Ambassador Spotlight | Monica Ketchum

This week’s ambassador spotlight is all about Monica Ketchum, creator of and loving Michigan-based mom! Monica is all about her family, and she spreads that love with her followers. She’s down-to-earth, adventurous and we’re so lucky to have her in our ambassador program! Read more about Monica:



  1. Can you tell us a little about yourself (and your blog/page)?

I’m Monica, wife to Jon and mama to Zeke and Charlie! We live in the middle of nowhere, with our two mini American Eskimos, and are neighbors to my parents! is a blog I started after Zeke was born; sharing mama encouragement, products I love, and how I keep Christ at the center of motherhood!


  1. What inspired you to join the Bearpaw Ambassador program?

My family loves Bearpaw. I’ve had boots for years and I love the comfort! Who doesn’t like to #livelifecomfortably?! I also adore what Bearpaw does for others, with all of their donations and the customer service which is incredible in this fast paced world. Bearpaw is the best! And I love promoting things that are the best, so…here we are! 🙂


  1. What do you feel makes you unique?

I’m not sure how to answer this really, because I’m just a mama, trusting God to get through each day with these kiddos; I’m really just an ordinary woman, serving an extraordinary God and trying my best to raise kind, Jesus-loving humans.


  1. How would you describe your style?

I’m Dutch big time, so usually my style is “clearance rack” style, but I like neutral things, stripes and soft textures! I have minimal clothes because it’s less stress! And the style of our new home will be farmhouse, but of course!


  1. Who has been the biggest influence on your style?

I have to say myself…I learned a while ago that looking at others leads to envy…”I wish I had that” or “I wish I could afford that.” So I chose to stick with my own style of simple, neutral colors and cute shoes.


  1. What do you do in your spare time?

I’m a mom of two under two…what is spare time??? But in all seriousness…I take a lot of photos, paddleboard, find petosky stones in Charlevoix, MI, watch movies with the husband, and go on lots of adventure walks with the family.



  1. What is your go-to fashion look?

Simple. A comfy pair of jeans, flowy, soft top, and my #BearpawEllen.


  1. What are your top 5 pieces from Bearpaw?

Ellen is definitely number one.

Krista is a great boot.

Frankie is super lightweight and fashionable.

Julianna is a very comfortable sandal!

Toddler Emma is the best for Zeke and all his adventures!


  1. How do you #livelifecomfortably?

I don’t get much rest with a 21 month old and a two month old, so I #livelifecomfortably in my Ellen’s…everyday, all day. Seriously, I got to get a second pair so I can have an indoor and outdoor pair!


  1. What skill would you like to master?

Paddle boarding with Zekie boy on the front while baby-wearing little Charlie girl. Hurry up summer!


  1. What fictional place would you most like to go?

Central Perk. ☕ #FriendsForever (fun fact: I’ve seen Friends 15 times all the way through—that’s either incredibly sad or awesome depending on how you look at it 😂)



  1. What songs have you completely memorized?

Name a Jesus song and I’ve probably got it memorized. There are too many favorites to even mention.


  1. Are you usually early or late?

Definitely early. (But man, sometimes kids make that hard!)


  1. What are some small things that make your day better?

Zeke kisses, Charlie smiles, decaf coffee in my yeti, bible study and long walks.


  1. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Driving up north to Traverse City, or Charlevoix and just tinkering around the town. Finding petoskey stones is the best.


  1. What’s the best single day on the calendar?

What difficult questions…every single day is a new adventure, a new day to praise Jesus and count your blessings…some days are good and some are bad, but each is a gift.


  1. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Michigan is home to me…so Palm Springs, CA was the farthest. Unless Jamaica is farther? Hopefully I can answer this question someday with “Ireland” or “Scotland”…but until then, we just journey around the USA.



  1. What’s the best way to start the day?

Jesus. Praying and asking Him into your day, counting your blessings and realizing that He will get you through everything you’re faced with.


  1. What movie title best describes your life?

Parenthood or It’s A Wonderful Life…a good mix of both of those names ❤


  1. What quirks do you have?

I had to ask my husband for help with this one. I can’t stand melted ice cream, the whole family has to match before we leave the house, and my scrambled eggs cannot be over cooked 😝.

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