We had a fun but brief chat with Gabrielle Blair, mom of six beautiful kids and the voice behind the successful site designmom. She is also one of the powerhouses behind the Alt Design Summit and Mom 2.0, and you can keep reading to know how our interview went.
Oh, did we tell you Gabrielle and her husband made the huge decision to relocate to rural France one day? Yea, psyche!
When asked what a day in her life looked like, Gabrielle introduced us to her world of wife, mom and boss. The highlight (Ferris wheel) of her day is usually dinnertime, and she explained how her entire day builds up to dinnertime. By 7:30 am every day, she and her husband, Ben, is awake to prep the kids for school.
She makes her older kids a light French breakfast while Ben gets ready to drive them to school. While they are out, she goes to prepping the younger kids for school, and when Ben gets back, he helps with the finishing touches and drives them to school by 8:20 am, after which he takes the baby for a stroll. While all the kids are out, Gabrielle goes to do laundry, make the beds and do any other chore she can accomplish.
Around 9:30 am, Ben and Gabrielle get to working on their to-do list and planning about the general affairs of home-keeping while hanging with baby June. When June gets bored, she gets napping after lunch, which gives mummy and daddy the time to accomplish complex tasks. The schooling kids then get home from school by 5:00 pm, and the entire home is thrown into a frenzy of homework, school notes, hanging out, and dinner.
Dinner is usually served by 7:00 pm, after which the whole family clears up after dinner. By 8:00 pm, the kids get ready for bedtime, the youngest are read to, and the older ones do what older kids do – Skype with friends until they need to sleep.
By 11:00 pm, Gabrielle and Ben are back to working again and taking phone calls. After this, they get to bed and fool around or work late into the night.
Gabrielle was bold enough to admit that she never factors in exercises, not with all the kids to care for and the housework to be done without a nanny and a housekeeper. She also told us how it was easy spending time alone with Ben when they used to live in the U.S. their time spent at the movies and ice cream shops was made possible as the older kids got to babysit the younger kids. So it was a win-win situation.
NO doubt, Gabrielle Blair loves her family. She is a doting wife, a loving mother and still a successful and thriving entrepreneur. Gabrielle Blair is our own woman crush every day.
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