The Kardashian-Jenners are a close-knit family but the bonds between Kris Jenner and her daughters are another level of intimacy all together. Blurring the lines between business and family can be challenging—especially when it comes to being “momager” of some of the most famous sisters in the world—but these women not only make it work but also succeed at ensuring their relationship is still embued with the warmth and affection they had pre-Keeping Up with the Kardashians spotlight. While it may seem this high-profile family is always on the move, with each sister launching their own respective careers and companies outside of the reality show, they’re learning how to balance their personal and professional lives without forgetting to enjoy the ride to success.
In her Vogue Arabia cover story, Kourtney Kardashian reveals the source of this important lesson as the Kardashian matriarch, describing Jenner’s unrivaled work ethic and joie de vivre to be her inspiration. “My mom is such a great example,” shared the eldest Kardashian sister. “She gets up super early in the day, she works hard, and then when she is having fun, she has the most fun out of any of us because she is so in the moment.”
Frequently voicing her praises for her “fabulous” mother on social media, Kardashian can often be found calling Jenner “the definition of living your best life” and the “queen of everything”. “Thank you for giving me the most incredible childhood in the world, for showing us how to LIVE generously, love with a big, unconditional heart, and celebrate and cherish every single second,” wrote Kardashian on a heartfelt tribute for her mother’s birthday.
Jenner’s clear passion for life has passed on to the next generation of women in her family, especially translating to the way Kardashian chooses to live her day-to-day life. As the founder of Poosh, an online platform dedicated to achieving a healthy lifestyle, Kardashian is introspectively reflecting more and more on her own personal wellbeing while sharing her journey with the rest of us. One of the key takeaways she has noticed is the role of social media in creating an obsession to curate this perfect image. Opting to enjoy the present instead of taking the best photo to capture it, Kardashian explained how this often makes her and her sister Khloé Kardashian the life of the party. “Khloé and I, we say when we go to our younger sisters’ parties, we’re the most fun out of anybody,” she said. “It’s so true because I think we’re more used to not living on our phones.”
Now in her quest to channel that sense of carpe diem she gained from Jenner into her own role as a mother of three, Kardashian admits the most important, but sometimes hardest, part is being fully invested in what is happening without outside distractions— a move she is consciously making with each passing day. “I always try my absolute best when I’m with my kids not to be on my phone, to be present in what we’re doing, and have those moments where you’re looking in each other’s eyes and connecting. It’s so important.”
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