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Beth Feldman

Entries by Beth Feldman

Meet Dia Simms... An Advertising Executive and Mom at the Top of Her Game

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Throughout my career, I have always been fascinated with women who have managed to achieve incredible success in their careers while juggling motherhood. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Dia Simms, who serves as executive vice president for the Blue Flame Agency, Sean "Diddy" Combs advertising agency. After working...

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What If Life Was Like Summer Camp? The No Tech Agreement

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 3:05 PM

If you're a parent of a child who is on their way to sleep-away camp this summer, you've probably been stressing out over the never-ending rush to get them packed before they get picked up at a bus depot somewhere along the eastern seaboard. While I always do things down...

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The Ladies of 'The Talk' On Barbara Walter's Retirement and the Secret to Daytime Talk Success

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:07 PM

This week, I got the chance to have a laugh out loud conversation with three hosts of one of daytime's hottest shows, The Talk. Nominated for five Emmy awards this year, including best daytime talk show, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood seem to be having just as much...

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Jim Carrey Tackles a New Role... Children's Book Author

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 12:40 PM

There's nothing more exciting than speaking with an individual who lives their dream on a daily basis. Jim Carrey is definitely one of those people. One of the most versatile and talented actors of our time, Carrey can effortlessly tackle comedic and dramatic roles without missing a beat. He's spent...

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A Cry for Help

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2009 | 3:47 PM

The following is an open letter to the President and First Lady that was written by my sister-in-law, Sherri Rodriguez, whose 14 year old adopted son suffers from a litany of mental health issues due in part to fetal alcohol syndrome and neglect after having spent the first five years...

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In Memory Of Dorit Shapiro

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 11:37 AM

It is rare that you meet someone who has the power to touch lives and truly make a difference and that's exactly what Dorit Shapiro, the President of the Gal to Gal Foundation did at a fundraising event held in her honor on October 2, 2008. As she stood in...

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Living with Breast Cancer

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 10:38 PM

by Jeanne Muchnick

Nine months. That's how long Dorit Shapiro had had with her just-adopted daughter, Leah (then 10 and a half months old), when she discovered she had breast cancer. And not just any cancer, but stage IV metastatic breast cancer: one of the most dire diagnoses...

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Guess Who I'm Inviting to Dinner?

(5) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 5:16 PM

I don't know about you, but if you decided to become an Obama supporter, you've probably been receiving a ton of email blasts from their camp. The messages come fast and furious - some are inspirational, some tattle on Hillary Clinton's latest misdeed, others urge you to join the grassroots...

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Lay Off Jamie Lynn

(11) Comments | Posted December 24, 2007 | 11:38 AM

As a mom blogger, I've been reading and watching all the judgemental commentary flying all over the web and TV about the latest train wreck situation to hit the Spears family. After hearing about what an absolute mess Britney Spears' life has become, her sister has now been thrust into...

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The Knitter

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2007 | 10:16 AM

I don't know how it happened, but my daughter has decided to delve into some old fashioned pursuits that I never thought would hold her interest. When I was growing up, I was a tomboy. I loved to climb trees, build fortes, play soccer, baseball and tennis; if my brother...

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My Role Mommy

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2007 | 10:00 AM

I'm a third generation working mother. Yes, the exception to the rule. I have not been irreparably scarred by the fact that my mom, Lenore Stoller, chose to return to the workforce when I was five years old. Nor is my mom forever damaged by the memories of her...

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Mom of Reinvention: Producer kari Lizer

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2006 | 8:30 PM

Sometimes, change is a catalyst for fearlessness. For Kari Lizer - creator and executive producer of the hit series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" taking a gamble by leaving a hit sitcom so she could create a television series of her own, proved to be the best...

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Mom of Reinvention

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2006 | 8:50 PM


When pursuing a career in the arts, you not only have to be fearless, but passionate too. And if passion were a sport, then Christie Mellor could write the playbook. This actress, author, and artist proves that you can raise a...

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Mom of Reinvention: Alison Singer

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2006 | 4:44 PM

Before she became a mother, Alison Singer was quickly racing up the corporate ladder. After carving a successful path in the television industry, Alison was at the top of her game as a vice president of business news programming in NBC's cable and business development division. But when her daughter...

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The Fearless Divorcee...

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2006 | 7:35 PM

Sometimes fear can be the perfect catalyst for reinvention. For Terry Hekker, an unexpected divorce after 40 years of marriage, led her to face her fears, find a new path and change her philosophy about working motherhood.

Back in the 1970's when Terry was happily married with five children,...

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