Category Archives: Working Mom

My Pal Gwyneth

If I met Gwyneth Paltrow in person, she and I would practically be besties. Well, maybe that’s a tad of an overstatement. I wouldn’t want to give the impression that I have stalker tendencies. Those are reserved for the ilk of my psycho-ex 3; a story I’ll save for another blog. No, I’m simply referring…

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EXTREME GUIDE TO PARENTING!

TUNE IN TO SEE Spiritually Sexy Diva Mama, Shira Adler & family on the debut episode of BRAVO TV’s Extreme Guide to Parenting, airing Thrs. Aug. 7, 9:30pm/8:30c. In honor of the premier, take advantage of a special discount on Diva Mama Aromatherapy Synergy Sprays as seen in the premier of Bravo’s new docu-series Extreme…

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Authors & VO & More . . . Oh my!

I am often asked to share more about another aspect of my work as a Voice Over artist. Reposting the wonderful article, written by a NY Women in Communications colleague, Deanna Utroske for Digital Book World, is a great way to share this aspect of how I use my “voice” in the world. Traditionally published…

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Resistant Beloveds

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to help people you love when they are oppositional to what you are trying to offer. With all of my resistant beloveds, I find myself torn between wanting to be the loudest, most ardently persuasive and passionate force in their lives and the quietest, most detached and serene…

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Heavenly Katie Couric

Imagine being trapped under water for 15-30 minutes. Picture a shadowy creature with metal protrusions in the form of tin crowns, spiking off its seven heads. Consider picking up a paintbrush, never having had a lesson in your life, and watching as strange, powerful and mythical brush strokes flow from your hands as if someone…

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Near Death = New Life

[For those who may have missed the news that I was the invited guest blogger on Katie Couric’s new ABC talk show yesterday, below is a reposting of the blog that appears on KatieCouric.com. The follow-up post to the show yesterday will appear later this week. A special shout out to the incredible women at…

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Seasons, Cycles and Sounds

As soon as Labor Day is over, like many, I mourn the end of summer days and begrudgingly readjust my body and alarm clock to a new (and now that my eldest has started middle school) ungodly early wake up time for a fresh school year. For those who are of the Jewish faith tradition,…

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Parenting While Professional

[Note from Diva Mama: Parenting While Professional was originally posted on the New York Women in Communications blog, Aloud. I want to extend a personal thank you to NYWICI, editorial maven Michelle Hush, and to co-editor of Aloud, Deanna Utroske, for granting reprint permission and going above and beyond by taking the time to write…

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Building a Tribe

I belong to many tribes.  My faith tradition is a tribe.  My Divas-do-Lunch group is a tribe. My professional and networking groups such as NYWICI and Over40Females are tribes. Even my newly formed Luna Sisters Club (a monthly girls-night-out with neighborhood moms) is a tribe. And this past weekend, the largest tribe I have ever…

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Diva Mama returns

I am so happy to be back! In between launching my aromatherapy line and guided meditation series I needed to take some time off to regroup. There have been lots of changes lately in both my personal and professional lives and through them all, I found myself searching for meaningful answers to a question that…

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