Cast Spotlight: Gervase Caycedo Kolmos

by Anna Hartman on April 6, 2017

This incredible smile belongs to Gervase Caycedo Kolmos, a writer and Life and Leadership Coach who inspires other moms to live their best lives, even if it’s not the polished, perfect, Pinterest version. She tells about life as it actually is, which refreshing and a huge reason why she’s so good at what she does. Her story, “Not the Care Package Mom” shares some of Gervase’s story of how she came into herself as a woman and a mother.

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What is your name?
Gervase Caycedo Kolmos

Where do you write, blog, are published?
www.shinyhappyhuman.com

How did you find LTYM?
I’m not sure how or when I found LTYM, but the moment I did, I felt in my heart it was meant to be a stop on my journey. 🙂

If you are a blogger/writer, what is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?
One of my most favorite things I’ve ever written because it was sooo real life and a memory I’ve now preserved forever: http://shinyhappyhuman.com/the-painfully-honest-truth/

When did you first know that your family wasn’t quite like other families?
The answer to this is always. No one else had an opera singing mom. No one else had to practice 100 instruments. No one else was ballroom dancing on Family Day, and no one else was grounded as much as I was until I was 18! There, quite literally, never has been and never will be a mother like my mother. And that used to be only a negative thing, but now I really appreciate it for its uniqueness (and hilarity).

What do you wish most for your children?
I hope my girls know their worth—their priceless, immeasurable worth—and that it will never have anything to do with anyone else’s and will never be judged against any standard or norm. I want them to know they are neither too much nor not enough but EXACTLY as much as they were meant to be. And my life goal is to model that for them.

What does motherhood mean to you?
For me, motherhood has been an evolution of myself, through the humbling act of nurturing and raising littles. The introspection motherhood DEMANDS of a woman has ironically been my favorite part about it, even though it feels the most uncomfortable as it’s happening and our identities are shifting! The really, really HARD moments of my life after becoming a mom have been the most transformational! And those reminders that I’m human (and that’s totally okay) have been invitations to become more the person I want to be for my girls.

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