I didn't give out party favors and nobody died

I didn't give out party favors and nobody died
I threw my daughter’s 8th birthday party and I didn’t hand out party favors at the end. No need for alarm. Everyone survived. I risked judgement and I am better for it. Because party favors suck and I believe they should be outlawed. I was still nervous about my decision though. Would people talk? Would... Read more »

Mom in real life: Exercise

Mom in real life: Exercise
Episode 3 of my web series mom in real life: EXERCISE was inspired by my real life exercise ups and downs. (click here for backstory on web series,) I have taken Zumba, Cardio-Boxing, Aerobics, Yoga, Balance Ball, Nia, Pilates. I have walked the track, treadmill, lifted weights, power splashed, spinned and BeMoved. I was always a... Read more »

Sandra Bland's death is reflective of our current times

Sandra Bland's death is reflective of our current times
Sandra Bland is dead. When I saw the video of Ms. Bland being dragged out of her car by Trooper Encinia because she refused to step out of her car I researched my rights in case I am commanded by an officer to step out of my car. Because I’m scared. Because a few months... Read more »
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I'm really good at this

ChicagoNow bloggers were asked to write a post in one hour or less with this as their challenge: “Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at.” I was unable to participate in the challenge when it was first posted but I am throwing my hat in the ring now. I am... Read more »

Book Club Fail

Book Club Fail
Episode 2 of my web series mom in real life is here! This episode is called Book Club and it’s based on my real-life experience as a member of a book club which was a source of great failure. I am a slow reader. My husband can read three books by the time I read... Read more »

Gay Marriage is Legal Across the Land

Gay Marriage is Legal Across the Land
I am sitting here crying on my computer keys because the Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage will be legal across the land. This is a moment in history that came just in time for the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday. I saw a documentary recently about a gay couple who fell in love... Read more »
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Mom in Real Life: A web series

Mom in Real Life: A web series
Are there any ideas or projects that you want to pursue but avoid because you are intimidated?  I’ve been avoiding creating a web series even though as an actress it is becoming more essential to create your own content than ever. I’ve been intimidated by the costs and the fact that I’d have to rely on... Read more »

Granny panties are back; I never knew they left

Granny panties are back; I never knew they left
Apparently granny panties are making a comeback. I had no idea they went away because I have always worn granny panties. I only wear thongs when it’s absolutely necessary which means never because-quick question-why would it ever be necessary to wear string up your butt? If I’m concerned about panty lines I’d rather go commando than... Read more »

Caitlyn Jenner looks beautiful but there's more to being transgender than makeup

Caitlyn Jenner looks beautiful but there's more to being transgender than makeup
Caitlyn Jenner made history on Monday by posing on the cover of Vanity Fair because she was formerly Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner. Caitlyn is dressed in a gold bodice, her hair is long with curls. Her face is made up, her breasts are pushed up and her legs are crossed. Her photographer is the... Read more »
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Selfies made me lose myselfie

Selfies made me lose myselfie
I prefer selfies over pictures taken by others. In selfies it’s just your head. I like my head. I rarely dislike a selfie of myself. I’m happy to post a selfie on social media. In fact selfies have replaced pictures of me taken by other people on  Facebook and Twitter. Recently I posed for pictures... Read more »