Alexis Bellino

Alexis explains how she's approaching her career, motherhood, and everything else day-by-day.

on May 10, 2012

You see later in the episode that I am juggling one of my twins, Melania, with a work meeting. I had scheduled a meeting for my new hangtags for my Alexis Couture dresses, which had to be ordered right away as my dresses were close to finishing production. However, the meeting had a little hiccup when Melania was home from school that day! Normally I would have just cancelled the meeting with Zach; however Melania was doing just fine hours before the meeting, so I decided to keep the appointment. I had watched movies with her, read to her, and laid with her. I knew it would be a quick meeting and everything was hunky-dory, so no problem. HA. . .until Zach showed up! It's just like when I have all my children in the car and everyone is happy as a lark, but the minute mommy picks up the phone, all hell breaks loose! It was the same with this meeting.

Luckily, Zach from was very understanding!! My poor baby was so sick and fussy, and I just couldn't seem to make her happy. But now after watching I also feel so bad for Zach waiting so patiently for me! I thought to myself when watching this scene I was just in auto-mode. I had a sick baby that I needed to care for. But the truth is I wanted to be able to give both Zach and my child my full attention, but on that day, it just wasn't possible. As most moms know, you cannot magically divide into two people, so I had to make the best of a situation. This is something I am learning actually happens quite often when you are a career mom. Some days you get lucky and have that ability, space, and time to separate all your roles. . .and some days, everything seems to have to happen all at the same place at the same time! The ability to literally do it all and still have a smile on your face even when you're running on empty -- that's what makes a Supermom!

Truthfully, I think no matter how much a career mom tries to solve the puzzle it's probably best just to take it day by day, task by task, and one fire drill at a time. I'm proud of my career and my accomplishments outside of the house, and I hold my head high knowing I have truly been giving everything my all. But at the end of the day, I am most proud of my children and the family Jim and I have together. We have worked hard to create a loving home where our kids can be who they are. Seeing mommy go after her dreams is just as important for them to see as it is for me to do.