Write your own story…

October 5, 2015 0 Comments

I’ve been told: I talk too much. My nose is too big. I’m not very pretty. I’m fat. My voice is annoying. I look like a rat with long hair. I look like a floozie when I wear red lipstick. Too dumb to be a journalist. Not a good anchor. You’re not good enough People […]

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Is this the new normal?

October 1, 2015 0 Comments

Another school shooting. As I write this, 13 people are dead. 13 people. I look up to the monitors in our newsroom and the networks have not cut into regular programming. We flip over to the cable news networks…they are talking about it…but it’s not wall-to-wall coverage. We all looked at each other in the […]

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No cool car…next, mom jeans??

September 29, 2015 0 Comments

There I was…doing the stand/rock/bounce move with the baby.  All parents know this move.  You cradle your child and sway from side to side all while bouncing and rocking and probably singing some old school song. That was me this morning. My song of choice? “Doing’ the butt.” “When you get that notion, put your […]

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The day I felt like Bill Bixby…

September 24, 2015 0 Comments

“Nico has a lot of….energy.” I have to laugh when people say that to me because I know they’re just being polite. I know they really want to say: “Umm yeah…he’s bad.”  Kind of like when people say, “Wow, you look tired.” That’s just a polite way of telling you that you look like crap.  lol […]

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Weed ‘em out!

September 23, 2015 0 Comments

A mom reached out to me tonight for advice…she’s worried her 10-year-old daughter is being bullied. I thought immediately about the age…10.  It’s when the mean girl antics really start to amp up.  The whispering gets more intense…the behind the back giggling…the inviting everyone else to the sleepover except that ONE girl.  Every woman understands…because […]

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How many bags for the guilt-trip?

September 21, 2015 0 Comments

I was on the phone with a friend recently when she said, “You must be dreading going back to work!” “Actually, I’m looking forward to it…I miss it and I need a routine.” Crickets. She said nothing. “You there??” Then she said the SAME thing that SO many other people have said to me over […]

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Will your jackets button? Not quite ;-)

September 14, 2015 0 Comments

I successfully managed to ignore the scale throughout my entire pregnancy. And by ignore, I mean I got onto the scale backwards and before the nurse could say a word, I would yell “I DON’T WANT TO KNOW!” Then there was my final appointment about 2 days before the baby was born. I saw the […]

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Did that really happen?

August 27, 2015 0 Comments

“TV News crew involved in shooting.” That headline quickly stopped me from making my daughter’s school lunch. I thought they got caught in a police stand-off with a suspect…or were covering a spike in neighborhood violence and were hit in a drive-by. I figured they were in their live truck at this point and were […]

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She has to eat…NOW.

August 24, 2015 0 Comments
She has to eat…NOW.

Timing. When you are nursing a baby, timing is everything. My entire day is planned around Luciana’s feeding schedule. My thought process is this: “Ok, if I have to be there at 11…I need to start feeding her around 10:15…that way I can be at the appointment until noon and then get home in time […]

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CEO of Chaos

August 19, 2015 1 Comment

CEO of Chaos. It’s my new title. I gave it to myself. When my daughter was born, I slept when she napped…so I always felt “rested.” When my son came along, I was able to sleep when he napped.  Our daughter was in daycare, because we wanted her to be with friends doing art projects, […]

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