We first met Jeanette (@jmpolynice) late last year thanks to the wonderful world of Instagram—it took us approximately two weeks to pick our jaws off of the floor after seeing her beautiful images of our Espresso blanket (psst on sale now!). On her own feed, she shares images of her kiddos, her home, glimpses of LA, and everything in between while also hosting her professional photography on the page @thequinnmoss. Her ability to *truly* capture her subject is so powerful.
Read our interview with her below!
Sheltered Co. : What did you want to be when you grew up?
Jeanette : An astronaut. I was (and still am) fascinated by the universe.
Sheltered Co. : Do you have a favorite junk food?
Jeanette : My favorite junk food is a warm canelé (and by canelé I mean canelés) to accompany a warm latte.
Sheltered Co. : Were there any "I would never!"s before having kiddos that you totally have given into now as a parent? Jeanette : I was pretty sure that I want going to have toys all over my living room but the joke was on me. It’s not too bad but the toys are there. Sheltered Co. : Is there any part of your routine that you consider sacred or unmissable when it comes to your self care?Jeanette : Alone time. I feel guilty needing it and miss my kiddos when I am privileged enough to have it, but being in solitude for me is like breathing. When I’m alone I can reconnect with myself and truly rest my mind and body.
Sheltered Co. : What was the least helpful parenting advice you ever received and what advice do you wish someone would have given you before having children?
Jeanette : Least helpful - it’s hard to think of anything because I must’ve nodded and smiled at anything I didn’t resonate with and moved on. People can be well-meaning and give advice about things that worked for them that just wouldn’t work for you and it’s ok to politely reject that advice.
I wish that someone really spoke to me about the fourth trimester and postpartum depression. To go through something so life-altering and uniquely isolating is a lot for a new mother to manage and there should be a great deal of focus placed on helping them feel prepared and supported.
Sheltered Co. : What's something (anything!) you'd like to share about your personal experience with motherhood?
Jeanette : Motherhood has been the greatest motivator for me to be the best I can be. Never before have I worked so hard to evolve. Me being at my best gives my children a mother who is whole and able to pour into them and an example of how to work towards their own purposes in life. I want my babies to be blanketed in love and respect and positivity so that they, too, can feel whole and able to pay it forward in the world.