Motherhood

When I danced on Broadway and as a Rockette, I learned my choreography, maintained the level of performance expected of me and proudly executed my role in the well-oiled machine that is a theatrical production.  It's amazing what goes on behind the scenes. There is just as much show happening in the wings and backstage. Now, as a mom of four, I appreciate a fully supported company of team members helping to put this song-and-dance production on. There are times it feels like I'm the stage manager, head of the wardrobe department, sound crew, music director, set designer, dance captain… Read More >>
When I decided to share an image of my sleep deprived-self breastfeeding my newborn twins, I would have never have imagined the flood of encouragement I’d get.   So much: “I FEEL YOU”, “Oh, I remember those days”, “How did you do it?”.  My responses, “Ugh, thank you!”, “I know! <3”, and “I have no idea.”   As I mentioned in my very vulnerable post, “I was giving my all…” My husband captured an image of me sleeping, working, healing, resting, giving. I never knew he snapped this picture of me until a few months ago when we were looking… Read More >>
Hey, Super-Stellar-Sometimes-Frazzled-Mama who thinks she needs to do it all for the ultimate holiday experience for the family.  Here’s a little secret- your kids are happiest spending basic, quality time with you. It’s what the holidays are all about. Not how many events you can get to, burning everyone out and creating more tears than necessary.  At least that’s been my experience. Maybe you too? (*slow blink and nods with me)   With 2 year old twins and two older kids, I’ve learned that saying “no” to things is part of my self-care. I have begun simplifying many different parts… Read More >>
I performed in the First National Tour of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” twelve years ago (pretty much another lifetime).  I enjoyed 14 months of touring the country with friends that became family - Spamily. I have too many favorite moments from this show that made me belly-laugh every single time I performed it. One song pops into my head on a regular basis, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. It opens with a downtrodden King Arthur who receives a pep talk from Patsy, his coconut-clapping sidekick. “Always look on the bright side of life. Always look on the light… Read More >>
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