Often I feel uncomfortable when friends or acquaintances say to me that they admire me for growing a successful business. It's not that I don't feel accomplished it is just that I "get on with it," meaning I simply do what has to get done and don't even have a minute to reflect on the success that I built. I am not sure that they are aware of all the behind the scenes that goes on or the nights that I spend in the office rather than going out or sitting by the TV watching the latest shows. In … [Read more...] about Super Mom or Super Boss: Do You Have to Choose?
"Versatility" is a key word in the fashion industry: an outfit that can take you from the office to an evening out; the little dress that is smart enough for a business meeting but comfortable enough to wear to the park with the kids. Men’s label Orlebar Brown began with the idea that there really is no reason to change from one pair of shorts at the pool to a second for lunch. Voilà! – shorts that are made from fabric you can swim in, but are tailored like real clothes. Multitasking and … [Read more...] about Clothing and Versatility: It’s Not Just for Men Anymore
It's Thursday morning and I’m just off the bike. This month hasn’t been my best for diet and exercise. Getting to class has been arduous. Maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits is about discipline and prep time. For the last few months, and especially this week, it seemed like that time got away from me. Running a business is a full time job – I never really feel like I’m off the clock. Even for my recent 20th anniversary getaway with my husband, I couldn't put the iPad down. To me, … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes: Juggling Motherhood and Business
After almost a year and half of not being able to summon up the strength and willpower to exercise, I am finally taking back control of my body and getting back in shape! My son Noam, my fifth child, is unbelievably almost a year old. Before this pregnancy, I exercised almost every single day, but somewhere in my seventh month I really could have taken the place of the ball myself and I just stopped working out. Fast forward a year and a half and I am working on building up my stamina again – … [Read more...] about Fit Mom: Getting Back in Shape after Baby
Don't forget that active kids need good fuel to give them energy to keep going, and so do moms. Summertime is the perfect time to start taking baby steps toward better nutrition. While the kids are home, you can teach them how to make healthy summer treats like peanut butter and apples, smoothies, or veggie sticks with homemade Ranch Dressing. Weaning kids off of sugary snacks and fast food is a great place to start if you are looking to make some gradual changes. Real food offers real … [Read more...] about Healthy Summer Treats