Role Mommy Confessions
When I was 16 years old and applying to colleges, I really don't remember whether my parents were actively involved in the search process. They just encouraged me to pursue whatever my heart desired and let me take the reins...
Posted on 07/17/2016 | Continue Reading
With Mother's Day right around the corner, Sittercity, the nation's pioneer in online childcare, surveyed moms about their real thoughts on the day. While 80% of moms spend Mother's Day with their family, the same percentage often don't feel the day is actually about them...
Posted on 04/28/2016 | Continue Reading
I recently read an article by a former radio host who talked about how when people ask what she does, she first mentions her former job rather than focusing on what she's doing now. I have to admit - I...
Posted on 08/27/2015 | Continue Reading
There's something about having friends from your childhood that instantly make you feel 15 again the moment you hear from them. That's what it's like for the group of girls who have been in my life since high school. We've been there for one another through the ups and downs of each of our lives and I feel lucky to know that no matter where we are, something always brings us back together.
Posted on 09/29/2014 | Continue Reading
here is one thing that my husband cannot stand about me during the summer time. While the weather might be sweltering outside, I can always be found covering up my less than favorite body parts. The biggest offenders are my calves, knees and my thighs. For as long as I can remember, I've hated my lower body. I've been blessed with a small waist but have inherited the genes of my European born grandmothers, I am a pear through and through. I do not have the body of a ballet dancer. Rather, I have the frame of a potato farmer.
Posted on 07/24/2014 | Continue Reading
About seven years ago, I had a long talk with my husband. I was a vice president at a major television network and yet, I felt like there was still something out there for me to do. At the time,...
Posted on 04/18/2014 | Continue Reading
In honor of national puppy day, I've decided to share the story behind the newest member of our family...Santana. But let's start with the fourth grade. Yup -- that was the year I wrote this poem. (Yes I know I...
Posted on 03/23/2014 | Continue Reading
his is by far the worst winter I've ever experienced. And that says a lot since I am 44 years old. As a kid, I remember getting blasted by one major snowstorm -- the blizzard of 1978 where I was photographed standing high atop of snow mound. But it wasn't like we had snow three times a week. Once a month maybe, but definitely not every three days.
Posted on 02/13/2014 | Continue Reading
Lately, I haven't been in the mood to blow dry my hair each day and so recently, when a friend said she was going to her salon for a blowout, I decided to tag along and get one myself. The very next day, I had to head out of town and I have to say, that $40 blowout was the best investment I could have made. Didn't have to wash my hair while I was gone and it was silky smooth with just the right curl at the ends.
Posted on 11/13/2013 | Continue Reading
Along my trip down memory lane, I've realized that there are some things that really miss. And one of those things is dancing. When you are the parent of a teen or tween, if you attempt to dance in front of them, they will cringe, cover their eyes and beg you to stop. And so, I've learned that some of the things I used to love to do without anyone criticizing me (singing and dance) has been temporarily banned by my children. And to be completely honest, I am not happy about it.
Posted on 10/12/2013 | Continue Reading
It's Tuesday and that means I'm in a ranting state of mind. Not that I have much to complain about but this week two things do stand out. The first is my eye. You see, about two weeks ago, I woke up to find that my eyelid was surprisingly dry. No matter what ointment I tried to apply to it, it just wouldn't heal. And while any sane individual would make an appointment at the dermatologist, I just continued to self medicate.
Posted on 10/08/2013 | Continue Reading
I hate jogging. There I said it. Despite the fact that I know that jogging can thin out your butt and your thighs within a matter of days, it's one of those sports (is jogging a sport?) that I've always dreaded. And I think the reason why I hate it so much is because of my fourth grade gym teacher.
Posted on 10/04/2013 | Continue Reading
They say you truly haven't lived your life if you haven't amassed a slew of memories that make you smile or even shed tears. As I approach my next birthday, I figured what better way to commemorate the year than to share 44 memories I will never forget. So let's get started...
Posted on 09/29/2013 | Continue Reading
After a brief summer hiatus, CBS's "The Talk" is back and better than ever! The new season of the hit daytime talk show premiered with a bang this week as all of the hosts confessed their deepest secrets!
Posted on 09/13/2013 | Continue Reading
As the summer comes to a close and those long anticipated vacations we had planned all year for have now been reduced to fleeting Facebook memories, what I've discovered is that I love that my kids are older and we can do things we can all enjoy...
Posted on 09/04/2013 | Continue Reading
I could have sat down to write a post about how as a mom of a tween and teen how appalled I was at Miley Cyrus' performance on the VMA's this week. Except, I didn't have to do it because my own 14 year old was completely disgusted by Miley's on stage porn display. We wouldn't even allow our 11 year old to watch and he's seen "Ted" - yes, I am that mom. But I digress.
Posted on 08/26/2013 | Continue Reading
Over the last year, I made an important decision after leaving a full time job where I used to get home close to 8 pm, shovel some food into my mouth - talk to my kids and husband for a few minutes, and then zip back online to write, catch up on emails and surf Facebook. I quit that job back in August and since that time, while I spend a good part of my day online, I've found more time for my family and it's actually made everyone a whole lot happier.
Posted on 04/28/2013 | Continue Reading
Not too long ago, I remember sitting in our sunroom when my daughter, who was then a third grader came bounding in, announcing that the letters had arrived letting kids now if they had been accepted into a gifted program...
Posted on 04/10/2013 | Continue Reading
My grandma Dora (my dad's mom) was quite a woman. She had a very strong personality, spoke in loud voice (like my dad) and definitely spoke her mind. If you did something that she didn't agree with, she made her opinions known loud and clear and some of her best zingers have lived on even since her passing more than a decade ago.
Posted on 04/02/2013 | Continue Reading
Over the years, I've met so many women who have incredible ideas for businesses, books, brands and more. As for me, I've always had a goal list a mile long that included landing a job in TV, writing a book, publishing an online magazine and running a successful PR firm. But if you asked me what I would do with my life if money weren't an object and I could pick exactly what I truly wanted to do with my life? Well, after the experience I had last night, my answer is simple. Write and perform in a musical.
Posted on 03/10/2013 | Continue Reading
01/01/2013: My 2013 Blogging Resolutions
11/19/2012: 10 Things That I'm Thankful For
11/07/2012: Why Politicians Need Media Training
10/31/2012: Post Hurricane Reflections
09/03/2012: Labor Day Blues: The Summer of Dreams
07/16/2012: The Lost Art of Letter Writing
06/09/2012: Brooklyn I Hardly Knew Ya
03/09/2012: The Biggest Loser Bat Mitzvah Challenge
01/02/2012: My 2012 Bucket List Challenge
12/31/2011: Forgive me Readers, For I Had Blogger's Block
12/13/2011: Jason Lee Chats with Role Mommy
10/23/2011: 42 Things to Do When You're 42
10/08/2011: Good Grades or Good Manners?
09/16/2011: Why My Butt Gets Bigger During Baseball Season
09/02/2011: Hoochie Mama
07/10/2011: If I Were a Tattoo...What Would I Be?
06/11/2011: Children Under Three Not Admitted!
04/10/2011: 12 Things I've Learned from 12 Year Olds
04/02/2011: Mouse Droppings: A Tail of Two Tanks
03/27/2011: Mouse Droppings: The Tail Continues
02/26/2011: To Bribe or Not to Bribe...that is the Question
02/24/2011: Oscar Predictions for Moms
01/11/2011: Super Bowl XLV: The Ultimate Man Date
01/11/2011: Week 2: Clean Start Challenge
12/24/2010: Holiday Reflections: Funeral for a Friend
12/06/2010: The Girdle Chronicles: D-Day
11/29/2010: The Dreamhouse That Got Away
11/02/2010: POLITICIANS: STOP SPAMMING ME!!!
10/07/2010: Confessions of a Stain-a-holic: Food Fight
09/22/2010: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
09/22/2010: The Sisterhood of the Chocolate Stained Pants
09/21/2010: Psycho Cat
09/10/2010: Have a Little Faith
09/04/2010: The Bracelet: Bittersweet Back to School Memory
08/12/2010: Confessions of a Stain-a-Holic
08/04/2010: Sweaty Days and Wednesdays Always Get Me Down
07/18/2010: The Unfriendly Skies
07/04/2010: Oprah Can You Hear Me?
07/02/2010: I Wish I Were an Apple Instead of a Pear
06/27/2010: Why I Love My Daughter
06/24/2010: The Happiness Project: The Role Mommy 411
05/30/2010: Memorial Day Fave 5 Conversation Starters
04/10/2010: Ann Taylor Loft Airport Detainee
03/25/2010: Plane Drain
02/26/2010: The Cat Whisperer
02/21/2010: Presenting Grandpa Fix-It!
01/26/2010: Look at Me On QVC
01/02/2010: 25 Random Things I Plan to Do in 2010
12/25/2009: I'm A Ritz Carlton Mom...Care to Join Me?
12/23/2009: Why Moms Cancel
12/10/2009: The Rolemommy Holiday Letter
11/26/2009: No Soup for You
11/26/2009: The No Butterball Zone
11/01/2009: The Halloween from Hell
09/13/2009: My Life in Fast Forward
09/09/2009: Music to My Ears
08/19/2009: 13 is My Lucky Number
08/15/2009: Camp Grandma & Grandpa
07/21/2009: The Moon, the Stars & Louis Vuitton
07/12/2009: Giveaway Central: Passion Pleasers
07/09/2009: Strike a Pose
07/08/2009: The Lazy Conservationist
06/29/2009: Where Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?
06/28/2009: Test Drive Anyone?
06/21/2009: My Role Daddy
06/17/2009: There She Blows
06/13/2009: Countdown to Camp
06/07/2009: Countdown to Sleepaway Camp
06/04/2009: Directionally Challenged
05/21/2009: The Mad Dash Part II
05/16/2009: The Mad Dash Part I
05/09/2009: Role Mommy Has Landed!
05/03/2009: Who Knew Swine Flu?
04/23/2009: Smelly Cat
04/11/2009: The Sleepover
03/31/2009: I Just Donated My Eggs to Charity
03/15/2009: Too Much Noise
03/08/2009: Why Can't My Arms Be More Like Michelle's?
02/19/2009: I Am Officially The Biggest Loser
02/11/2009: American Idol & Me!
02/02/2009: Laptops are a Girl's Best Friend
01/27/2009: 25 Random Things About Me
01/22/2009: Now I Know Why I Like President Obama
01/22/2009: Facebook Post of the Week
01/19/2009: I Have a Dream...With a Twist
01/06/2009: Are Your Friends Making You Fat?
01/05/2009: Shedding LBS. With My Weight Loss Coach
01/01/2009: My Wii Fit Called Me Fat
12/31/2008: Rolemommy Wishes for 2009
12/30/2008: Another Year, A Few More Lbs.
12/25/2008: Behind the Music...The Family Von Trapp
12/22/2008: A Little Hanukkah Humor
12/21/2008: The Gelt Trip
12/19/2008: My Holiday Hall of Shame
12/18/2008: The Face Plant Part II
12/13/2008: Email of the Day - Health Advice For Women
12/12/2008: Our Surprise Blog Talk Radio Guest!
12/10/2008: My Sleepaway Camp Confession
12/06/2008: My SUV Lament
12/04/2008: Question of the day...
11/28/2008: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
11/23/2008: The Car that Got Away
11/21/2008: Reliving the Fourth Grade
11/20/2008: World's Worst Mom
11/14/2008: Don't Ignore Your Health!
11/13/2008: Go New Ro Go!
11/13/2008: My Love Affair With...My Computer
11/11/2008: Twitter Party Crasher
11/08/2008: Joe the Plumber...Where Are You Now?
11/07/2008: The Dog Question...
11/01/2008: I'm Allergic to My House
10/27/2008: Dancing with the Stollers
10/26/2008: I Am a Cheese Ball
10/22/2008: Forever 39
10/17/2008: The Glamour Reel Moments Premiere!
10/16/2008: Glamour Reel Moments - Part III
10/14/2008: My Glamour Reel Moments Getaway...Part II
10/13/2008: Let the Makeover Begin!
10/12/2008: My Camera Meltdown
10/09/2008: My Shining Moment
10/04/2008: Baby Makes Three
10/01/2008: Silence is Golden
09/28/2008: I Got A Golden Ticket!
09/21/2008: Global Warming, Chiuauas and Sex Ed
09/21/2008: Take Me Home from the Ballgame
09/18/2008: Obama, Can You Hear Me?
09/17/2008: The Biggest Loser And Me
09/15/2008: The Buck Stops Here
09/15/2008: Things that Bug Me
09/13/2008: I Am Officially a Soccer Mom
09/11/2008: Life Goes On
09/10/2008: Obama's Favorite Book...
09/04/2008: If You Can't Stand the Heat...
09/04/2008: Dorothy and the Tin Man
09/03/2008: The Girdle Chronicles
09/02/2008: The Last Day of Summer
09/01/2008: Labor Day Lament
08/29/2008: And Now...Here's Obama!
08/27/2008: Co comment Parenting Challenge - Week III!
08/23/2008: Pamper Me Please!
08/18/2008: The CoComment Challenge Continues!
08/16/2008: Cute Hubby
08/12/2008: Comment on My Guilt Blog and You Can Win!!!
08/09/2008: The Crab Whisperer
08/02/2008: My Life Through Facebook
07/27/2008: Casualty of Shopping
07/26/2008: I Want It All...and a Little Contest!
07/23/2008: My Maternity Leave Fantasy
07/19/2008: Just Call Me Chubsy Ubsy
07/18/2008: Weekend at Bubbes
07/13/2008: Another Beach Weekend
07/11/2008: Why I Love My Daughter
07/01/2008: We're Back!!!
06/26/2008: The Summer Getaway
06/21/2008: The Helicopter Parent
06/12/2008: The Stage Mom - Part 2
06/11/2008: The Calm Before the Storm
06/04/2008: The Stage Mom
05/31/2008: Slumber Party Screw-Up
05/26/2008: Always a Publicist, Never a Guest
05/25/2008: Don't Quit Your Day Job
05/18/2008: Raised in a Cave
05/17/2008: Who You Calling Soccer Mom Sweetie?
05/12/2008: Back to the 'Hood with my GPS
05/08/2008: The Eagle Has Landed
05/08/2008: Exclusive Book Excerpt...Potty Mouth Training
05/05/2008: The Stage Mom
04/29/2008: Much Ado About Miley
04/28/2008: Rainy Days and Mondays
04/23/2008: Contribution Conundrum
04/22/2008: Oops, I Did it Again...I Can Cook!!!
04/20/2008: Passover Pandemonium
04/09/2008: Guess Who I'm Inviting to Dinner?
04/05/2008: You Had Me at Katie Couric
04/03/2008: My daughter's math problem
03/29/2008: Mom MD
03/23/2008: The Short Order Cook
03/21/2008: The Cinderella Syndrome
03/20/2008: The Seat of My Pants
03/16/2008: Obama Problema...I'm Having Second Thoughts
03/13/2008: Hillary Threw Sand in My Eye!
03/11/2008: Tivo Tirade
03/10/2008: Why It's Good to Check Your Kid's Homework
03/08/2008: Just Call me Gadget Mom
03/05/2008: You can never go home again
03/04/2008: My iPod and Me
02/28/2008: I'm a Crappy Disciplinarian
02/25/2008: Boynton Beach Memories, Take 2
02/18/2008: Technology Addict
02/13/2008: Am I Right, Am I Wrong?
02/12/2008: The Raffle Ticket
02/03/2008: The Face Plant
01/26/2008: If it Looks Like a Duck
01/18/2008: The Overachiever
01/12/2008: Lost and Found
12/18/2007: A Partridge in a Pear Tree
11/30/2007: Holiday Radio Rant
11/15/2007: The Double Whammy
11/11/2007: Wii for Me!
10/26/2007: THE ROAD TO THE PRESIDENCY
10/07/2007: The Book Signing Blues
09/26/2007: Law & Order F.V.U. (Fish Victims Unit)
09/02/2007: The Case of the Missing School Supplies List
08/23/2007: GUILTY AS CHARGED
07/24/2007: I Bribe, Therefore I Am
07/14/2007: Batteries Not Included
06/22/2007: Sideshow Beth
06/17/2007: Eed Gads, My Cankles Are Huge
06/06/2007: Cat Tales
05/31/2007: Blackberry Meltdown
05/06/2007: Birthday Blunder
04/30/2007: Diet Time
04/09/2007: Sometimes Dreams Can Be Nightmares...
03/27/2007: An Addendum...Even Meredith Viera Can't Skate
03/25/2007: The Birthday Diaries
03/16/2007: I Love Fruit Snacks
03/11/2007: Tissues, Toilet Paper and Sales Receipts
02/25/2007: When Did I Become Old?
02/16/2007: The Guilt Trip
02/05/2007: Say Goodnight Gracie
01/31/2007: Divide and Conquer...The Rebuttal
01/27/2007: Divide and Conquer
01/19/2007: Folk Dance Frenzy
01/11/2007: Confessions by Marion...Birthday Madness
01/07/2007: Confessions from Design-her Gal
12/10/2006: The Fish
12/03/2006: The Princess and the Band Aid
11/25/2006: NOBODY HOME...
11/19/2006: BUY OUR NEW BOOK...Peeing in Peace!!!
11/11/2006: Why Bother
11/03/2006: The Grapes of Wrath
10/24/2006: SHOPPING ON THE FLY
10/13/2006: CROTCH CONUNDRUM
10/02/2006: The Dishwasher
09/29/2006: LOST IN SUBURBIA? by Tracy Beckerman
09/21/2006: The Mix Tape
09/15/2006: Taunted by a Tamogotchi
09/10/2006: I'm Changing My Name
09/08/2006: LOST IN SUBURBIA? by Tracy Beckerman
09/02/2006: THE HUMAN COAT RACK
08/13/2006: WE'RE TORTURED BY THE WIZARD!
08/08/2006: The Holey War
08/06/2006: Mr. Bed Hog
08/04/2006: Pet Peeve
07/22/2006: The Escort Service
07/20/2006: The Guilt Trip
07/05/2006: L.A. Weight Gain
07/04/2006: The Necklace
06/25/2006: No Kicking Please!
06/14/2006: Back to the 80's
06/09/2006: The Diet
06/06/2006: The Minnie Van
01/14/2006: It's Been a While
11/08/2005: Confession #7 - Pediatrician Paranoia
11/07/2005: Confession #6 - Get Me Outta the Girl Scouts!
11/07/2005: Confession #5 - Bedtime Bribery
11/07/2005: Confession #4 - Souvenier Insanity
11/07/2005: Confession #3 - The Boo Boo Bunny Mystery
11/07/2005: Confession #1 - Painful Playdates