Austin wardrobe stylist Cristina Facundo Bocanegra, who became a mom last week to Bowie, was looking for a motherhood resource that fit her personality when she became pregnant. She says she was looking for information on taking care of herself, buying the right baby equipment, how she would keep her freelance job with baby in tow, how she could keep exercising while pregnant and more.
“What I kept finding was a ton of information, but none relevant to my particular lifestyle,” she says.
Facundo Bocanegra, who has done some freelance styling work for the Statesman, floated the idea of creating a centralized place for everything she was learning and began floating the idea to friends and family, especially friends who were becoming mothers and also in creative jobs.
“The more I talked to people about it, the more it grew into something much bigger,” she says.
This month, she launched Love Child, a full-service lifestyle website for creative moms like her. Before Bowie arrived on June 7, she got a lot of content ready and has been rolling it out while she negotiates motherhood for the first time.
She hopes to develop the project into one that can be monetized, but for now, “this is a passion project,” she says. Already, she’s been able to connect with the mom community in Austin and shared the resources she’s found while learning more.
One thing she does know about motherhood: “It sounds so cliche, and everyone says it, but I’ve never experienced love like this before. It’s so true.”