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Leslie Rasmussen
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Leslie Rasmussen was born and raised in Los Angeles; she earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and after graduating, embarked on a career writing television sitcoms. She wrote for many shows, Major Dad, Evening Shade, The Norm McDonald Show, Roseanne and The Wild Thornberry’s to name a few. During her time in the trenches as a writer, Leslie married and proceeded to pop out two kids. After one too many exhausting nights, she made the difficult decision to leave the television business behind. Leslie went back to school to earn a Masters’ Degree in Nutrition and opened up her own private practice called Good Life Nutrition, Inc. Even though her new business kept her busy, she didn’t leave the writing behind. Leslie continued to write by creating a nutrition blog, along with working on stories that were both fiction and non-fiction in her spare time. She’s also been working on a book about marriage, which after 24 years in a good marriage, she knows a lot about. Leslie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two teenage sons.

Entries by Leslie Rasmussen

There's Still Time to Do What You Love

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:40 AM

People say 50 is the new 30. When I was 30, I was a television sitcom writer and I loved my job. I was good at it, I loved the comradery and I loved the challenge of the work. In my late 30s I had my first child and I...

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What Happened To My Fun Husband?

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:35 AM

When you get married, hopefully you know a lot about your husband. How many kids he wants, his views on spending money, how he can open another Gatorade, forgetting that he's left four other half empty bottles in every room of the house. But you might not have thought about...

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What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Imagine going on a romantic date with a gorgeous man who flies you by helicopter to a deserted island. There's a picturesque beach, not a soul for miles, and somehow he's gotten there ahead of the helicopter and set up a picnic filled with all your favorite foods. This man...

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A Mom's Life: Finding Balance

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Have you ever seen a man in a Porsche pull up next to another man in a Mercedes and watched them size each other up, deciding who's better? Then the light changes and they go on their way, each one thinking their car is better. The car is a metaphor...

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What My Vacation From Facebook Taught Me About My Life

(6) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 8:16 AM

Have you ever wanted to take a vacation from a friend? One who seems to be bragging constantly about her children, her husband, even her dog? Those friends can be so annoying, and sometimes I just avoid calling them back for a while.

Facebook can be described as hundreds...

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Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:47 PM

I don't think there's anyone who can raise my stress level the way my children can. Our children don't realize that we not only have our own anxiety, but we take on theirs as well. It's not the healthiest thing to do, but it comes with the territory of being...

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The Day I Realized I Had Finally Become An Adult

(10) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 6:49 AM

As another birthday was approaching, I wondered when I would finally feel like a grown-up. I was over 50, yet still didn't quite know what those words meant. I was responsible. I was mature. Heck, I had wrinkles, so why didn't I feel grown up? I wondered if it was...

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What It Mean to Be a Mom

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 3:41 PM

One day, my son came to me and told me that there was a boy at school teasing him. It was causing him distress because he was young and didn't have the self-confidence to stand up for himself. My mama bear instincts kicked in and to be honest, I wanted...

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Bullied By My Bathroom Scale

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 3:11 PM

I know very few women who are truly happy with the number they see on their scale in the morning. For the most part, we eat healthy and exercise as much as we can, yet, in the morning when we get on the scale, something happens. By innocently flashing a...

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How My Son's Sleepaway Camp Helped Me Grow Up

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 3:35 PM

Parenting is about loving and nurturing your child and helping them grow up to become a responsible, contributing member of society. When my two boys were young, I couldn't imagine them as adults. I was too busy trying to get them to stop whining in the grocery store, stop bugging...

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Married Money: Why You're Really Arguing

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Marriage is a union between two people who love each other. As anyone who has tried it will tell you, merging two lives, two personalities, and especially two bank accounts is not easy. We get our ideas of the value of money and how to spend it from the way...

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Why You're More Than One Woman

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 3:42 PM

Who am I and how do I define myself? You'd think this would be easy to answer, but it's really not. As women, we're so many different things, yet we're expected by most people to define ourselves in pretty specific terms. This begins almost from when we're born, because our...

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Sometimes it's Hard Being a Nutritionist and a Mom

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 1:28 PM

As a clinical nutritionist, I've chosen to eat pretty healthy for years. I know what foods are good for me, but I won't tell you that I eat healthy because I like healthier food. I, like everyone else, wish that I could live on pizza, pasta and cookies, but my...

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5 Stresses of Marriage and How You and Your Spouse Can Navigate Through Them

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 2:28 PM

As wedding season begins, and so many couples are walking down the aisle, I ponder how many couples will make it last. Life is filled with ups and downs and not every couple can navigate through them. Learning how to deal with stresses even before they happen can greatly increase...

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Short Women In A Tall World

(361) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 12:00 PM

I'll admit it; I'm only five feet tall. OK, that's not true; I'm actually under five feet. I don't say that very often, because just admitting it, even to myself, is not easy. There aren't a lot of people my height; so, the majority of people don't understand what it's...

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To Love, Honor And Annoy

(26) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 12:19 AM

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
-Rita Rudner

When you get married, you vow to love your spouse for better or worse. Most people think this means you support each other through...

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The Differences Between Men And Women

(304) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 12:53 AM

My friend Jamie and I talk every day, sometimes twice a day. We joke around, talk about our lives and what crazy things we've gotten ourselves into. It's great having a friend that you connect with. Now what if I told you Jamie's a man, and we are both married...

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How I Learned To Argue With My Spouse By Watching My Parents Never Argue

(57) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 12:46 AM

When I looked for a spouse, I had certain things on my list that were non-negotiable. He must love me more than his car, must find my occasional neuroses charming and must really like my sisters. I got married very young. What I never considered was what it would be...

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