11Mar

Everything Has Its Reason, Everything Has its Time

  Yesterday was the first rehearsal of the show I'm producing this spring, Listen to Your Mother NYC 2013. I've written about how life-changing and rewarding the LTYM experience has been for me.  I've written about it again and again and again and again and again.  This is my second production of the show. Sitting in a room full of nearly 20 successful, influential and creative people is such a thrill for me, particularly after working in Publishing/TV for the last 18 years which are very different lines of work. The funny thing is Read More

08Mar

Announcing Culture Mom Media

  I'm so excited to announce the creation of my new company, Culture Mom Media! After nearly two years as working as co-founder of MamaDrama Consulting, I realized I wanted to form a different type of marketing consultancy. Ellen Schmidt from Baby Meets City is joining me as Social Media Director.  You can find out more about our new company in the press release on our new web site. Our goal is to create mindful social media. With a strong hand in the mom market, we'll connect initiatives and brands with influencers in that arena, as Read More

07Mar

Giveaway: Wii Sing POP! (and How it’s Making Me a Better Mother)

I have a confession.  I'm not the kind of mom that gets on the floor and plays board games with my kids every day.  I do get on the floor with them, but not as often as I should.  I tend to have a million things to do and my focus is not always where it should be. However, since I came back from Vietnam a few weeks ago, I have been more focused on spending time with them.  After two weeks on my own without the family, I was able to think about necessary change.  I knew that I wanted to be more engaged as a parent when I got back, so I implemented Read More

07Mar

My Hair Got Featured in the New York Daily News!

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05Mar

Thinking About Admission

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of screening ADMISSION , a Paul Weitz film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.  I also had the chance to meet and attend a press conference with all three the next day.  Three publics figures whose work I adore, it was quite the treat. Tina Fey was just as cute, tiny and down-to-earth as I expected (seriously, could you just gag?).  I particularly liked her response when asked if getting into NYC schools is harder than getting into Princeton. About the interview process, she said: What if you have to take them that Read More

03Mar

Review: Cinderella on Broadway Offers “Possibility”

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When I was growing up, my mother filled our lives with the songs and music of composers Rodgers & Hammerstein.  She took us to revivals at the local theaters of Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and, naturally, The Sound of Music.  My sister performed in several of these shows and I played their music on the piano.  Their music, shows and films definitely played an important part of my youth, which I'm always happy to relive. I also relish the opportunity to introduce my own daughter to pieces of my past and their stories are full of Read More

02Mar

Falling Through the Cracks

  This week I had a lot on my mind, but I didn't really think about the impact of any of it on my family.  That was selfish. Until last night as I was putting my daughter to bed, we started to have one of our "private" conversations.  She's very into our alone chats lately.  As she nears the double digits (she's turning 10 soon), I sense more of a need for this time together. I realized I hadn't been in the moment often enough for her this week and had neglected to have these conversations as often as I should have. And earlier this Read More

01Mar

Giveaway: Admission with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd Premiere Screening

I saw the new film ADMISSION with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd a few weeks ago.  While I can't express my thoughts quite yet on the film, I did recently write my interview with Tina Fey over at Women & Hollywood/Indiewire.  Please check it out. I can't elaborate much about the film for another week or so, so here is a generic summary: Tina Fey (“30 Rock” and goddess) and Paul Rudd (“This is 40” and recently "Grace" on Broadway) are paired for the first time on-screen in the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “In Read More

27Feb

Girls on HBO – A Lesson on Life’s Disappointments

  My favorite show on TV right now is Girls on HBO.  I've been watching it since season 1, episode 1 and while some people are questioning whether it's as good as last year, I'm relishing every moment.  I watch each episode over and over, capturing lines that I missed the first time around.  Each episode is brilliantly written and takes me back to not only my life in NYC as a 20-something getting started in this thing we call "adulthood" but also to the feelings of muddling through the waters on my own for the first time in my life.  I think of Read More

27Feb

Skiing at Windham Mountain with the Family

windham mountain

Last weekend we were faced with ten days ahead of us of no school for the kids, so we decided to pack our bags and head north for a few days of skiing.  We headed to Windham Mountain, just 200 miles from NYC (2 hours and 45 minutes by car), in the Catskills. My kids were psyched as we don't ski as a family all that often.  My husband and son go regularly, but my daughter  and I are lesser skilled and I knew we would require a warm-up before taking off on the slopes. Windham is a very popular slope for New Yorkers, but we were still surprised to see as Read More