Letting the #UglyTruths All Hang Out!

Had a really great time on TODAY with cool and funny moms Randi Zuckerberg and Jen Hatmaker! The idea was to bond and joke about the not so glam sides of having a baby. The #ParentingTeam posted next month’s question so take your shot. Submit a video or an article and you could end up in one of the segments that will air on TODAY next month.  If you didn’t see it.. I posted this months segment below!

THE CHALLENGE: Raising kids is stressful. Let’s share ways to make it less so.
We welcome your time-saving hacks, practical tips and advice. Have a trick that helps on hectic mornings? Advice to calm a tantrum or soothe a moody tween? Please share! OR maybe you have a mantra for happy parenting, a strategy for coping when you feel overwhelmed, a photo or video that makes you smile. Spread the love – tell us about it! Submit your thoughts here!

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Ugly Truth of Having a Baby

Hi from New York! I’m up here all week guest hosting Early TODAY and First Look on MSNBC. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who shared my post on What I Wish I had Known Before Bringing Home Baby. It was the  TODAY Show’s Parenting Team question of the month. On Thursday tune in to the TODAY Show during the 8AM hour. I’ll be joining some other moms to talk about all the weird things that happen when you’re expecting! Should be a fun and informative conversation. See you on TODAY!

Me Lucky Charms!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day all!!

The Fall!

The hug after!

Don’t read with your eyes shut!

One of my favorite things to do is visit schools and read to kids. I’m so afraid in this digital age the art of reading a good book will be lost. I love showing children how fun it can be and how much we can learn from reading. I visited Brookfield Elementary in Chantilly where I got to read to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. I read Dr. Seuss’ “I can read with my eyes shut”. The kids loved it and in the end agreed when we close our eyes we can miss a lot of great and interesting things out there. Thanks for the invite!

Spring it on! With Sugar

The snow is melting and there’s no turning back now. What better way to say “Spring come on!” than with spring cookies. With my little helper Adora we hosted a cookie decorating workshop at Wildfire at Tysons Galleria. Highlights of the event is seeing so many friends and meeting new people.. and also benefiting Food for Others. FFO helps provide food for those who can’t afford it living in Fairfax County. I love being able to teach my daughter about giving back while she is young and so impressionable. She really had fun and felt she was doing something good. Thanks to everyone who came out!

 

 

 

From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers

March is Women’s History Month and the women of News4 paid tribute to some of the most important ladies in their lives. In a News4 Special “From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers” we share some of the best memories and life lessons we got from mom. The response so far has been overwhelming. Thanks to all who watched, cried and laughed with all of us. Please enjoy the show below with hilarious and heart warming moments from me, Doreen, Wendy, Veronica, Barbara, Eun and Pat.


Groundbreaker: The First Female US Army Drill Team Commander

In a the military, women have not only fought for their country but also their right to do jobs traditionally held by men. Meet the military police officer making history by taking charge of one of the most prestigious units in the Army.

First Female Drill Commander

In a the military, women have not only fought for their country but also their right to do jobs traditionally held by men. Meet the military police officer making history by taking charge of one of the most prestigious units in the Army.

Joining the Today Show #ParentingTeam

Some fun news! This morning the TODAY Show will launch it’s #ParentingTeam Community and I’m a part of it. The new digital + TV endeavor is a great place for parents to get personal and real about things that really matter. Every month TODAY will feature some of the most up-voted posts/topics.Here’s my first contribution on What I Wish I Knew Before Bringing Home Baby. Would LOVE if you could go to the link and give it a vote!

How he told his 7 year old daughter…

After a plane crashed and her mom and baby brothers were killed… Ken Gemmell had to tell his 7 year old daughter.He talks about what he had to do to make her realize what happened was real.

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