Posts Tagged ‘Momz in the Mix’

GBK Golden Globe Gifting Suite 2013

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Momz In The Mix hosts Mari Deno and Angelyna Martinez visit this year’s GBK Golden Globe Gifting Suite in Los Angeles.
We met up with THE REAL JUICE Company owned by Shila Moran. Listen to this MOMZ- She will juice, prepare and DELIVER your daily menu of fresh vegetables & fruits (20 pounds) all for one low cost. A MOMZ DREAM!!! Plan to start 2013 off right with Shila and her REAL JUICE!
Next we met up with Katie Corzola, from the hit reality show, “Nail Files” and found some great products to give our MITM STAMP OF APPROVAL!
Then finally we find our MITM Secret Indulgence with the “bling” TWEEZERMAN has to offer!

Happy Golden Globes!


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
From Grey Gardens to engagement Garden...Drew is getting married!

From Grey Gardens to engagement Garden...Drew is getting married!

Where did the time go? Drew….37 and a MOM!!! WHAT?!?!

Ok, now we truly feel older. (a tiny bit)

So many memories come flooding in as I recall my “childhood movie” E.T.

For one, I had to EARN my $6.75 to see E.T. (just dated myself again didn’t I?). I walked through not 1, not 2, not even 3 or 4…but TEN different neighborhoods selling Coupon Books door-to-door just so I could see E.T. THREE TIMES!!! I couldn’t get enough of the sweetest-little-doe-eyed creature ever!!!!!

E.T. was cute too.

Drew in E.T.

Drew in E.T.

I wanted to meet Drew, be her big sister…whatever! I just thought, if we met, we would be the best of friends. Ahhh, good times.

Of course, we all followed her very public life as she grew up, been witness to her personal issues and extreme triumphs, her two other short lived weddings  and even her “flash dance” for Letterman!

Oh wait, who could forget those two dirty words – Grey Gardens!! Best role portrayal as Little Edie in her career thus far! Seriously.

Drew as Edie in Grey Gardens

Drew as Edie in Grey Gardens

Well, cut to Motherhood, which is now her next impending role and we’re certainly excited to see if “third time IS indeed a charm” as Drew and Will Kopelman (34/art consultant), tackle parenting with the passion they seem to carry for each other!

Will & Drew and baby makes three!

Will & Drew and baby makes three!

Mr. & Mrs. Kopelman said their “I do’s!” in front of 200 of their dearest and closest this past weekend (June 2) up at Drew’s stunning home in Montecito, California. Wearing a breathtaking Chanel gown, Drew was showered with love from her BFFs, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Busy Phillips who attended her elegantly simple and garden inspired wedding.

Needless to say, Drew is never boring and ALWAYS surrounded with sweetness and butterflies! Congrats on finally finding love Drew! You are one beautiful bride and will most definitely make one beautiful MOM!

Welcome to the MIX!!!


Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Ali Landry attends P.A. M. Event 2012 with her mom and daughter!

Ali Landry attends P.A. M. Event 2012 with her mom and daughter!

As we were standing on the Step and Repeat line up today, I over heard a beautiful woman say to her business partner, “If I had to choose between a dog or a cat or Ali Landry as my reincarnated self , hands down, I choose Ali Landry!” Inside I was smiling from ear to ear, but in all honesty, this is truly how one feels when you are in Ali’s presence.
Knowing she carries the title of Miss USA 1996 and talking with her today, one would think she was still reigning and representing our proud country with every ounce of authentic sincerity and glowing warmth as I assume she possessed that evening on her Miss USA stage. Simply put, she is one of THE sweetest, most caring, genuine and attentive Momz I think we’ve met thus far!
With grace and effortless poise, she talked, shared and most impressively, connected with so many parents who came out to support P.A.M., I couldn’t help but feel alive and grateful to be a mom MYSELF!

P.A.M. 2012

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

P.A.M. 2012….what a beautiful day, in every sense of the word!
Anna Getty and Alisa Donner have truly set in motion a mother’s answer to so many of her questions as she begins the most precious journey of her life…Motherhood. Momz-to-be along with veteran Momz attended this year’s Event held at The Skirball Center. We spoke to Ali Landry (Miss USA 1996) and Catherine McCord (MTV’s Loveline Host) as well as Andrea Fellman ( and the two Powerhouse Momz Sarah and Yvonne (co founders of

Beyonce & Jay Z:

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
What's in a name? Apparently alot.

What's in a name? Apparently alot.

Well, this proves it – volchers come in all shapes and sizes don’t they???

Get this: Just four days after Blue Ivy was born, fashion designer Joseph Mbeh applied to trademark the already-famous newborn’s name — but was denied.

He was denied because Blue Ivy’s parents had the “where with all” to apply for their baby girl’s name to be trademarked days before.

Mbeh claimed that his New Jersey-based clothing and accessories company had intended to pitch Jay-Z and Beyonce a range of branded children’s clothing “in hopes that a business relationship could be formed to create Blue Ivy Carter NYC for them.”

According to the Washington Post:

Mbeh, who intended to produce children’s dresses, skirts, and underwear using the name, issued a groveling statement after his Jan. 25 smackdown from the feds. A big misunderstanding!: He planned to pitch the idea to Beyoncé and Jay-Z and never, ever, intended to poach any of their baby bucks.
Protective parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z responded by filing a submission of their own under Knowles’ BGK Trademark Holdings.

While a decision with the USPTO is still pending, the famous couple’s wishes will most likely be granted as even non-celeb parents are allowed to trademark their children’s names.

Wow, so not only do we as parents need to strive every day to protect our kids physically, mentally, spiritually…certain circles have now have to keep their wits about them and think commercially!

Angelina Jolie:

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

RED CARPET QUESTION: What was the hottest accessory on the red carpet this year?

No one can accuse THIS Momz In The Mix being a third "wheel!"

No one can accuse THIS Momz In The Mix being a third "wheel!"

RED CARPET ANSWER: Angelina’s leg!!!

She knew what she was doing, right??? Well… according to sources close to her, the move (both of them) were totally unplanned.
The close source claims:
Angie was vamping it up, no more, nothing less. There was no hidden meaning in what she was doing. The photographers went crazy for her on the red carpet and were screaming for her to ‘show some leg’ and so she did.
It was totally unplanned for Angie to do it again when she was presenting, she was having fun, living in the moment, like she always does. She is absolutely oblivious to the controversy and attention the sexy pose has created.

WE LOVE IT!!! If anyone can pull this off…it’d be Angelina.We wouldn’t care if it was planned!! In fact, we were giving her kudos for it!! We thought it was really smart — a great way to amp that grand finale attention she and Brad always get on the red carpet!

You go Girl!

Julia Roberts

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Mirror Mirror, have we got a question for you!

If you think this 44-year-old, (Pretty Woman), and one of our favorite Mom In The Mix, would be willing to trade places with someone half her age now think again.
These days, the actress says,
“There’s the express elevator and there’s rehab. It’s so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs.”

In her April issue of Vanity Fair, Roberts, who’s made an effort to shield her three children twins; Hazel and Finn (7) and son; Henry (4), she shares the fact that her kids don’t actually understand that she’s, well Julia Roberts.

Case in point: When the star was out in public with her family recently. “Somebody said as we were walking past, ‘Oh, that’s Julia Roberts,'” she recalls. “We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, ‘Yeah, my mom’s Julia Robinson.’ That’s what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person.”
Still, there are times when Roberts clearly worries about the ramifications that come with her kids — who she’s raising with cameraman husband Danny Moder — growing up as the children of a celebrity. Roberts even recalls talking to one Meryl Streep’s daughters, 25-year-old Grace Gummer, about growing up in the same situation, which turned out to be a rather comforting conversation.
“I asked, ‘Were you happy?’ Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information. I said, ‘How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?'” Roberts recalls. “She said, ‘I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.’ I said, ‘Were you cool with it?’ She said, ‘Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma.’ So that was hopeful.”

The Academy Award winner may be one of the most famous film actresses in the world, but it sounds like she’s more excited about getting back to the stage than the screen.
“It’s like childbirth: you don’t know until you’ve done it, but you get a little bit away from it and you go, ‘Of course, I want to do that again,” Roberts explain. “You get sucked back into doing theater, because it’s really thrilling.”


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

A Portrait of a Lady Birthday Party

When it comes to birthday parties…the sky is the limit for themes and activities.
This year, I built her party around one of her all time favorite movies -Little Women.

So, with my long list of Things To Do, I made my way to my local Target (your safest bet for your one stop shopping destination), to purchase as many themed details as possible, including our table’s centerpieces which included felt hats, lace gloves, pastel dyed doilies and porcelain tea cups.

My personal group of Little Women

To ensure this to be a day to remember, I pulled a scene from Little Women, (making sure it had 7 different characters all in the same scene) and sent everyone their lines ahead of time so they would be off page. Set up an old wooden platform in our yard’s corner, hung red velvet curtains, rented wardrobe to enhance the experience and Wa La…instant theatrical performance!!!


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Rules To Live By

Rules To Live By
I love all of them, ENJOY!
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.  Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Record your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, “My purpose is to____ today.”
5. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in the last year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a child.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to other’s. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. Burn the candles, use the nice bed sheets, Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. So stop complaining about the weather, the job, the rents, etc, etc
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
34. The best is yet to come.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36. Do the right thing!
37. Call your family often.


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Letting Go...

Question: I’m afraid if I finally forgive, will I be vulnerable to be hurt again?

Answer: Yes, I totally get it. I used to think the same thing. If I close my heart then no one can ever hurt me… right? Well when we close our heart, we chop off our connection to our intuition, to our instinct, our gut reactions, our capacity to see red flags. We become robots over analyzing everything in our minds, overthinking, second guessing, dissolving our confidence, doubting our capacity to trust ourselves, increasing our search for evidence to blame others and situations…

Sound familiar?

Yes, it’s a sucky life to live that way, one of fear, terror and panic if we were willing to slow down and really feel what happens when we let go.

There is a powerful Guided Mediation I created in both my men’s and women’s memberships… Letting Go… for men… and for women… it’s based on a mediation given to me from Ruby Bedi where she asked me to let go of all these horses. Just last night a private client from Alabama told me he thought this was foo foo when I taught it to him on a Full Day Intensive, but now having returned to his home town, he uses it daily and it’s his connection to peace and power.

So basically imagine you have all these reigns to horses of all the people you haven’t forgiven. And all these great relationships and experiences are passing you by… you can’t receive them because you’re holding onto the horses… and so in the guided mediation I ask you to let them go. This is super intense. When I did it, I mean REALLY did it, I cried and freaked out… I really thought I would die, get ‘hurt again’ as you said.

Yet what I noticed is that instead after the panic subsided, I felt whole, knowing, perceiving, intuitive, clear, calmly powerful. Safe. At peace.

From that space of finally letting go you also have access to the lessons of that experience… I can help you to claim and implement these lessons into your very being, your very life should you join the Live calls every other week in the Membership… and once we integrate the lessons into your essence… you may be hurt again, for people are human, not robots… but YOU will never suffer again, and each time bounce back stronger, wiser and more amazing than the time before.

Know you are loved,