Eileen McGill, Momologues Producer
They say the best way to get through motherhood is with laughter - or was that wine? Well, either way, the producer of the fabulous show Momologues is coming to New York City just in time for Mother's Day. Written by Boston moms Lisa Rafferty, Stefanie Cloutier and Sheila Eppolito, Eileen is producing the New York City show along with her husband Ross Meyerson and their producing partner Barry Stelboum.These special performances on Thursday, May 8 and Saturday, May 10 will raise money for breast cancer research (Greater Komen NYC) It is a fantastic event. Not only is it a great night out for girls and it is in the heart of the west village so you can dine or drink before or after. Most of all it is for a great cause and 100% of the net proceeds will go to an important cause for all Mom's and daughters.
We got the chance to interview Eileen about Momologues and here's what she had to say.
Role Mommy: What did you do before you became a mom?
Eileen: I've been a concierge in hotels so I went from servicing a few hundred guests to 2 kids. Kids are far more fun and equally as quirky and challenging.
Role Mommy: When did you decide to reinvent your life?
Eileen: When I realized that I would never get to spend holidays with my kids if I stayed working in hotels. Hotels are always open and someone has to work.
Role Mommy: How have your children influenced your career path?
Eileen: They have made me draw the line in what I am truly capable of doing. I have to have something left for them at the end of a work day because they are the reason for everything in my life.
Role Mommy: What's your favorite "Time Out" tip for moms?
Eileen: Even when I am tired beyond tears if I stop and take 15 minutes to do something for myself at the end of the day when everyone is in bed it rejuvinates me. Just reading a little of something having nothing to do with my own life it always relieves the end of the day blues when you realize the laundry is still not done but you just got to do something fun for you.
Role Mommy: What does your show offer to moms?
Eileen: Humour about our lives that we all think but don't always get a chance to share and laugh about together. It is so much fun to watch with a mom and you see mom's poking one another saying, that's it! Exactly! Or just to hear the roar of laughter of all the mom's at once.
Role Mommy: What do you hope for your own kids?
Eileen: I try to teach my kids to stop and enjoy. We live life at such a frantic pace you just have to laugh a lot and loudly. We are constantly rolling around on the floor or beds giggling.
Role Mommy: Who is your Role Mommy?
Eileen: Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a mom to five children but while raising them she was working to change the world.