E! : How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year?
CGL: This year we are going to spend Mother’s Day together at home. We will probably try a new game/activity as a family and relax together. Maybe I’ll even ask my kids (or Sean) for a massage at the end of the day!
E! : Tell us about your partnership with Mrs. T’s Pierogies.
CGL: I have been Mrs. T’s Pierogies fan for years, since I live in Seattle! They are a must in my house. So when the brand approached me to team up for the second iteration of Ms. T’s All-Star Moms campaign, I was thrilled and so honored. Being a mom of three beautiful kids is so rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s not always easy to find time to pursue things that I personally love, which is why this year’s All-Star Moms campaign really resonated. in me.
E! : Explain why it is so important for mothers to devote time to their personal interests and give advice for mothers to have more balance in their lives.
CGL: A recent survey by Ms. T found that 95% of moms have some type of hobby, but almost all (87%) face barriers that prevent them from pursuing their hobbies and interests. The main obstacles being other responsibilities, lack of time and money, Mrs T wanted to get moms back to their hobbies with All-Star Mom Grants before Mother’s Day.
I’m a big fan of taking time for myself. Two ways to do this are to group my hobbies with other activities of my day and to carve out little nuggets of time throughout the day that I dedicate just to myself. For example, I love concocting a recipe, like my Air Fried Pierogi Shrimp Mini Tempura Bowlwhile I reread the scores that I will practice that day on the piano.