Long hair, don’t care. (Short hair, totally care... which is why I continue to bust out the long hair.) Happiness = Feeling A-Ok No Matter What Kind Of Look You’re Rocking & Rolling With. Oh the tales my daughters can tell about mommy (and her hair)... 😜 #thefabmom #internationaldayofhappiness I dare you to spill a secret. Go!
Aha! Saw this quote and got all giddy. THIS is why I took the LAST WHOLE WEEK off of social media. (Do I feel better? I think so.) 7 full+blessed years of building+blooming a new brand 24/7 (blogging, writing, connecting, talking, TV-ing & book-ing) has made me just want to be dormant for a while... like my backyard roses that are cut down to the root (hello, winter). Will they blossom again? They always do. Here’s to learning how to BE between the blooms... imperative for life+work+motherhood... feel free to snag my book for your next baby shower gift though! 😜 #linkinbio #thefabmom #mondaymotivation
On this #internationalwomensday, I am thrilled to partner with @dove to spend an #HourWithHer raising confident girls, learning to redefine beauty from the inside-out. Some facts (I don’t like these, but they’re true): 8 in 10 girls opt out of social activities (like raising their hand to voice an opinion) because they don’t like the way they look. More than half of girls age 10-17 don’t have high self-esteem. 6 in 10 girls believe that to do well in life, they have to look a certain way. (That last reason is why I am hereby prohibiting social media usage with my daughters until the age of 14 or 16.... TBD.) As someone who works in television, I sometimes get a raw, inside peek at how many cards are stacked against our daughters when it comes to learning how to fill themselves up and feel beautiful from the inside-out... to develop a confident voice that speaks louder than any kind of ridiculous false screaming message they might get from peers or other media as they grow. At my house, it’s all about candid conversations in the car and thoughtful kits completed at our kitchen table (something YOU can get your hands on — swipe to see). Take a read and join the Dove Self Esteem Project and me in not backing down. Ever. For our little ladies and young women... an hour with her can change her life. All the deets on the blog. #dovepartner #linkinbio #thefabmom
Cheers for going from Medium to Medium-Plus to PrettyGood in a span of two hours. @bigcitymoms #biggestbabyshower was the blast of work+fun that took me from 3 days of sneezing+sniffling+coughing to DOING and feeling better. Because pulling up your big girl boots (to moderate #parenting panels) and throwing your third baby in your bag (to give away as first time #pregnancy prizes at those panels) can be just the kick you need to get over that bump. Ready for the week now. Book is a kick-a$$ baby shower gift & avail on Amazon. #linkinbio #thefabmom #wednesdaywisdom
Ah. #flashbackfriday with the obligatory “Look! I used to work the #Oscars before I had kids and hopped off entertainment and into parenting/lifestyle” post. In the skybox here back in 2009 with @ktla_entertainment — on my right was @mariamenounos, on my left was @giulianarancic. And I just remember thinking “How the hell did I end up HERE?!?” (and also, “Don’t screw this up...”) I used to get a little bummed when #AcademyAwards time rolled around my first few years of #motherhood, but not anymore. Plop me on my couch with my daughters and Mac-n-Cheese and I’m golden. Because the real magic of being #mom is learning that evolving in life & career is GOOD... even if it takes you [me] a few years to figure it out. #thefabmom I did love this look... swipe to see. #fbf
#ad By now most of you know I partnered with @gotmilk a few months ago and have been cooking up all sorts of ‘FAB’ easy+nutritious recipes that look & taste like dessert — to get my darling (and sometimes picky) daughters a bit healthier through the day. I’ve learned: We tend to not get enough of protein, fiber & calcium (#kids & #parents). So why not boost these up in our snacks, between meals? I am not a chef, I’m a regular mom who doesn’t have time for complicated drama over how and what to prepare for a quick bite... but I do know that docs & many experts recommend 2-3 glasses of milk per day to fulfill daily nutrients. Turns out, #milk is pretty versatile and totally undercover for sneaking in extra protein and calcium and helps the body absorb fiber too. My sneaky collusion scored. Here’s a teaser: Brain Boost Breakfast Ice Cream.🍦 Hot Chocolate Oatmeal. 🍫 Snickerdoodle Cookie Milk. 🍪 Strawberry Milk. 🍓 Red Wine Hot Cocoa 🍷(that one’s for us, #moms). All recipes have less than 5 ingredients (some only have 2). All recipes take between 45 seconds and 3.2 minutes to make. All recipes #ontheblog, #linkinbio. Because I’ll be darned if I’m going to lose focus on my family’s health needs during #NationalNutritionMonth. 🥛making it easier for me. Cheers. (All these pics from a recent appearance showing off my new secret skills on my hometown’s favorite TV station @kmphfox26...) Enjoy! #thefabmom
Had the best hometown blast at @kmphfox26 today with these two fabulous folks! My first time meeting #greatdaykmph anchor @peacebykim (so GREAT!) but I’ve technically known ‘THE’ Kopi Sotiropulos for 13 years. (Met him when I first started pursuing/working in TV.) He’s #Fresno famous AND — fun fact here — someone who makes you feel happier the second you see him. (I think they call that “charisma”... his one-liners kept me cracking up...) Cheers to joy, fun at work & hot chocolate oatmeal (more on that later)... Thankful for a really #greatday indeed. FYI: Tomorrow I’m back to loading & unloading my dishwasher all day in my PJs... #thefabmom
Let’s be clear: I don’t have the energy these days to do anything that involves an empire... but I’m a big believer in having dreams no matter what our age. DREAMS keep us YOUNG. And yes, having a dream of keeping a clean house (#sahmlife) is just as valid as having a dream of managing an empire (#workingmomlife). At this moment, I’m somewhere between these two extremes... What’s your dream? #thefabmom #mondaymotivation This brilliant post found compliments of @nerouj_wd