Monika Dixon, Owner of Monika Dixon Public Relations
How do you balance your life as a working mom?
"There is really no way to plan for the next day in my field because things change really quickly. I always make sure to make time for my husband, Geoffrey, and my children, Nadia and Enzo. Whether it’s a Girl Scouts meeting, swimming class, or soccer practice, I love participating in their activities — it's my favorite time with them!"
What is the one thing that you do for yourself when you have time off?
"I try to find a good book to read on something that I am interested in, or fall asleep to a good movie."
What is the best advice that you have received as a mother?
"It came from my husband's mom, Frances. She said, 'Now that you are a mother, all of the mistakes that you make will not be considered mistakes because no one is there to judge you.' When it's your decision for the kids, it is always the right one. Your children will respond positively because you are always doing what is best for them."
How do you maintain your fashion and beauty sense when you're this busy?
"I believe that you either have a sense of style or not. I couldn’t do it without my go-to boutique SARCA
. They always have the best selection. For makeup I use Morgan Marie Beauty
because I trust their skills and taste. They are always on time, and my makeup is never overdone. For hair color, I go to Peggy at Charles Ifergan
and for a haircut, I see Jessica. For blowouts I always go to Blowtique
and my go-to skin guru is Leah Chavie of Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique
. My hubby and I also work out with Alex Vasileski of A Mind and Body Total Fitness
. He keeps us fit and trim."
Photo: Courtesy of Grace Willis