The mother-of-two consults her friend, fashion designer Stella McCartney on advice for working moms. Is “get a weekly blow out” really the tips you’re searching for?
Gwyneth Paltrow is hoping to make working mothers lives a little easier and more organized in her new GOOP newsletter. She talks about getting her kids Apple, 6, and Moses, 4, ready in the morning, which includes cuddling, egg cooking and daily doses of flax oil. Once the kids are at school, she fits in an almost hour long workout, before rushing to work. HollyMoms, how much time to do you have to exercise between the school run and the office? For most non-celeb mothers, I’d assume very little. Right?
While Gwyneth’s average days are a mixture of the mundane — conference calls, whipping up a batch of cupcakes for a school bake sale and bedtime prayers — there is also plenty of A-list awesomeness — dress fittings, voice lessons and rehearsals for her performance at the Country Music Awards. She also shared one survival tip she swears by — getting a weekly salon blow out, so that she doesn’t need to wash her hair every day. Sure, it cuts down on the time it takes to get ready to run out the door, but in this economy, do you have the money for regular visits to the salon, HollyMoms? I know I don’t. That’s why I swear by dry shampoo. The powdery product is my personal miracle worker and it costs a lot less than Gwyn’s haircare tip.
Sources tell HollyBaby.com that the 38-year-old wife of Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, has four nannies at her beck and call whenever the family leaves their Manhattan home for their Hamptons house, when they’re not living in London, of course! But in this newsletter she totally makes it seem like she’s a one-woman parenting machine. If you have a team of nannies, wouldn’t you be able to get your butt lifts and dance aerobics done in the morning too?
Gwen’s BFF Stella McCartney has found a way to juggle raising her ever-expanding family – she just had her fourth child daughter Reiley on Nov.23. Because the 39-year-old, who is married to Alasdhair Willis, has days that are so jam packed with work related requests, she spends as much time as possible with her kids at breakfast. “The mornings are concentrated kid time so I make sure to spend the mornings with my kids, making breakfast and getting them out of bed before our nanny, Jennie, gets to our house,” she writes. After a whirlwind day of meetings Stella, whose own father is pop culture icon Beatle Paul McCartney, rushes home to read her kids bedtimes stories and tuck them in at night. Whew.
How does your day stack up HollyMoms? I’m guessing most of you don’t have nannies, so tell us how you manage to balance work and motherhood.