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Q | How has motherhood affected your professional life?
A | After Estela was born, I really embraced the whole mom-preneur community. I’ve been working on developing projects in that space and I’m getting ready to launch something new that was inspired by moms talking to moms.
Who better to get product picks from than other moms, right? Favored.by is a site I developed that will allow individuals to share their favorite baby gear picks with a community of fellow moms, eliminating the noise of scattered and negative reviews, and broken ratings systems.
Q | What’s it like being a mom-to-be for the third time?
A | When I was expecting with Marcelo, I was so busy running around with Estela that I didn’t spend enough time reading pregnancy books, putting my feet up and just thinking about the baby. Now with my third, I’m running around with two kids! But this baby moves a lot. He definitely makes himself known and I’m sure that’s going to be part of his personality.
Q | Have your eating habits changed while expecting?
A | In the beginning of my pregnancy I wanted lots of fruits and vegetables from the farmers market, and then I started craving food from my home state of Louisiana—gumbo and jambalaya. Now I’m on a sherbet kick. I’ve been mixing together lime sherbet, chopped mint, freshly squeezed cucumber juice and thinly sliced watermelon. I also carry around an 80-ounce jug of water with me.
Q | Are you exercising?
A | With two kids and work, I can’t spend my extra time in the gym, so I spend an hour with my trainer twice a week and I’ll try to take a Spin class if I can, too. It takes nine months to put on the baby weight and it takes nine months to take it off the healthy way.
It frustrates me when I see a magazine that is sensationalizing a celebrity weight loss three months after having a baby. That’s just not realistic.