One Fabulous Mom Interview- Jennifer Brinkley

Jennifer Brinkley is a mom who's got it all together. She is a mom who works outside the home as a lawyer, has two gorgeous girls, and an adorable husband. Here she is (fourth from the left) giving back to her community by working with Crisis Services of North Alabama, which provides crisis intervention and prevention to victims of domestic violence. How she manages to keep all her plates spinning is amazing!

1. How would you describe yourself?

Prayerful; grateful to have a fabulous husband, two precious daughters, good friends, loving family members and an interesting career.

2. How do you continue to follow your passions and dreams while being a mom?

By accepting (1) passions and dreams evolve, especially once you have your first child and (2) you can follow passions and dreams, as altered, while still providing a happy home and being part of a thriving family. On a day to day basis? By watching the clock constantly! It is not perfect or easy, but I never expected it to be.

3. How has motherhood changed you?

Once the sleep deprivation thing COMPLETELY diminishes, I will let you know. (By the way, I don’t think that ever happens.) In a nutshell, motherhood has made me even more excited about the blessing and challenge of life because I get to watch it all unfold in the faces of my little girls, from day one, literally. Wow.

4. What do you do for yourself so that you can still be Fabulous?

Remember to brush my hair? Admittedly, not too much. I will work on that. Your blog helps!

5. What is the best mom advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Childhood should be carefree,” Frances W. Foley (my mom). It is simple, but I love that statement. It is a lofty goal, considering life’s challenges, factors beyond our control, our fallible human selves, and on the other end of the pendulum, the risk of spoiling the little ones. But if we are constantly working toward the goal of teaching our children responsibility while still giving them carefree childhoods to the best of our abilities and considering our individual circumstances, we have done the best we can do as parents.

6. What are your top five Fabulous must haves?

Peace. Quality time with children. Date Nights. Books. Home d├ęcor magazines. Or are “fabulous must-haves” supposed to be beauty products? I buy products but I forget to use them.

7. Complete this sentence: “Being……makes me One Fabulous Mom.

Being a circus-worthy juggler with low-maintenance hair...makes me One Fabulous Mom!


Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

I love her answer to #5!!!

The Sporting Life Society said...

Love her answer to #7!

Belle in Bloom said...

#5 is great. What an inspiring woman! Love it!