Daily Shout Out
In the four years that I have been illustrating Fancy Nancy, I have had the opportunity to meet literally thousands of people who love children's books, which is a real perk for me. I adore speaking to new people and swapping stories. And invariably, wherever I go, people tell me that they have written a children's book, or they know someone who wants to be an illustrator, and they look to me for advice. Although I don't have all the answers - everyone's success story is different - I do have some basic tips and bits of advice for those of you who are interested in trying to get a children's story published.
Posted on 03/21/2014 | Continue Reading
Dear Single Mom Walking: My boyfriend wants me to do a lap dance for him and he even said he'd buy me a pole. He says it's a huge turn on for him. I want to please him but is it worth the shame and the pain? Signed, There Has To Be Another Way
Posted on 02/08/2011 | Continue Reading
If you are a fan of the first "Mean Girls" movie, you'll want to tune into "Mean Girls 2" on ABC Family on Sunday, January 23rd at 8PM ET/PT. Be sure to stay tuned at the end of the movie for a special PSA with actress Meaghan Martin on bullying and its impact. ABC Family has partnered with STOMP Out Bullying™ to help speak to the heart of the issue. For more information on "Mean Girls 2" visit www.abcfamily.com.
Posted on 01/22/2011 | Continue Reading
Gotta love it when you start your Sunday morning with a google alert that takes you to a really really nice article. Today I was profiled by the Journal News and I have to say, I think I'm going to have permanent smile on my face. Visit their website to take a look...
Posted on 01/16/2011 | Continue Reading
What better way to start the day than with this easy and delicious crustless egg dish. Save the calories for the coffee cake later....
Posted on 01/13/2011 | Continue Reading
There are few items one can make when snowed in, but fortunately, this carrot soup is primarily made with staples from the fridge and pantry. Great with a hot , fresh bread.
Posted on 12/28/2010 | Continue Reading
Who likes freaky vegetables? The broccoli romanesco is one of the coolest looking veggies I have ever seen, so much so, that I hate to cut it up. Alas, dinner called and I needed to make a dish so I decided to incorporate it. Here is the result and I hope you like it!
Posted on 12/23/2010 | Continue Reading
I recently got the chance to interview one of my favorite leading ladies of all time - Sigourney Weaver who starred in the Lifetime original movie Prayers for Bobby. The film premiered on the Lifetime network on January 24, 2009 that is now available for sale on DVD.
Posted on 12/17/2010 | Continue Reading
Here at Role Mommy, we're always happy to share the inside scoop on how you can win free toys for your kids. And from now until December 15, Fisher Price is giving consumers the chance to win one of their hottest toys of the season....BIGFOOT! In fact, while you're hurriedly trying to get every gift on your list, you can enter to win a free Bigfoot - all you have to do is install the app on Facebook, post your Bigfoot mood to your profile, and it prompts you to enter the contest. The sweeps ends on December 15th so enter now and you could be a winner!
Posted on 12/10/2010 | Continue Reading
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, let's get you organized with some added ingredients that will spice up your Thanksgiving family time. These ideas will get your entire family sharing around your Thanksgiving dinner table by playing some simple games and activities.
Posted on 11/24/2010 | Continue Reading
My kids have a lot of homework lately which does not leave me a lot of time for din-din. Sometimes I need to take a short cut and have a semi-prepared dinner but still feel virtuous by making it semi-healthy. Try this ready made pizza dough vegetable roll on for size...
Posted on 11/04/2010 | Continue Reading
It's that time of the year! On October 29, "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" presents "LIVE's" REALITY BITES AGAIN: CHOMPED FROM THE HEADLINES" Halloween spectacular. No show does Halloween like LIVE, and this year, they'll feature more than 30 costumes spotlighting the most talked-about names in pop culture, including the Kardashians, characters from "Modern Family," the kids of "Jersey Shore" and many, many more.
Posted on 10/28/2010 | Continue Reading
Hop on over to Lifetime Moms where I share behind the scenes stories featuring Michael J. Fox, Ellen Pompeo, Nate Berkus, Sharon Osbourne and more!!!
Posted on 10/23/2010 | Continue Reading
This season's hottest looks are 30% off (40% off for cardholders) at Old Navy from Oct. 23rd-28th Fall is in full effect and as the temperature starts to drop, it's the perfect time to vamp up your family's Fall wardrobe....
Posted on 10/21/2010 | Continue Reading
I have a new found love for Brussel Sprouts. I really enjoyed roasting them but now I shred them and saute them. So quick and easy, nutritious and delicious. I hope you like them!
Posted on 10/05/2010 | Continue Reading
I'm beginning to think that living in Mexico might not be so bad as long as I can live at the Del Palmar Flamingos and had my food delivered to me poolside everyday. I don't think Jenny Craig would go for it though and with all the money I've been paying her lately it would be such a waste, wouldn't it? Oh, but I could dream.
Posted on 09/28/2010 | Continue Reading
Here at Role Mommy, we are pleased to announce a new eight week financial advice series featuring author, corporate executive and money expert Susan Hirshman. Susan is the author of the brand new book "Does This Make My Assets Look Fat." A former financial executive, Susan breaks down the concept of money, investing, budgeting and puts it into terms any woman can understand.
Posted on 09/22/2010 | Continue Reading
Summer is almost over but you can feel like you are at the shore all year round with this easy and flavorful chowder that can be a meal in itself with some bread and a nice side salad. I'll be looking forward to this when the Fall winds blow....
Posted on 09/07/2010 | Continue Reading
'Tis the season to eat corn but I, for one, like to cut mine off the cob because of some unpleasant memories involving corn and having braces at age thirteen. Few frozen foods excite me as much as my own corn, cut off the cob, frozen in an airtight ziploc and later defrosted to make this delectable salad with a kick once all the awesome summer corn is gone. Take the time to shuck and cut some of those kernels off those cobs for later-you'll be glad you did.
Posted on 08/21/2010 | Continue Reading
We had a lot of fun this weekend with our family and if you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in my car, now is your chance. Listen in to my conversation with my hilarious husband...
Posted on 08/10/2010 | Continue Reading
07/09/2010: Summer Recipes with Take Back the Kitchen
07/08/2010: Summer Road Trip Winners Announced!
06/26/2010: Fave 5 Baseball Movies for Moms
06/22/2010: Have U Heard...The Week in Entertainment
06/20/2010: Are Crunches Making You Fat?
06/05/2010: Celebrity News for Moms from Have U Heard
05/28/2010: Celebrity News from Have U Heard
05/17/2010: THE (d.a.)D-LIST by Eric Ruhalter
04/17/2010: Jennifer James Featured on Blog Talk Radio
04/14/2010: Casting Notice: Hard Working Moms
03/19/2010: Giveaway Central: Fountain of Youth in a Basket!
03/18/2010: Win a Virtual Assistant and a Free Hotel Room!
03/10/2010: Take Back the Kitchen with an Edamame Dip
02/05/2010: Giveaway Central: The Jawbone ICON
02/02/2010: 14 Ways to Love Children on Valentine's Day
01/29/2010: Giveaway Central
01/28/2010: Role Mommy Deal of the Day
01/27/2010: LOL Clip of the Day
01/25/2010: Love our Children USA Helps Children of Haiti
01/25/2010: Role Mommy Fave Find
01/18/2010: Chaos to Connection on Role Mommy Radio
01/16/2010: Role Mommy: Deal of the Week
01/10/2010: Audrey McClelland: Living Her Dream
12/30/2009: Mom of Reinvention: Marianna Olszewski
12/09/2009: Printer of the Millenium
12/07/2009: Food Glorious Food
11/28/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five - Nintendo Edition!
11/26/2009: Melissa & Doug Favorites
10/15/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five
10/03/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five
09/28/2009: Having my Kugel and Eating it Too
09/22/2009: The Find's Fave of the Week
09/02/2009: Dillon Rogers: Our Latest Fave Find
08/16/2009: The Find's Fave of the Week
08/10/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
08/02/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
07/27/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
07/20/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
07/17/2009: The Find's Fave of the Week
07/16/2009: My Cheesy 80's Playlist
07/13/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
07/10/2009: The Find's Fave of the Week
07/07/2009: We've got a winner!
07/07/2009: Essay and Artwork Contest for Kids
07/04/2009: The Find's Fave of the Week
07/01/2009: The Parentville Fave Five
06/25/2009: Brand New Site for Busy Moms...ReferQuest
06/24/2009: Friends Reunite on Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy
06/23/2009: Rude Restaurant Kids
06/21/2009: The Weekly Fave Five
06/18/2009: The Find's Fave of the Day
06/14/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five
06/11/2009: The Find's Fave of the Day
06/04/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five
05/27/2009: The Role Mommy Fave Five
05/18/2009: Mom Blogger Buzz
05/02/2009: Role Mommy Fave Five
04/24/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Sharon Lowe
04/16/2009: Look What We Found at The Find!
04/02/2009: The Friday Fave Fives
04/01/2009: Thursday Fave Fives
03/31/2009: The Wednesday Entertainment Fave Five
03/30/2009: Fave Five Tuesday
03/29/2009: The Monday Fave Five
03/26/2009: The Friday Fave Fives
03/25/2009: The Thursday Fave Five
03/24/2009: The Wednesday Fave Five
03/23/2009: Tuesday Fave Fives
03/22/2009: The Monday Fave Five
02/19/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Jamie Lentzner
02/02/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Bonnie Marcus
01/17/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Karen Gallagher
01/11/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Julie Cole
01/06/2009: Meet Mom of Reinvention, Terri Camp
12/07/2008: The Ultimate Blogroll
12/05/2008: Giveaway Central - Children's Place Gift Card!
12/03/2008: Giveaway Central - TNT Movie Goodies
12/01/2008: Giveaway Central
11/24/2008: Meet Author & Eco-Mom Helen Coronato
11/15/2008: Meet Twittermom Founder Megan Calhoun
11/08/2008: Meet Author Ellen Feig
10/21/2008: Mom of Reinvention...Jessica Lewis
10/19/2008: Mom of Reinvention...Author Lisa Holewa
09/20/2008: Kids Pick the President Giveaway!
09/12/2008: A Very Cool Contest...
08/24/2008: Weekend Shout Outs!
08/22/2008: Weekly Writer Shout Outs
08/16/2008: These are a Few of My Favorite Blogs...
08/06/2008: Link Love
07/29/2008: Three writer Shout Outs!!!
07/29/2008: When Tragedy Jumpstarts Reinvention
07/22/2008: Cancer Survivor, Author & Mom
07/14/2008: Giveaway Central
07/12/2008: Check Out Snacker Tracker!
07/08/2008: Writers and Experts
07/01/2008: Writer Tuesday!
06/30/2008: Giveaway Monday
06/26/2008: The Well Mom and Parenting Blogger Network
06/24/2008: Tuesday Writers
06/23/2008: Giveaway Monday
06/19/2008: Shout out to Kimmelin Hull
06/17/2008: Writer Tuesdays
06/16/2008: Giveaway Monday
06/13/2008: Discount Friday!
06/12/2008: Your On Ramp and Lawscope Coaching!
06/11/2008: Moms of Reinvention Day
06/10/2008: Showing Some Love to Great Mom Writers
06/10/2008: Shouts for June 9, 2008