Q&A with Nicole Fasolino / Mama to: Luca, age 7 and Indigo, age 16 months
Posted on March 15 2017
What is the best part about motherhood?
These little humans bring me ultimate love and peace. I really need nothing else beyond them.
What is the most challenging part of motherhood?
Finding like-minded parents has been a shocking challenge for me.
How do you balance work and family?
It's always a work in progress. But I decided when my first babe was born that I always wanted my friends, co-workers and family to play a big role in his life. So having my minis with me at work, involved in my process, melding the work/family time really helps. But I find it crucial that when I'm home, I'm home. I don't bring work stress to the dinner table, and I don't let my emails/phone distract from my family.
What is a typical day like for you?
No day is the same. Ever. Which can be amazing for the soul but dreadfully difficult for scheduling.My kids are not morning lovers, so if I'm shooting, I often don't get to see them before I leave for work. If I'm not on set, it's us having breakfast and a fun walk to school. My work day is a random mix of creative work and meetings. After work can be anything from Luca's soccer game to a run on the West Side Highway to an art opening to a cozy meal at home followed by a long walk for ice cream. But I most always end the night putting the kids to bed with a story that lasts way too long (which is probably why they don't wake up early in the am).
What do you do for “me time?”
My husband will argue that I never take "me time" because I'd rather use free time to be with my kids, but I'm working on that every day. If and when I have alone time, I'm either working out, getting Reiki (from my amazing Reiki Master mother) or writing. All are genuine therapy which helps keep me balanced.
What is one piece of advice you would pass on to other moms?
Live in the moment, in your moment. Too many people compare their lives to others these days, and it kinda breaks my heart to see. So much easier to just live in your own reality, do what's right for you and enjoy the moment for what it is.
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