I don’t know anyone who is not totally addicted to US Weekly (I guess all of my friends are gossip obsessed!)– from the latest celeb gossip to the latest trends in fashion, US Weekly has it all! The force behind the fashion trends in the mag is none other than Sasha Charnin Morrison. Best known for her stints at major fashion publications such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar (and daughter of the man who created Broadway sensation “Annie”)– Sasha bolted for US Weekly after giving birth to her twins so she wouldn’t have to continue the insane travel schedule.
I caught up with Sasha this week (actually, Sasha and I text or email at least every other day about shoes we crave!) and asked how she manages life as a mom to twins, wife to her hubby of 19 years (high school sweethearts!) and Fashion Editor of the world’s most juicy gossip mag.
1. What do you want for Mother’s Day? Something personalized…a mug, a painting something from the kids like that…
2.What is your most cherished Mommy moment? When they guys were born…it was a hellacious labor but when I got them and they were in my arms, it was overwhelming.
3. How do you balance work and family life? We just make it work. We have an incredible support “staff”. My husband and I work it out to always be there for the boys, always drop them off together at school, etc. Our nannies and our parents are all wonderfully available and supportive.
4. Mornings are tough for moms. Do you have any tips or advice on how to look put together with no time to spare? Victoria Beckham sunglasses are a godsend. They’re as large as dish plates and cover up all deep circles and pillow lines…I also look more important than I am. When I was pregnant, my sleeping took a turn and my body prepared me for no sleep for the rest of my life…so, I try to get everything together the night before and cross fingers it all gets together and done.
5. Do you have efficient and tantrum free travel ideas? Special gadgets, toys or treats? Well, I always have to think when Im going to go on a plane to really just pack stuff for the guys, extra snacks and juice in case of delays because you can’t get off. Sometimes getting on a plane automatically makes them sleepy-me as well!
6. Most working moms experience mommy guilt. How do you cope and find mental balance? I don’t beat myself up. I do what I can. I wish I could be there every moment but I know I would be making them crazy and myself crazy as well. I made a plan when they were born to stop intense traveling and get a job that kept me in the same city. I did that by joining Us Weekly and it’s all worked out. I like missing them for a few hours a day…makes it the best when I see them after a long day and can run to them and smell them and hug them. I love the hugs and kissing them.
7. How do you pamper yourself after a long week? Huh?
8. Best Mother’s Day memory? I don’t really have a best. Every year that I’ve been a mother has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me, besides marrying my husband.
9.What do you think is important to teach your children? To be kind, generous and gracious. To take care of their friends, to have good manners and to let them know we’re not their “best friends” but their parents. To know that we have a beautiful and wonderful life together and that the sad reality is that there are a lot of people in the world who are not as lucky as we are. That they can do anything if they set their minds to it.
10. What is the most important lesson you learned from your own mother? I didn’t know how much my mother loved me until I had my babies. Now I get everything.