Momma Muse: Libbie Rothschild
What’s a “Momma Muse”?
My Momma Muses are the women I most admire who are also, as it happens, mommas themselves. These are an inspiring collection of women I’ve met through my personal and professional life who seem to have the whole balance figured out (though I’m sure they’ll argue that point). It’s my hope that by sharing their stories, what inspires them, what moves them, their tricks for getting through the day running two businesses (their own defined by the government + a household) that you yourself will find a renewed strength in yourself and your abilities. You’re capable and strong, and having a community around to remind you of that is the whole point of thing thing, right? Okay now, let’s get to it.
M E E T
Name: Libbie Rothschild
Business: Libbie Rothschild Sculpture
Role: Owner and Sculptor
# of Children: Adelaide (2.5) and Henry (8.5 months)
What does your typical day look like?
I'm a stay at home mom with a sculptural side hustle, so my day consists of keeping the kiddos alive and happy; meanwhile working during naptime and bedtime.
What’s your favorite part of your day?
My favorite part of the day is our afternoon walk in the neighborhood after nap time. Both kids are refreshed and ready to play, where as I have had a chance to regroup and create. This combo *usually* makes for a lovely time.
What’s the one thing you hope your children have learned from you that they will share with future generations?
I hope to keep my children grounded and present; it's so easy to get caught up expectations, comparisons, and what should or could be.
Any tricks for keeping the balance between work and family?
Wine and lots of it! No seriously, find what works for YOU and if you're starting a business with children or hoping to, ease your way in. Allow yourself some time to work out the kinks and give yourself a ton of grace, you will figure it out!
What's the best life advice or lesson you remember receiving from your own mom?
My mother, who is now deceased, had a catch phrase: "it's a gosh darn beautiful day". She taught us all to cherish the beauty. The thing is it's not always gosh darn beautiful, but those dark days make the beautiful days that much sweeter.
What’s your most treasured accessory?
My wedding ring! This ring was my mother's and I love carrying a piece of her around with me every day, she is right there with me every step of the way.
What accessory makes you feel most like a woman?
Again, my wedding ring, I feel incomplete without it.
Favorite Mary Frances Flowers piece?
I am currently obsessing over everything custom, the rosemary hoops, and the ring stacks!!
Anything else you’d like to share? What’s on the horizon for your business?
This month I have pieces headed to a new territory; Blue Print Interiors in Dallas, Texas!
Find Libbie's stunning sculptures here and follow her on Instagram. In Charlotte or Atlanta? Lucky you! Shop Libbie's sculptures in person at Huff Harrington & Anne Neilson.
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