A Roundtable Discussion with Monsters University Producer Kori Rae Hidden deep within the production notes we carried along with us to the #MonstersUEvent, is a brief bio of Kori Rae, the producer of Disney Pixar’s Monsters University. The following intrigued me and I knew I would have to ask her about it: “With a background in education and coaching, Rae [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Christie O.
Mother of two, journalist, lifelong writer who found running & triathlon through through a long, post-partum weight-loss journey. I love my boys, I love my life, I'm rethinking the minivan.
Having been a stay at home mom and now being a working mom, I finally have the answer to that age-old question of: who has it harder, Working Moms or Stay at Home Moms? (Clever use of capitalization of job titles for you to note.) And the answer is what I suspected when I first became a mother (and one [...]Read more ›
I cried to the last Office. I cried during the set up show and then I rejoiced when @TheOfficeNBC tweeted me back when I was in agony (such a mix of emotions!) I haven’t been this sad about a show ending since Gilmore Girls. It did what it does perfectly, makes you cry in one scene and almost immediately makes [...]Read more ›
The Delish Spring Menu at Carmel Cafe – Go to There. Hurry. I’m fortunate to live about 2 1/2 minutes away from Carmel Cafe. I did a story about the restaurant a while back because you can order food via iPad. Bloody brilliant. Beware: It’s way too easy to continue adding to your order via iPad. A couple weeks ago [...]Read more ›
Happy belated Workout Wednesday! Well I had a good strong three week run at Insanity! Does that count? I’m not quite sure what happened. I was hitting my stride! And then Monday came and honestly, I can’t even remember what happened after that. Last week was a blur, I can’t remember what happened there either. In fact, I have no [...]Read more ›
Yes, Socks and Sandals A conversation at bath time. In this scenario the characters are played by a 5 year old named Ryan, a 7 year old named Aidan, and a 37 year old named Mom (which is me). OK it’s us. Aidan: Mommy, can I wear socks and sandals? Me : No. Not if you want a girlfriend. Aidan: [...]Read more ›
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! To my mom, with whom I love to share an afternoon tea wearing big hats. (I love you mom!) And to all of you, with whom I like to share TMI. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! I hope you have the best one ever! (ps. what did you do? And what did your kiddos do for you today?)Read more ›
Ironman 3 is NONSTOP action from beginning to end And that’s a good thing. Have you seen Ironman 1 & 2? I mentioned Sunday that I’ve seen Ironman 1 (a couple of times actually) but seeing it on morphine doesn’t really count (apparently I didn’t remember it anyway.) So after we screened Ironman 3 last week, I felt it inside [...]Read more ›
Well last week was tremendously successful! I fit in my Insanity workouts and Friday night I ran 3 miles with the husband on date night. It was along the Causeway as usual and we always finish up right when the sun is setting. Almost every week I’ve gone five for six in workouts. That Saturday one is tough because I [...]Read more ›
Disney’s PLANES is coming! First it was Cars, which was our very first movie ever, and now comes Planes! A story about a plane named “Dusty” (voiced by Dane Cook) who’s afraid of heights. To get excited about the movie and get to know the characters, here are some coloring and activity sheets for the kids! Just click the button [...]Read more ›