This week we continue to feature the moms behind Noobie Box! Renske Gosselink-Tibosch lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter Kiki. Together with her two co-founders, she decided to bring something beautiful from her home country to expecting women here: Noobie Box. Noobie Box is a free gift box for moms-to-be, filled with great products, coupons and trusted information to support women through the first days, weeks and months of motherhood. Renske shares with Beyond Mom how life has already changed for her since becoming a mom two months ago!
What makes you a Beyond Mom?
I gave birth to my little girl very recently (two months ago) and I can only hope I will become a Beyond mom! I’m lucky to have a lot of great examples around me, such as my closest friends, co-founders and my own mom. They are such an inspiration to me during this transition into a different life. I hope I will stay as close as possible to the people and things I love most in life, with an amazing addition: a daughter and being a family.
What are the parts of you that have grown and expanded since becoming a Mom?
So far I have experienced the need to prioritize. With a little daughter, incredible husband, family, friends, and my own company, I have to focus on what is really important to me.
Can you share a collaboration/success story with another woman; what helped the collaboration become successful?
I feel blessed that I met my co-founders, all being as determined to start and grow our company. I think sharing focus, enthusiasm and the power to bring our concept of spoiling expecting women to the US brought us to where we are now! Having different personalities helped us to grow the company, and make us stronger as a team.
What relationships help you stay connected to yourself?
My husband supports me in everything I do, which is very important to me – especially with starting and building a company. His optimistic and relaxed personality always helps me make the best decisions in life.
Do you have a ‘Beyond’ dream that you are pursuing? If so, please share…
My ‘Beyond’ dream is to grow our company together with Steffanie and Charlotte and reach our ultimate goal: make sure that one day all moms-to-be receive a Noobie Box as a start to celebrate a new life.
What wellness activity can you not live without?
Working out – especially running – is very important for me to feel well! During pregnancy I tried to keep working out as much as possible. I can’t wait to start working out again soon!
What is one thing you do daily that balances you?
Going for a coffee in the very early morning. Together with my husband, or just by myself, helps me to organize my mind and start the day off right.
How does style influence the way you stay feeling ‘Beyond’? Who is currently your favorite designer?
Shopping and dressing up has always been one of my most favorite things. I think it’s becoming even more important now I’m a mom – to feel and look my best like a Beyond mom. Now I’m breastfeeding I am limited with what I can wear. I found this great new brand Allette (also NY based) with the most beautiful dresses and sweaters. The clothes are all designed to wear during nursing, but definitely no obvious nursing wear. Love it!
Favorite NYC Spots that Embody The Beyond Mom:
Going out for dinner is one of my favorite things to do! While living in New York without having kids I was lucky to go to so many great places! My favorites are good quality restaurants which are not too pretentious like Lupa in Soho and Sauvage in Greenpoint. I also love Japanese food! I enjoy ramen places (Ippudo), and fine dining (Zenkichi and Brushstroke). And last but not least: Tepuy, an amazing pop up restaurant of a friend of mine with incredible Venezuelan inspired food, is the best!
Beyond Cocktails and/or Food:
Oysters! Love drinking white wine and having oysters & dinner at Dirty French.
Pure Barre – especially great during pregnancy & Mom in balance – a new workout focused on working out pre & postnatal.