Author: KristinCruz

10 Best Summer Movie Quotes, Ever

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These lines from Hollywood screenplays are the BEST ones to remind us moms that there is grace & beauty in our messy kitchens, unfinished projects, & baseball uniform laundry obligations. Remember that you are so lucky to be a Mommy. You are uniquely talented as a Mom & as a grown woman. Your blessed life is happening right now & you are exactly where you are supposed to be. If that doesn’t work, there’s always box wine & Netflix after bedtime. We don’t judge here.

Rediscover the wind beneath YOUR wings, fellow moms. However you can.

10 Best Summer Movie Quotes For Moms

Sharing these as a reminder to LIVE IN THE MOMENT… And enjoy it. You deserve it!

#WednesdayWisdom (via Nikki Kramer)

Just Some Summer Movie Quotes To Remind You To Live In the Moment

“So I’m gonna do my kind of dancin’ with a great partner, who’s not only a terrific dancer, but somebody who’s taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who’s taught me about the kind of person I wanna be.”  —Dirty Dancing

“There’s a whole world out there for you, Duncan. Don’t settle. Not yet.” —The Way Way Back

“If we are all going to die anyway shouldn’t we be enjoying ourselves now? You know, I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.” — Dazed and Confused

“Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.”
― The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

“People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not some words that some strangers put in their mouths.” —500 Days of Summer

“Everything was there and around us. We knew exactly who we were and exactly where we were going.” —Stand By Me

“It just doesn’t matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!” – Meatballs

“You can run from the disappointments you’re trying to forget. But it’s only when you embrace your past that you truly move forward.”—Nowand Then

“You don’t have to live forever. You just have to live.”
Tuck Everlasting 

“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” —The Sandlot

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Path Relaunch Founder Jennifer Bevan (Repost)

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jen bMOMS AND CAREER RE-ENTRY: MY INTERVIEW WITH MOM BLOGGER KRISTIN CRUZ

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I had a ton of fun speaking with Mom Blogger, Kristin Cruz about Moms and career re-entry tips. Kristin recently “relaunched” her career after spending years as co-host of the “Mark and Kristin Morning Show” on LA’s KOST 103.5FM. She now hosts a weekly podcast, blogs, and is also starting Moms in Media, Inc.
It was so much fun speaking with her and I loved that her kids made an impromptu appearance during the show — I did the interview on a night that my husband was out of town and I parked my kids in front of their homework and the TV (aka babysitter) so I could speak with Kristin uninterrupted. One thing about us Moms is that we just know how to roll with it! I’m honored she interviewed me to talk about moms and career re-entry.
Click on the audio player below to listen to the interview!
13:00  Say Hello to Career Coach Jennifer Bevan!
17:02  What is Career Coaching? What did you do to become a “Professional Certified Coach”? The Mommy identity shift.
19:36-20:45 Why use a certified career coach?
20:50-23:00 Is a Career Coach what you need?
24:00-32:10 What would Jennifer recommend for Moms who want to go back to work?
The simple 1-2-3 steps to get you started.
32:25-34:45 How to use the internet to help you sharpen your skills: Udemy.com is a great marketplace for online classes.
37:45 Why Jenn believes it is so important for Moms to say “YES!” to opportunities (unpaid and paid!)

Kids Back In School- Moms In The Office Are Like..

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Kids are back in school. Doing the drop-off dance now! Drinking my coffee & it’s still hot! Even putting on some makeup in the car right now, like whoa! Emailing people back like a boss. It’s like…

I’m back baby.

SPRING BREAK IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For most of us. So sorry if it isn’t over for you. Please remember that Uber will deliver coffee to you and BevMo is (always) having a sale. Plus it could be worse. You could be at Coachella right now, looking like this👇🏾

So as long as you are armed with everything you need to get yourself through the holiday breaks, and you can avoid doing any unneccesary grocery shopping for as long as possible, then you will be OKAY!

Hop on social media for laughs & connection to other parents in the same boat.

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MOMS IN MEDIA is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you need help with crafting ideas, check out the article by Founder Kristin Cruz on TODAY Show Parenting webpage. But for actual crafty like-martha-stewart-type of crafty, watch these media moms who know what they’re doing, like our friend Michelle Villemaire aka Home Made Mimi.

Good luck everybody! Please post comments below with any wild idea you may have about surviving this time, celebrating the break, or just cries for help. #momsworkingtogether

Sweatpants All. Weekend. Long. Here’s how some moms are truly rocking them➼

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I’m a mom. I do this all the time. You do too. Let’s just not commit anymore fashion crimes in yoga pants. School Pick-up and Drop-off is no excuse. We can do better. We can be fashionable moms, with just a little bit more effort, and not a ton of money. Time to step it up.

SWEATS K

Get dressed for the girl you really are- Not for the girl who feels as tired as you really are.SWEATS JLO

“Super Mom” can look good if you follow the rules of: Clean, Comfy & California Casual.
Happy to help. Come back to watch anytime you need inspiration ❤

SWEATS DENISE MOMS

P.S. And yeah this is despite whatever Eva Mendes has to say about it. (Even though she is my homegirl. I gotta take a stand for my mommies on this one. Even if I am standing in a pair of 3″ high wedge Nikes while I do it 😉

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READ this letter. Laugh. Leave me a comment. Live proudly in those pants girl. 

The Momtourage Meets Up with Elise Strachan My Cupcake Addiction

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Kristin Cruz interviews Our Baking Expert: Elise Strachan – Mom of 2, Author Sweet Celebrations, Bakeshop Mompreneur, You Tube Star Chef, TV Cooking Personality

ELISE STRACHAN changed her life by getting serious about baking & taking a chance on her passion. Turning a love of sweets into a business-plan, she opened up a bakery in Australia, where she lived. Her customers fell in love with her desserts & asked Elise to teach them her homemade tips & tricks. She gave some lessons & began popping some videos up on YouTube. Her warm personality & down-to-earth approach made her a hit with bakers everywhere & MyCupcakeAddiction was born. And 2 kids were born too! Juggling it all, she decided to go to Culinary School (Yes, while pregnant of course!) & took her career to the next level.

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Hear more about one of YouTube’s TOP cooking channels & the Mom behind it all.


Elise is also the published book author of SWEET CELEBRATIONS as well as the #MomBoss running the entire MCA Lifestyle Brand.

Go behind-the-scenes in our BONUS INTERVIEW available soon on KHTS 1220AM. Visit HometownStation.com & SUBSCRIBE to be notified of the air-dates.

We hope to see you Feb 18 & 19 at LA COOKIE CON! And we hope you give a LIKE here if you enjoyed this sweet treat & want to hear more

Next: San Diego CookieCon is September 16-17th 2017

VIP LA Cookie Con Ticket Gift

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Our friends & Red Carpet partners MomAngeles.com is joining forces with Moms In Media to get you into LA COOKIE CON this weekend, on us.

We’ll be there to see Food Network Baking Star Duff Goldman, YouTuber Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies, Celeb Baker & Mom Elise Strachan of My Cupcake Addiction, Mom-Actress Michelle Gellar of Foodstirs.

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CLICK our secure link below to enter to win your gift of 4 family tickets to the show ☞

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HBO Mommy Meeting with Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman

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Reese Witherspoon is a mom. Nicole Kidman is a mom. I’m a mom. And that’s all we needed to bond. On Wednesday at a secret screening-room in West Hollywood, we gathered together to talk about a new movement to create complex roles for women, that grown-up female viewers will want to watch. Fulfilling for both the women working in media & also the women consuming it. What a concept right? And they pulled it off in a BIG way.

BIG LITTLE LIES

Digital influencers and Hollywood creatives sat in a small theatre together & empowered each other to keep focussed on making quality entertainment “For Women, By Women”. BigLittle Lies is an example of the great things we can accomplish if we don’t give up & believe in each other. That’s the power of women working together- In Reese’s words.

On a mission to create compelling female-centric programming, Reese Witherspoon’s production shingle HELLO SUNSHINE came upon a book they believed had something special that should be shared on screen. The writer, Liane Moriarty, is an Australian author. Reese’s partner Bruna Papandrea is Australian, and hopped on the phone with Nicole Kidman, who was in Australia at the time. Next thing they knew Nicole was having coffee with Liane. Just 18 months later, we were about to watch the first 2 episodes of HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies.

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These two moms are so poised, approachable, and driven. I’ve personally been inspired by Reese for quite some time. I’m excited that there is this dedicated group of moms in Hollywood that are going to change things, make things that matter, and affect this industry for the better.. for generations to come. I’m proud to be a part of this group.

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I also have to let you know that I happily put my feet up and dove into the first 2 episodes of this series, which (2 glasses of wine later) has become my new “me time” addiction.

February 19th HBO Releases All 7 Episodes of Big Little Lies

Nicole will encourage you to watch all 7 in a row because it’s meant to be consumed that way- Like a movie. It’s beautifully shot. It looks like a film made for the big screen. The performances are obviously stunning, with an Oscar winning cast. Plus fresh talent that you’ll recognize from some of your other favorite shows. I was riveted watching Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Isabella Kravitz & the sweet Kathryn Newton who I love following on Instagram.

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It was a raining in LA on Wednesday. That usually means nobody goes anywhere & flat-hair prevails. But the moms came out in full-force & supported, chatted, shared stories, & promised to keep on moving forward to make important programming for women. For Moms.

I’ll be blogging for our community on MomsInMedia.com about the latest insider scoop from Reese Witherspoon’s production company & the new deal she just did to expand her company into a major Digital Content Creator. It’s such exciting stuff. And I love that Moms are proudly at the forefront!Reese Nicole Shailene HBO Wine

For the juicy details, watch on Feb 19th. It’s like nothing I’d ever seen before. It’s relatable real-life situations
mixed with total fantasy-life at the same time. Real family problems, mixed emotions, marriage secrets, & even a …. murder. Stephen King himself called the book “scary”. BigLittle Lies is so much fun to watch- I really hope you check it out & share this post with your Mommy-friends. Like Reese said, the way to show you want Hollywood to make more programming like this is to watch it. Watch & show them this is what we want to see more of.

Let me know if you’ve read these books below in the comments. Are you a fan already? And Please tell me how you liked the HBO show next week. We’re all in this together & it’s making things so much better in this town because of it.

Thank you to Reese, Nicole, Hello Sunshine, HBO & Liane Moriarty for getting together & believing in us Moms & making great entertainment for us to watch. Cheers to you ladies!