Member Spotlight: Laura Kohler

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Name: Laura Kohler

Age: 36

Country of Origin: Germany/USA

Disciplines: Sitting on the couch and eating Pringles. I have reached world champion status at both.

Favorite Discipline: Lifting

Favorite Quote: “It’ll be… whatever it is.” from Mass Effect 3

How did you hear about Über Moms? Someone asked me, “How are you not a part of this yet?”

What’s your favorite thing about being an Über Mom? The camaraderie. And that everyone is there for everyone else. If you need help with something, you’ll get it.

What is something that people don’t know about you, but you’d like them to know? I actually actively dislike chocolate, in addition to having a cocoa intolerance.

What do you do when you want to jumpstart a health kick? Purge the pantry of unhealthy foods.

What is your food cuddle? Pumpkin spice. But not pumpkin spice *anything*. There are limits.

If there were a reality TV show about your life, what would it be called? “Paw Patrol,” as that’s what’s on TV in our house when it’s on. We’d get into copyright issues otherwise.

When shit hits the fan, what do you do? Ask myself how it got there. But since we’re potty training at the moment, the answer is probably actually “Sigh, and clean it up.”

What’s your exercise vice? Deadlifts. I’m proud of being able to lift my own weight.

What is an ideal Saturday with the family? Husband takes the kids so that I can sleep in, breakfast is ready when I come downstairs, and how realistic is this answer supposed to be? Realistically, a fun Saturday would be spent at the local playground with my kids.

As a mom, do you ever lose your shit; I mean, literally, how do you stay organized? I’m actually very organized. Everything has a place. Also, I’ve tried to minimize as much as possible. Über Moms Decluttering Challenge FTW!

Besides being a mom, what is your superpower? I’m good with words. Generally written, sometimes spoken. Also, I can bake a mean cupcake.

How do you hope to see the role of motherhood change in the future? Our mothers worked hard to ensure that we would have the option of staying home or having a career (or both). I’d like to see our generation of moms work to make both options equally accepted, instead of both being viewed with suspicion as they now are.

How many languages do you speak? Two fluently, two more passably.

If not here, where would you be? London.

What would be the chapters of your book of life? “Your life isn’t over at thirty, or even when you have kids.”

What chapters are missing from the nonexistent manual on being a mom? Pregnancy: Your body will do the weirdest things, and that’s normal, apparently.
Birth: Nothing will go as you expected.
Babies: Prepare to never sleep, ever again.
Toddlers: Hope you don’t like peeing alone!
Preschoolers: They still don’t always sleep through the night.

What will your mom legacy be? I might not be able to make the world a perfect place, but I can make our home a wonderful place for my children.

Name 5 things you can always find in your pantry? Canned pumpkin. Noodles. Tea. Sprinkles. American baking powder.

Take out or cook in? Cook in.

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