I just chatted with the adorable Clare Galterio, a TV personality and host of You&A on the Music Choice Network. Airing in over 16 million homes (and in over 50 million if you count on demand), Galterio interviews the hottest artists on the scene. Her cousins are actresses Kate and Rooney Mara and her family owns the Giants and Steelers. Not only does Clare know about music, pop culture and sports, but she has also started her own gluten free website, The Gluten Free Chick, where she explores gluten free eateries and does some cooking with the chefs. She also prefers extra large towels. Find out some of her #WordsofAdvice here:
Yesterday I hung up on a stupid interview subject that was really trying my patience. Sometimes even an interesting story is better off left unsaid.
I asked my single male roommate if he could watch LO for ONE HOUR three times a week in exchange I’d cover some of his Park Slope Food Coop shifts. Instead I was met with a request to lower his portion of the monthly payments and asked why my dear husband can’t do it when he’s home on the weekends. Of course, leave it to an unencumbered entitled dude to also try my patience.
This morning I sent out a query to members of my Yahoo mom’s group in the hopes that someone would be up for a 60-min exchange.
Let see what happens.
Iggy Pop looks amazing. To think of all the drugs and alcohol he consumed, lack of sleep he withstood, and exposure to whatever else he should not have been exposed to, he’s a marvel to behold in preserved-ness.
My Jiggly Caliente interview for reals on Univision!
And, this illustration below is totally resonating with me.
I am a slobby slob slob but my LO stays fly.
Freelance moms at home, how do you find time for work while your LO demands all of your time.
This morning, I attempted to interview a young designer (also a new mom) who is finding new life as a baby shoe maker. My LO was ready for a nap, having just played with a bunch a kids at a Francophone playdate. I juggled interviewing, photographing her design and fabric swatches, while trying to drink some coffee and breastfeed my LO who was not observing the quietness of the tiny coffeeshop.
It’s moments like those when LO is “going for it,” crying, hitting for attention that I wonder if I’m doing right by him.
But I digress…
The interview finished, photos taken and I managed to properly record the conversation so job well done.
As I walked home, I thought of the Boardwalk Empire finale, which aired last night. Not the most satisfying ending but overall it was a fabulous show. I guess in the end the show was about Nucky’s guilt for his success which he attributes it to being his betrayal of Gillian (Gretchen Mol), who he “gave” to the Commodore.
And, speaking of availability, I wish I could have the same luxury of time and freedom as this woman (even though it’s a joke but one can fantasize)
“I am cozy right now, this is my ideal state of warmth and comfortability, and I shall remain underneath this blanket for the next 150 days or until such time as the cold weather season has fully transpired,” the Providence resident confirmed to her boyfriend as she drew the comforter to her ears and curled up amongst several big, fluffy pillows.
So, I’ve been held hostage for the past week by my little one who is suffering from croup. It’s one of those subtle sickness that seems to go away during the day and appear annoyingly at night when you are ready for your LO to go to sleep so that you can have a bit of freedom before your personal bedtime.
Because of his constricted airways, he doesn’t want me to leave his side ever, which is wonderful and annoying all at once.
Right now, LO is crying, requesting my attention all but five feet away from me from his playpen. He wants to be able to roam around the house. I put him in his playpen so that he would stop messing with the cable box and throwing his milk all over the floor.
so my advice for all those without children, ENJOY!
my advice for all those like me with little bitties, try to find time to do something for yourself.
This morning, I got to take a shower! Woo hoo!
Here’s 8 reasons you have no energy according to Huff Po
This morning Bill O’Reilly sat with Matt Lauer to talk about Patton, Ebola and all the pieces about Renée Zellweger plastic surgery shaming that emerged yesterday.
“I think she’s a good actress and people should just leave her alone,” says O’Reilly.
“Finally, something that we can agree on. Yes, let’s leave her alone” Lauer says at segment close.
Yes, let’s do that!
A Pew survey from last year found that 37 percent of college-age adults are on Instagram–an unprecedentedly prolific number of recorders of their own experience.
Aziz Ansari and Grover in stove pipe hats are trying to explain what the word “ridiculous” on Sesame Street.
Finally, here’s how to get the most foolproof mani ever from Refinery 29.
Dear husband has given me a 2 hour window to write so can’t dawdle. he’s at home watching The Affair, while LO swings a broom around, thinking that he’s cleaning or a majorette or something.
In the meantime, here’s a video:
Our little one has croup, which means that the next few nights might be long.
Today, I ventured out to Manhattan with the little one sans stroller. If you didn’t know this: Babywearing a toddler can sometimes be a pain. I walked with my twenty-plus-pounder for a few miles and a few hours, chatting with another mom friend about family. According to an article, it’s a good-for-your-health thing for moms to get together.
I soaked my feet in epsom salt.
Time for bed.
So I had yet another early-morning-cut-into-baby-rearing freelance interview very early this morning via Skype. The interviewer was in London at the time and I was in my kitchen in Brooklyn surreptitiously trying to wash out a suppy cup so that my little one (LO) could occupy himself quietly in his high chair with some milk.
I managed to throw some cereal on the high chair tray when she dialed in. Luckily my video stalled out so I was able to sneak LO the bottle and proceed to rock her with my expertise.
We’ll see if she bought it later this week. In the meantime, off to playdates!