We continue to get to know the members of our network in our “5 Minutes” series with Lainie Gutterman, a former NYC publicist turned stay at home mom, who is constantly inspired by her son, Ian. So much so that she created Me, Myself, and Baby I during her pregnancy. But before having her baby, she was a founding partner of a Public Relations firm and describes herself as a “natural born publicist.” A dedicated member of MamaDrama, we were anxious to get to know her. Here’s what we found out:
Lainie: I started blogging when I was pregnant to keep family and friends updated on my first pregnancy. I’ve since expanded and cover all aspects of modern life including entertainment, travel, food and current topics of interest. As a former publicist, it’s a wonderful outlet for me because I greatly enjoy sharing information with others. I credit Me, Myself & Baby I for preventing my mind from turning into baby mush.
MamaDrama: How has being a mother changed your life?
Lainie: It’s no longer all about ME, ME, ME. I used to be a people pleaser but now I do what is best for my family who is my top-priority.
MamaDrama: What is your vision of motherhood?
Lainie: Before becoming a mom, I had an idealized version of family life but now I know first-hand that reality can be very different. The best we can do is to be adaptable.
MamaDrama: What have you learned about yourself through your writing?
Lainie: I am extremely critical of myself but I’ve learned that I am actually a good writer. My best thoughts and ideas often come to me as I am drifting off to sleep or in the shower.
MamaDrama: What are some of the topics or causes you champion?
Lainie: I like to keep things light and fun. I utilize guest bloggers on Wednesdays for a different perspective to spice things up.
MamaDrama: What’s in store for you and your blog in the upcoming year?
Lainie: My site is currently being professionally redesigned. Stay tuned for the unveiling. My son is starting preschool this fall. We’re going to Disney World and on a Disney Cruise.
MamaDrama: You see a lot of shows in NYC, what have been some of your recent favorites?
Lainie: I couldn’t stop laughing during Rated P is for Parenthood. It was light, fun, highly entertaining and very easy to relate to.
MamaDrama: Lastly, tell us about your most memorable theater experience.
Lainie: Even though I’m a brunette, I played the lead in my third grade performance of Alice in Wonderland. The lyrics to “I’m Late” still play in my head.