I’ve done a couple interviews recently about “mommyhood.” I thought some interesting things came up in the interviews. The most asked question was how do I balance it all? I have to be honest, I don’t really think it’s always about balancing, instead I think of it as trying keep it harmonious and keep things running smoothly.
Brooke Burke and I share a similar view. We like to think of “organized chaos” in a good way!! Being a single mom of two kids is very busy, and I love it. I have two girls in two different schools (until the fall), plus our animals, play dates, working, girlfriends, rescue work, etc. The girls come first above everything else. I try so hard to schedule my meetings when they are at school. Sometimes that doesn’t always work out, and I have my dad fill in to pick them up and help out. It is nice for them to have quality Grampa time.
I also make sure we have a homemade dinner everynight at the same time. I love the time when we catch up on our day. I’ve changed my focus with work. Before my kids were born I traveled everywhere to film, and it was nothing for me to pack up and go. Now it has to be a very special job to pick up the kids and go. They came with me a lot when they were a little smaller, and it was a fun adventure. Now that they’re in school, I’ve been really lucky that I’ve been able to keep working close to home. If that great project comes up, and it’s out of town for any length of time I will figure something out. I never rule anything out.
A lot of moms talk about “me” time, I wrote a blog about my workouts being at 5:30 a.m. This may sound a little crazy for some, but for me that’s nice ME time for a quiet peaceful hour. I feel great afterwards. I make sure to have nice dinners with my friends. I usually eat an early dinner with my girls and head out to have grown up time with a nice appetizer and good conversation.
I know I try to do everything, but realistically something has to give or be a bit compromised at one time or another. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to complete everything!! I do my best. I always prioritize my daughters. As for dating…that’s a whole other blog!!!