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Turning 13… A Rite Of Passage

The day was September 22nd, 2003. I was selfish. A workaholic. 9 months pregnant. And didn't know just how my life would change the next day, at 5:40am on a Tuesday, September 23rd. When I heard the first cry, it literally took my breath away. I was instantly hooked. I hovered over his crib in the hospital. I watched him…

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Are You A Sh*tty Mom? You’re Not Alone

By Karen Moline (Sh*tty Mom) Just as every mom has the moment she first laid eyes on her child indelibly tattooed on her cortex—you know, the part of your brain that, soon thereafter, spurts out Ohmigod it must be the plague the first time your baby gets a rash, or Ohmigod I can’t believe my precious little sweetheart just belted that kid…

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Leaning In, Opting Out, and Living a F@ck Yes Life

By Jill Rosenthal This post is based on a talk I presented for my colleagues at InkHouse, the PR agency where I work, on August 11, 2016. In the spring, I received an email in my inbox from our CEO and co-founder inviting us to present a talk (and hone our presentation skills) with our colleagues as the audience. Please submit…

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Hello, I’m Back!

Hello. I am back! July has come and gone. Back into the ever-growing grinding responsibilities of August. How has your summer been? I enjoyed the month of July. I worked hard, I played a little harder. A few July milestones: I saw HADRY make its debut on The View. That was beyond thrilling. I went to Las Vegas for a long…

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Make It One More For The Road

This morning, on a rainy Wednesday morning in June, I had my last weekly TV segment with Camille Ross. Let's just say I cry during Hallmark commercials, so I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep it together. Camille and I met after we auditioned 3 1/3 years ago, and got the jobs on a brand new morning show on Global TV. Camille…

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Scheduling “Date Nights”

When Jacqueline Elman pitched me on this topic, I honestly wasn't sure if if you ladies would go for it. But then, I thought "Hey, let's bring the cat outta the bag and (in the words of Linda Richman), talk amongst ourselves." Still in my Mike Myers, Linda Richman New York accent,  "I'll give you a topic. Would you pencil-in and "schedule"…

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Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book. On last week's Global TV segment, I shared eight great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I kept it a  little lighter. We don't have to…

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Dancing At Every Wedding

The media icon for the woman living in the 1950's was a domesticated housewife and mother who cooked, laundered, cleaned and sewed all the while looking fashionable with a big, happy grin on her face. Fast forward to today. The media icon today in an entirely different woman. What do you see in the latest Glamour and Vogues magazines? You…

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Brother’s Day

Brother’s Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished.  Happy International Brother's Day! When I gave birth to my older son, almost 13 years ago this September, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of. When I was pregnant…

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Wisdom Wednesday: 26 Minutes Plus 4

Sheryl Sandberg recently gave the commencement address to Berkeley’s graduates. It's no secret that I am Sheryl Sandberg fan. I have written about Leaning In (and yes, Leaning Out too). Sheryl gave me permission to share one of her most heartfelt posts to date on losing her husband. It was breathtaking, and you should read it. So, third time will be a charm around here…

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