“21 ?'s” with Christina Geist
She’s a mom, children’s author, CEO and all-around optimistic go getter!
Christina Geist leads with kindness and her energy is infectious.
Littlebird loves Christina’s mission which is living by one simple rule: Use Your
Words. She learned growing up in a big, loving family that you can always
count on your words to find common ground and connect with others,
wherever life may take you. She is the author of " Buddy’s Bedtime Buddy ”
and New York Times Bestseller “Sorry Gown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”
She is also the Founder and CEO of Boombox Gifts, a company she built from
the ground up to help friends, families and work teams celebrate milestones
and preserve life stories.
Christina lives in New York with her husband, Willie, their children, Lucie and
George and their dog, Bronco. You can find more about Christina and what
she’s up to over on Instagram @christinasharkeygeist or online at
1.) WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD NICKNAME?
My family calls me Chris, or C. My maiden name is Sharkey, so
friends call me Shark.
2.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LULLABY?
Puff the Magic Dragon
3.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEDTIME STORY?
Buddy’s New Buddy
Check out her new children’s book “Buddy’s New Buddy”
4.) WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?
In the early years, probably a Rockette.
5.) WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED CHILDHOOD ITEM?
Matching t-shirts that my sister & I wore.
6.) WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SNACK AS A CHILD?
Oreo cookies with milk
7.) WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER?
I was a Sesame Street girl.
8.) IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT
9.) WHAT WAS THE NAME OF YOUR CHILDHOOD PET?
Twin cats named Cleo& Caesar
10.) IF YOU COULD BRING ONE THING BACK FROM YOUR
CHILDHOOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The roller rink
11.) WHAT IS YOUR BEST EXCUSE AS A PARENT TO GET OUT OF
I won’t do any activities where you’re half wet / half dry (such as
white-water rafting, log flumes, etc).
12.) WHAT’S YOUR COFFEE ORDER?
Grande chai latte, almond milk, extra hot
13.) ARE YOU AN EARLY BIRD OR A NIGHT OWL?
14.) WHAT IS YOUR WALKOUT SONG?
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
15.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
Putting on elaborate performances with my sister and our
neighborhood friends in the backyard.
16.) WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY VACATION SPOT?
Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico (where my parents have a home and
I got married)
17.) WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TV GUILTY PLEASURE?
18.) WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Knowing everyone I love is happy, healthy & safe.
19.) WHAT IS YOUR BEST PARENTAL ADVICE?
Feel your feelings.
20.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE LINE?
“Noone puts Baby in a corner.” – Dirty Dancing
21.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MOTTO?
Use Your Words