Having a Poise Moment and being real about LBL

1 in 3 woman experience light bladder leaks .

I am one of them. Tonight I had the opportunity to be in a room with so many honest moms sharing their stories and it reminds me of why I do what I do, and that is to start a dialogue and empower moms and women to feel good about themselves. There is no shame, in LBL, and I hope whoever is struggling knows that they are not alone because there are solutions. And we all fell in love ?with Jessica Shepherd md and Sarah Haag.

Disclosure: This is post in partnership with Poise, all opinions are our own.

A Dad With The MOMS…

A Dad With The MOMS…I’m cool with that…I like it..”- Michael Strahan. I’m cool with it too! We spoke about kids and social media, co-parenting with an ex, his clothing line with JCPenney, kids playing football and wait til you see and hear how he answered my kid’s questions and what he said about them! But my favorite part of our convo for next week’s #TheMOMSPodcast was when I asked about his career path…

Michael – “You can’t be afraid to try new things. Even what you’re doing. You’re stepping out and creating something that wasn’t there before …you’re trying to make something bigger and create a business for yourself and that’s the same thing …opportunities come your way and you can’t be afraid to take them. We always discourage ourselves and encourage other people. You tell your kids….’You can do anything you want to do.’ Just go for it. Then when it comes to yourself you have doubts.

We have to change our frame of mind and think the way we encourage others. That’s what I’ve learned to do. Of course I’m scared. I’m not an expert at everything. And asked to do things that take you out of your comfort level. Those are the things that take you to the next level. I just go for it and if it doesn’t work, I learned from it”.

As a dad who does it all, we met Michael Strahan on the set of the commercial shoot of his two menswear collections available exclusively at JCPenney. Collection by Michael Strahan, a line of men’s tailored clothing and accessories and MSX by Michael Strahan, a new line of men’s athleisure apparel.  Collection offers stylish and distinctive assortment of tailored suit separates, sport coats, dress shirts, neckwear, belts and accessories including tie clips, cuff links, socks, wallets and shoes.

MSX by Michael Strahan offers a stylish yet functional assortment of apparel that is changing the rules of clothing to wear what you want, wherever you want and still look and feel great – from performance muscle tees and tech knit shorts to polos and chino pants.

With approximately 190 SKUs the assortment continues to expand, and is now offering a range of styles for boys starting at size 8. Both collections are available in 500 stores and jcpenney.com.

P-L-A-Y is Everything!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

P-L-A-Y is Everything! Getting involved is everything! Doing it with my kids is everything! Our imaginations were hard at work! We joined this incredible school Foundation Academies in Trenton to dream up the perfect playground and in August we will join this community to make it a reality thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple Group through its Let’s Play program!

My 12-year-old Jaron and I took part in the planning. We measured the area of what is now the parking lot that will be turned into the playground with help from Kaboom. A safe playground that kids can enjoy for years to come. Playing outside is important for children, they need the fresh air and to mix and mingle with their peers without being in the classroom, it’s a time for them to explore things that interest them and share them with others. Some love to go outside and play ball games or run around, whilst others like to have a milder playtime with card play where they get something like a Pokémon Elite Trainer Box and trade cards with their friends as they mix and match. It really is up to what they love to do and how they connect with their fellow classmates.


We sat with the kids as they learned about their options for the space and drew pictures of their dream areas and activities. We cheered them on and encouraged them to design whatever they wanted as junior architects. We will be on hand to join their community and volunteers from Dr Pepper Snapple to turn some of the designs into a reality on Aug. 18. Volunteers will also sort and pack new sports equipment with Good Sports inc to distribute to several local youth-serving organizations to make active play a priority.

Captain Underpants Mamarazzi

Today more than ever we are fighting technology, especially with our kids.  Pushing books down their throats is not ideal, but unfortunately we are living in new times with new battles. So when a character like Captain Underpants enters your world with characters like Professor PoopyPants, it is hard to not love this series and wild superhero.

The film is a surprising gem with the biggest laughs and it has the biggest heart.  Parents you too will be hysterical….take a sneak peek at our Captain Underpants Mamarazzi event with the filmakers.