MAMASITA EXCLUSIVE: Molly Sims Discusses Body Image, Balancing Family And Work Life


Let’s face it, working out and achieving your health and fitness goals is hard work. But moms face even more challenges: being up all night with the kids, demanding work schedules, after school activities, social and family obligations – it’s near impossible to find time for yourself, let alone time to hit the gym. I know time gets pretty scarce for me as a full-time working mom of four. So, when can I take care of me? And when I do have time for myself, how can I not feel so guilty about taking that time?

Finding that family/work-life balance is challenging. Moms certainly want to look and feel their best but many times they end up shaming their bodies or not allowing themselves to ask for help when they need it. Model, actress and mom of two young children, Molly Sims, knows this all too well — her experience as a busy working mom forced her to step up her self-care game and – in addition to eating right and exercising – take some extra steps to help get her body back. Like most moms, she juggles a demanding career associated with long days and travel, all while managing to raise a family and lead a healthy lifestyle.


Danity Donnaly recently had the chance to talk with Molly about her personal story of post-baby body struggles and offer tips to help moms look and feel their best. And believe it or not, even though she is a well-known supermodel with a team surrounding her, she does struggle with these same issues that we do!

Check out our fun interview with the down-to-earth, amazingly gorgeous Molly Sims below!

And don’t forget to pick up Molly’s new book. It really is one of the best celebrity wellness books out there today.

The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple

For more on Molly, check out her website here.


Molly Sims is recognized for her work as an actress, model, active humanitarian and author. She is often noted for her savvy sense of style and fashion, which she showcases on her website, The site offers readers original content on everything from beauty and fashion, to health and wellness and everything in between. Molly recently added author to her list of credits with her book, The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple, which was released in January 2015 and reached the New York Times bestseller list. Molly has guest starred on the TBS show “Men At Work” and played the manipulative Delinda Deline for 5 seasons on NBC’s hit television series, “Las Vegas.” Molly has also appeared on the silver screen in feature films including the 2008 hit, “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey, “Fired Up” with John Michael Higgins in 2009, “The Benchwarmers,” produced for Revolution Studios by Happy Madison Productions’ Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, and “Starsky & Hutch” in 2004. Sims also hosted Lifetime’s competition series “Project Accessory,” an eight-episode, hour-long series with 12 aspiring artists vying to break new ground in the world of accessories. Molly gained even more attention as a model from her sultry images in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four years consecutively. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for CoverGirl, Jimmy Choo, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, M&Ms, Nautica, Armani, Chanel and H&M. A native of Murray, KY, Sims now resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Interview conducted by Danity Donnaly'
Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

25 Responses to “MAMASITA EXCLUSIVE: Molly Sims Discusses Body Image, Balancing Family And Work Life

  • I struggle with the family/work life balance, even more so since I have been working from home. I am going to look for Molly’s book!

  • I have started myself on a very strict schedule so my work doesn’t over lap with family time. It has been working out very well and I even find that I am more productive when sticking with the schedule!

    Debbie Denny
    5 years ago

    It is so hard sometimes to keep a balance in life. Molly sounds like a fantastic woman.

  • We loved her on Las Vegas! So wish that show was still on!

  • I could use this book. I work from home and there are times when I find it so hard to balance my family and work life.

  • During my early days as a corporate slave, I used to live by the saying “If you have problems at home, leave them at home. If you have problems at work, take them home.” Well, I have learned my lesson. Work must and should not replace family. There will always be a new workplace, but never a new family.

  • Sometimes we think famous people have these problem free lives, but they struggle just like the rest of us. Great review!

    Catherine S
    5 years ago

    This sounds like a great book. I work from home and I still struggle with balancing work and family. I try to make sure that the weekend is family time.

  • I recently saw Molly on TV talking about this. Her book looks really good

  • It’s definitely a challenge to balance health, work and the kids. She has some awesome advice!

  • As a mom, I am busy and pulled in so many directions but it’s up to me to find time for myself. I think I choose not to. Not sure why.

  • It can be so hard to keep everything balanced, especially when you don’t have set hours at a set place I think. x

  • Sounds like a great book for moms. Balance can be so hard to find.

  • I think it is a constant struggle to take care of Mom and take care of the family. I am planning on investing in a jogging stroller to help get the rest of my pounds off.

  • I struggle with the work life balance because I’ve seen the repercussions of too much work. It’s always in the back of my mind. I just read Lean In which actually discusses this. I’ll have to give this a read too.

  • I wasn’t familiar with her previously. It can be challenging to find a good balance between different aspects of life.

  • I didn’t even know she had a book! Life balance is a unicorn to me… but I think I am going to check out her book!

  • I have no problem with work life balance. It seems to all work the way it needs to.

  • I love her! I find I am very good with balancing work and family life. I work while my kids are in school and once home, work stops.

  • This book is interesting. There are times when I struggle with work and family life. I will check this out.

  • I love Molly Sims! She sounds like a very down to earth mama! It really is a struggle at times to maintain a balance, and it’s nice to see that even celebrities aren’t perfect at maintaining that balance.

  • I like Molly Sims! This is such a great message…it is hard to balance everything! !

  • This sounds like a great book. I have always like Molly Sims. This would make a great gift.

  • Being a work from home mom & having kids around I always have to compete with life every day’s challenge. Molly’s book sounds like a good one to look in to suggestions that could help.

  • Balance is always a bit harder to pull off for mom’s then it seems. We are always striving to make goals for this thing or that thing to accomplished and get finished. Our to do lists are almost never ending I get exhausted just thinking of my to do list some times. I wish I had more time to balance fitting friends into my life that one is always tricky when focusing on the family seems to always be first on the list of things to try and balance first.

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