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I am not Gwyneth Paltrow, but you can read more about the inspiration behind this blog’s name here.

I am a 36-yr-old mama to two, living in southern California though my heart is split between Montreal (my hometown), Paris and New York.

Here is my mission statement.

I work full-time as a PR consultant and part-time as a writer. I also work full-time on trying to keep my marriage and family happy and I work as much-time-as-I-can on myself (my career, my health, my passions, my friendships), because I believe all this work will lead to a happier life for everyone.

My husband has been my husband for ten years and boyfriend of – gasp! – 19 years. That pretty much sums it up. We are the couple most of our friends hold up as an example of true love and happiness and on most days, I understand why.

Little D is my seven-year-old mini-me. She is a sensitive, outgoing, confident, gorgeous little tomboy who is teaching me more than any professor I have ever had – about life, parenting and myself.

Kai is my dream baby. He is three and gave us the scare of our lives in his first month on earth (you can read more on that here), but has since made up for it by being the most loving, cheerful, adorable, inspirational little guy I have ever met.

I wasn’t one of those girls who always dreamed of the perfect family, but somehow I got it.

I blog to answer the question “I don’t know how she does it.”

This is how she does it.

And this is how she does it in style.

Most of the time.

Thank you for reading!

Raluca

PS – here’s the story about the time I met Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s a good one.

*You can also find me on Huffington Post Parents, The Chalkboard Mag and The Conversation*

19 Responses leave one →
  1. Our Two Beans permalink
    June 4, 2012

    I found your blog today and you seem very similar to me. I too, never dreamed I would have a perfect family but through hard work, the gift of time and again with the hard work–I got it. I am enjoying reading about your life with your littles and finding a new inspirational blog is like investing in a new novel. Restful, insightful and a lot like a reassuring friend. Thanks! I look forward to reading more about your commitment to raising kind children. That is important to us as well.

    • WWGD permalink*
      June 4, 2012

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much for the kind comments and for taking the time to read. Glad some of it is resonating with you :)

  2. June 7, 2012

    ooooh loving your blog!

  3. Malari permalink
    August 7, 2012

    Found your blog today and Im loving it. I definitely think we should be friends! :)

  4. liz duncan permalink
    August 10, 2012

    I came across your “Date Night” blog/article and I really like it. I’m not married, but I feel like I would have been one of those “Date Night” people and probably been dissapointed by most of them due to the pressure of it having to be perfect. I think you’re on to something, it’s not about the date nights, it’s about all the other nights that make up your life. Thank you for your perspective!

  5. Terena permalink
    November 30, 2012

    I stumbled across your blog yesterday and stayed up till 3am reading away..i have decided to “get happy” this year so that post really hit home! not a mom yet but so much of what you write resonates, for someone away from home (living in southern cali) its like speaking with an old friend! thank you!

    • WWGD permalink*
      December 1, 2012

      Wow, thanks so much for the note Terena! Glad to have you along for the ride :)

  6. Britta permalink
    January 8, 2013

    So happy I came across your blog (per Huffington Post Parents). I’ve been looking for a blog about the challenge of juggling a PR career and family and am so happy there is one! I even contemplated starting one myself… Still contemplating. I never wanted kids, wasn’t the type of girl who cared about marriage and family as long as I had a successful career. For whatever reason it all found me and now I feel insanely blessed with my little family and trying to figure out how to keep moving up in the PR industry while chasing a youngster. I’m sure it will start to come in due time but it’s so refreshing to see it CAN be done :)

    • WWGD permalink*
      January 8, 2013

      This comment means everything to me! It’s exactly why I started blogging in the first place — all of a sudden, I was a mother and a career gal and a homemaker and a writer and a woman who still loved fashion and culture and my girlfriends…and figuring out how to make all of that work together is the most amazing challenge on a daily basis. Thank you, thank you for reading!

  7. March 19, 2013

    Hi,
    I just found your blog through a link to the interview with Marissa K. I really love your site; as a working mom (although I am now working just part-time) I can totally relate to what you’re writing about here with balancing it all – still having a life and marriage post-baby, etc… It’s a struggle every day but SO worth it for a complete and fulfilling life.

    I also had to mention that back in college (gasp, 10 years ago) a friend of mine and I always said out loud “What Would Gwyneth Do?” when a harrowing situation arose and we wondered how Gwyneth would handle it as she seems to handle everything with grace and style.

    Anyways, so glad I found your site – have a great day!

    Jess

    • WWGD permalink*
      March 19, 2013

      Hi Jess!
      Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by — glad you like it! Love that story from college…which I believe was even more than ten years ago for me now, double gasp!

      Speak soon!

      Raluca

  8. May 9, 2013

    We have a few things in common: I too love GP (her hair, her style, her class, her grace, her husband!), NYC, and I’m originally from Canada (Toronto).

    It’s great to find your blog!

  9. Raluca permalink
    December 26, 2013

    Great blog, congrats! I’m loving it! I also love your name, hehe! Merry Christmas! Raluca

    • WWGD permalink*
      January 6, 2014

      Thanks so much for reading! Always nice to find a fellow Raluca in this world of Jennifers! ;)

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