works there to provide personalized public relations, media relations, and brand-building services to a range of distinguished fashion, jewelry, accessories, and lifestyle clients. Marina also worked with brands Film Fashion, Wetherly Fashion Group and Citizens of Humanity and GoldSign. We are so thrilled to have her as our newest GB Mom!
How many children do you have? What inspired their names?
One daughter named Daryn Luna Keiler.  My husband and I liked the first name as we seem to like boys names for girls.  We wanted something unique and this fit.  The middle name was inspired by my love for crescent moons but is also just such a pretty name and I had a grandmother named Lois and my husband had a grandmother named Lilly so the L is in part for their memory.
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family?
My husband and I both work a lot so my favorite thing right now is just to be together with the 3 of us – a walk, play time, swinging – anything that makes Daryn happy!
Are there any children’s brands you find yourself buying over and over again?
The Land of Nod for decor hands down!  For clothing, I’m sure when Daryn is older I will have all my favorite brands (I have my eyes on some pieces from Ultra Violet Kids, Misha and Puff, and Stella McCartney) but for now I’ve found that all my mom friends were right…they grow out of clothes so fast in the first months so it just isn’t worth spending too much.
Don’t get me wrong, she has an amazing Baby Gap wardrobe with other pieces from Etsy, Ralph Lauren, etc. but I’m really looking forward to the toddler stage for clothing.
How has motherhood affected your personal style?
Honestly, it hasn’t changed much.  The one major thing is that I now think about what I can bend over to pick her up in or get on the floor wearing.  So comfort and clothing that won’t show stains (as much) have become more important!
What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
What a hard question, I think the best feeling is the bond – with my daughter, with my husband, with my own mom.  It’s amazing to have this new understanding of your own mother and what she went through for you, while also experiencing it with your partner and having this little baby whose smile makes your entire day.
What’s the hardest thing about being a mom?
The hardest part (besides those first 2 weeks) is this whole idea of the super mom who can do it all.  I think it’s a lot of pressure on women and I’m trying my best to be a good mom, a good wife, a good employee, a good boss, a good friend, a good daughter and sister.  I used paper plates for awhile, I had a hard time pumping at work/breast feeding, I ordered in every day for a week….now things are easier but I think we all need to give ourselves a break!
Has your beauty routine changed at all since you’ve had kids?
My routine hasn’t changed much.  I think the biggest thing is my skin is really dry since giving birth so I’m trying to find a product that helps but isn’t too oily.
What have you learned from your kids?
Unconditional love…and I’m sure much more to come.
What is your favorite, easy, go-to recipe that your family loves?
We just started solids so she’s easy. But my new favorite recipe is zucchini noodles with fresh pesto and roasted tomatoes.  I don’t imagine Daryn will enjoy that for years to come. Click here to see the recipe.
Photo Credit: Life, Love & Lucy