Mamas & their babies

I met Marie in 2004 when I started working at Scoop here in Miami.

We worked together for almost 6 years and through that time we became like family. (I call her mommy)

What can I say about Marie other than she is fabulous!!! (when I say fabulous, I mean she is FABULOUS.)

She has one of the greatest fashion senses, always looks fab AND always (like maybe even in bed) wears HIGH heels.

I’m not kidding, when I started working with her, she was very pregnant with Ade and she was on her feet in heels all day long!

But don’t let her fun with high fashion fool you, she is one strict and tough mama.

Both Kemi (now 19 and in NYC in college) and Ade are super well behaved and well mannered children.

You want to know something else fab about Marie?

If you don’t want to hear the truth, don’t ask her.

She always let’s you have the truth, even when you don’t like it.


Q- How old are you Marie?

A- 39

Q- Where were you born?

A- Bordeaux, France

Q- How long have you lived in Miami?

A- 10 years

Q- How old were you when you had Kemi?

A- 21

Q- How old is she?

A- 19

Q- How old were you when you had Ade?

A- 32

Q- How old is he?

A- 7

Q- Did you breast feed and if so, for how long?

A- With Kemi I didn’t breast feed because she did not want it. With Ade I just didn’t.

Q- Are you a stay at home mom or a working mom?

A- Working mom

Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?

A- The fear of not being a good mom

Q- How did you come up with the name for Kemi and Ade?

A- My husband and my sister in law came up with their names.

Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?

A- Be the best mom and wife.

thank you Marie and Ade!

Date: July 03 2011

Location: at the Alaby residence