I’m often told by friends and acquaintances “I know you’re busy but…” or “you’re the busiest girl I know.” But the biggest question I’m asked regularly is “how do you do it all with two kids?” By this point I usually just scratch my head and think to myself “well, I don’t think I’m doing anything more or different from other Moms. I’m just a little more visible with what I am doing.” So my response is to tell them I’m just making it happen, like most women.
You see, I don’t find myself to be any different from any other girl who has a job, kids, friends, family, bills, responsibilities, plans etc. I just enjoy sharing some of my journey with people who may give a darn. So you I think coupled with what you’ve got going on, I may be exhausting you:) I’m not crazy, I do know that I have accomplished some amazing things and I’m ever so grateful for the blessings from the man above and the support of others. I’m enjoying the world we’ve created called Toddlewood. I’m using the word “we” because there are so many people who have had their involvement in this brand since 2008. What started off as a little idea after dressing my daughter, Skylar, up as Diana Ross, has now become an internationally loved project. The beauty about it all is the fact that my daughters and husband, Shawn, aka Mr. Fantastic, is my main Team Toddlewood. It’s a passion project that has escalated so quickly and “bigly” through the years.
So where are we now? This year I am doing things differently. There are changes everywhere. But the biggest difference is the fact that I am going beyond just award season. January through March 2017, we produced the Toddlewood Award Season Red Carpet (Golden Globes, Grammys and The Oscars). In March we collaborated with the Girl Scouts of America as we celebrated Women’s History Month with recreated images of influential women past and present. At this very moment, I’m getting ready for a new event, The Met Gala!
Wow, the Met Gala, I’m so excited and nervous about this one. The excitement is the fact that these are costumes, some of the most creative fashion costumes created by some incredibly talent designers. The theme for the Met Gala this year is Comme de Garcon. What’s making me nervous is the fact that there’s so much detail that we need to cover from head to toe. There are circles, there are feathers, there are trains, wigs, bobs, top notches oh my. And the set itself is completely different from a regular red carpet and backdrop. After my L.A. trip for the Oscars, my producer friend at Access Hollywood and I felt determined not to wait a whole year for Toddlewood. It seems people want more. So Met Gala…Welcome To Toddlewood. Wish me luck!