(In the above pic Brooke was snapped at the premiere of ‘Get Smart’ in LA)
Brooke opened up about her sleep deprivation in her latest blog entry:
We are finally settled in our home. Shaya just turned 3 months old, and I feel like I have just surfaced. I am so sorry that I have not blogged in months. Any of you who have already had your baby know where I am coming from! Anyway, Shaya’s naps are getting longer, and my nighttime sleep intervals have gone from 2 hours to 4, thank God! The other day I googled sleep deprivation and I had no idea how responsible my sleepless nights were for everything I had been feeling. It effects your memory, metabolism, and of course patience for everyone in your family. I am happy to say it does get better, so hang in there new moms.
Last month was pregnancy awareness month and I was asked to speak on a panel about the work/life balance. I was invited to speak to hundreds of other working moms about how I do it. I had to laugh to myself as I thought of what a metaphor the topic is. Balancing motherhood and a career is my most challenging thing. I have realized in my experience that there is no right or wrong way to rear your children, and I had a hard time giving advice on “how to do it”. I have learned a lot from other moms, but I focus most on figuring out what works best for my family. I know that everything is curable with love. I tried to encourage moms to do the best they can and give themselves a break on the days when it doesn’t seem good enough. I also have to admit that I am a different mom the fourth time around. I think that is because there is a lot less of me to devote to all of them after you do the math. I am also starting to go back to work and there is always the guilt when I have to spend all day away from my babies. Somehow, it all works out, even though there is no perfect way.
I just designed a new product for the store. I have been using it to work out and lose the rest of my belly inches. It’s like Tauts but made out of neoprene. It is called Baboosh Body Sport and it is to be worn while you exercise. The fabric will make your core area sweat like crazy!!!! Great news, it is for Dads too.