What Happens When Facing Change? Media, Moms, Live Interview & Thinking On Your Feet

We all face change. And often it happens in an instant. And especially as parents. You learn to adjust, switch gears and think on your feet.  And that’s what happened today. Live radio and television interviews lined up starting early this morning. The topic? Savoring The Last Days of Summer.  And while LIVE ON-AIR – you won’t BELIEVE what happened! You have to see this.

“Just A Mom”?? Screw That! Mom IS the Most Empowered!

“JUST a Mom?” “Oh, you don’t work?” If one more person would’ve said those phrases- I might seriously go all Italian on them! Going from a high-profile, public career as an anchor and reporter to having 3 babies within 21 months-(yes, a set of twins in that mix)-to caring for 3 infants was, let’s just…

Start! 3 Empowering Things To Do Today To Change Your Life!

Want to Change Your Life? Want to start EMPOWERING yourself TODAY?

Two words.

Two small, simple words.

Just start.

That’s it.

Yes, it’s that simple. Read it again.

But there’s a little more to it.  Here’s HOW to make it count and work it to CHANGE YOUR LIFE…  Here’s the key..

The Oprah Countdown. “O” for “O-NO!” Don’t Miss These Last Moments!

It’s time.
And unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that it’s Oprah Winfrey’s Farewell Season.
But now, millions around the world —  instead of saying, “O for Oprah”, many are saying, “O – OH-NO!”   After 25 years, Oprah Winfrey is set to say good-bye and dim the lights on her afternoon program.   Don’t miss the final moments – here’s how.

After The Storms, Looking For Missing Loved Ones? Here’s Help. And How YOU Can Help Now After The Storms.

America’s Heartland is Heartbroken today.

Are you looking for a loved one, or just desperate to help others and don’t know how?  Here’s some essential information, websites and resources for you.

Right now, sites are already set up to assist locating those missing or others unaccounted for as of yet.

We are not helpless – you can make a difference.  Here’s how you EMPOWER yourself, your community, OUR world amidst devastating storms. Floods in the south, recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and now tornadoes overnight virtually erasing the town of Joplin, Missouri off the map, and battering several other towns in Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Want to help, but don’t know what to do?  There ARE ways you can help now. YOU can help make an Impact after the storms.

And you can TEACH YOUR KIDS to help too.

Here’s some resources for all the latest information.

Empowered Idea: Stay at Home Mom Manifesto: Do It For Yourself

I was on the phone yesterday doing an interview for a story when I mentioned that I’m going to be a stay at home mom with Harper, rather than finding another job. The

woman I was speaking with was a well accomplished Manhattan attorney — and mom. “Well, don’t stay home for your kids,” she told me. “They won’t remember. Make sure you do it for yourself.”

She said that when she told her 23-year-old daughter that she’d stayed home with her Saturday nights because she couldn’t bear to leave her, the daughter deadpanned: “That was stupid.”

A reader on MommyMoi recently left me a similar comment: “All I know is that FOR ME, the nine years I stayed home with my children (mainly because of unemployment) were not good. I love being at work, and my children (now 13, 15 and 17) don’t even remember that I was ever home. They understand that I love my job just about as much as I love them. Of course, I was able to arrange my hours so I could be home in the evenings. Most studies I have seen indicate that children benefit most from parents who are happy, so you have to decide what will make you happiest. For me, it was definitely work outside the home!”

“Good Enough” is the New Perfect for Empowered Moms

Today’s Empowered Moms are constantly re-evaluating what it means to “have it all” and creating new ways to balance family and work.

“The Mommy Wars” of the past decades, which pitted stay-at-home mothers against those in the workforce, have changed. There’s less camaraderie now between women in both camps and more isolation as mothers have such varied lives, both at work and at home.

Get Uncorked! The Bubbly Gives Back.

Get “Uncorked”!

Get this.  Bubbles. Bubbles. Everywhere.  We taste a variety of the Bubbly. We celebrate a birthday party. And we’re giving back to a great cause!

BUH-RILLIANT!!

We are crazy about Dallas Uncorked, and joined in the sparkle and fizz at last night’s  Dallas Uncorked 7th Birthday Champagne Celebration.

Running the show at Dallas Uncorked, our great friends – and chief cork-poppers –  Hayley Hamilton and Gary Cogill.

So many champagne corks were popping you’d think we’d fallen into a butter-seduced coma from a movie theater.  In truth, the fizz, fun and festivities took place at The Wine Therapist.

Are You CRAZY?! Yes! Greatest Person of The Day!!

Are you Crazy? Get CrazyWithACause ! Once homeless and hungry herself,  Cheryl “Action” Jackson has been named Greatest Person Of The Day! She’s crazy about giving back to the community!  We are supporters, volunteer for, and are close advocates of Minnie’s Food Pantry . Check out why:   One of my reasons for The Empowered Mom’s is sharing the journey, the…