Tag Archive: Parenting

March Against Monsanto

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now most people have at least heard of Monsanto. It’s the company that went from producing Agent Orange in the late ‘60s-early ‘70s to creating GMOs and then patenting the seeds! And last, but not least, it’s the same company that makes the favorite household brand of…

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Child Meets World

As a performer myself, I long debated if I should entertain, much less encourage artistic endeavors beyond the normal childhood dabbling. But life happens when you’re busy making plans, or at least contemplating said plans. So it shouldn’t be that surprising that practically overnight, my shy, generally low self-esteem laden daughter has become not only…

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Thanksgiving Treasures

On our national day of thanks I have a lot to be grateful for, and never has a day of thanks been needed more than right now. Much of our shared experiences these past few weeks sounds like a bad pitch in a development meeting at Paramount Pictures: large parts of New York in near…

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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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Finding yourself amongst the Masters

I need beauty in my life. I need it for inspiration, for relaxation and for rejuvenation. I need beauty to satisfy my creative soul and soothe the savage Mama’s-over-tired-can-you-please-leave-me-alone-for-more-than-10-minutes beast.  More often than not, I get no such respite. But this weekend with the bizarrely perfect near 60 degree late Winter weather in the East,…

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My New Love . . .

I’m in love with an amazing male.  He shares my passion and taste for Teavana peach Roibos tea, is a vegan, responds with the cutest noises when I scratch him in just the right place and sings beautifully.  Whenever I walk by and he’s in a flirtatious mood, he even whistles a catcall.  And the…

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You want to do a WHAT?!

It’s way worse than a four letter word for most mothers, and as I sit and type this blog, my beautiful, talented and slightly more than overweight almost eleven year old daughter has decided she wants to enter one. Yes, I’m talking about BEAUTY pageants.  The kind that conjure up JonBenét Ramsey and the wonderful film…

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Differently Awesome – Guest Blog by my Daughter

I had the opportunity to share a special day with my daughter as she joined me today at a wellness fair on the campus of SUNY Purchase.  Her thoughts on our experience were so inspiring and heartwarming, I thought I’d let her share them directly with you so thank you for indulging this proud Mama….

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The Pendulum Swings Again . . .

What are supposed to be normal experiences for a child aren’t absorbed or expressed in any predictable, cogent, peaceful way by my son. I pray one day this will all change, and the direction on the dizzying pendulum will move us to a place of peace, joy and laughter. Until then, someone please stop the ride. I want to get off.

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Two roads diverged . . .

Today was incredible.  The forecast called for 60 degree temperatures – amazing for NY so close to Thanksgiving – and I had managed to get a full night’s sleep.  I bounced from bed with the simple intention to get up and out early, head to the nearby farmer’s market and buy fresh cider and organic…

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