I Am Modern
By Hope Katz Gibbs
I Am Modern magazine
Adriana Escalante Calderon considers herself a typical modern mom. She has three small children (Alberto, 6, Alejandro, 5, and Valeria, 7 months), a sterling jewelry company called Vaccari that she founded in 2002, and a new venture — a thriving blog, www.themomsbuzz.com that she writes and sells advertising for.
Of course, the Peruvian-born beauty doesn’t realize the wonder woman she is — and when it’s pointed out shrugs off the compliment saying that her life is similar to most women today.
Blog entry by Hope Katz Gibbs
October 9, 2008
Truly Amazing Women
When it comes time to make that incredibly challenging decision to be a stay-at-home-mom or follow your career, two time Emmy Award winning TV producer Janet Shalestik didn’t hesitate.
“When I was in my 20s, I thought my greatest accomplishment was winning two Emmy Awards as a producer for ‘Capital Edition’ on WUSA-TV, Channel 9, and getting nominated for a national Emmy for an ‘America’s Most Wanted’ story against producers for Nightline, 60 Minutes and 20/20,” she says.
But then came Alison in 1991 and Sam in 1994.
“It wasn’t a choice,” she says. “I simply knew that my kids were the most important people in the world to me. That made giving up the glamour and the world of TV a lot easier.”