With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we got together with Sophie Jaffe—mother, wellness entrepreneur (she’s the founder of Philosophie Superfoods), yogi and role model to ask her a few important questions. From balancing a busy life as an entrepreneur to her favorite ways to decompress and tips on always looking fabulous, Sophie has a bundle of inspiration for you!
Make sure to pass this along to your mommy friends!
What do you love the most about being a mother?
I love the way the kids echo everything I do, from the good to the bad and everything in between. It helps act as a mirror for me. It helps me every single day to be a better person, and I learn so many lessons from them.
What’s the biggest challenge you have being a working mom?
I can’t do everything I want to do. I have to cancel dinner meetings all the time because I’m just too tired or one of the kids is freaking out or sick or a babysitter cancels last minute. I have to say no to a lot of opportunities which is frustrating and challenging.
How do you find the balance between being a mom, a wife, and an entrepreneur?
It’s honestly incredibly hard. This is a Youtube “journal” article I made where I share my secrets to balancing it all.
What are your favorite things to do with your kids (aka #JaffeKids)?
I love going to the beach with the kiddos or on a hike. It honestly takes a ton of prep time for me to pack all the things for such an adventure, but it’s SO beyond worth it once we get there! The kids are in their element and couldn’t be happier. They don’t fight at all, and we aren’t distracted by silly things in the house like iPads or an abundance of toys. After being in appreciation mode, we come home feeling satisfied and grateful.
What helps you come back to your inner peace when the house seems to be upside down?
Ugh, I honestly panic most of the time for a minute and yell at the kids and want to cry when everything seems to be upside down. After I take a minute to be insane—I blast music and shake the wiggles out, drop into some yoga flow for a second or two, and then get moving to pull everything back together again.
I make the kids go into the backyard (their energy drains me when I’m not centered), and I clean/organize/work on the house for 20-30 minutes. Yoga and music always brings me back to my peaceful place. If the kiddos are sleeping I will take a detox soak in the bathtub for as long as possible with some tea and a good book. The next day I wake up feeling ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
What are some of your favorite things to do when you get an hour on your own? A day on your own?
When I get an hour to myself WITHOUT CHILDREN or work, I usually get a Thai massage. It’s so relaxing and makes me feel like I’m in Thailand again, traveling and free. I will also go to a yoga class, on a hike, or journal in my backyard, naked.
On my days off without kids (usually it’s Wednesday or Thursdays), I go to Venice. I have so many beautiful soul sisters who live there. I take a yoga class, go to Cafe Gratitude, visit the beach or just hang at one of their houses to connect and feel like a “normal” free 31 year old 🙂
You always look so fabulous. What style advice would you give to a working mother?
I get a blowout once a month which seriously changes my life! I highly suggest it. I don’t wash my hair for about a week, but it stays wonderful for the full 7 days! For the first three days I wear it down, the next few days I use dry shampoo and do cute styling, and then days 7 and 8 are for a cute messy bun or braid. If you make them last awhile, take cute photos, and go to social functions while it’s blown out, you feel like a goddess! (I CANNOT style my own hair so this is why this especially feels so luxurious!)