Min is the coolest person I know.
This is kind of like a joke between her, Will and I but, she seriously is the coolest person.
Not only did she live in NYC in the 80’s amongst friends like Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring and Madonna but, no matter what situation arises, she always keeps her cool and always (always!) finds a solution.
You know what else makes Min the coolest person?
She is one of the best moms that I know.
Min and Lulu have one of the most beautiful and open mother-daughter relationships.
I met Min in 2002 when she interviewed me to work for her and right away we hit it off.
She was an awesome manager, she has remained a great friend, she is a wonderful mom, she is like the older sister I never had.
When I thought of becoming a mom, I always thought of Min. (having worked with her, I always saw her put Lulu and her family first)
Lulu will be going to college this coming fall and my heart is breaking for Min.
But you know what?
Min is sending out an independent, strong, smart, well centered young woman.
So, meet Min and her daughter Lulu, my greatest mother-daughter inspiration.
Q- How old are you Min?
A- 51 eek! and a 1/2!
Q- Where were you born?
A- Minneapolis, MN
Q- How long have you lived in Miami?
A- This July it will be 19 years
Q- How old were you when you had Lulu?
Q- How old is she?
A- 18 1/2
Q- Did you breast feed and if so, for how long?
A- Yes, for 18 glorious months!
Q- Are you a stay at home mom or a working mom?
A- Working mom since the day she was born. Had about 2 months kind-of off. Had the pony express bringing paperwork back and forth to office.
Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?
Q- How did you come up with the name for Lulu?
A Her name is actually Lucia, which means “light”. Lulu is just her nickname. I had thought she would be Aurora, but Lucia came to us, as she did!
Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?
A- Expose your child to everything. Don’t worry too much about schedules and try not to overprotect. Don’t be afraid to say “no”, it’s actually good for them! Kids are creatures and are like little animals so let them explore and don’t be overly worried about germs. They adapt like pro’s and sometimes I find that the parent’s fears (because babies have none) hold the child back. Exposure is the key to growth! Kids are curious sponges that crave it!
Date: May 29 2011
Location: At the Sanchez home in Miami Beach, FL