Woman of the Week: Camilla Mecher

Meet Camilla! She’s a blogger by profession, a centered yoga teacher, and loving mother. We admire her youthful spirit and inspiring story.

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Camilla Mecher ~ Blogger and Yoga Teacher

Tell us about your journey. Where do you come from and how have your roots shaped you into the woman you are today?

I grew up in the country, but the country girl thing didn’t really stick. I love nature (with the exception of poisonous snakes, bugs, and plants), but I REALLY love not having to drive 45 minutes each way to buy groceries.

I’m the resident blogger at Hello Parent, a super cool female-founded tech startup, and I also teach hot yoga at Modo Yoga. My husband, Dan, and I have a 13-month-old son named Jude, so the way I spend my free time has changed a LOT in the past year!

I love practicing yoga whenever I can sneak a class into my schedule. I love to cook, but I also love the days that I get to skip cooking so we can go out to our favorite restaurants in Over-the-Rhine. Now that we have the babe, we’ve become part of the early bird special crowd, but it turns out tacos are delicious at any hour.

Camilla and 13-month-old Jude

Camilla and 13-month-old Jude

What is your mission? You know, your dreams and aspirations! What do you stand for? Give us some of your personal philosophy. 

I’m a pretty high strung person, so I make  it a point to integrate things like yoga (and wine) into my routine to keep things in check. Right now, my hopes and dreams are pretty simple…

“I just want to be a good mom, a good wife, a good writer, a good yoga teacher, and a good human.”

I really value peace, in my own life and in the world. I wish there were more of it. I don’t even care how much I sound like a beauty pageant contestant right now.

How do you incorporate crafting/creativity into your day-to-day?

I’m certainly not a Pinterest-perfect mom, but I do love getting crafty as often as possible! I get unreasonably excited about throwing baby and bridal showers because I know I get to make decorations and favors. It’s tough to include Jude in the fun just yet, since he’s still so little, but we did just collaborate on a pretty sweet footprint reindeer for the Hello Parent blog last week.

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☆ Camilla’s favorite…

Quote: “I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke
“In the midst of winter I found there was within me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus (this one is tattooed on my arm, so I hope I continue to like it forever)

Inspired by: My boys (the little one and the grownup one), my BFFs, mom bloggers who are really killin’ it, like A Mothership Down, my Hello Parent team, Mary Karr, all of my yoga students, and this.

Dream date: At this point, any date on which I don’t have to carry a diaper bag and can drink more than one glass of wine is a dream date. #momlife

Hobby: Yoga, cooking, baby wrangling…

Motto: Fake it til you make it.

Accessory: Across-the-forehead headbands

Season: Fall (#basic)

Heels or flats: I usually wear flats until the babe is safely at daycare, then change into heels in the parking garage elevator on the way into work.

City or wilderness: City. Every time.

Silver or gold: Both. Mixed together haphazardly.

Coffee or tea: Coffee until my hands are shaking, then tea.

Right or left brain: Mombrain.

Inspired? Keep up with Camilla 
Instagram: cmecher | Twitter: @CamMecher | Hello Parent Blog

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