Today it’s my honor to bring you Samantha Ettus as my second featured interview in my How She Does It series. Samantha, an expert on lifestyle and parenting, has written four best-selling books and hosts a radio show called Working Moms Lifestyle. She and her husband have three children. I have long been a fan of Samantha’s work, and just wish we’d met when we overlapped for a year at business school.
Tell me about the first hour of your day? (I often describe mine as being “fired out of a cannon”)
Do you have a work uniform that you rely on for getting dressed? What is it?
How do you and your spouse resolve conflicts about scheduling?
Do you second-guess yourself? What do you do when that happens?
What time do you go to bed?
Do you exercise? If so, when?
Do you cook dinner for your kids? Do you have go-to dishes you can recommend?
Do you have any sense of how your children feel about your working?
What is the single piece of advice you would give another working mother?
And, inspired by Vanity Fair, a few quick glimpses into your life:
Favorite Artist? Too many to name. I am proud of my friend Stephanie Hirsch (http://www.stephanie-hirsch.
Favorite jeans? Hudson, Mother, and Current Elliott
Shampoo you use? I get a lot of blow outs. When I shampoo at home it is Biolage or Fekkai.
Favorite book? The Fountainhead. Anna Karenina. Open by Agassi. I just read Mindy Kaling’s book and loved it.
Favorite quote? No is just a slower path to yes.
Favorite musician? I am an unabashadly top 40 girl. I love Justin Timberlake, Ellie Goulding, Madonna. And right now I am super into Kaskade.
Favorite item (toy, clothing, or other) for your children? I don’t believe in decorating children. Clothing has to be comfortable enough to muck around in and not too precious to play in the mud. They live in Mini Boden.
This series is inspired by so many working mothers I have read about and personally witnessed. One of the most influential is a series on working motherhood called I Don’t Know How She Does It on the blog What Would Gwyneth Do.
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