Archive for April, 2013

May 2013 Profile: Elisabeth Rohm


  NAME:  Elisabeth Rohm AGE:  Just turned 40 (yikes)!!! RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Engaged RESIDENCE:  Venice, California CHILD’S NAME/AGE: Easton August Anthony, age 5 I started professionally acting once I graduated college at the age of 23.  I was first featured on the soap opera, One Life to Live, then quickly moved on to primetime with a reoccurring role on ...

Melissa Swedoski


  Dividing her professional career years between nonprofit management and investigative newspaper reporting, Melissa Swedoski thought she was well informed on the chaos that everyday life contains. What she didn’t know was that real chaos was having a baby two weeks shy of her 41st birthday, followed by another one three ...

A Special Kind of Tooth Fairy—by Jamie Levine


My almost-six-year-old daughter, Jayda, lost her first tooth this past week. Despite Jayda’s relentless tooth-wiggling, this incisor had been loose for weeks, and I was starting to believe it would never fall out. Finally, however, on Thursday, Jayda’s kindergarten teacher sent me an email announcing in all capital letters: “THE ...

The Yelling by Julie Wheaton & Patrece Powers, Contributing Bloggers


I once complimented a friend on what a good mom I thought she was. “I’d be a better one if I didn’t yell so much,” she said. “I can’t seem to stop the yelling.” Lately, most of my yelling occurs at 7:15 a.m. Three mornings a week, I drive a carpool ...

ROBIN’S SHOW RAVE: KINKY BOOTS


     Kick off your heels....and run don't walk to Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre where you will find yourself toe-tapping and wanting to get up and dance and cheer, which the audience does at the end.     Witness the coming out party of a Broadway star Billy Porter (Lola ...

Being a Couple by Sharon O’Donnell


This past week my husband Kevin and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. It is difficult to believe that my wedding and all the events surrounding it took place that long ago because so many of them are still fresh in my memory. At the same ...

Peeking Out by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


It’s spring in Colorado, and as usual the weather has been unpredictable. The tulips have chosen to peek out early, after a short period of warm days and nights. Their mistake, however, since we have had several wet snows that covered the tulip stalks completely. Blooms will be fewer this ...

Peggy Bogard-Lapp


 Peggy Bogaard-Lapp is a native Coloradoan, and life long writer. She has a diverse background in banking, technology, and business management, all prior to becoming a later mom. After several years as a stay at home mom, she entered the field of public education. As an Instructional Paraprofessional, she has ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers


If you love Bette Midler....and many do.....including myself....then this show is a must see. If you relish in celebrity gossip....then this show is a must see. If you want to witness a bravura solo performance that will likely receive a Tony nod...then this show is a must see. Appearing on Broadway for the ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: THE NANCE


THE NANCE, by Douglas Carter Beane, recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane) and his fellow performers. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out ...