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My Little Mover Sous-Chef
Being
an original “Brooklynite” growing up in New York City, attending specialized
NYC public schools that nurtured my talents from grade school through High
School, I always imagined and wanted to:  A. follow my dream of becoming a
chef, the 71ate (seven one ate) Chef B. Staying a die hard fan of everything
Brooklyn. C. Have children a child and raise him in the melting pot that
we call New York City. So far, I have
accomplished all of the above.
Yes,
New York has changed quite a bit, but it still offers a little of the old New
York that I remember. This is very important to me because there is no city
like New York and no borough like Brooklyn.  
Growing
up here and being immersed in the many cultures and diversities associated with
New York is what makes raising my son, who is currently 9 months old so
important.
One
thing that hasn’t changed, the thick skin and hustle it takes to live and
survive in this great, big city.

Working
in an industry that is currently saturated with everyone trying to make it big
as a celebrity chef or famous restaurateur, a typical 9-5 is not the norm
anymore. I work 3 5 jobs, Resident Chef for a non-profit in NYC public
school kitchens assisting with the fight against childhood obesity; Sous-chef
at a Brooklyn based catering company; heading my own personal chef business;
freelancing as a food stylist – oh, and lets not forget, I’m a mother to the
most amazing baby boy, Cayden Parker J.
It’s prep time!

Juggling
all of these while keeping a happy home and making time with friends and family
can be difficult from time-to-time. This is the city that never sleeps so if I
get a last-minute call from a client that they need 30 meals, I can’t just drop
everything I’m doing. I have to plan how I’m going to make this happen while
I’m spending those precious moments with my son. I have an amazing support
system but most of the time, my pride and “super-mom” mentality tells me to
bundle up Cayden, buckle him in the car seat and take off to the supermarket
stocking up on all the essentials for a particular client.
Helping mommy pick-up groceries for a client!

Being
that I am always on-the-go at a moments notice with a 9 month old, trusting
that I can make one diaper change before I leave and not have to worry about
any major accidents while he is out assisting me with shopping for the next 2
hours is very important. Thank goodness there’s a CVS, well, more than one
CVS located in the vicinity of where I live, which makes it easy for me to
stock up on baby necessities like Huggies diapers while I’m out and
about.  I don’t have to worry about rushing back home because I forgot his Huggies diapers and I’m confident my local CVS has them in  stock. Unfortunately, this time they did not have the Clutch & Clean that I would have loved to use but, I’m pretty sure they will have it available next time I’m out and about. 
 

Also, when I’m in the kitchen keeping an eye on an active crawler who loves to
observe everything that mommy is doing in the kitchen, I know that I can get an ample amount of tasks completed without having to stop in the middle of prepping. This is why I trust
Huggies Little movers at this stage in his life.
 

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How
do you navigate in your city and juggle work and family being a
#MomontheGo? 
Shani Porter The 71atechef

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  • You are AWESOME and a super hard worker. Great things, great things in your future! I live in the COUNTRY and we have to drive 35-45 minutes to get to modern conveniences like health care and a Target! It’s CRAZY! I have to make sure I have everything packed for the day before I leave my house because there’s no going back. I completely envy your NYC life. I’ve always wanted to go there and have never been! #client

    • Sometimes I envy people living in the country because you have peace and quite, unlike us city dwellers. Wow, you’ve never been? What’s keeping you?

  • Thankfully, my husband helps out a lot, and if he’s not available, we have grandma.

  • Great post… Allowing people into the 71atechef world…:)