Erica B is one of those women that make fabulosity look simple. She really can do it all. She is a busy mother of three, a wonderful wife, she can cook her behind off (ask her about her mac and cheese recipe) and she knits and sews. I mean really….she can sew ANYTHING. Go check out her blog if you want proof. She does it ALL and never has a hair out of place. She is one of my style idols and a really good friend.
1. How do you manage to make being a “supermom” look so flawless? Tell us your secrets to success.
I can’t believe the Queen of flawless is asking me this question..LOL
I am an event planner at heart. When I started in Hotels, I did all of the high end catering events. $100K and up weddings, Galas, etc. I am used to having to stay organized under pressure. I think I am just used to having a lot on my plate and juggling. The key for me is to have a mental schedule of what I need to get done. I have also learned that some things are NOT a priority. They come off the schedule.
I do admit that the things that tend to get neglected are usually related to my needs. I need a pedicure as we speak! LOL However, I started working out in the morning and I am holding on to that. That is my me time. I am trying to get better at doing more things for me. The key is to learn to say NO to other committments. I still struggle with this….sigh.
2. Would you ever consider leaving the corporate world to become a stay at home mom?
First of all….stay at home mothers are the bomb. They have the hardest jobs in the world.
If I was financially comfortable, I would go back to culinary school and eventually start my own catering business. Absolutely.
However, I enjoy working so much. When I was at home on maternity leave…I was dying to go back to work. I was stir crazy in the house. I enjoy what I do and I enjoy the financial freedom that working gives our family but maybe down the road….?
3. Have you ever contemplated entrepreneurialism, such as event planning or starting a catering business? You’d be fabulous at that.
Erica…I think about this all the time. I would open a catering business. I am working on it!!!
4. You always seem to take everything in stride. Tell us about a situation that has made 1969 lose her cool composure.
Oh wow. I do tend to keep my composure. I really hate women making scenes in public. My mother didn’t raise me that way
However, I lose my cool all the time. Ask Mr. 1969. He likes to refer to me as Boughetto…..you know Bougie and Ghetto? Two great tastes that work great together?
I am one of those mild mannered looking women that will snap out and punch you in your grill. I have evolved from my days of flipping out on people. I now shut em down like Claire Huxtable. You know, when you dis them with a cutting remark and they don’t realize how bad you told them off until you walk away? LOL
But I have been in my share of fights, arguments, tire slashing, etc…..Trust me!
5. Anymore babies? What about a “mini 1969″?
Although the thought of a mini 1969 is attractive (is the world even ready???)….THE BABY MAKING FACTORY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED (insert Awwwwwwww’s right here). Had I started earlier, I would have had another one. At 38 (in July)….we decided that Tali 2 would be the last one. Now I have to see what kind of daughter in laws I get