Movie Review: The Arrival with Amy Adams

Movies move people when they are great.  And as one who use to love to watch movies often, I have been moved often by what I’ve seen.  Motherhood slowed my movie watching down outside of the movies meant for kids so getting to experience a movie before it even hits theaters is often a treat! Last week, I hosted a show at Movie Tavern in Flourtown, Pennsylvania and I honestly have not stopped thinking about this movie ever sinse!  Amy Adams has been seen in some pretty incredible blockbusters in…

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Announcement: More Video on #RealityMoms

Reality Moms is a collaboration of all things under the banner of: Motherhood Unleashed. Starting November first, #RealityMoms will pull back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz: being a digital parent in a photo-shopped world. We’re going to be bringing you a collaborative community of real, everyday parents sharing everyday triumphs (and catastrophes!) in an engaging, real and sometimes comedic way. Here are three new video series to watch for: #ManCrush Mondays: A weekly video segment that features the men and fathers in our lives. Each week, you’ll…

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Dear Mermaids: Body Image is not a Trend

At the beach this summer, I saw two young teens snapping photos at the edge of the water. The pair giggled at first, trying to get just the right shot with the ocean in the background, catching the sun dancing off the waves. Both wore their hair up in top buns, and possessed strong athletic bodies. Skin tan and glistening, I admired their youth and beauty. I put my nose back into my book when I heard, “Wait, we can’t use this one because my face looks too round.” Then,…

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Finding the Pathway to #Reality

One day I found myself sobbing, bitterly disappointed, and unable to see what would happen next. The reason for the outburst is genuinely irrelevant, because after a few minutes the storm passed. As is my way, I tried to look for the silver lining in what seemed like a stormy sky. In that moment this #QueenOfSilverLinings realized I wasn’t seeing anything clearly at all. My situation was less like the sky and a whole lot more like navigating a transportation hub. Let’s say you find yourself in an airport. You’re…

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#RealityMom Challenges: Working from Home

Anyone else have a love-hate relationship with working from home? Hate may be too strong of a word. And love may be too now that I think about it. For me it’s more like I have a “like-dislike” relationship with working from home. Before I go on, I should preface this by saying that I know I am very fortunate—I get to do most of my work from home and many moms would love to be able to do that. I’ve made conscious professional choices over the last 10+ years…

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