2013 Social Media Trends

Wondering how the social media landscape may change in 2013?  Could things possibly move any faster than they did in 2012? Last night I went to a very interesting lecture at the Digital Arts Experience (DAE) in White Plains. Stephanie Schwab of Crackerjack Marketing, Rhonda Hurwitz, Social Media Consultant and Ellen Gerstein, VP Marketing at Grand Central Publishing were the speakers, I was the moderator.  I know each panelist very well and knew I was in for an informative evening and want to share some of my findings. First I asked them what Read More


Turning the Page

Tonight I went to my first theater producing class.  It's a prestigious course that I had to apply to get into, and as the date of the first class neared, I wondered what it would be like.  What would I learn (I know very little!)? Where would the guest lecturers hail from? Would my other classmates make me feel welcome and what would they be like?  Would I be the oldest? Would I fit in? All I knew was that I was excited.  I have been lucky enough to stumble into a world I love. I hope to work on a Broadway show before I die.  This is my first step. I Read More


Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card for a Night at the Movies

Hyde Park

Any movie starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney has GREAT written all over it. I'm looking forward to seeing Hyde Park On Hudson.  That's why I'm thrilled to be giving away a night for one reader to see it and have a night at the movies. Together they;re starring in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side of one of history’s iconic leaders, FDR. Blending literate wit and drama, Hyde Park on Hudson is directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Read More


Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

We didn't have anything to do today so I told my husband to take my son to Toys R Us to spend a gift card he had received for Hanukkah while I spent some quality time with my daughter.  Every now and then, we split up and focus our energies on one child at a time.  She and I had your typical girl's afternoon: lunch, a haircut and manicures/pedicures filled with conversation and laughter. It was at the hair dresser that a text came through from my husband: "He won't get anything here unless he gets a phone." Put a child in a toy store, tell them they Read More


Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Prepping for the Golden Globe Awards

amy poehler and tina fey

So, Tina and Amy decided to host the Golden Globes because it's a "sloppy, loud party, and their kind of thing." Oh, and Tina wants to win best picture, even though she decided to make a movie. Also of interest, Amy wants to meet Angelina Jolie.  She has had a lot of imaginary conversations with her and wants to have a real one. And meet a blue person from the film "Avatar". They don't seem to even know what or who is nominated! They seem to think it's all about "Avatar".  Wrong year. Hilarious! I have never been so excited about an awards Read More


Moms Demand Action #momsforguncontrol

Today is an important day for EVERYONE. It is the day when the 113th Congress has its first session. And we all know the issue of utmost importance that must be first on the agenda. Gun control. There should not be anyone on the planet that feels otherwise.  But unfortunately, there are and we have to fight this battle. As a mom, I wept along with the rest of the nation a few weeks ago when a shooter broke into Sandy Hill Elementary School and took 20 young, innocent lives from this earth.  That's why I'm joining efforts with One Million Read More


Our Winter Family Getaway to Southampton


This year when we decided to get away during Christmas break, we decided to focus on places close to home.  Last year we had an unexpected delightful visit to Montauk in the Hamptons.  So we decided to return to the Hamptons.  Even in the dead of winter, we found it to be a great destination for us.  It was peaceful, cathartic and relaxing for every single one of us and incredibly child-friendly. We chose Southampton, one of the "poshest" towns in the Hamptons.  My husband actually spent several summers out there before we were married and we have Read More


Evolving and Entering 2013


I'm determined to reflect and write an account of 2012, as I do every year. It helps to think about my achievements, as I am ending the year on a bit of a low.  I wasn't sure why I feel this way around this time of year until I saw this tweet from one of my favorite writers and actresses, Lena Duham, and realized I'm not the only one: Then I realized that if she, the queen of everything creative and successful, can feel this way, I'm not a total loser.  I have so much to look forward to in 2013 and I need to focus on the good in my life.  I'm at a Read More


Review (Better Late Than Never): The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

the middle steins

I feel like a ninny.  Two months ago I read one of the best books I've read in years and I neglected to write about it.  I've thought about the review several times but got distracted, I suppose. However, the book has not left my mind.  It was the kind of relatable read that left a long-lasting impression on me. Then today I came across this fantastic review in the New York Times, and not only was I reminded that I missed an opportunity to promote something I genuinely loved, but I'm also thrilled for its author, Jami Attenberg.  I've actually tweeted Read More


My Debut on Women and Hollywood

women and hollywood

One of my resolutions in 2012 was to go beyond the mom blogosphere and write for a publication I felt was in line with who I am.  That particular publication is Women & Hollywood, a featured blog on IndieWire. It's a site I have been reading since the start of the Internet. I get many opportunities to meet women involved with film and television, and the editorial possibilities are real. Women, film, television - these are topics of utmost importance to me and the subjects of which I know most about in life. I met the site's editor at BlogHer back Read More