Vera Farmiga Gives YOU Advice On How To Balance Motherhood & A Career!

Wed, August 17, 2011 5:32pm EST by 3 Comments
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The star and director of ‘Higher Ground’ shares her secret for being both a successful mother and a working woman.

The impeccable Vera Farmiga arrived at the NYC premiere of her directorial debut Higher Ground on August 15, beaming in a chic black dress. Not so long ago she was pregnant with her 9-month-old daughter Gytta, taking care of her son Fynn, 2, and both starring in and directing Higher Ground. Vera tells HollyBaby.com how she does it and how you can too!

“You know, it’s impossible to keep all those balls up in the air,” Vera explains at the screening hosted by Peggy Siegal. “Get one or two up, kick the others off to the side, keep your periphery on them, you know, focus on the task at hand, and eventually kick it and volley back the other ball into play. And that’s okay,” she says.

Vera even says that being a mother helps her career. “One informs the other,” she reveals while putting her mommy duties on hold at an after-party at CrossBar hosted by celebrity chef Todd English. “Working makes me a better mother and being a mother makes me better creatively.”

But although she’s well-grounded, the Academy Award-nominated actress, who is married to Renn Hawkey, is still trying to master how to juggle two babies under two-years-old. “The baby just learned how to crawl a week ago,” said Vera, “I need to buy a helmet for her!”

–Leemor Nir

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Courtney

Posted at 8:35 AM on August 18, 2011  

Ms Farmiga needs to shut her mouth she chose to be an actress so has to sacrifice time with her family and just because she’s a former oscar nominee doesn’t mean anything it’s just an ego boost on her part. nobody ever said raising children was easy bet she has nannies to help like most stars do though some actually admit feeling guilt for that an example is Vanessa Redgrave has openly admitted feeling guilty about using nannies to help raise her three children when she had to work or was doing her civic duities of being politically active or helping the lesss fortunate amogst us particularly refugee children in war torn countries after her experiences growing up during world war II her and her younger siblings were sent to stay with an aunt in Coventry which was attacked while they were there she even notably compaired her baby sister Lynn to Snowwhite in the glass coffin because as an infant she had to sleep in a gass cradle

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Lydia Roberts

Posted at 6:45 AM on August 18, 2011  

I’m a new mother myself and I highly recommend having children. My hips are bigger…my breasts are bigger. I’m loving it! I feel like more of a woman now. It definitely makes me feel so much sexier than ever before.

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Sasha

Posted at 6:33 PM on August 17, 2011  

I have no idea who this woman is, but she looks kind of like Sarah Jessica Parker if SJP was attractive and had lots of plastic surgery.

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