I haven’t been writing as much recently and if you are an avid reader, which I hope you are, I thought I’d let you know where I’ve been and where else you can find me when there is nothing new here. Other than binging on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, catching shows like Matilda, The Assembled Parties and Shakespeare in the Park and hanging out at the pool and beach with my kids, here’s what I’ve been up to.
I’m honored to call myself a sometimes contributor to two sites that I personally love reading very much, Women & Hollywood and The Broad Side. Both offer feminist perspectives on everything I care about most – film, politics, media, healthcare and human rights issues. My latest on both deals with my latest obsession, OITNB. I interviewed Alysia Reiner, a star of OITNB, over at Women & Hollywood, which ran today. Over at The Broad Side last week, I talked about why I think Netflix is the New Feminist Hollywood Leader. I’d love your comments over at either post.
I’ve also been traveling. A LOT. If you follow me on Instagam (@theculturemom), you can follow my adventures. Currently, I’m in Vail, Colorado for the Vail International Dance Festival. I’ve also been to Cape Cod, Wildwood, NJ, Mohonk Mountain House and Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in the Hudson Valley. I’ve documented my travels and you can read about them at Go Girlfriend, This Girl Travels, Family Vacation Critic and I have upcoming stories on Ciao Bambino. My family will soon be visiting Ireland and England and I’m busy planning that trip, too.
I also met with the folks at Google recently where I learned about how to better utilize their tools to make parenting, writing and even life easier. I will have more details on that visit soon.
And most of all, I’ve been looking to return to work full time. That is what has been taking up most of my time on a daily basis and that is why I haven’t been blogging quite as much here. Getting resumes out, interviews, networking, following up..it all takes time. I’ve come close to a few job offers but I wasn’t exactly the right fit. I’m not giving up, though, and I have a few VERY exciting consulting jobs starting up that resulted from these very interviews. My consulting firm, Culture Mom Media, also has a lot coming up in way of new clients. And I’ll be filling you in on them soon.
Meanwhile, I hope everyone is having a GREAT summer. Please let me know what you’re up to these days in the comments.