Model Moms Unite in an Effort to Empower Women with their Personal Stories About Parenting

Angela A
6 min readNov 15, 2021


Motherhood is a wild ride full of gratitude and tears, pride and guilt, glory and stress-eating, clean-up and new disasters, big hugs and time-outs, etc. Moms are downright heroes and do-it-all powerhouses who suck it up, suck it in and even when they’re screaming inside (or out), they always keep on going whether they have it together or not.

Acclaimed Model, Comedian and Actress Eugenia Kuzmina and Celebrity Photographer Rochelle Brodin, among other Model Moms, share their personal ‘mom truths’ in this candid release of Model Mom, a book aimed at lifting up and empowering women throughout their parenting journey.

“The goal of the book is to create a community, awareness and support system for women to share their hero’s journey and transformation in a healing, supportive way. Motherhood often ignites a passion in teaching children the values of community and compassion. Teaching youth about the idea that women can support other women and help each other grow is so important.” — Kuzmina

Take a closer look and tap into the stories of these incredible mothers who dive into their realities and personal stories in parenting and juggling it all.

Women Supporting Women

When Kuzmina became a mother and began her blog, she never felt like she fit in. Coming from the world of high-speed, on-the-go international modeling and the self-sacrificing mom-world just didn’t allow her for a group that could really connect. Throughout her plight to fit in, Kuzmina decided to start a conversation with other women who continue to be passionate about what they do, and don’t follow the rules or societal expectations.

Connecting through other parents’ vulnerabilities and obstacles is the foundation behind the “Model Mom” platform that shines a light of humanity and support at the end of each day. Encouraging moms to value self-kindness, compassion and laughter are the keys to happiness in life, profession, parenting, and more.

Brodin is not only a mother and celebrity photographer, but also Kuzmina’s friend who was featured on Model Mom TV. Together, they embarked on this powerful journey to propel global awareness about women supporting women.

“Model Mom” and Tarot Card book, dropping next year, are just a few of the collaborations between Kuzmina, Brodin and many other impactful women in the works.

Paying Homage to Hero Moms

When asked who is Kuzmina’s ultimate hero, her answer hit all the right notes with regard to motherhood, compassion, values, inspiration, and strength.

“Princess Diana — her kindness, compassion and care for the causes she attached herself is truly remarkable! Any person who has the courage to use her voice and power for the better good of humanity, who does simple acts of kindness, and who is passionate about making this world a better more beautiful place is my inspiration. Humility is such an important trait.” — Kuzmina

Brodin’s response to the same question is any mother’s hope for a daughter to esteem so fondly.

“Dr. Rebecca S. Ovitt [Brodin’s mom] deserves that honor and badge for her selflessness as the ultimate single mother, strong relationship with God, life-long quest to learn, passion to help others, and being a great role model. She has written two books and is working on a third. Her support group class for the divorced, widowed and separated, for the past 30+ years, continues to empower mothers to be their best, and she also continues as one-on-one therapy sessions outdoors.” — Brodin

Planting a Seed, Big Ideas will Grow

Ten years ago, Kuzmina was working with many photographers with this concept in mind. The Model Mom book came together quickly, last year, after being asked to speak at a conference.

A portion of the proceeds are going to The Heart Tribe,

Model Mom is currently available for purchase on Amazon:

About Eugenia Kuzmina

Eugenia Kuzmina is a Russian-American actress, comedian, and model. Her father was a renowned nuclear physicist, who was one of the first responders to the Chernobyl disaster. Her mother is a former scientist and a housewife. Eugenia grew up on food lines in Post Soviet times. She was training to be a professional ice skater when at 13 years old she was pulled out from a group of kids in her school to appear in a Russian version of SNL “Eralash.” She was then cast to appear in Chuck Norris’s film, but couldn’t leave the country due to visa issues. After appearing in commercials for Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, and Wrigleys in Moscow, for which she was paid more than her scientist’s dad, she was noticed by a scout at Nathalie Models Europe. She signed a contract and moved to Paris at 15 to work with such brands as Cartier, Dior, Armani, Hermes, Loreal, Vogue among many others.

After Ford Models, then IMG resigned her contract and moved her to the US, she was noticed by Rodrigo Prieto (cinematographer “Wolf Of Wall Street,” “Babel”) to appear in his directorial debut opposite Elle Fanning “Likeness.” The movie was screened at Tribeca Film Festival and received excellent reviews. John Turturro cast Eugenia to play opposite him in a film with Woody Allen “Fading Gigolo.” Recently Eugenia worked opposite Bill Murray in “Rock The Kasbah”, Milla Kunis, and Christina Applegate in “Bad Moms “, Guy Ritchie’s “ The Gentlemen “, and the new upcoming one in 2022. Eugenia’s Tv credits include “ Spy City “, “True Blood,” “New Girl,” “Castle,” “The Comeback,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Tour De Pharmacy,” etc.

Eugenia is passionate about comedy and writes and performs Stand Up regularly at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and is currently on tour. Her other hobbies include motorcycles, doing her own stunts, languages (French, Portuguese), and supporting environmental causes around the world.

Kuzmina resides in Los Angeles with her husband Bill Block (Miramax CEO) and three children.

About Rochelle Brodin

As former model herself, Brodin’s career spans over 15 years and took her around the world. Commercially, she has posed for brands like Pepsi, Honda, Budweiser, Macy’s, Ponds, BMW, and many more.

After having her son, Brodin fell in love with taking pictures. Her passion turned into a profession after studying in London and the U.S. to learn the art and science of photography.

Photography, directing and digital creation are her specialties. While Brodin has a lot of experience taking photos at high-profile events, her true passion remains in her fine-art prints that live in the homes of adoring clients. Many of Rochelle’s images and press articles are available online.

Rochelle and Eugenia recently held their book launch for the book “Model Mom” and have another coffee table book series of Tarot Cards coming out next year.

Digital Links

Purchase Model Mom Book


‘Her Story Circle’ Website:

Model Mom TV Blog & Show by Eugenia Kuzmina



Model Mom News Photos:

Model, Actress & Comedian Eugenia Kuzmina




Celebrity Photographer Rochelle Brodin




Portion of Book Proceeds for ‘The Heart Tribe’


Credit @RODINphotography or Rodin Eckenroth

Any family photos credit: @RochelleBrodinPhoto or Rochelle Brodin