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Interview with Busy Philipps

October 12, 2017

 

Why did you choose to partner with LG?

 

With social media, a lot of moms feel so much pressure to portray a picture-perfect life. That’s why I loved teaming up with LG to show moms that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be good and we should celebrate those imperfect moments that make us all human! 

 

What do you love about the LG TWINWash with SideKick system?

 

From my sweaty gym clothes to my daughter’s favorite princess dress, the LG SideKick washing machine is a lifesaver for cleaning those small loads that are a big deal and can’t wait.

 

How has it made your life easier in comparison to other appliances in the house?

 

I am far from the Pinterest-perfect mom. I mean, life’s messy and I embrace it. To get it all done, I rely on a lot of patience and life hacks / products that make my life easier.  My current obsession: the LG SideKick washing machine. It’s a second washer that attaches to my main LG washer, so I can quickly wash small loads when life gets messy. Plus, it saves me time because I can also wash two loads of laundry at the same time.   

 

 

What appliance can you not live without when it comes to making home life easier?

 

I truly can’t imagine life without a washer a dryer. With all the different activities my family does I am literally running them all day. The SideKick™ and the LG front-load washer can operate simultaneously or independently, so the user can wash one load in hot and one load in cold water at the same time.

 

What is the #1 myth surrounding modern moms that you want to discredit?

 

Like I said before, it is impossible to portray the Pinterest-perfect mom. Life is hectic and there is so much going on. I think it is important to stay true to yourself and who you are – no need to try and put on a show for anyone because social media is pressuring you to look/live a certain way.

 

What are some of your favorite “me time” rituals?

 

I love a good workout obviously but the real “me-time” is actually spending time with my daughters. I call it “them-time.” Now that they are older the one activity we love to do is get mani and pedis.

 

 

 

Do you think modern moms put too much pressure on themselves to maintain a specific image? If so, how?

 

Social media has made it harder but at the same time the tides are turning and conversations that didn’t happen before are happening now, like life’s not perfect and its okay to celebrate that life’s good.

 

What hacks do you have for getting your kids to eat nutritious  foods?

 

I absolutely love Jessica Seinfeld book which has amazing tricks like hiding nutritional food in meals so they don’t even know it’s there – like you can puree broccoli and put it into spaghetti sauce – genius!

 

What do you think yesterday’s mom lacked when trying to get their kids to eat healthy?

 

I really believe the farm to table movement has created a society of healthier eaters and that includes kids too. Because when you eat fresh food it naturally tastes better – much better than the frozen veggies my mom used to serve me.

 

What are some unexpected activities today’s mom does that was never an option before?

 

Moms today are just as adventurous as dads were yesterday. A lot of my mom friends actually go rock climbing with their children. Me? That’s one step too far but I definitely love to support  Birdie on the sidelines.

 

 

What’s one piece of unrealistic parenting advice you’ve received that you don’t agree with?

 

Date night – I’ve been Marc for twelve years and we’ve never made it a point to have a set date night every Thursday. There is no need to put a focus on date night because the pressure for it to go perfect often clouds the whole plan. We don’t get hype that because we are perfectly happy hanging out and ordering in sushi.

 

What’s one piece of parenting advice you would give to a friend?

 

Learn the art of multi-tasking with a product like the LG SideKick that is a part of the TWINWash system. You can actually do two loads at once. That’s some SERIOUS multi-tasking!

 

If you only had an hour, what is your workout of choice?

 

If you follow me on social media I’m obsessed with LEKfit – who doesn’t love bouncing around on a trampoline for 45 minutes.

 

What are you working on now?

 

I just finished filming a small part in I FEEL PRETTY that my husband wrote and directed. Aside from that, I’m busy writing my book.

 

Can you tell us about it?

 

It’s a collection of autobiographical essays. Readers can look forward to the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that my Instagram followers have come to know and love, dealing with everything, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona and my painful and painfully funny teen years, to my life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend.

 

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