#momcrushmonday! A few FAB (focused after baby!) facts about my friend @drtanyaaltmann: 1) She's crazy-smart, beyond educated and tells parents to GIVE BABIES PEANUT BUTTER to minimize allergies (you've got to read her book #whattofeedyourbaby for step-by-step details...) 2) If you ask her for help with 1 thing, she'll automatically help you with 4 things at the same time (and simultaneously make you feel like a million bucks, too!) 3) She's FUN. Totally talkative and FUN. I also treasure that she contributed her favorite quickie tips for nursing without drama to my book for first-time pregnant moms, The FAB Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby (#linkinbio). Come say hi in person at @bigcitymoms @pumpstation @huggies #BiggestFamilyShower in #losangeles Saturday Aug 5! Follow Tanya now if you don't already. Who's your #momcrush? Tag her! #thefabmom
Cheers to #Friday. Cheers to smoothies. Cheers to sisters. And cheers to honorary sisters at work who you once shared a job with and who makes you laugh every Friday morning because the stuff that comes out of her mouth on air (and off air) is hilarious -- swipe to see who! #thefabmom #cbsla
#TBT to 2005 thanks to organizing my home office! Turns out #thefabmom started as a wannabe weather girl on @ktla5news .... Shout if you recognize these famous faces -- we're all (thankfully) still working, we've all become parents. (And the one on the far right now anchors the whole @ktlamorningnews!) If I could go back to this time: I'd tell myself to calm down, don't worry, stop stressing and have faith that everyone ends up exactly where we're meant to be... (I do love this pic! And I hope the famous folks here don't hate me for posting it!) What would you tell your 20-something self?
After a year & a half, I still feel this way every Wednesday & Friday @cbsla. No, this is not a kiss-a$$ post for my bosses, this is a living testament that part of finding & maintaining happiness as a MOM is to do something (ongoing) for YOU. Something that you really like/love. Something that makes you tap into the 'you' that you were before babies. Something that has nothing to do with your kids. (For me, my happiness is goal-setting & working. Always has been. Can't explain it. Even when I'm burnt, I can't seem to get away from it...) Tonight got extra joyful working my 'happy' with a certain super-sweet-and-sharp anchor who's expecting her second baby... swipe to see who and send her congrats!!! What's your happy-thing this week? #thefabmom #cbsla
Feelin' #SmartAsAMother today! The woman holding the @evivohealth sample box had a C-section & did not nurse (me)... which subsequently does not do any favors for babies' gut health! (The more you know.) Fascinating to learn about the good bacteria that can guard against allergies & inflammatory conditions in infants thanks to @drtanyaaltmann @stilettosandsippycups... This good bacteria used to be naturally present in babies but has disappeared in the last 2-3 generations as a response to modern medicine and new delivery procedures (every great invention has a price...) #Evivo has found a way to get those baby bacterias boosted again... Revolutionary, tested stuff. And now I'm a science geek. Get more info. #thefabmom
#mondaymotivation compliments of grand motivator herself, @samanthaettus. Let's just say I chased a big dream of becoming an author because of her famous Why Not NOW philosophy. Lately I've been struggling with what next so I'm giving her new #pielifeplanner a shot (not your typical calendar... this thing's got built-in to-do's and mantras to kick me in the butt). You can see why my oldest daughter flipped out over it on my #instastory. Hooray for ongoing reinvention & #goals... What's been on your to-do list lately? #thefabmom #partner
Weekend = Good fun, good friends, good laughs with @stephaniesimmonstv. All kicked off by an ADORABLE baby shower for one of our @cbsla producers! (And don't think my daughters didn't eat it all up. I think they downed 7 chocolate macaroons each...) Cheers to conquering our to-do lists tomorrow and a FAB week ahead! What's your big action item? #thefabmom
Happy Hot #Friday from @stephaniesimmonstv @cbsla & I! Do we look stupid? (Don't answer that.) Have fun and stay coooooool this scorching weekend. (Did I ever tell you one of my first gigs in TV was doing the weather? I was terrible. I kept getting confused and couldn't figure out how to move the right way with the maps because everything is reversed when you see yourself in the monitor. Another story. Much more rewarding for me to just fan myself in front of a green screen instead... Cheers to finding our own strengths.) #thefabmom