I opted out of Monday. Just because. I needed to regain control of this setting-my-own-work-hours thing. I have a to-do list hundreds of emails long (not exaggerating) but instead I went to the gym, got a green smoothie, bought new plates, finally did a home-facial that I've wanted to try and enjoyed my daughters' new dance recital costumes & rehearsal. Because this is what my Monday needed to be. No shame. No regret. Man I feel better. Back to regular programming... how was your Monday? #thefabmom
Do I look dorky? (Yes.) Do I care? Not really. To hell with what folks think as long as you're having fun. How's that for Focused After Babies (FAB). My first @newyorkbabyshow was a joy... part of the unexpected glee was random moms stopping me to ask about my @jujube_intl #rosyposy (apparently you're like a unicorn if you have it already -- it's not officially avail until May 30. Order one now if you want it). I'm never the first one to have anything hip & trendy these days so it was a real hoot. Swipe to take a peek at it. Then swipe again to see what I was carrying around all day in it... Up-close looks at my favorite new-mom goodies in #instastory (super cool stuff!) #thefabmom Hope your weekend was a good one!
No matter what, I have two traditions for every #NYC trip... they make me remember me. Tradition # 1? A solo picture in Times Square. I probably have 25 of these pics since I started doing this in 2000. (I even have one in my wedding dress -- don't ask.) Tradition #2? Lighting a candle and saying a prayer (this started on my first trip when I was 16...) Swipe to see where... What are your travel traditions? #thefabmom
Highlight of my day: This millennial... @bookstr_ founder & CEO (?!??!). She's taking NAMES and winning her game. (She also told me she thinks I have TWO-THREE future books in me but I'm not sure about that.) Meeting young, smart, hustling creatives always reinvigorates my spirit and makes me tap into the young/smart/hustling woman I was before I had babies. Talking with you today, @sarahelizabethhill, renewed my own focus after babies (FAB). You're going to be on cover of @forbes one day. Thank you for the fun! (You have no idea how much I needed to meet you today...) Our chat about the trouble with new motherhood & new books is on Bookstr's Facebook page! #thefabmom Who's motivating you these days?
Since the wicked funny & talented @thejeremyparsons already shared the it pic of us (go follow him and find it), I'm going to share the #behindthescenes shot we stole at @people #PeopleNow today. This guy & I started our careers as co-hosts at @reelzchannel -- in marketing materials, we were branded as best friends in real life who talk about movies. When we saw that quote the first time back in 2008, we both died laughing because we'd just met weeks prior to the execs coming up with it. We still make fun of it. Truth is: We ARE real friends. Almost 10 years after co-hosting that show, I still tell him semi-classified career information & ask for advice/suggestions. Who knew those marketing media kits from a budding cable network way back when were actually right? #thefabmom #PeopleNow
Cheers to girls who dream. And New York City. And safe travels. (And writing books that challenge your spirit at times.) I remember coming here to #nyc for the first time when I was 16 and thinking I'll be back. And I was (a lot). And I am again. And I am so thankful. (Even though these last few months have been an up-down-sideways slash of adrenaline & exhaustion...) Here's this week's schedule if you want to join in on the fun (all on EST time) --- Thursday 5/18: 5pm = Facebook LIVE from @newyorkfamily Friday 5/19: 8:30am = @foxandfriends 1pm = Facebook LIVE on @todayparents 3pm = Facebook LIVE on @bookstr_ Saturday 5/20: 9:30am = @foxandfriends 12:10pm = @newyorkbabyshow Staying FAB & Confident as a New Mom & book signing Sunday 5/21 = 12:10pm = @newyorkbabyshow Staying FAB & Confident as a New Mom & book signing (encore!) Please join in! It's much more fun when all of you are with me... xo #thefabmom
#Repost #giveaway @belabumbum (@get_repost) ・・・ In her new book The Fab Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby author @jillsimonian shares her tips to feel in control, and confident after baby. GIVEAWAY ALERT: To celebrate the launch of her new book and all of you for Mother's Day, we're giving away a copy of her new book and a collection of Belabumbum goodies worth $200. Rules to Enter: ▸ Follow both @jillsimonian and @belabumbum ▸ Share your advice for feeling confident after baby. ▸ tag a friend One of her against-the- grain methods for desensitizing yourself to your post-baby body is to spend the day in your undies! Baby gets skin to skin contact and you get to make peace with your 4th trimester body...the one that just brought a human being into the world.
Kicked off Mother's Day weekend from @jpmababyshow! The BEST gift a mom can get is... KINDNESS from friends & colleagues she admires. On the exact day she needs it. Period. Swipe to see who my saving graces were this weekend. Let's just say, if & when they ever need me for ANYTHING, I will drop what I'm doing and be THERE. With kindness. Returning the kindness with extra gratitude. Find them now and follow them immediately if you don't already... these are good people from the inside out: @erinziering @themillennialmamas @bettinabushofficial @workingmother @allysondowney @weespring @workkidswine @pumpstation @thebabyguynyc And yes: The book I'm holding is MINE. For first time moms. About bouncing through the fails of first time motherhood. Link in bio. HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL THE MOTHERS. #thefabmom #mothersday