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A few words to describe myself

Saucy, witty, proactive, stubborn, optimistic, passionate, activist, goofy, bad ass, compassionate, animal lover, loyal friend & wife, great parent to my kids on better days who can MacGyver my way out of any sticky situation.  All I need is a pantyliner & bottled water.

No, I don’t rock the frock & pearls while cleaning the house as often as my husband would likely pay me to do so.

I’m a thirty-something urban mom of two strong willed & very intelligent daughters & married to an uber hot UPS man for over 15 years.  I’ve lived in Northern California pretty much my entire life.  At the risk of this sounding like an online dating ad, I love SUP, yoga, wine, quiet moments with(out) my children, wine, sarcasm, wine with girlfriends & date night (to mention a few).  I’m snarky, I dislike mean people & their attitudes & don’t do well with people who can’t laugh at themselves… because it’s inevitable that at some point I will be laughing at them, too!

I’ve been a crazy entrepreneur for about 15 years. Did I mention that my husband is a very patient man??? By trade I’m a perinatal massage therapist here in Sacramento, CA and I work mostly with OBGYN’s and contract with a local hospital to see their high risk & mamas of multiples. I love being a pregnancy massage therapist & supporting women with their beautiful transition into parenthood!  I also launched an organic product company in 2000, Brown Bag Botanicals.  After ten years of plugging away (& after more gray hairs than I’d care to count), Whole Foods is my newest retailer!  Woo hoo!

I’m a volunteer junkie.  I sit on a few boards & I always seem to be neck deep in charity projects.  My husband is convinced that I’ve mastered the art of “working for free” & do it very well  I take it as a compliment. I truly believe that any & all of us are capable of helping at least one other person in a day.  If my children were to learn just that one lesson, I know that I’ve done a good job.

 

OMG I So Need A Glass of Wine was birthed from a true “mommy moment”. I was doing a bit of freelancing for a local parenting mag and the publisher and I were doing a final press check over the phone to accommodate both our crazy schedules. It was holiday break and the kids were beyond restless. Insert screaming kids in background WWF style girl fighting. Now insert uncorking of nearest bottle of wine. Voila! I suddenly had an epiphany to create a platform where other moms (& dads for that matter) could come together & talk about the real day to day of parenting without worrying about judgment.  We’ve all been there! Now let’s keep it real. In the end we feel better about ourselves & that reflects in our parenting.

I love wine.  And I believe drinking a glass of wine should be an event, whether it’s a quiet moment solo in your living room or a simple gathering with your BFFs.  Wine should be celebrated as we should celebrate who we are & all that we do as women and as parents. We shouldn’t be intimated when choosing a wine. Wine isn’t meant to be complicated.  In my opinion a good wine will pair well with left over spaghetti any day of the week.

Yes, I am squeezing my butt cheeks for this picture. Who are you to judge??