Frances Rivera: Don't lose your true fab self! I've seen so many of my most fab friends enter "Mommy World" only to never exit. You know the type - Mommies who neglect or abandon everything in their previous lives and turn into these unrecognizable Mommy Machines. For them, suddenly the rest of the world no longer exists.
FR: Awful nasty nails. I'd skip manis & pedis and use the time to sleep instead. I was that exhausted! Oh and dry knees and heels. It was pretty much impossible to bend over to slather lotion on myself so I went those last pregnant months with ashy knees, legs and feet. So embarrassing!
PP: I’ll forgive you on those two, because you know the error of your ways. Next time, at least with the skin, ask the hubby to lotion you up. It can lead to practice for baby number three!
FR: I’ll keep that in mind.
PP: Now, speaking of those adorable kids of yours, as a mother of two, what’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned to stay stylish and sexy?
|Frances Rivera (L); Frances with her beautiful family (R)|
PP: What was your go-to outfit/item while pregnant, that made you feel fabulous?
FR: A Maxidress and chic jacket! They give you the versatility to dress for day or night and most importantly they're so comfy.
PP: Sexy and comfy. What a novel concept?
PP: How do you balance your time commitments as a mother, wife and anchor on PIX11 Morning News?
FR: I'm still trying to figure out that one. It all revolves around sleep - the kids' and mine. But, I've found that once the kids get over one sleep challenge and you think you're in the clear, then another issue surfaces. Also, the best "training" for me as a mom of a toddler & newborn was a trip to Disney World. It was INSANE, but the best boot camp ever. After the major juggle you perform throughout that whole trip and travels, doing literally anything with kids after that is easy.
PP: Good tip. Although, just the thought of taking little one’s to Disneyland makes me nauseous. Wait, maybe that’s just my third trimester talking?
FR: Probably a bit of both.
PP: Now, many women lose site of the fact that they need to focus on themselves, as well as their marriage. How do you make sure that you are part of the equation?