Founder & President, My Perfect Party Inc.
My name is Nancy Zaretsky and I am the founder & president of a local Toronto based Event Styling Company specializing in small events. I have two amazing boys that make me laugh everyday, Dylan 6 & Nathan 3. Dylan & Nathan are anxiously awaiting the birth of their baby sister due mid July!!! <<Baby sis Chloe has since joined the family! Welcome Chloe!>>
Secrets of a WOWMOM
Personally, I feel like there are no secrets to being a wow mom. The most important thing that works for me is balance. Finding the right balance of time for my work, time for my children and creating quality time for my husband helps me sustain true happiness!! Having a strong support system and surrounding myself with people I love, helps me get through each day looking forward to the next.
What inspires me
True inspiration comes from all the strong people I am so blessed to have in my life. My incredible husband who encourages me to believe in myself everyday. My father who is the king of DIY and is always teaching me something new and my mother who shows me what true unconditional & selfless love is all about.
My sanity saviour (tips & time savers)
Don’t be afraid to take mini short cuts in life to make time for the important stuff to you. Not every meal needs to be a home cooked one. Sometimes a quick meal with the fam is needed in order to squeeze in that bike ride you’ve been promising you’d take with the kids!
My best WOWMOM advice
Go with your gut!! Your instincts are natural and generally lead you in the right direction. Took me a long time to learn not to second-guess myself.
My WOW moment
Saying I love you to my husband and kids every day. It’s become routine, things feel off balance if we don’t say it to each other!!
My not-so WOW moment
Patience is a virtue and sometimes I have very little of it. As a daily struggle, it’s something I try to be aware of and work on every day. As much as I love my husband and kids, keeping it together when stress levels go up is really hard!!
Keeping it WOW (how not to lose yourself)
Rewards are important. Treat yourself to a night out with your husband! Plan a fun date with Grandma and the kids to change up their routine. Go shopping and buy yourself something that makes you feel like “I deserve this!”
Favourite MOMent of the day
Out of nowhere the boys will say the sweetest things to either myself, their dad or even to each other. Catching those precious moments and soaking them in helps to create those memories for your family that you will always remember.
Does balance exist?
YES BALANCE!!! Make time for everything. Moms are great at multi tasking! Doesn’t have to be equal time, but as long as you feel like time was made for every one this week, mission accomplished!
My guardian angel
I lost someone really close to me over 11 years ago. I live life every day as if it was my last. Keeping things in perspective and not taking one day for granted is part of my daily mantra.
The last time I laughed out loud
This morning. My boys wake up and say the funniest things in the morning, they’re hilarious!!
Words Of Wisdom (Mom’s message to My Kids)
Love and Respect. Appreciate what you have and respect life. Love unconditionally as its our strongest and most powerful emotion.
MY WOWMOM MUST-HAVES
Fave things, places and sanity savers for WOWMOMS!
1. Good fashion, dress to impress but be comfortable. Nothing better than my fav pair of jeans.
2. Handbags, kinda have an obsession. The right handbag is a staple in my life. Helps keep me organized and feeling good!
3. I’m a foodie!! Love dining out with the kids or have a night out with my husband & good friends.
5. As much as I love shopping, I love a good deal even more. Feels so good when it’s on sale!
6. Can’t leave the house without a pair of earrings. My lobes are never naked. Love the jewellery at Anthropologie right now.
7. Coffee. 2 a day are a must!
8. My iPhone. Can’t function without it!