Losing It- Day 1 March 22, 2009

Today is the first day of the next 365, during which I will lose one thing each day, and I invite you to join me.  In fact, I challenge you to join me, and lose one thing a day yourself.  If, like me, you have spent the better part of your life accumulating things-- via department stores, boutiques, flea markets, trips, web sites, inheritances, gifts, splurges, mileage, marriage, self-reward, self-pity,  or other means, and if, like me, you have reached a point in life where all this stuff is encroaching on your life-- I invite you to join me in the process of losing it, one ...more

Lost in Suburbia

Thank g-d for Navigation! It skillfully guided me to the home of Tracy Beckerman, mother of two, newspaper humor columnist and author of "Rebel Without a Minivan." Stressed out of my mind due to my own work/life struggles, I hopped out of the car ready for a good laugh.  Tracy documents life in the burbs in such a tongue and cheek manner that her reading audience has grown to over 3 million moms, much like myself. ...more

Game On!


Inside FOX NEWS Desk with Jane Skinner

I never imagined that the idea I conceived of some 7 months ago would land me at the Fox News Desk with Jane Skinner.  Who would have thunk?  Jane is not only smart and kind, she is now an official mentor for the moms who join my social network at MyWorkButterfly.com.   ...more

Confessions of a Cereal Addict

In preparation for my interview tomorrow with Fox News' Jane Skinner, I bust out my laptop and a spankin' new box of cereal.  I tend to eat when I'm nervous or stressed or bored or ....  ...more

The Many Hats We Wear

Sometimes I wear so many hats, I don't remember which one is on my head.  Just last week, I arrived at a local business to interview the owner and found myself shopping for a birthday gift for my daughter's friend.  This task was quickly interrupted by the shop owner who saw my tape recorder and notebook and asked If I was the gal from the magazine who was writing a story about the shop.  "Yes," I quickly replied, "Do you have this bracelet in silver?" ...more


I went to see a movie last night in attempt at a girls night out which always has a hint of guilt attached to it (that's another blog post).   The movie was called Taken and for those of you mothers out there, don't see it.  It's stressful and sick and I only wished that the subject matter could be chalked up to being "just a movie". The plain truth is that the trafficking of young girls is a reality. ...more





Interviewed Lisa Bloom, Daughter of Gloria Allred and was Busted by cops after!

Huffing and Puffing on my treadmill -which can be compared to my treadmill of life -I start stressing over my 12 o'clock appointment.  Barely 3 miles in I hop off, race to shower, cover my pimples and fact check my materials.... The 12 o'clock appointment is with Lisa Bloom, daughter of Gloria Allred- no pressure! ...more

10 Short and Sweet Reasons To Exercise

Exercise to give yourself the gift of wellness . Here are 10 plain and simple reasons to exercise consistently- 1. Positive Self Awareness 2. Positive Self Reliance 3. Positive Self Respect 4. Calm 5. Balance 6. Health Benefits 7. Endorphins 8. Mastery 9. Accomplishment 10. Attitude from my home blog at: http://allwaysoptions.blogspot.com ...more

Sitting in the Passenger Seat

Twenty years ago, I married an entrepreneur.  In total, he has started six businesses.  I have to be honest, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into on many fronts the day I said, "I do".  I was young, in love and had never lived on my own (except for those four years at college in which I was anything but responsible).  Why didn't anyone warn me? I mean, when someone marries a doctor, it's obvious that there will be years of residence (without a paycheck) and evenings as well as weekends "on call".  It's just not obvious to many young brides-to-b ...more