Author of the book Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust (Greenleaf Press, March 2011), Erika Katz uses her beauty expertise to help moms bond with their ‘tween daughters. A former child model and actress, Erika appeared in over 100 commercials, print ads, and films. As the mother of a ‘tween girl, she now writes a popular beauty blog for mothers tackling the drama of the ‘tween years.

According to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. And, texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s driving the length of a football field completely blind.

“Favorite Grilling Recipe, What’s Yours?”

One of my favorite things to do in the summer time is invite over some friends, open up the backyard and just have an all-around good time with grilled food & drinks. Of course, when I think of grilling, I think of chicken, ribs, veggies and today I am going to share one of my favorite recipes for Ribs with a spicy little kick. Do you have a favorite grilling recipe?

New Flavors Include Greek Coconut and Cherry Pomegranate

Imagine sitting on a beautiful white sandy beach, sipping from a coconut and staring blissfully at aquamarine waves. More than just having this image as a desktop background, many people this time of year are wishing they could turn this fantasy into reality. They’ve had enough of cold winter months and want to find a way to escape. To help beat these winter blues, Yoplait® Greek now offers people a taste of the tropics with its newest flavor offerings: Coconut and Cherry Pomegranate.

The all-new CR-V is striking, stylish and just the right size.

I recently had the opportunity to take the CR-V on a mini-vacation. I knew that we were going to be traveling a few hours away so I wanted to take that opportunity to see what this baby had to offer. We packed our (many) bags and loaded up the car. See, if we were in my car, I can imagine that we would be a little cramped but with the CR-V that was an entirely different story. The space, OH my.

This Mother’s Day, I’m working with Clever Girls in support of Macy’s Heart of Haiti to shine a light on the “trade, not aid” program, which provides sustainable income to Haitian artisans struggling to rebuild their lives and support their families after the 2010 earthquake.