18Jan

Social Good Cause of the Week: Malaria No More

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I'm always looking for a good social good campaign and Malaria No More's "Dream Big Campaign" is certainly that and is hence my social good cause of the week (my NEW Tuesday feature).  Malaria No More is an effort to help end malaria deaths in Africa and help children achieve their dreams. I saw Mandy Moore speak about the danger of Malaria at the 92nd Street Social Good Conference last year and it's a cause that we all need to get behind. Malaria robs more children of their dreams than any other disease in Africa, killing a child every minute. Yet, Read More

16Jan

On Finding Balance: Who, What, Where, Why, and How by Elena Sonnino

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  This is the third entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Elena Soninno, the founder of Ciao Mom and Just.Be.Enough.  Italian by birth, a mom, a teacher, a wife, a runner & triathlete, and a cancer survivor, Elena strives to carry the extra weight of empowerment and self-confidence through her writing.  She started Just.Be.Enough. last year in the hope of  inspiring women, parents, and children to believe in themselves.   I met Elena at BlogHer in 2011 Read More

13Jan

Work at Home Vs. Stay at Home is so 1992 by Bonnie Rothman Morris

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  This is the second entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It's written by Bonnie Rothman Morris, the owner of Company B, a branding, public relations and social media expert known for her creative approaches to marketing.  Her clients have included Kaplan, Achilles International, Gevalia, Kaplan, Inc. and Shaw Henderson Interior Design .  She has counseled and developed campaigns for some of the world’s leading marketers, including Kraft Foods, eBay, American Express, Read More

12Jan

MamaDrama News: A Special MLK Performance and Talkback

I've talked several times in the last two years about a wonderful show called Freckleface Strawberry, the hit off-Broadway family musical based on the popular children's book by actress, Julianne Moore.  In my review last year, I talked about the important messages that this play has to offer:  "The story has a great lesson to teach, and the music and dancing really help to bring the message home.  It’s truly the story of Strawberry’s journey to self-discovery."    Now I'm lucky to be helping to support and promote the show via my new company, Read More

10Jan

If My Husband Decided to Stay Home…

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I've been reading a lot of articles lately about men who are choosing to stay home while their wives to out to work full-time.  Census numbers show more dads are staying home. One-third of dads with working wives regularly care for their kids younger than 15 years old, according to the United States Census Bureau. I just watched this video on the subject.  Take a look. So, why is it that whenever I see or read about a stay-at-home dad like the one in the video, they look like they can are really into it and can cope with the day to day business of Read More

08Jan

The Iron Lady, an Anti-Feminist Film?

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher Photo Credit: Alex Bailey / Courtesy of Pathe Productions Ltd

In the movie The Iron Lady, there is one line in particular that stands out in my memory.  "I don't want to die washing the dishes," Margaret Thatcher said that to her soon to be husband in the midst of his marriage proposal.  I sat there nodding my head, thinking that she and I had a lot in common. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, a British writer and director, and written by Abi Mogran, two women, I had high hopes that this film would take me through the journey of how one woman in the UK transformed herself into one of the most well-known politicians Read More

05Jan

Unbalance by Ann Imig

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This is the first entry in my new series "I Don't Know How She Does It," written by Ann Imig, a stay-at-home humorist and the National Director of Listen to Your Mother (LTYM). In some overwhelmed moments, I still wish I could just be content with the privilege of affording to stay home raising my kids.  I wish that the business of mothering could fulfill me completely, because my five and seven-year-old boys' baby days are bygone, and their childhoods feel fleeting. I already have to bribe my boys for hugs. Kisses are completely off-limits. Read More

05Jan

Giveaway: Affordable Theater Begins January 18th in NYC

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Looking for inexpensive tickets to high-quality children’s plays in New York City?  Look no further.  20at20 is a two week theatre promotion offering tickets to Off-Broadway shows for $20 to the public twenty minutes before curtain time between January 18th - February 6th. In the spirit of NYC's Restaurant Week comes 20at20, your chance to see the Best of Off-Broadway for only $20! TWENTY DAYS ONLY!  It's your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the next big show, or revisit a favorite - all for only $20 each. The Read More

04Jan

Kicking Off a New Series: I Don’t Know How She Does It

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There’s a heck of a lot to project manage when you’re a mom and I’ll be the first to vouch for that.   Combine everything you have to do for the family at home with work and you have a recipe for chaos.  But I’m not necessarily knocking this chaos.  Just a year ago, I wrote “To Work or Not to Work” over at ScaryMommy.com where I voiced my regret about leaving my full time job when my first child was born.  That post garnered 90 comments, and I loved reading every single one.  Most women applauded my honesty and some knocked for me not enjoying my time at Read More

03Jan

MamaDrama NY: A Business is Born

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Last summer I was watching CBS Sunday Morning when a segment called “Welcome to the Blogosphere” came on the air.  It featured Robert Diamond, founder of BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatrical site in the world.  A huge fan of theater, Broadway and everything that comes along with it, I emailed him that night on a lark, stating my interest in forming a relationship with his site and my personal blog, TheCultureMom.com, a site dedicated to connecting the parent market to theatre, arts and culture – you know, the stuff you often give up after kids come Read More