Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Blog

I will now be taking part in a second blog, adding a weekly column on food, cooking and the balancing act that is feeding the family. My column should run every Saturday starting next week.

Please check it out at:

BlackBerry Mom Blog Launched Father's Day:
Parent Bloggers share professional tips and challenges with fellow parents
What better Father's Day gift than an upgraded BlackBerry Mom? Popular syndicated columnist Allison Berman (aka: BlackBerry Mom) launches a blog, where she and fellow bloggers bring a unique parent-to-parent perspective on the daily joys and dramas of raising a family.
Parent bloggers will share their tricks of the trade in their areas of expertise, on topics ranging from home decor to downward dog, kid-friendly salads to skinny jeans for all shapes and sizes, networking to nail polish (and everything in between). The take away: inspiration to try new things, insight into a world outside- and inside our own, honest advice from real-deal parents and pros.

Weekly bloggers include:
BlackBerry Mom -Allison Berman
A weekly columnist for the Times Herald Record Sunday edition, Berman writes about the trials and tribulations of running a successful business, while rearing a family. Berman's business: She creates one-of-a-kind, custom home accessories, enabling people to create homes that reflect individuality. Berman simultaneously maintains a happy household, which includes one hot hubby, two cute daughters, and one fierce (but friendly) mutt.
Yogatude -Laura Merlo
A self-proclaimed yoga addict, this mom of two keeps it real -- and balanced (most days) -- by practicing yoga. This exercise-meets-meditation art form helps Merlo cope with the constantly-evolving world around her, including a husband, kids, and business. "I like to preach what I know. And what I know is how yoga makes me feel physically, emotionally & spiritually. Join me in learning to accept where we are today and maybe laugh at it a little, too."
Designing Woman -Allison Berman
Once upon a time, Berman worked in Marketing, in NYC, but that quickly changed when she became pregnant. "I discovered a serious lack of beautiful, child safe, decorations. A university trained artist, I was inspired!" Berman started using low VOC paints to turn wastebaskets, tissue boxes, peg racks, and picture frames into modern, sophisticated, high-end accessories now sold at specialty boutiques, through interior designers, and on
netWorker - Marlowe Sidney Bamberger
Calling this media and marketing woman a guru and go-getting is an understatement: While still in college Bamberger did marketing for a local radio station, and assisted with media buying and marketing for Paramount Pictures at a local ad agency. U
pon graduating she immediately plunged into working as a National Broadcast Buyer while simultaneously completing a MBA at Fordham University with a concentration in Marketing & Management.
After a brief stint in NBC's Marketing Department, Bamberger returned to agency life, where she worked on several blue chip accounts before leaving to take a ground-breaking, a job-share at Turner Entertainment Networks created specifically for her. And, all the while, she simultaneously served on the PTA Executive Board for her daughter's NYC public elementary School, bringing in more than 50% of the funds needed to run the school. Bamberger credits netWorking for her success: She lives and works in NYC with her husband, daughter, and son, getting things done personally and professionally by netWORKING.
Passion for Fashion -Alison Schwartz
With more than 14 years of fashion industry experience at some top department stores, including Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor, Schwartz is no stranger to the world of clothing, accessories and, of course, trends. Currently, she works as a personal shopper from her New Jersey home, living the dream of mommy and clotheshorse, all in one.
B.B.F.F. (Beauty Best Friend Forever) - Robin Immerman Gruen
A former Beauty Editor for some big-time national publications, including Parents, Seventeen and Shape, Immerman Gruen left the world of magazines and Manhattan to start a family. But, she didn't leave the writing -- or beauty -- behind.
She frequently contributes to publications, which include local-to-Chicago favorites, like Make It Better, Chicago Parent and AOL City's Best, as well as national media outlets, like Real Simple, Parents, American Way and Immerman Gruen is a multi-tasker who tries to do it all, daily, which includes running at the gym in the morning, doing laundry (while working) during naptime, driving carpool in the afternoon, and making too many different dinners each evening.
Chef Daddy - James Wieselman Schulman
A mechanical engineer by trade, a chef by passion, Schulman is a consultant and a stay-at-home-dad in Chicago, who caters dinner parties, teaches informal pizza-making classes and details every kitchen adventure on his blog. Schulman understands that, as life becomes more complicated, providing healthy, creative, and approachable meals, does too. That said, he's on a mission to share his culinary experiences, philosophy and ideas with the BlackBerry Mom community weekly.
About BlackBerry Mom:
The BlackBerry Mom blog ( is a vehicle for imperfect parents to get judgment-free advice from industry experts who are fellow imperfect parents. It is a place to learn, share, and grow in the never ending hunt for the ever-elusive "balance."

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