26Dec

My Debut on Women and Hollywood

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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

18Oct

Stumbling into Something You Love

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I fell in love with theatre at a very young age.  My mother used to take me to see productions at the Civic Center in Atlanta, GA, where I grew up.  We saw "Annie".  We saw "Oklahoma".  We saw "Annie Get Your Gun".  I loved and watched everything about these productions - the actors, the sets, the lighting, the costumes. Then in high school I left a very academic institution to attend a high school of performing arts.  I thought my life would be like the show "Fame" - kids would dance and sing on the tables in the lunch room and my life would be one Read More

14Aug

My Small Role in Listen to Your Mother’s Open Mic at BlogHer

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This past spring, I had the joy of being involved in the NYC production of Listen to Your Mother.  The experience has changed my life in more ways than I describe.  Now being involved in a REAL off-Broadway show is just ONE small example of how it changed in life as I'm on the crew of The Best of Everything coming to the Here Arts Center this October.  This never would have happened to me had it not been for LTYM and meeting some very special people involved with the show.  A long time theater goer, more avid than you would ever realize, LTYM has allowed Read More

08Aug

A Celebration of Family & Community during BlogHer

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I was lucky to attend some pretty special events at BlogHer last weekend. One of them was for Zarbee’s new all natural extra strength line of cough products for adults and children 12 and up on the rooftop at the The Kimberly Hotel (where we happily stayed almost exactly two years ago).  In addition to introducing the new products, the event was a celebration of  individuals that are an inspiration to their families and communities.  Zarbee’s is committed to keeping them healthy so they can continue to do amazing things. It was an honor to be included Read More

06Aug

Taking the “Mom” Out of BlogHer (& Other Thoughts)

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I can't believe I've only been blogging for 2-1/2 years.  So much has happened and I've learned so much about myself and the world since this all started. This small blog that you're reading has led to so many opportunities and has truly been a window both into myself and what I want to do in life. Because of social media, I'm plugging back into skills and abilities that I thought were long gone, particularly after I had the kids.  It basically pulled me out of the darkness. Because of social media, I truly know that anything is possible and I don't Read More

07Feb

How She Does It by Britt Reints

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This is the ninth 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 Britt Reints from a wonderful blog called In Pursuit of Happiness.  Britt is also a freelance writer  who writes about traveling around the country with her family in an RV.  I met Britt last summer at BlogHer and it was one of those IRL connections that I cherish. When Holly first emailed me and asked if I wanted to participate in this series, my first thought was that I was woefully unqualified to discuss Read More

27Dec

My Personal and Professional Achievements in 2011

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At the end of last year I wrote about how social media had opened doors for me that I never imagined would open.  This year, that continued and there were many wonderful opportunities that presented themselves as a result of my work.  To name a few: *My work at Ruckus Media Group has continued to thrive and I have been able to oversee their campaign as a partner of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  For the last six weeks, we have donated a portion of sales to children who need it most and I am very proud of our work. *I launched a company Read More

27Dec

My Pop Culture Best of List 2011

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Here's a short top 10 of my richest pop cultural experiences of 2011: Best Movies: I loved that my son enjoyed the dazzling film directed by Martin Scorcese, Hugo, just as much as I did. A long time fan of Woody Allen, I adored Midnight in Paris and found it just as compelling and genuine as some of his early films.  I saw it in a Brooklyn film house with other longtime Woody Allen fans and it was one of my most memorable cinematic experiences of the year.  I laughed out loud with all the ladies of the hit movie Bridesmaids and am thrilled that Read More

17Nov

Getting Up and Giving Back with Striiv

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I have to admit.  Since I started this whole work at home/some office time/being a mom thing, I'm exercising less.  What can I tell you?  My time is more limited than ever.  I have multiple projects going on at the same time, and with the constant children/babysitter/mom breaks and mishaps (last week my sitter was in the hospital), there is less time than usual to get up and move, I am exercising less than I ever have in my adult life. I still have a membership at the gym, but I refuse to give that up, knowing and hoping that one day I will return on a Read More

24Aug

My 7 Links Challenge and Why I Made it 8

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I usually don't respond to chain letters or emails that ask me to answer questions and forward them to other people.  I don't fill out questionnaires that offer loads of personal information about me either.  I don't forward jokes and I don't share recipes and pass them on.  I'm just not into that kind of thing. But when I got a request from one of my favorite bloggers turned IRL friends, Rebecca from BeccaRama, I couldn't say "no".  First of all, I was flattered to be short-listed; secondly, the topic is blogging, which I love to talk about.  It's a Read More