It's safe to say, Alison Sweeney is a household name. Alison, aka Sami (Brady), came into 'The Days Of Our Lives' in 1993 and has remained as a staple in our lives as host for NBC’s hit reality series The Biggest Loser.
A true M.O.M icon, Ali is an inspiration and proves to all of us M.O.Ms that we can manage it all and focus on our life as Mom too, especially with her new book The Mommy Diet.
M.O.M Katie ~ Most of us, after having a baby, struggle with going back to work, staying home or doing both. Did you ever second guess being a working mom? What advice would you give our community of moms who might have that ‘Mommy Guilt’ struggle?
M.O.M Ali ~Of course I second guess it all the time! It's a terrible feeling, when someone else tells you about a milestone, or (again) like last night - Megan isn't feeling well, and so I was trying to help her sleep most of the night. It was rough. But it's heartbreaking to have to leave to go to work, knowing she isn't feeling well. And to be honest, I don't think it's just a 'stage'. For me, I still feel the pangs every so often. But ultimately, I am doing the best I can. And the way I get through it all, is, when I'm at work, or the gym... I feel as though the best way I can honor my kids for the time I am away from them, is by focusing on my job and giving it my complete attention. Regrets or self-doubts that distract me from doing a good job, doesn't make me a better mom, just a worse employee.
But the reverse is true too - when I'm with my kids, I put the blackberry down, (except to take pictures!) and focus on our family time together. I don't want my son to look up from sharing something with me, or telling me a story and see that I'm distracted, looking at an email.