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When College is Just Around the River Bend....

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

Sorry But Do I Know You?

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

This One's For Laura...

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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

Say Hi to Summer Thighs with CoolSculpting®

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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

Baseball Season: Pursuing Your Field of Dreams


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

I Got a Puppy and Lost My Mind


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

The Winter of Our Discontent


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

I'm Addicted to Blowouts


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

44 Memories....Dance Class


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

Losing Patience

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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

Flashback Friday...44 Memories: Why I Hate Jogging


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

44 Memories for my (Gulp) 44th birthday


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

"The Talk" Confessions

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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

How Theme Parks Almost Ruined My Summer


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

Why Miley Cyrus is Officially a Publicist's Nightmare


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

Unplugging has Helped My Family Re-connect

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

The Acceptance Letter


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

"Rich or Poor, It's Good to Have Money"

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

Reconnecting with Your Passion

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

Older Entries

02/27/2013: Marissa Meyer Wants Us to Quit Whining and Go Back to Work

01/01/2013: My 2013 Blogging Resolutions

12/14/2012: Reflections: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

11/19/2012: 10 Things That I'm Thankful For

11/07/2012: Why Politicians Need Media Training

10/31/2012: Post Hurricane Reflections

09/15/2012: Ingredients for a Perfect Week: Broadway, Nemo & Glee

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

02/02/2011: Protect Your Kids Online: Clean Start Challenge Week 5

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


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!

02/08/2010: Confessions of an Office Nomad: The Hotel Edition

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

04/13/2009: When the Angry Mob Follows You Through Cyberspace

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!

09/22/2008: Writing Motherhood - The First Day of Kindergarten

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

03/22/2008: Hillary According to the New York Times...the Party is Over

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

02/16/2008: The Meaning of Success, Leather Couches and Procrastination

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!


10/07/2007: The Book Signing Blues

09/26/2007: Law & Order F.V.U. (Fish Victims Unit)

09/20/2007: D-Day

09/02/2007: The Case of the Missing School Supplies List


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

06/12/2007: DRILLING

06/06/2007: Cat Tales

05/31/2007: Blackberry Meltdown

05/19/2007: Overcommitted

05/12/2007: Bathroom Break...Also Seen in Time Out New York Kids

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?

02/23/2007: *Great Confession from our Role Mommy Giveaway Winner!

02/16/2007: The Guilt Trip

02/05/2007: Say Goodnight Gracie

01/31/2007: *Melinda's Confession...Winner of Our Giveaway for The Pepper Kids!

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



10/02/2006: 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



08/09/2006: LOST IN SUBURBIA? by Tracy Beckerman...In the Pink©

08/08/2006: The Holey War

08/06/2006: Mr. Bed Hog

08/04/2006: Pet Peeve

07/26/2006: LOST IN SUBURBIA? by Tracy Beckerman..The Fungus Among Us©.

07/22/2006: The Escort Service

07/20/2006: The Guilt Trip

07/13/2006: LOST IN SUBURBIA? by Tracy Beckerman...Greetings From Disney World©

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

06/01/2006: rolemommyconfessions

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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 #2 - Did Desmond Tutu Ever Wear a Tutu?

11/07/2005: Confession #1 - Painful Playdates

11/06/2005: Who needs to go to confession when you've got a blog!

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