Friday, November 13, 2009

Meet the Moms: Momologie

We all love shopping and getting the inside scoop on style.  Gia Russo and Michele Adams have made it their mission to make obtaining style easy and fun with their new newsletter and site, Momologie.  The two women are the masterminds behind MiGi Style a brand of designer bedding and furnishings, and did a stint with Martha Stewart before that.  When the babies came along, the ladies decided to expand to the motherhood community.  We caught up with them to find out more about the launch of Momologie and how they keep it all together.

1. What one word best describes your current state of mind?
Gia - Exhausted

2. What TV household does your family most resemble?

a. Brady Bunch

b. All in the Family

c. Brothers & Sisters

d. Army Wives

e. The Good Wife

f. Wife Swap

Gia - None of the above

3. What term or phrase do you most overuse?
Gia - “That’s amazing”

4. What are the five things/items you think that new moms (parents) can’t do without (sanity savers)?
Michele—a lunch with a friend. Dinner out with your husband. Sleep. Connecting with other new moms. A little “me” time, even if it’s only 15 minutes reading a book or magazine or having a glass of wine.

Gia--Spending a time alone with your partner

5. Holiday pictures – your best tips for getting kids to pose vs. fighting, making funny faces, running away?
Michele—candid shots are the best! Take them to the park, beach or go on a hike and don’t try to pose. Take shots of the experience as it happens.
Gia - I wish I knew. Please share your secrets with me. My son hates taking pictures. :)

6. What songs and/or books have worked best for bedtime?
Gia – The Secret Life of Bees
Michele—The Sleepy Book, Cordouroy, The Secret Shortcut

7. How many miles (of driving duty) have you logged in the past week?
Gia – I’m lucky because my daily life is within a 4 mile radius.
Michele—probably 200 miles. I’m all over the place.

8. One thing you want for yourself this holiday season?
Gia – sleep!
Michele---To get really organized and enjoy spending time with my family

9. What celebrity best describes your personal style?

a. Jennifer Garner

b. Sarah Jessica Parker

c. Nicole Richie

d. Gwen Stefani

e. Angelina Jolie

f. Victoria Beckman

Gia - a mix of Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba
Michele—a mix of Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie.

10. Best parenting resource you would recommend?
Michele and Gia--Babycenter and Dr. Marc Weissbluth’s books

11. Current projects?
Momologie — a daily newsletter for moms featuring editorial content in five lifestyle categories

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