Q&A The-MOM.com talks with: Lena Terlutter
Today we talk with one of our favorite German fashion moms; Lena Terlutter. Together with her 2 daughters Luca and Lola, and her husband (also her business partner) Lena lives in Collogne, Germany. Together with her husband she runs different companies such as fashion stores , a social media agency, a Fashion Blog and a real estate company – all located in Cologne, Germany.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Stylish and effortless – I love for example designer bags mixed with old converse sneakers and leather pants .
As a busy mom how do you combine motherhood with your career?
I am blessed with a Job I love and a husband with the same profession – we share the Kids- and we can work from our Home Office. Like this we are very flexible and well organized with both ; Kids & Career. We also have a fantastic nanny and our parents help a lot
If the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself but there’s no way you can balance this with being a fulltime mom, what would you do? Dream job or family?
I would always try to find a solution to fulfil both ; my family and career goals!
What is your guilty pleasure?
What is the best part about being a mom?
The love I feel for my Kids and the way they love me. It also takes you to another level in terms of what’s important in life . Lots of things I cared about in my life before having kids are meaningless
What inspires you most in life and where do you find Inspiration?
Nowadays I try to hold my eyes open for all kind of Inspiration – but still the biggest source of Inspiration is traveling!
What keeps you relaxed in stressful times? Describe your ultimate Me-time moment.
Actually my me-time is also my work-time . Leonard Brings Luca to her Kita and works in our city office afterwards – I work from our home office recently now that Lola is just born. Our Nanny comes at 9am, she makes delicious smoothies and as an Italian the best coffee, so when I am in front of my computer with my first coffee that’s my me time moment 😉
How do you stay healthy? Are there any beauty and lifestyle tips you would like to share?
I changed my nourishment a lot, a balanced diet is so important to stay healthy and to be able to have all the power for my job and for my kids. But still I love to make exceptions like eating pasta and having some wine!
Is there anything you love to wear but your partner simply hates? And the other way around, is there anything in your partners wardrobe you would love to see mysteriously disappear?
There were a lot of items I hated when we first dated – now I like almost everything he wears! He doesn’t like the fur Gucci loafers haha! He can’t Understand why they have such a Hype!
What is your favorite holiday destination with kids?
Formentera & Mykonos
A decade ago would you have pictured your life as it is now?
I would have wished my life to be like this. I am very thankful, life has blessed me with more than I could have asked for.
What advice would you give working moms who struggle with stress, a busy job, and family, career and time for yourself?
It’s not easy to give an advice because everyone is in a different situation – but in general I would recommend to ask for help and support from family or friends! Time for yourself is so important
Which mom would you like to introduce for the next The-Mom.com talks with and why?
I’d like to introduce my sweet friend @vikyandthekid