Q&A with Miriam Sternoff
Posted on May 21 2017
What is the best part about motherhood?
This may be the hardest question I have ever been asked! I would have to say the way my daughter looks at me. I can only describe it as intimate. She stares straight into my eyes as if she is reading my soul and then reaches out and touches my face with the most tender touch. It is absolute pure bliss.
What is the most challenging part of motherhood?
For me the most challenging part is trying not to lose myself in motherhood and being a wife. I have a tendency to do first for everyone else and me last. Since my daughter was born almost year ago, I have for the first time in my life realized that if I am not at my best then I cannot be the best for my family.
How do you balance baby and life?
I don't know if I can say I balance it all. It is a lot of juggling and scheduling. My husband and I are both freelancers in creative fields, so our schedules can be very hectic and very last minute. Being in the entertainment and fashion industries our jobs are very demanding and time consuming so communication is key to making things run as smoothly as possible. When I am on a job, my husband watches the baby. When my husband is on a job, I am on mommy patrol. It can get incredibly overwhelming at times. But on the flip side there are times we both have down time and we get to spend so much time together, so it makes up for all the other crazy days.
What do you do for “me time" ?
Working out has always been a huge part of my life. My husband and I made a deal that the minute I got the green light to start working out again that every morning, work permitting, I get to go workout. It starts my day out on the right foot and helps me focus for the rest of my day.
What is one piece of advice you would pass on to other moms?
Can I give 2?
1.Listen to no-one but yourself. Trust your inner voice. We are in an age that everyone has an opinion about everything, especially about motherhood. We can get so lost in others opinions or what our children should be doing. Only you know what is best for you and your child or children.
2. BE KIND TO YOUR SELF! Give yourself a break when it comes to being a mom. It is true what they say that being a mom is the hardest job and as women we tend to scrutinize everything about ourselves, from the way we look to the question, are we accomplishing enough in life? Just know you are doing your best. Take everything in stride as things will change day by day.To see more on Miriam check her instagram out @miriamsternoff