Tori’s Instagram: @Torimdpeterson
Say hello to our new PopYum SuperStar Tori from Tennessee! Our gorgeous new superstar is a proud mama of two boys- Noah and Kanon, four fur babies, and owns her own lash studio!
PopYum Superstars features our wonderful PopYum moms and dads who love to share the joy of PopYum with other babies and parents! We love to meet all of you wonderful PopYum family and friends. It always brings a smile to our face seeing the joys of feeding and to be a part of your baby’s life.
We would like to give a big shoutout to our superfans, who will be honored with the title of PopYum Superstar! PopYum Superstars can earn free PopYum products, become an affiliate with PopYum on Amazon, have an article featuring him/her in our blog and a mention on our website, and may be involved with some of our exciting activities- such as giveaways, contests, and more! For a chance to be a PopYum star, share your stories and posts with your baby and PopYum and you may be selected to be our next PopYum Superstar!
PopYum is very excited to have Tori as our ninth PopYum Superstar joining us! We got the wonderful chance to talk with Tori to learn more about her amazing journey as a proud mama of two.
PopYum: How did you feel the day you became a mom for the first time? And the second time?
Tori: There is truly nothing like the day you become a mom for the first time! There are so many emotions rolled into it but it is one of the most amazing feelings. I will never forget that day and how instantly my heart grew so much bigger. It has been my favorite thing to ever happen to me.
My second time around was pretty scary as what was a very healthy pregnancy turned into a very scary birth. Noah was born at 39 weeks and suffered two severely collapsed lungs and we almost lost him. My emotions the second time around were completely different because of this experience. I now try to not sweat the small things. I look at him and so much of my stress is gone because I am just forever thankful he is here with us. My heart grew so much bigger, I am much more patient and just so grateful to have him and watch him grow!
PopYum: How did you discover PopYum?
Tori: I actually first noticed the company about 4 or 5 years ago when they were advertising but had not yet released! I have kept them in my mind since then and now with my second baby I just had to have them!
PopYum: What tips would you give to a first time parent that you wish you knew when you had your first baby?
Tori: Someone told me with this pregnancy that when you can't calm a fussy baby to take them outside or put them in water. It has been a game changer! We get a lot of outside time and baths that go around for that reason. It works like a charm!
PopYum: What do you think is the most challenging part of being a mom?
Tori: Just wondering if you are doing enough, giving them enough, and making the right parenting choices!
PopYum: What’s your favorite thing about PopYum?
Tori: Convenience! I love them for travel or outings but they are absolutely my saving grace for night time and early morning feeds!
PopYum: What is your favorite part about becoming a mom?
Tori: Too many to list but I love watching the world through their eyes! They amaze me!
PopYum: Tell us about your boys!
Tori: Kanon is my oldest and he is turning five soon. He has one of the sweetest and selfless hearts of any small child I know. He loves being a big brother!
Noah is 4 months old and is going to be a wild child! He is so ready to explore everything. Noah had severe medical issues when he was born and it is amazing that he is still here with us. He is so resilient and is now a healthy, happy baby!
PopYum: Tell us about you!
Tori: My name is Tori. I have been married to my husband James for 7 years and we have two of the most perfect boys. I have four fur babies too! I am from Tennessee and own a Lash Studio. I love to travel and spend time with my family.
PopYum: What do you like to do for fun?
Tori: I love shopping, traveling, cooking and just being with my family & friends!
PopYum: How do you find ‘me-time’ while raising your kids?
Tori: My husband is my saving grace with this! He will always take the kids or do whatever to give me some me time. I love dinner with friends, taking a bath or going shopping alone.
What do you think of Tori’s amazing story? Comment below! We’d love to hear!