Free People Model (Mom) Off Duty

A glimpse into motherhood with a beloved Free People model!

This post comes from our blog intern, Emily.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, this week’s Models Off Duty post is highlighting one particular model, who also happens to be a mom, Sheila Marquez. We always love it when the kiddos are around and Sheila had her adorable son, Lucius, with her a few times this week. She kept it comfortable and cool, here’s a Q&A and some snaps of them around the office!

What was something you didn’t expect from motherhood?
That it was going to come so naturally, and the connection between children and parents. You can’t imagine it until you actually experience it. I didn’t expect to be breastfeeding at 17 months. I love it.

We the Free Anna Tee, Gavin Cord Skinny, Half Time Tee, Just Breathe Billowing Hoodie, Vegan 1940 Ankle Boot

Clayton Slip on Sneaker, Puma x Alexander McQueen Brace Lo Trainer

We the Free Ringer Tee, We the Free Long Drive Tee, Sweet Dream Layering Top, Louise Clog
Davis Slouchy Overalls, Washed Denim Overalls

How do you balance work life and being a mother? Any tips to pass along?
Admitting I can’t be a superwoman and having a little help. Always prioritizing my son and his needs but still being my own person and having a separate life at work is an important balance.

What is something you’ve learned about yourself since having a child?
That sometimes I need to slow down and enjoy the moment. That is something a kid would teach you, right?


What’s the best part of being a mother?
Everything!!! I could not pick just one thing. From all the cuddles and kisses, the waking up with a little foot in my face, all the smiles, all the learning together…

+Thank you so much Sheila and have a happy Mother’s Day!

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7 years ago

Cute mother child combo. They both have fantastic hair. Great job photographing them!

7 years ago

Is there a Mother’s Day promo code coming for us moms? ♥︎

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3 years ago

Balancing being a mom and an individual is always a challenge!

3 years ago

it’s the most rewarding job in the world!!!