23Jan

Wanderlust is My Drug

Wanderlust. It's like a drug.  I encountered my first dose while living abroad at age 18 when I was introduced to a completely different culture, language, cuisine and fell in love.  That was a crazy year and it opened me up to everything and made me realize how much the world had to offer me.  I would spend the next 10 years exploring as much of the world as I could, spending a year in London, traveling around Europe, living in Israel and ending up in NYC. And then I had kids.  And believe me, having kids has not deterred my love of travel.  We've Read More

08May

Saving Children with Nutrition, Breastfeeding and More

Have you ever wondered the best place to be a mom in the entire world? How about the worst? Save the Children’s thirteenth State of the World’s Mothers report shows Niger as the worst place to be a mother in the world  - replacing Afghanistan for the first time in two years. Norway comes in at first place.  The Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom ranking, which compares 165 countries around the globe, looks at factors such as a mother's health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition. Let's Read More

06May

Being in the Moment at Mom 2.0

Mom 2.0 Summit

I just got back from Mom 2.0.  I spent the last few days with women from all over the country, gathered to celebrate working moms and the power of the written word and social media.  For two days we listened to speakers talk about how we can make a difference using our influence, using our voice, using our intentions.  My heart is full, my mind spinning.  I met and heard from some of my own personal blogging heroes and got to spend quality time with some many of my virtual turned IRL friends.  I can't say enough about these virtues and significance of Read More

22Mar

Moms Judging Other Mom’s Children

I've been reading a lot about moms judging other moms lately.  Well, I certainly have a lot to say about that, although I must admit that I'm kind of past the point of caring what other moms think about me and how I live my life.  I've come to the conclusion that we all have different ways of raising our kids and how we conduct our daily lives.  Whether we work or stay home, it's our own personal decisions and as women, we should stop sitting around judging each other.  Some women are not meant to be stay-at-home moms - I being one of them.  Some moms Read More

13Jan

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

Bonnie Rothman Morris

  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

04Jan

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

Working moms

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

18Oct

ONE Mom Can Make a Difference

ONE Moms

It only takes ONE mom. That's what we believe. ONE mom can make a difference; she can tell another mom's story. She can help a child with homework; she can tweet, blog and use her voice for mothers in the world's poorest places.  It only takes ONE mom to inspire hope. On Tuesday, October 25th, the moms who traveled with ONE to Kenya will be in Washington, DC to meet with their elected officials and members of the Obama Administration. They will be asking the White House to develop a bold plan to combat HIV/AIDS and bring about the beginning of the end Read More

14Oct

Review: M.O.M (Mom Operating Manual)

I was sent a copy of a new book called M.O.M. last week. I took a look at the cover with the image of superwoman in a box being passed from one child to another and decided that it was reading material for my 6 year-old son and I.  So we sat down on the floor and started to read. Very quickly, I realized this was actually a book for me, not him.  On page 3, when I read that moms are the "the most advanced human models on the planet," I thought, "hmmm....kid's book?  I kind of got the idea on page 6 when the book started talking about signs of wear and Read More

12Sep

Preview: CBS News/48 Hours “Bullying – Words Can Kill”

Bullying in the Digital Age

Every now and then, as a blogger, I have an extraordinary experience that makes me so grateful for being a member of this community. Today was one of those days. I was invited to a powerful discussion about an upcoming CBS News/48 Hours presentation to be broadcast on Friday night at 8pm EST called "Bullying: Words Can Kill". I have two very young children, ages 6 and 8, and I have yet to find them suffer from bullying, but I'm fully aware that it goes on in every school across the country.  Bullying is everywhere.  I grew up with glimmers of it in my Read More

13Sep

Plum District, a Daily Deal Web Site for Moms, Launches in NYC

There's a new kid in town!  Plum District is a daily web site devoted exclusively to savvy moms and their families, offering the best deals for the goods and services that moms and their families need the most as well as some rewards and treats that make life more enjoyable.  This month, it launched in NY and will serve as a great resource for busy moms looking for the best deals in town. Plum District is a daily deal Web site devoted to busy moms looking for great deals.  Moms can expect to find two kinds of deals on Plum District – practical Read More