Mother's Day Profiles: Joan Kelley Walker
In preparation for Mother’s Day, we at With Love Darling decided to profile different women each week who inspire, innovate and continue to be fantastic role models! Check out our blog at the end of every week to see who we profile next.
A wife and mother living in Toronto, learn what inspires Joan to work towards her goals
What, or who, makes you feel your most beautiful?
I do! That’s right, I believe that feeling beautiful comes from within and it is our own responsibility. If we rely on others or things, our power is taken away. I have learned that self care is key. It's important to rest, eat well, exercise, and always choose to surround yourself with positivity and love. When you look after yourself, you're guaranteed to feel more confident. That confidence shines on the outside.
What inspires you to be the best mom/ person you can be?
I would have to say that my kids inspire me to be the best person I can be. When someone is at their best, it affects all aspects of life, including being a mother. They rely on me and look up to me. Knowing this motivates me to always be the best I can be. I try to lead by example, and it is important to also listen just as much as I talk. I make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments, even failures and to allow them to have their independence (now that they're older), and I learn so much from them too! They continue to inspire me every day.
Favourite pieces from With Love Darling?
My new gold earrings! They go with everything, are super comfortable, elegant, classy, soft and feminine. I also love my necklace with charms that's on a long chain so it's more like a pendant. I have literally worn it all over the world. I love to have it with me, especially when my kids are not. It reminds me of the close bond we share because one of the charms is heart shaped and has their names on it, so they'll always be in my heart. The other charm is round with “live, love, laugh” on it…words to aspire to. The final piece is a star which to me is a symbol of magic and dreams!