Vigilance: Do you have it?


Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed myself saying “I miss you” over and over and over to my Hubby. And he says it back (while also playfully imitating me in a high-pitched voice that’s supposed to sound like me). No, nobody’s traveling. No, nobody’s moved out. No, nobody’s been leaving the other one at […]

Rant! Part 2: Why I’m treating my baby like a puppy.


I got some flack for my declaration to resist babyproofing on my post yesterday (but isn’t that the fun of a blog? freedom of speech and expressing opinions to promote discussion?) To make up for it (or perhaps enrage others more), here’s my promised Part 2 regarding Babyproofing: In lieu of babyproofing, I’m beginning to […]

Rant! Part 1: Why I’m lying to my husband…

Now might be a good time to move this kid.

So LadyP has been crawling like a son-of-a-gun for a few weeks now… and Hubby has been constantly instructing me to babyproof the house. “Yes” I nod. I lie. I most likely will do something non-invasive eventually, but at this headstrong moment in my parenting journey, I’m proclaiming that babyproofing is baloney. That’s right. I call […]

Fab Find Friday DISCOUNT! Jilly Loves Jordann Jewelry.

Engraved Magnolia Enamel Charm (turquoise), $250.

I love it I love it! Yes I do! I do! I do! And, it’s not just because I got wear a gorge Jordann Jewelry necklace for co-hosting Her Say this week or because Kourtney Kardashian or Katherine Heigl have been seen sporting JJ designs too. It’s simple: I like Jordann because it’s pretty and nice […]

How I May Have Scared Brooke Burke… and how she returned the favor.


It’s been a hell of a week, kids. In 3 completely unrelated work experiences, I buddied up with Soleil Moon Frye (the gal formerly known as Punky Brewster) for Her Say, interviewed Julia Roberts, and possibly made an a$$ out of myself in front of Brooke Burke. Even though I’m a professional, I sometimes can’t help turning into […]

Fab tip! Burritos and gas for dinner?


If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my crazy line of working in TV/news, it is: EVERY MOMENT COUNTS. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. TREAT EVERY SECOND AS THOUGH IT IS YOUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE. I’m beginning to think that my news classes in college were really teaching me how to be prepared for […]

My Fabulous Father’s Day Flop.


So our very first Father’s Day in the history of our new little family was super-fun but semi-fabulous. Although our main gift of much-needed summertime ‘dad’ clothes and yummy breakfast went off without a hitch, the big wham-bam finish for my Dad’s Day plan fell flat… all because my printer decided to act like a bitch. […]

Father’s Day Finds! Get him something YOU want too.

Black Skull, $65.

If you’re like me, you can be totally fanatical about chocolate and stylish bags. For Father’s Day, go ahead and feed your own addiction with these *fabulously-macho-yet-fun-for-Mommy* gifts that you AND the new Dad in your life can enjoy together. It’s not being selfish, it’s being smart & savvy in a semi-sneaky way. God Bless […]

Father’s Day Find! A fun/funny gift to block out screaming kids… at a discount.


Some dads I know like to revel in a huge celebratory extravaganza to recognize how Father’s Day is their day, but a lot of dads I know just want to be left ALONE. Not in a bad way, but in a “I just want to do things that I never have time to do” or a […]

Who knew I’d learn this much from chicken?


The introduction of ‘meats’ to baby has begun. As a meat-eater myself, I will tell you that just opening the itty-bitty jars of baby food “meat” has been the grossest thing I’ve attempted in my new-momdom yet. It’s worse than the worst poop-attack. It’s worse than the chunkiest upchuck. I’m this close to making LadyP […]

UNfabulous: Why I encourage moms to get really sick every now and then…

The mess I woke up to Saturday morning... but he pulled it off. New faucet!

Guess how we kicked off our very first Father’s Day week over here? With vomit on the bathroom floor. This time I was to blame for the mess (not LadyP). No, I wasn’t drunk. No, I’m not pregnant. But I was unbelievably ill this past weekend. I guess you could blame little LadyP a little […]

Fab Find! Chic chairs that repel spit-up & other bodily fluids.

Philippe Starck Style Louis Ghost Chair, $175 at

As I shop for furniture lately, a friend of mine has brought something very important to my attention: It’s not entirely impossible to have a cutting-edge kitchen with a messy baby or toddler. Get yourself some Ghost Chairs and you’re good to go. They aren’t for everyone. Those who can’t handle hard, plastic seating will […]

No, thank YOU.


Fabulousness can happen when all sorts of nice people do good little things that add up to make yourself feel more together than you actually are. Thank you, SALESGIRL, for giving me the large dressing room with the carpet so that a newly-mobile little girl could stretch her crawling legs while Mommy shopped for work clothes. […]

Saturday Sex Scenes, Sunday Lizards and Monday Lanterns.


It’s been a weird few days. Monday I interviewed Ryan Reynolds for his new movie Green Lantern. Sunday I screamed so loudly that I took the tail off a lizard… literally. Saturday I talked sex scenes with Cameron Diaz (and her ex Justin Timberlake). Eclectic to say the least. I’ll start with Saturday… aka my […]

GIVEAWAY! Oopsy Daisy World Map (a $300 value!)

Our World Wall Art (sizes/prices vary)

Since this whole week has been one big “Fab-Find Friday,” thought I’d save the best for last. Visit TheFabMom and send an email by 5pm TODAY (Friday June 3) for a chance to win a massively beautiful hand-drawn world map from Oopsy Daisy! Animal Choo Choo Birthday Banner Oopsy Daisy was born over 10 years […]

3 reasons to take your 8-month baby to get a pedicure.

LadyP: Interested & enthralled.

I mean, to get a pedicure for yourself. My big experiment today (about 30 minutes prior to writing this post) was to see if LadyP could handle sitting on my lap for about 30+ minutes while Mommy got her previously-yucky toes did and feet rubbed at our local pedi-place. Yes, it is possible. No, it […]

LaPetiteCouture GIVEAWAY for little girls!

Lace trimmed legging, $28. Sunny Sunshine top, $38.

Mommies! If your little girl is into fine, French-inspired handmade couture without that daunting of a pricetag, TheFabMom’s got the giveaway for you TODAY! Drop an email to TheFabMom by 5pm TODAY (June 1) and you could be the winner of a $100 gift certificate for online shopping at La Petite Couture designs! Owner/Designer/Artist/Mommy-prenuer extraordinaire Marcie Hoch […]