What time do you wake up?
My schedule is never the same. I’m usually at the studio by 6:15 a.m. On days when I’m not, I wake up at 7 a.m., whether to go to work or to get my kids ready for school or even a day off.
What’s your morning routine?
I always make sure to have breakfast in the morning and to apply sunscreen. If I’m not going to work and getting in hair and makeup, I like a natural look, so I’m a big fan of applying some mascara and lip gloss for a little something before I leave the house. I’m constantly trying new products and finding ones that I can’t live without.
What do you eat/drink for breakfast?
I always start my breakfast with oatmeal, blueberries and a little bit of cinnamon and agave with shaved almonds on top. It’s just so satisfying.
How long does it take for you to get out the door?
Most mornings I’m racing out the door so early. I have my routine down to under 20 minutes. I’m not one of those people that need hours to get ready…I like being natural and just getting the day started.
Describe a typical day at work.
I wish I had one but my schedule is never the same. I could be at Days of Our Lives by 6 a.m., go straight from there to The Biggest Loser and not get home until 2 a.m. Or I could get my kids ready for school, drop them off, go for a run, work on my next novel, pick my kids back up and make dinner for the family. It’s never the same.
What do you eat/drink for lunch?
Typically my lunch includes a protein on salad. I love salmon salad with an iced tea and a handful of almonds for a snack.
What do you do after work?
Depending on when I get done with work, I always try to spend time with my kids as my top priority and to have date nights with my husband. If I get done working early enough, I’ll always get in a workout.
What do you eat for dinner?
My husband is a great griller so I’ll usually prep fish or chicken—or another lean cut of meat—and then make a side of vegetables and a big salad. My new favorite is to crush almonds and use that for a crust on my fish or chicken instead of breadcrumbs.
What time do you go to sleep?
I’m trying to get more sleep but typically I don’t go to bed before 11 p.m.
Any new products you’re excited about?
I’m really excited about the new Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothbrush and Toothpaste. Having a strong and confident smile is really important to me. Arm & Hammer is such a trusted brand that has great products that I love. Brushing our teeth is a really important part of the daily routine in our house.
Are there any interesting things in your beauty routine?
Probably the most surprising is that I’m always thirsty and constantly drinking water, which keeps my skin superhydrated.
What would our readers be surprised to know about you?
I’m a massive fan of movies and constantly am quoting lines to my friends.