Kerry and Shonda and Viola, Oh My!

Kerry and Shonda and Viola, Oh My!
Miracles of miracles this Thursday, September 25th on ABC there will be TWO hour long dramas lead by black actresses. The juggernaut Scandal returns starring Kerry Washington. And Shonda Rhimes (the creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy) debuts How to Get Away with Murder starring Oscar nominees Viola Davis. “Sacre Coeur!” (That’s fancy talk for,”Holy... Read more »

Rachel Dratch: Embracing the Unexpected in Life and Career

Rachel Dratch: Embracing the Unexpected in Life and Career
Back in my Second City improv days Rachel Dratch and I were talking during a break in rehearsal for the touring company. I had just returned from a hiatus from Second City after doing a play at Steppenwolf Theatre. Rachel said she thought it was cool that I did theatre in addition to improvisation. She... Read more »

Rihanna I agree with you

Rihanna I agree with you
Rihanna is pissed and I don’t blame her. CBS recently pulled it’s new Thursday Night Football theme song by Rihanna and JayZ. CBS’ decision took place after video of  Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice cold cocking his fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator surfaced. (Janay is now his wife.) Why did CBS pull Rihanna’s... Read more »
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National Stepfamily Day: Stepfamily Series

National Stepfamily Day: Stepfamily Series
Here they are! 10 different perspectives on what it’s like to be in a stepfamily. The good the bad, the ugly and the funny. Though as the curator I noticed (without my prompting) that these posts were mostly about the good and the funny. According to these ChicagoNow Bloggers stepfamilies are the new normal, stepdad’s... Read more »

Today Is National Stepfamily Day! What I Do for Love

Today Is National Stepfamily Day! What I Do for Love
Today is National Stepfamily Day! I’d like to thank all of the ChicagoNow Bloggers who shared their point of view for the series. I am wrapping up my series of Stepfamily Stories with an edited excerpt from my book My So-Called Unexpected Life: 10 Things I Did to Meet and Marry My Man, Be A Stepmom, Have... Read more »

National Stepfamily Day: My Name is Erin and This is My Family

National Stepfamily Day: My Name is Erin and This is My Family
Erin Vandeberg’s blog is called Eri-thon. In this post she introduces us to her family. National Stepfamily Day is tomorrow! I’ll share an excerpt from my book My So-Called Unexpected Life: 10 Things I Did to Meet and Marry My Man, Be A Stepmom, Have Babies & Embrace the Life I Never Knew I Wanted.... Read more »
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National Stepfamily Day: My husband's point of view

National Stepfamily Day: My husband's point of view
This guy. I swear I did not pay Bill Gaul (Just Getting Started) to write this post. He says some pretty nice stuff, though. I am a lucky gal. National Stepfamily Day is tomorrow September 16th! I will complete my Stepfamily series with an excerpt from my book My So-Called Unexpected Life: 10 Things I Did... Read more »

National Stepfamily Day: Nobody's Business

National Stepfamily Day: Nobody's Business
Poppy Doyle’s blog is called Expat Mamma. She writes about it’s nobody’s business how a family unit comes together and that stepfamilies are everywhere. I’ll share my perspective on September 16th with an excerpt from my book My So-Called Unexpected Life: 10 Things I Did to Meet and Marry My Man, Be A Stepmom, Have... Read more »

Molly Glynn and the Rain

Molly Glynn and the Rain
Yesterday morning it rained and I was scared to drop my daughter off at school. Normally, she plays on the playground with other kids until the bell rings and the teachers let them inside. But it was raining and I was scared. Because. What if she got hit by a tree? Sound ridiculous? Well, on... Read more »
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National Stepfamily Day: Step Parenting Can Make you a Better Parent

National Stepfamily Day: Step Parenting Can Make you a Better Parent
We are on day 6 of my Stepfamily Series in honor of National Stepfamily Day. ChicagoNow Bloggers have shared a broad perspective on what it’s like to be a member of a stepfamily-the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. I will share my perspective on Sept 16th with an excerpt from my book... Read more »
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    Tania Richard is an actress, writer, teacher, wife, and mother of four but not necessarily in that order. She is the owner and lead trainer of Improv Delivery-Improvisation Training for Professionals. www.improvdelivery.com Her book "My So-Called Unexpected Life: 10 Things I Did to Meet and Marry My Man, Be A Stepmom, Have Babies, and Embrace The Life I Never Knew I Wanted is available at Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. She likes Doritos. For archived posts please go to http://trichard3.blogspot.com/ websites: www.taniarichard.com www.writertaniarichard.com www.improvdelivery.com Follow her @tdreaud

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