September 21, 2014

The Dude and his Transformers Review

Kids are who they are and I love that both of my children have personalities that are fun, loving and respectful. Everyday is not a rose garden, but we must celebrate them and all of their accomplishments. The Dude (my 6 year old) decided that he wanted to review one of his Transformers figures from the Transformers :Age of Extinction movie (Grimlock Flip and Change). After we thought about it, we allowed him to do it not for fame, but for himself. I do not know how many more videos we will do before it is all said and done, but he had fun with this one, so that is just fine with us.



July 9, 2014

Keep Momming

"I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. What can be even more difficult is when some people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub,, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative, and be sure to check out the website at

June 26, 2014

How I Came In Last for My First RunDisney 10K

My First RunDisney 10K - The Tinkerbell 10K at Disneyland in January 17-19, 2014. I know what you are thinking.... She came in last? Well, kind of.....

The race started out with my friend and me in Corral D. The corral was not bad, but with lessons learned from my first RunDisney race, we opted to make our way to the front of the corral.

We began walking at a good pace, and thankfully, the route at Disneyland was a scenic one. As we continued, about mile 3 my friend scurried along and I kept my pace. Before long we left Disneyland and on to the streets of Anaheim. As I hit mile 4, I heard other runners' state that they JUST swept a bunch of runners behind us. Instead of looking back, I picked up the pace, not wanting to get swept. About mile 5, one of the workers announced that I had so many seconds to make it across the street, because they were closing it up. I knew that I had no choice I had to get across that street. There was a young lady on a bike who kept asking questions about my life, and my first thought was, why is she asking me all of this? At this point, I never turned around to see if anyone was behind me. With less than a half mile to go, it dawned on me that I was the LAST one. I had other runners (that had finished the race) cheering for me, and my entourage of bikers escorting me. I cannot lie, I was in some slight foot pain, but I continued on, and I was so glad I did. I was met with cheers from the crowd and Donald and Goofy escorting me across the finish line. I shed a tear, just a bit, not out of embarrassment, but out of pride that I finished!

I would never advocate coming in last (on purpose), but I had one goal and that was to finish no matter what. For future races, my goal is to build up to my first Half Marathon and I know that I just need to continue on this path. For this race, I had something to prove to myself. I DID IT!! That is what matters.