My husband and I didn’t always “have it all”, but we did always have each other.
Kevin — my other half: best friend + life and business partner — runs OrganicDaddyCEO as the male complement to my work. We’ve built businesses and charities together, we’ve made 6-figure profitable investments, we’ve rescued 3 black dogs, we’ve traveled and adventured, and we’ve created our own healthy, happy home with our daughter.
And, most importantly, we’ve created a life that is simple and sustainable for us to live because we’ve grown it organically.
We’ll continue our introductions by answering some organic questions, but feel free to ask us anything additional in the comments below, or catch us on Instagram at @OrganicMommyCEO or @OrganicDaddyCEO.
How did you two meet?
Kevin played Division-I ice hockey on Boston University’s 2009 National Championship team, while I would take advantage of the early empty rink stands before games for optimal pre-med study conditions. Our paths were always crossing on-campus, but we met “twice” — each introduction made by a different roommate of mine who happened to be friends with Kevin.
How are you able to work together and live together?
The short version: We’ve gotten out of our partnership what we’ve put into it.
There have been many times that we’ve disagreed, and there will be more in the future. Knowing that disagreement is necessary and expected for growth is the first part. The second, is our response to disagreement. We commit to “debriefing” after every time we disagree, so that we hone our communication skills and make an edited, informed move in our plan for next time.
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Courtney, what is your favorite thing about Kevin?
Making me choose 1 favorite thing is completely unfair, but I’m going to go with “a” favorite thing — representative of many — and the first one that comes to mind is this:
He puts toothpaste on my toothbrush.
When the newborn season was at its peak exhaustion and we were functioning as two ships passing in the night, Kevin always put the toothpaste on my toothbrush and left it on the counter. When I finally made it there, I would always smile. When you’re wearing a mom diaper post-birth, you know sexy certainly isn’t back yet and you’re actually wondering if sexy left the building permanently.
The gesture said, “I thought of you” and it meant so much in those times when I felt depleted.