07Jun

A (Rare) Solo Traveler

grand bahama island

No, this isn't a book review. I just felt like the image above sums up how I feel about where I am right now. I'm actually on a press trip in the Bahamas at the Grand Lucayan. I decided not to bring any members of my family on this trip largely for financial reasons. I yearned for a trip where I could not only focus on my writing but also seeing things through a different lens. I first became aware of the beauty of solo travel many moons ago while backpacking through Europe after college, when, as Journalism major, I carried a notebook and pen and Read More

03Apr

Finding Out About Tweens & Puberty w/ HelloFlo

Hello Flo

I had the most interesting conversation with HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom and Dr. Cara Netterson who works with American Girl on their puberty books. I encountered HelloFlo's video, The Camp Gyno, last year when it was released and immediately fell in love with its premise of making sure our daughters are prepared for their periods. Did you see it? It was wonderful and went viral really fast. If not, watch it now. HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom spent the bulk of her career at American Express in marketing. After moving on as an entrepreneur, one Read More

09Mar

Thoughts on Women, Travel and More

thoughts on women and travel

Yesterday I went to celebrate International Women's Day at a new conference that was held in downtown Manhattan called Women's Travel Fest. It was a day of discussion meant to inspire and prompt women to travel. I went because as an avid traveler and writer, I was excited to hear women talk about my favorite subject and watch others get as empowered about the topic as I already am. I recently hosted a twitter party on this very subject and know that statistics prove that women are anything but afraid to travel in 2014. These are a few of the stats Read More

11Jan

Women in the News

women in the news

Lots boiling regarding women in the news, here are my top 5 stories: 1. Meryl Streep took the stage at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York to present an award to Emma Thompson for her role in Saving Mr. Banks.  She started out with praise for the actress, but according to Variety and other sources, Streep soon launched into a little speech about Disney’s anti-Semitic. racist and sexist views. She also declared Thomson as a "rabid, man-eating feminist. How I loved this speech.  Check it out here. 2. Lena Dunham still has to explain why Read More

23Sep

Keeping Global Promises to Mothers and Children

hollyrosenfink

I can't believe that I had my first daughter 10-1/2 years ago.  It feels like yesterday, and for some reason, the images are more vivid than when I had my second child a few years later. It was an induced pregnancy, so we went in to the hospital rather leisurely on a week night.  I laid on a table and was given medication to send my soon-to-be child a signal that it was time to come into the world.  After nine months of carrying her around in my belly and readying the house and my life to include a new child, my husband and I were more than ready to Read More

10Jun

A Big Night for Female Directors

Pam MacKinnon

  I love theater.  There is so much about it that resonates with me.  The ability that people have to weave together the words, acting, staging, choreography and costumes to tell a story for me is unique and magical. Every year when the Tony Awards come on TV, I inform my family that I'm hibernating for a few hours to watch the industry I support by seeing practically every show that hits the NYC stage.  I love Neil Patrick Harris' energy, the musical numbers, the glitter, the glitz, the familiar faces from Broadway. It's always Read More

06Apr

Inspiration Found at Daily Beast’s Women in the World: The Lost Orphans

women in the world

I feel lucky.  I've spent the last two electric days mesmerized by the likes of the most incredible women in the world at Daily Beast's Women in the World conference in NYC at Lincoln Center.  I listened to the Honorable Hillary Clinton motivate the audience to get out there and fight for women's rights on a grassroots level, Meryl Streep salute her idol Irish feminist Inez McCormack, Angelina Jolie salute Malala who loved wearing a pink dress and said "All I want is an education and I am afraid of no one" and got shot by the Taliban in the head, Tom Read More

05Dec

Mothers and More: Where I Belong

Being a mother is wonderful, as we all know, but it's a role that brings massive changes into every woman's life.  I've written about my own struggle with work/home-life balance often on this blog. This past year I even hosted a series called "I Don't Know How She Does It" in which fellow writers gave their two cents about the whole work/home scenario and how hard it is to juggle and truly have the best of everything.  For me, being a mom has inspired and pushed me to become the best person I can be, but I will never deny the challenges that come with Read More

24May

My Thoughts on Miss Representation: Be the Change

missrepresentation

When I first heard about the film Miss Representation, I knew it would be right up my alley, but for some reason it sat on my DVR for a few months after appearing on OWN.  It wasn't that I didn't want to watch it, it was that I could not find the time to watch it (story of my life).  So, when I heard about an event in the city featuring both a showing and a talk back with Catherine Connors as moderator, I found myself immediately booking a ticket online with fervent anticipation of the evening.  Both a feminist and a pop culture junkie, I knew this was a Read More

15May

Join MamaDrama (That’s Me) Tonight for a Rosacea Facts Twitter Party

cynthia nixon rosacea

Please Join MamaDrama (that's me) for a Very Special Twitter Party      TONIGHT 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET Hashtag: #RosaceaFacts  Let’s talk rosacea awareness and check out the new RosaceaFacts public service announcement (PSA) featuring actress and rosacea sufferer Cynthia Nixon! Tonight join MamaDrama NY for a RosaceaFacts Twitter Party to educate others about the common skin condition, rosacea.  Please visit www.RosaceaFacts.com and view the PSA starring Cynthia Nixon, who reveals her personal experiences with rosacea. We’ll tweet with women who have Read More