The Female Founder Collective hosted their Female Founders Day right here in Austin and they kicked off the event with Camila Alves McConaughey.
In addition to speaking about time management, setting boundaries and how she juggles it all, McConaughey introduced her upcoming children’s book “Just Try One Bite.” In a whimsical role reversal, picky eater parents are confronted by their three kid who are determined to get their parents to put down the ice cream, cake and chicken fried steak to just try one bite of healthy whole foods.
When asked if her own kids encourage her to try new things, the Women of Today founder said, “They do it all the time.”
She went on to say she’s hoping the book starts a conversation. “I’m not here to tell any parent, any family, brother, cousins, what to do/ how to feed your kids. That’s not my job, right?” she said. “But I am here to tell you that the conversations is what’s better for you, what’s not, what works, what doesn’t work… Your relationship with food is extremely important.”
She continued to explain that if you start that conversation early on, most likely you are setting your child on a journey of lifelong habits.
In the book, the reversal of giving the kids the power is a fun and funny way to encourage healthy eating habits.
While on stage with Female Founder Collective Co-Founder Rebecca Minkoff, McConaughey spoke emphatically about how we can accomplish anything we set our minds to as long as we stay focused on that goal. Yes, there are time constraints, mental blocks, doubts and a whole slew of other things to overcome. But, as the mother of three states, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. “If you hustle, you’ll find a little gap in there.”
And a little piece of advice from yours truly – celebrate the small wins! You don’t have to get everything done in one day. All it takes is one step to get started – just like taking one bite.