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Friday, March 28, 2008

Photos from our Latest Event...Fit For Life

If you missed our latest event at the White Plains Library, well, have no fear, we'll be posting the video in the next few days.  In the meantime, check out some great photos from our Fit for Life panel featuring Role Mommy founder Beth Feldman, Janice Taylor, author of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Keri Glassman, registered dietician and author of The Snack Factor Diet, fitness wear entrepreneur Ava Diamond Pizzuti with A2...Est tu?  and Toby Amidor, lead nutritionist for DietTV.
And when is our next event do you ask?  We'll we're sponsoring a fabulous event next week on behalf of Love Our Children USA that will be hosted by Dancing with the Stars and All My Children star Cameron Mathison with celebrities like Meredith Viera, Ashleigh Banfield performing karaoke!  Plus a performance by the new Menudo.  Next up, in May a special event for moms and their kids with Macy's.  More to come real soon!!!

Sunday, March 02, 2008


We just had another inspiring and entertaining event at the White Plains Library, featuring mompreneurs and career experts who jumped off the corporate ladder to reinvent their lives. On Wednesday, March 26 (7-9 PM) we are tackling a topic that every mom can relate and commiserate with...losing weight! Which diets work, which don't, how do you make time for fitness and how can you re-train your mind to think like a thin person? We've assembled a panel of experts who will help you find all the answers to your burning weight loss questions and more!
Panelists include Janice Taylor, author of Our Lady of Weight Loss - a hilarious and zen approach to finally losing weight and keeping it off. Janice's book even made the O List so if Oprah approves, it must be great. Janice is a motivational weight loss expert who uses a creative approach to shedding pounds.
Also appearing is licensed nutritionist, Keri Glassman, author of The Snack Factor Diet and creator of KeriBar - a delicious snack that not only curbs hunger cravings but is delicious too! Keri will share how snacking can actually help you lose pounds and attain your weight loss goals.
Toby Amidor is a registered dietician, culinary expert and lead nutritionist for If you've tried dozens of diets but nothing has worked, Toby can cut through the clutter and analyze why your chosen diet isn't working for you. She'll also share her favorite picks for healthy diets that actually work!
Our third panelist is Ava Diamond-Pizzuti, MSW and entrepreneur, earned her Masters in Social Work just before getting married in1991. Fully invested in her career working with chemically dependent persons, she never expected that holding her first baby in her arms two years later would result in a whole new perspective. After struggling with her return to work on a ¾ time basis, Ava was pregnant AGAIN. With two children 12 months apart, the interest and energy needed to have a fulfilling career was gone. Madly in love with her children, Ava become 150% Mom…and plummeted into a world that centered completely around naps, feedings, changes, and baths. She joins our panel to present an honest account of why and how she emerged from Diaper Darkness to redefine and incorporate self-care from a physical, emotional, and professional standpoint. The “entrepreneur” part of her title currently includes: Co-founder of “The D Spot…the divorced woman’s source for total fulfillment” Co-owner (with her new husband), Manager, Community and Corporate Event Planner, Camp Director of Frozen Ropes in Orange Co-owner (with Alicia Luciani) of A2…est tu? fitness wear National Motivational Speaker for Barbizon School of Modeling/Acting/ Personal Development
Also appearing will be Alicia Luciani, who has always loved her role as mom and wife, but when school days left her with more time to herself, she began to struggle with personal fulfillment in other ways...she realized the need to "reinvent" herself.  Unwilling to miss hockey or softball games...and determined to maintain valuable family dinner time...she found renewed energy and excitement through fitness.  Running and weight training helped her not only create a strong body, but also a strong mind with focus and dedication.  Her passion for fitness has turned into a business in fitness fashion:  A2...Est Tu?  Fitness Wear. Alicia will talk about how important passion is as a driving force for success when you choose to step outside your role of Mom.
Fit for Life is sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation and will take place on Wednesday, March 26 at the White Plains Library, located at 100 Martine Avenue. Mouth watering appetizers will be provided by Dinner in Hand. Books will be available for sale at the event through Borders and fitness wear will be available for sale through A2....est tu? If you'd like to RSVP, please send us an email at

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Following an incredibly successful "Authors we Love" event at
 the White Plains Library, we are now gearing up for our second Moms Night Out!  It's called M
oms of Reinvention and it will feature incredible women from authors, to entrepreneurs to career coaches who have reinvented their lives while
 raising their family.  Panelists include Anabel Monaghan & Elisabeth Wolfe, authors of Click: The Girl's Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it happen.  Both moms had jobs in corporate America before they decided to collaborate on this must-have guide for parents which offers advice to teens and girls about pursuing their dreams.
Our second panelist is career coach Elena Kaspi, founder of Lawscope Coaching.  Elena is an Ivy League educated lawyer and mother of two who was on the fast track toward a partnership at a prestigious firm when she chose instead to jump off the c
areer track and reinvent her life.  Since that time, she has become a certified career and life coach who currently provides consultation to major New York City law firms and individual clients from the tr
i-state area on how to make changes in your career and your life to achieve work/life balance, job satisfaction and
 happiness at home and in the office.
Our third panelist is Nina Restieri - founder of MomAgenda - a lifesaving dayplanner for busy parents that enables you to schedule your kids' social calendar right along with your own!  Nina's brilliant concept and gorgeous product packaging - the agendas come in a variety of colors including pastel pink, mint green, red and many others - has taken off - MomAgendas are now sold both online and at retailers nationwide.  Find out how Nina turned her vision into reality and was able to find success both online and in stores.
For anyone who has a great idea that they'd like to turn into reality, then this is the event for you.  It's never too late to reinvent, so join us on Wednesday, February 27 at the White Plains Library, located at 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY and get ready to rediscover your passion!  To RSVP, email us at Seating is limited and the event is already filling up, so don't delay!  For more information, visit the White Plains Library adult calendar of events at  Or, click on this White Plains Times article to read more about it!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


It's that time of year again...time for another Role Mommy Event, but this time around, it's for parents only! On Wednesday, January 23 from 7-9 pm, we'll be kicking off a book event series hosted by the White Plains Library, located at 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY. The topic for our first event will be Authors & Books We Love and we'll be featuring bestselling author Jane Green, who personally had me hooked when I read one of her first books, Jemima J and I've pretty much read every book she's written since! Her latest novel is called Second Chance and she'll be talking about her meteoric rise to the bestseller list as well as balancing her writing career while raising four children.
Also appearing will be novelist Gwendolen Gross, whose new book The Other Mother, made the Role Mommy list of favorites in 2007. This compelling read paints a realistic portrait of the intense divide between a working and stay at home mom and has received rave reviews from critics and readers alike! This is Gwendolen's third novel - her other books include The Field Guide and Getting Out.
Our third panelist is Pamela Dorman, Vice President and Editorial Director for Every Woman's Voice which publishes a host of great reads for women 35 and older. The imprint features a wide range of offerings from the controversial book by Leslie Bennetts, The Feminine Mistake to the side-splitting humor of Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan who penned, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, to adjusting to life when your kids fly the coop in The Empty Nest by Karin Stabiner, among a host of new releases, including the poignant new memoir, The Middle Place, by breast cancer survivor and mom, Kelly Corrigan. Dorman has the magic touch when it comes to selecting works that will resonate with readers. In fact, prior to launching Every Woman's Voice, Pam was a top editor at Viking Press where she edited some of the most memorable novels of the last two decades including The Secret Lives of Bees, The Mermaid's Chair, The Memory Keeper's Daughter and Bridget Jones Diary, among many others!
So join us for a wonderful night with these amazing women - we'll have refreshments, some goodies and a book signing too! Books will be available for sale at the event by Borders. Seating is limited so please Click Here and register today!

Friday, October 19, 2007


KEEP IT SIMPLE FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ROLEMOMMY.COM & SPONSORED BY THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT SATURDAY, NOV. 17 - 10AM - 4 PM COUNTY CENTER, 198 CENTRAL AVENUE, WHITE PLAINS It's time for a brand new Role Mommy event and this time the whole family is invited! Join us on Saturday, November 17 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains for a Simply Family Fun Festival, featuring performances by top children's entertainers, storytime with kids' authors, Mad Science with Radical Rob and a Kid's fashion show. We'll also be hosting a casting call for the hit ABC show "Supernanny" starting at 10am. Entertainment starts at noon. Plus there will be vendors and exhibitors offering services to make your life simpler! The event is sponsored by the Westchester County Parks Department. To inquire about availability of vendor booths email us at - deadline is Thursday, November 15.
The following is a rundown of performances, author appearances and activities throughout the day: · 10 AM-4PM Casting call for the ABC hit series "Supernanny" · 10 AM-4 PM Toy Drive sponsored by WHUD-FM radio · 11 AM Book reading and signing with Wendell Jamieson, author of "Father Knows Less" or "Can I Cook My Sister" · 12-1 PM Performance by Family Fun Magazine Favorite Band Princess Katie and Racer Steve · 1-2 PM Book reading and signing by children's authors Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Katy Duck & Biscuit books) & Taylor Morris (Class Favorite) · 2-3 PM Performance by award-winning singer/songwriter Danna Banana - Named 2005 New York Magazine children's entertainer of the year · 3 PM Explore the Marvels of Motion with Mad Science's Radical Rob · 3:30 PM Kids fashion show emceed by News12's Antoinette Biordi with outfits and accessories provided by Infinity and Chez Petit
Plus, face painting, balloon art and free ice cream provided by Little Scoops throughout the day!
INFORMATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS & KIDS, 2ND FLOOR 11:30 AM - GET THE 411 ON BULLIES WITH MISS TEEN NEW JERSEY USA Meet Krysten Moore, Miss Teen New Jersey 2007 who will talk with parents and children about how kids can protect themselves from bullies both in the playground and on the Internet. Krysten has experienced bullying first-hand and shares her personal stories as a celebrity spokesperson for Love Our Children USA, the national nonprofit leader that honors, respects and protects children. Its mission is to break the cycle of violence against children. Celebrating its 9th year it is 'the Go-To' prevention organization for all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S. One lucky attendee will win a best-selling book written by "Supernanny" star Jo Frost! 12:30 PM - SHED EXCESS POUNDS WITH THE HELP OF NUTRITION MOM! Still can't lose the baby weight and your child is now six years old? Then you're in need of a session with Role Mommy contributor Barry Wolfe, M.S. RD, who will offer healthy eating tips, great advice and low calorie yet delicious recipes for busy parents and kids. To take a look at one of Barrie's most recent columns, visit Mom RD. Three lucky attendees win a copy of the best-selling book The Sneaky Chef by Westchester mom Missy Chase Lapine. 1:00-2:00 PM - CARTOONING 101 FOR BUDDING ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS Learn how to be a cartoonist with popular illustrator and artist Laurie Edmonds (30 participants total for each 30 minute class). Attendees qualify for great children's book giveaways! 2:00 PM - PROTECT YOUR FAMILY WITH THE HELP OF SAFETY DAD Find out important tips and information about how you can keep your family safe this holiday season with Role Mommy Contributor Safety Dad, James Hirtenstein, President of Baby Safe Inc. One attendee will win tickets to the Ringling Bros. Circus. 2:30 PM - FUN FITNESS CLASS FOR KIDS - Get moving and get motivated with a fitness routine for kids, sponsored by Underground Fitness, Voted the #1 Gym in Westchester for kids and teens ages 8-17. Two attendees will win award-winning toys!Vendors and exhibitors include: Destination Maternity, Scholastic (with an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog), Dinner In Hand, Prudential Centennial Real Estate, The Family Coach, Mad Science,,, Baby Safe America, Optimal Health, Pearl Jewelry, Little Treasures, Hudson Country Montessori, Score Educational Centers, JRA Marketing, PM Pediatrics, Mommy Make-up, Glamourmom, Gym Time, Fun Craft, StuckonU, Underground Fitness and more! We will also offer great giveaways - including tickets to Disney on Ice, Finding Nemo and the Ringling Bros. Circus; must have Nickelodeon DVD's plus a Sponge Bob Digital Camera; remote controlled Morphibians toys; classic Hasbro games; incredible book collections provided by Simon Says; copies of the popular cookbook The Sneaky Chef, a MomAgenda and lots more! Media sponsors include: WHUD-FM, News12 Westchester,, the Journal News and New York Metroparents.Make a playdate with Role Mommy and join us on Saturday, November 17 - you won't be disappointed!
Contact: Beth Feldman at

Monday, September 24, 2007


It's back to school and that means, back to BORDERS!!! Yvette and I are back on the book signing wagon and this time we're taking Borders by storm. We've got two signings scheduled for this Saturday, September 29 at 2 pm in Scarsdale, located at 480 White Plains Rd. in the Lord & Taylor shopping center & then on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2pm in Ramsey, NJ, located at 235 Interstate Shopping Center.
So while you're in the midst of multi-tasking, make sure you give yourself a well-deserved time out for a light-hearted coffee klatch and book signing. Grab a coffee, a cupcake, a chair and get ready for some great conversation and confessions about juggling career, family, pre-school, pets, the PTA, in-laws, soccer, gymnastics, baseball, ice-skating, doctor visits, birthday parties, minivans and much much more!