That One Thing

There are 365 days in a year, and today is only Day Seven–the sweet anticipation of being on the precipice of something exciting. Of a new year, a new month, a blank slate, a fresh start. A tabula rosa. 358 days to make something really awesome happen.

In many ways,  I feel like I’ve been very blessed in life and have accomplished many of my goals (both personally and professionally) — but there’s one thing I haven’t achieved that I’ve had my heart set on: getting a book deal.

For the past, oh, six years now, I’ve been saying my goal is to be a legit, published author with a book deal and an  agent — the real deal.

And I keep thinking about it … But that’s where my struggle lies.  Continue reading “That One Thing”

When Oopsies Are Cute


As grown-ups, we tend to get flustered when we suddenly get tongue-tied, forget a word, or speak incorrectly.

Hell, even after speaking English for all of my 33 years, just today I was on a work call and I couldn’t get my words straight. I sounded like a blithering idiot trying to summarize some action items from a project I know like the back of my hand. Let’s just say it wasn’t my finest moment!

But when children are learning to speak, everything they say seems to be adorable. Knowing this — and being a mom herself — my best friend got me this amazing little book called My Quotable Kid, which gives parents a place to jot down all those adorable things their kids say. Continue reading “When Oopsies Are Cute”

New Body Image Book “Delivered” by Stork Today

book cover_2Claire Mysko, one of my blogging buddies at WeAretheRealDeal, is the author of a new book out today called Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby.

For the record, before you start to wonder (as my mom has been questioning me lately, what’s with that?!) I am not pregnant.

That said, as someone who deals with body image issues on a daily basis (really, who doesn’t!?) I admit I am super-excited to read this new “labor of love” … as the book title states, “before baby.”

From what I have gleaned from Claire’s description of the book on our blog, this is the kind of book that every woman really ought to be reading.

In an ideal world, we’d all love and embrace our bodies as they are. But we know it’s not that simple; try as we might, we can’t just click our heels together and suddenly “have” self-esteem. Continue reading “New Body Image Book “Delivered” by Stork Today”