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Anderson Cooper Recap


I was flattered that Modern Mom asked me to represent them on Anderson Cooper Live, as the shows featured blogger. As much as I love Modern Mom, and the folks that run the site, I agreed to go because it meant having my hair and make-up done. Let’s face it, having someone glam and primp you is super sweet, especially since I hadn’t washed my hair in days, and make-up for me is lip gloss.

I was picked up by Romantique Care Service; a lovely Lincoln Town Car, as Limo’s are so 95′, and Mike was my driver. It was 500 degrees below remotely acceptable degrees and I was thrilled that I didn’t have to walk anywhere or take the subway.

IMG_1697I decided to wear my new Athleta boots. Side note. Athleta is my new favorite store, not only for workout gear (sorry LuLu but yes, I am cheating on you), but they also have ski pants and shoes! When Lululemon gets with the program, we can talk.

boots in carCBS Studios here I come. (10 minutes later) Anderson Live here I am.

AndersonLive outside





I love promptness. Organization. Efficiency. And the crew over at Anderson Live did not disappoint. Before Mike had come to a full stop, H (protecting the innocent) was waiting out in the frigid cold, ready to open my door, greet me, and whisk me inside. When shit like that happens, it’s almost not to feel a little Diva-like.

I was shown to my dressing room and I’m not going to lie. It was a bit cold and the lamp didn’t work, so it was cold and dark. DarkDressingRoomThere was plenty of water and a television, so I drank and put on some CBS show. It’s not usually my chosen network but I figured, when in Rome.

A perky and friendly producer came in and we went over the show. She explained what was expected of me, and I was relieved to hear that it wasn’t much. And then, my favorite part of show business, HAIR & MAKE-UP. MakeUptableIf you don’t think B, the make-up artist, didn’t use every one of those pieces in this picture, on my face, you would be wrong. I’m not getting any younger and my freckles cannot hide as much as they used to. The result, however,  was a person that I hardly recognized. If it were possible, and I’d like to think that it is, I looked older!

MeDressingRoomHair was a different story. The stylist was amazed that my hair had retained its bounce and curl from my five days ago blowout. She merely threw on some hair spray. I was hoping for soap opera hair; shiny and poofy. Oh, well. Hairtable

I was miked and then escorted to the stage. I had no idea that the studio audience was already in their seats. I walked smack dab in the middle of the stage to my assigned, VIP seat. I made up the VIP part. It was just reserved seat. A crew member taped over the Apple sign on my computer and smacked on a Modern Mom logo.

I was ready! The warm up comedienne was One Funny Mother, Dena Blizzard. And she was. Funny that is. OneFunnyMother

Anderson came out to rousing applause and let me say, he is so cute, funny, and not very tall. He acts like someone who you want to hang out with and play board games with. His Co-host for the day was Deborah Tillman, America’s Supernanny.

It wasn’t the most exciting episode but there were some interesting moments. In no particular order; Anderson thought that anyone could tap dance, and does a ridiculous demonstration. Gregory Hines rolls over in his grave just a bit. There was a video of a seeming drunk woman who got trapped in her child’s high chair, and then there was a chat about a new gadget on the market called the iPotty. Because where should our children spend more time? That’s right, on the crapper. Hello hemorrhoids.

Ms. Tillman shared her secrets on how to make kids less selfish, but first she asked, “Are the parents selfish?” Ooh, you go Tillman. She talked about modeling behavior and that your kids are watching you. So true.


A real live blended family joined Anderson and Ms. Tillman to get advice on how this couple can improve their home life and undisciplined children. What I found interesting was the mother said that it was easier for her to discipline her stepchild. Hmm. Deborah talked about the importance of the parents needing to be on the same page when it came to house rules. She said that loose and relaxed rules doesn’t work and that kids don’t need to know what’s expected of them. This was all great information but I wonder how this is new information. I don’t have my own children and even I know this.

Deborah&BlendedFamWhen the show was over, I was ushered into a photo booth with Anderson, and this is where I touched him. I thought nothing of putting my arm around his back. I’m super glad that Anderson snapped two pictures, because when I saw the first one, back in my dressing room, I looked like I had just woken up after a night of drinking. No, this is not the picture. And no, you will not see the first picture posted here or anywhere.

MeNAndersonThank you Anderson. And thank you Modern Mom for asking me to represent.




I Touched Anderson Cooper: Read To Find Out Where

I’m appearing in Anderson Cooper Live today as the shows live blogger. I’m representing ModernMom, because Modern Mom knows what’s good for them.

I will update as soon as the show is over and dish the dirt. AND let you know where I touched him. Yes, I know it’s a sneaky ploy to get you to come back. Sue me.

AC Dressing Room

Awards Mean That You’re Popular!

Yea, I’m now in the popular group. I better go find me a jock to blow.
Did I say that out loud?

Seriously, I am honored and genuinely surprised at getting these awards for my blog and blogging prowess. Humbling. Truly humbling. No, not really, I totally deserve them.

First shout out goes to Sara at moments of exhileration. She knows talent when she can smell it. Or it may be her daughter Adeline’s poopy diaper. Never the mind, she’s kick ass, so check her out. I believe she’s bestowed on me the Tell Me About Yourself award.

My second shout out goes to the brilliant Annie at Annie Off The Leash. She was one of my first fans and I’m grateful for her eye for spotting genius as well as her own genius. Stop reading my spew and check her out. I think she gave me these two awards. Someone call me out on my shit if I have this incorrect and I’m just giving myself awards willy nilly.

In order to be worthy of these awards I must list 7 things about myself. Here ya go.

1. I spent 12 hours in Nicaragua, because when I saw a bug the size of a small child outside my motel room, I had to flee the country.

2. I proudly display my Cher doll on my desk, although her shoes went missing decades ago,

3. I prefer eating standing up.

4. I don’t like to shower unless I’ve worked out.

5. I have to feel the weight of a blanket, or my boyfriend, on top of me in order to fall asleep.

6. Collecting passport stamps is a badge of honor, and like these blogger awards, makes me feel important and popular.

7. I have no idea what the difference is between the old and new testaments. (Oh, yeah, my parents are proud)

And now, I’d like to share a side of me that I don’t think a lot of my new readers have been exposed to. The Pilates Instructor. Here are a few posts that take you through my Pilates journey. C’mon, it’ll be fun.

A newbie

Discovering Lululemon

Teaching. Performing. It’s All the Same

I had no business teaching pregnant women

AND now the most important part. Awarding my fellow bloggers and sharing the love.

Sad In The City

Moms Madhouse

My Dishwashers Possessed

Misadventures in Motherhood

Suburban Rules

The Unnatural Mother

grrl guide