When it comes to Motherhood, I’ve found that what worked for me in the boardroom, doesn’t always work in the baby’s room. There are SO many things that applied in the office, and then later don’t mean squat when you become a mother. Right? Your degrees. Your business cards with that well-thoughtout title. Your sleek email signature. Your on-point Power Points. And a million other things you’ve earned, learned & perfected through the years. I was shocked when I realized that I could flip the switch on a mic and talk to millions of listeners on teh radio, but I couldn’t figure out how to get a poopie pamper into the Diaper Geenie in full panic-mode!
Motherhood saw me getting off the elevator at the end of a workday and just *HAHAHAHAHA* laughed in my face. I juggled work & mom-life at home while trying to manage my split personality. It can meess with your head, & definitly with your fashion choices (and makeup routine). I even feel like sometimes it’s still waiting for me to trip so it can bring me down to the level and make me change into comfort sneakers.
Okay Motherhood, you win that one.
But, I decided to take a moment, before continuing to the employee parking lot. I’m looked Motherhood right in the face and using these work-skills I’ve developed to slay it at home. Sometimes it works! Other times, I laugh at myself and learn a new lesson. The lesson of how not to take yourself too seriously 😉
Working a Red Carpet is a lot like Preschool.
When you send him off for his first day of Pre-School, you dress him up in something you’ve had planned for a long time. You talk about how much fun they’re going to have. You tell them “It’s OK” to be a little bit nervous. And you remind him how fun it will be to meet new interesting people, and new friends.
That’s not so unlike getting ready to do a Red Carpet event. This is a legit career parallel. Nervous mixed with excited. New outfits and new friends. And just like the parents, everybody is taking lots of pictures!
This weekend Laura Nickerson and I will be working the Red Carpet and playing with new friends, reuniting with neighborhood friends, and interviewing a huge line-up of incredible people at THE LA BABY SHOW.
Now was your baby nervous for their first day of preschool? Nah. A little seperation anxiety for some kids who want to stay near Mama. But they are usually curious and excited! They didn’t know what was coming, but it looked like it could be fun, and there was a new place to explore and things to see. That’s kind of like how Laura and I don’t get as much “nervous” as we do EXCITED excited to go out on the Red Carpet and play!
Sure, our camera and mic is alot bigger than an iPhone, and I’m not sure I’m probably not going to be singing about Gymbo the clowd. But, there will be lots of bright colors, fabulous outfits, yummy snacks and even goodie bags. (That’s my favorite part!)
Make sure that if you are coming to LA BABY SHOW, you come visit us, because there are fantastic places where you can kick up your feet and relax. (Now that’s something that toddlers rarely do.) This is mom-specific experience that we have worked really hard to create for you VIP influencers. It’s called the MomAngeles Lounge. I know there will be some incredible brands in there like Babyganics, Bugaboo, ClubMomme, Munchkin, and Good Goods with toys and freebies! Nail Garden is bringing manicures. Burke Williams is bringing massages. I’m taking some time in there for sure, and you should too. Get to know these brands and luxuriate. We’ve worked so hard, and totally deserve it.
Of course there’s a Lactation Lounge hosted by my friends The Pump Station. I don’t know anyone better than them to host this kind of lounge. They are the ones that actually helped me when I sent my husband to go rent my first pump eight years ago. That was the begining of many many times they help me as a new mother and all along the way. [Over half a million people have watched this hilarious video of Pump Station and my guest GloZell – posted below.]
We have hundreds of incredible brands setting up tables right now downtown getting ready for parents to check them out. Harmonie from POP Your Shop is sending me updates every hour! This is the biggest baby show in the whole nation. And I know lots of media is planning to be there to cover it all and to be a part of it. Celebs like GloZell, Ali Fedotowsky, Nicole Feliciano, Wendy Burch, Brooke Burke, just to name a few, are planning to spand the day with us tomorrow. Seriously, LA BABY SHOW will be the coolest thing you do this weekend. Get your tix for Saturday and Sunday now! [20% off discount here.]
Just like a toddler on the first day of Preschool, I can’t wait to get in there & have fun!
And to the new moms, just so you know… You may not be looking forward to your little one’s first day of school. It’s sad. They’re growing up too fast already. I get it. But TRUST ME. You’ll soon be sitting in your car in the parking lot, alone, going “OMG. What am I going to do with 3 hours of free time?” and then cheering and dancing around like a fool usually follows 😉
I hope to see you this weekend for a lot of fun, freebies and playing with friends! Please tune in to our Facebook page for life video surprises and behind the scenes hilarity from Kristin and Laura. Thanks for having us host yet another #BestOfLA event for parents!