March 8, 2021 5:25 pm Meet Our Latest Mom of the Week – Kerrie Huxta!
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
I love to cuddle with my children before bed and talk with them about what’s on their minds. I’m blessed to have two boys who like sharing their feelings. It makes our relationship strong. Jack is 12 and Luke is 9. My greatest wish for them is that they continue to be the caring young men they are and find happiness – no matter where that might be and what that might look like.
Who has had the biggest influence upon you?
Both of my grandfathers. They are entrepreneurs, and it is my dream to one day open my own business. I think it’s in the blood. My dream is to open a gift store, and within it provide tea and simple home baked goods; a place for friends to gather, chat and have fun.
What quality do you most admire in a mother?
Compassion. I think if they possess that trait, everything else falls into place.
Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed? And what are your strongest qualities?
I currently juggle two jobs. One is full time with the family business that my great grandfather started, and the other is part time on the side doing promotional products. I think my strongest qualities are being an unconditionally loving mom and wife, supportive friend, and making the best margaritas. When I commit to something, I give 110%. My friends tell me I am fun, loyal, sincere and considerate.
Were you happiest in elementary, middle high school or college? Please explain why.
High School. The traditions, friendships and values I encountered there have been part of my life every day. My high school gave me the education and confidence to be the strong independent woman I am today.
What do you like to do for fun and what is your idea of a perfect day?
Number one on the list is traveling with my family. If it’s someplace warm, then it’s even better. I enjoy being outside, bike riding with the family, baking, and eating out with friends (if there is a margarita involved, even better).
The perfect day would start with a burning hot cup of strong, black coffee – alone. After that, anything can happen and I am ready for it! I love when the entire family is together- husband, kids, parents, and in-laws. Having everyone together brings a smile to my face brighter than the sunshine. If a good meal is involved, even better. We are all foodies!
What is one of your favorite books? Movies?
The Notebook and The Count of Monte Cristo. I guess I’m a romantic. Both books I can read over and over. They are also both movies, and I approve of the cinema version, which is not typical. Another favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
What is your favorite type of food and what do you love to cook?
Hard toss-up between Italian and Mexican. You don’t want me to cook. Rather, ask me to bake. I love making fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies for my boys. My specialty are madelines. If you get a plate of those, you know you are special. My husband is the chef of the house. No one would want my cooking if they could have his culinary experience.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy – I studied abroad there my junior year of college. I loved the culture. It actually inspired me to pick up a second major in Fine Arts (in addition to Marketing), which landed me my first job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My years working at the Met are unforgettable. It was a family. Everyone LOVED their job, and I think it’s rare to work with so many people who have the same interests and passion for what they do.
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms and what is your drink of choice?
As long as the food is good and margaritas are available, along with friendly service, I’m happy. Some of my favorite local spots in Greenwich are Harvest and Boxcar Cantina. If I had to leave CT, I’d go to Nobu in NYC. They make a Yuzu Margarita that is out of this world.
In this new experience of coronavirus, with quarantine and social distancing, has there been any positive development for your family?
Yes!!! Spending more time with each other has taught us how important family is and that when times are tough, as long as we have each other, everything is fine. It reminds us how blessed we are to have each other. Remote learning has also given me insight and an opportunity to deeply understand what their day is like, and because of that, I am able to be more understanding and supportive of their interests and needs.
Meet Kerrie’s New Puppy – Copper!