Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Moms Night Out

Me and a friend after "Bridget Jones's Baby"

Tonight I went to a showing of "Bridget Jones's Baby". I had a great time, which was enhanced by the free tickets. It was a great movie. Renne Zellweger is inspired. She channels the original energy and spirit of the earlier Bridget Jones movies and engages the audience. I won't spoil the movie for you. However, if you want to laugh hard, go see the movie!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Working Mom Tip: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

My kids on a Friday night

I coach working moms. One topic that I am often asked about is maternity leave--how to negotiate it, how to maximize it, and how to return from it. Recently a friend posted that she's returning to work on Monday after enjoying twelve weeks of maternity leave with her precious baby. I read her post after enjoying a cocktail and below is my response. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Working Mom Wednesday: We Did a Photo Shoot Today

Andre getting his makeup done

As you saw from a prior post my family was selected for an ad campaign. As is the case with these sorts of things, the ultimate decision is made by the client. In this case the client decided to cut the kids and to just keep us. I was surprised because I thought that we were the least attractive part of the deal. I thought the kids were carrying us!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Patriotic Working Moms May Miss Most of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Blogging, drinking and watching the Olympics

I am making an off-cycle post because I sent my family out to dinner on Sunday and for a few hours it has been just me in the house, and I savored it. I made dinner without considering whether it was appropriate for children. I had a martini with my appetizer. I had wine with dinner. I also watched the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Working Mom Tip: A Lesson About Racy Photos on Social Media

My social media posts tend to be slightly unkempt as opposed to seductive...
Like everyone, I have days when I think that I am pretty bad ass. Those days tend to be when I've worked out, my makeup is flawless, and I am standing at just the right angle. I also felt pretty bad ass both times I pushed out a baby. To quote Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic, I felt like "The [queen] of the world"!

Still, despite my feelings of pride, I've been reluctant to post photos of myself scantily clad on the internet and I am glad. Although I have never been a super model like Melania Trump, I was young, attractive, and a bit of a party girl. Indeed, I used to like to kick it. And when I was kicking it, it was in the heyday of decadence, extravagant spending, and skimpy clothes. (If you are imagining images of rap videos filmed at the early part of this century, you may not be far off...)