Mother’s day is coming and I decided to select moms all over the world to talk about their different experiences since they found to be pregnant.
Today I landed in Miami and meet Isabela Rangel Grutman.
Isabela is a brazilian model based in Miami, a mom of 8 months daughter and married with David Grutman, owner of two of the most popular restaurant, Planta and Komodo.
1)When did you know you wanted to be a mom?
I’ve always wanted to be a mom since I was a kid. I always loved taking care of people, especially kids.
2)What was your reaction when you found out you are going to become a mother?
My husband and I were trying for few months to get pregnant and every time I would get my period we both would get very upset. When I did the pregnancy test and we found out I was pregnant I was so happy and started crying and screaming to my husband but he was in complete shock and only believed after we went to the doctor.
3)Where did you go for information and advice on how to raise a child?
My mom is the best mom I know, I always go to her for advice and I know I will raise my daughter the same way my mom raised my sisters and I.
4)What does your day look like as a mom in Miami?
My daughter normally wakes up at 9, so I wake up before and like to do my morning routine before she is awake. Depending on the day if I have work, meetings with my husband or Style Saves (non-profit) I plan it in a way that I can spend time with my daughter and get everything done.
5)How do you balance work life with mom life?
My daughter is my priority right now, so if there’s a modeling job that I could fit in our schedule and be able to come home and spend time with her I would do it.
6)What are some fun activities that you do with your child?
She loves swimming and going for walks, so we do both things a lot.
7)What advice do you have for other moms coming to Miami with their kids?
Miami is a great place for kids. Just to be able to leave your house and spend time outdoors is already amazing. There are beautiful places to go for walks like South Pointe and my favorite, Sunset Harbor which you can always just do a little shopping too.
8)What advice do you have for future mommies?
Be calm. The baby can feel your energy and the ones around.
9)What is the best part and most difficult part about being a mom?
The best part of being a mom is definitely the look they have in their eyes when they see you. I can totally see her love towards me through her little eyes. The most difficult part is to discipline them.
10)What do you want your child to remember about you?
I want her to remember the times I sang to her, the amount of kisses and snuggles we had. But she will because even when she is bigger I will continue to do the same.
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Stay updated on Isabela’s exciting Miami life by following her on Instagram: @isabelarangela
Photo by Tami Wilkes