Circle in the Sand

Yesterday, my cousin Patti Tweeted me to let me know she’d heard Belinda Carlisle’s Circle in the Sand in the grocery store and performed our childhood dance routine in the frozen pizza section....more

Going To The VMAs: A Night In The Life of Hollywood Housewife

Every year when the MTV Video Music Awards roll around, I get excited to go. And every year, my husband groans and rolls his eyes. It's true, we're decades beyond the target demographic for the VMAs, and we never know all the performing or nominated musical acts.  But it's a fun evening, with great people watching, so we make it almost every year.  My husband produces multiple television shows for MTV, and we usually have decent seats....more

To Thine Own Self Be 'Roo: What My Bonnaroo is All About

Every June, I find myself among 100,000 people on a farm in rural Tenn., all seeking the same ideal: escape. It doesn’t matter that we’re coming from different realities. For some, it’s a world after graduation. For others, impending fatherhood. For folks like me, it’s the day-to-day life of adult- and parenthood. We share this notion, and that’s all that matters....more

Timeless Music

Many of us embrace the notion of reviving music with meaningful lyrics, beautiful melodies and powerful messages. I call it "timeless music," which is relevant to us, not because of what the record labels or radio stations determine is "commercial," but because of the special connection that we have to that music because of the emotional moments it awakens in us. In fact, timeless music compels us to let our own personal stories determine for us what is musically "real" or "relevant," commercial trends notwithstanding....more

Chatting With…Olivia Lee Host of E!’s “Opening Act”

Can you imagine get the surprise of a lifetime and getting to open for one of today’s biggest singing superstars?...more

The Aftermath of the Pussy Riot Verdict

Days after three members of the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison, the Russian police are looking for two more members of the group who apparently escaped. Last Friday, three members were convicted of “hooliganism” fueled by religious hatred for performing a “punk prayer” in a Moscow cathedral in February. During their performance the group did something unthinkable: they criticized Russian president Vladimir Putin. ...more
I wish that we could find a way to sustain engagement in politics and world news. It seems that ...more

Ten Great Break-Up Songs: I'm Getting Divorced, That Makes Me An Expert

If you've read my personal blog, Mommy Wants Vodka, you probably know that I'm going through the Big D (or The D Word, as I like to call it). If you don't read my personal blog, let me fill you in: I'm getting divorced. It's been a challenging time - with three kids, a house, and moving out on my own for the first time (ever), this has been a particularly HARD time. Probably one of the worst so far....more
I always think of the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah, such a beautiful song.  I would also ...more

Not sharing my X with Paul Ryan

You have a candidate whose agenda promotes a series of policies that are anti-women rights, anti-health such as Medicaid and birth control, and anti-gay rights and these are all Human Rights....more
Really? The best you can come up with is his taste in music? Before you decide a man is ...more