Wednesday, May 13, 2009

French Bakery gone tweet

French Bakery gone techie ?
Love this yummy treats

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Authentic Mom Moments

Ok so I am attemtping to play Candy Land with my two kids and they scramble for the ice princess card and the youngest one smacks his brother on the back when he realizes he is losing! I have still not taken a shower, my husband is at the store looking for some sort of Mother's Day brunch;) and I want to run away to a French cafe-solo. Well maybe solo for an afternoon, or evening as I would soon miss the sound of screaming boys as they wrestle for the latest toy in demand, (whomever had it last is the most prized toy, no matter if it has been sitting in our house for ages:)

ok I better go, my turn to be the "Ice Princess" my 3 year old is pushing the kitchen chair across the floor heading for the kitchen cabinets!

love to all you Mothers,

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mother's Day. What do moms really want?


Wonderful family Sunday, pool time with the kids.  Now I have to turn off the business mind and go to bed.  I am so excited about my new lingerie line, I keep designing and redesigning;)

What I want to know is "What do moms really want for Mother's Day?"


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sent on the Now Network? from my Sprint® BlackBerry

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bath time baby



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Tara Marino 

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Ah Motherhood what to do?




So I was so excited today to take my oldest on his school field trip to the farm, I was driving and he had been looking forward to it for a week. Well, this am my youngest woke up with a runny nose, watery eyes and a not so lovely demeanor:) As I rushed around and packed last minute lunches it became apparent that I was swimming upstream, the current was speaking to me as I began to become impatient, anxious and lose my cool. I threw a comb at the window and must have screamed at Dominic to get in the car 5 times (although I wasn't yet ready and he knew that)
I wrestled with what to do as I drove the boys to French School, in my rear view mirror I could see my youngest with his big read watery eyes and red nose. Ahh I arrived and La Maitresse was already waiting to put two other kids in my car, she took one look at Nico and said "Qu'est-ce que tu fait? or What do you want to do?" I really didn't know...Dom was so looking forward to me going to the farm and I felt my mommy heart start to tear. All the cool moms we going too, I really wanted to hang out (I could hear my ego screaming)

Alas, I hugged Dominic good by and told Nico he would be spending a fun day with mama at home. We went and got hot tea and threw pennies in the fountain, we have been laying on my bed playing Candy Land and Connect Four.

I just gave him a long bath and he looked up at me with those beautiful green watery red eyes and said "Mama you are my best friend.."

I just called school and Dominic had an a amazing time with his friends, he asked if he could stay longer today....

As my big one needs me less and my little one needs me even more, I suppose I should listen to the universe whisper and realize the right choice is already made waiting for me, I just need to allow myself to move towards it

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My new obsession




This entire collection is soooooo me, see if you can figure out the Giraffe;)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My first Triathlon too late to quit?

video

Here I am in the raw scare shitless of failing to be perfect;) or not good enough. Can you relate;)
Follow my journey for the next 24 hrs I compete in the race of my lifetime journey of fear, rejection, resistance, acceptance and love

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dedication


With a heart of grace
And a mind of stone
With a touch of peace
And a word in BOLD
From a space of light
And a mind of love
From a vision of fortitude
And a purpose from above
I dedicate my spirit
My Being, My soul
To fulfill my life's mission
And let my story unfold
My place on this earth
My goal here in life
Has already been printed
Already subscribed
It is my sole venue
My undying path
My True dedication
To make impact at last
Through the eyes of my children
Through the heart of my man
I see my reflection
So clear and unmasked
I ask for your guidance
To lead me on course
To hold my heart steady
To have no remorse
I see the path clearly
Though times it can dime
I know you are with me
I will reach from within
You are there to cradle me
In times of question and grief
I need only to be quiet
To hear the true me speak
I will listen with intention
With a love open wide
I will move peacefully and slowly
On this intentional ride

Whats a girl to do?


You know it's funny. I am sitting here feeling meloncholy, not quite sure why! Oh hold on the tea is boiling! ok..well I have a lot to do business wise, but part of me just wants to cry. Not even sure why. I am missing my kids, missing some good friends and wondering if I really am doing all I can and should..I was looking for my journal but can not find it so I am going to pour my heart out here.
I am thinking of lost friends, lost conversations...I want to spend time on this earth being the best woman I can be and sometimes...well its just hard. The voice plays inside "Do they know how much I care, Do they know how much I love them? Are the people closest to me the ones I am spending my time with?...."

It;s just one of those days that I want to crawl into bed and cry with my pillow..so emotional maybe PMS;)

But you know as women we rarely give ourselves that space to do that. We are such highly emotional beings and effected by the energy and intuitiveness we feel surround us. I have my first Triathlon on Saturday, it is something I have wanted to do for years. And to be honest I am scared, that may be why I want to hide. I have not been training as much as I should and will be riding my husbands mountain bike in the race (not really Triathlon material) but that isnt the point. I just want to do it, and every part of me is fighting the fact that I want to be PERFECT when I do it. Which is the exact voice that has held me back for so many years and in so many facets. I am pushing through and growth is uncomfortable and painful. Which is where all these emotions are coming from.

Today my intention is to be present with those I love and turn OFF the business mind for a while. I want to breath deep, feel my emotions and learn and grow even more. I have asked the spirit for the fortitude to fulfill my mission and purpose in this life, I am dedicated to the journey.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Oprah Mom Secrets




Did you all catch this show? This is what I have been talking about FOREVER! We need to make changes here!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

FREE Sexy Chic Pole Dance Telecall

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Happy Easter Rebirth, Re Growth and Chocolate hangovers


Happy Easter Everyone,
Much love from the Marino household:)

Easter Morn

Rebirth and Light
Earth and Sun
Yellow Tulips
Green Grass
Past comes undone
Make way for beginnings
Let go of the old
Let the spirit find you
And your purpose unfold

May this day bring you insight, love and grace,

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

FREE TeleClass Chic, Sexy, Moms

Calling all Chic, Sexy Moms


I am so excited I am doing a brand new FREE tele call next Wed April 15th at 1pm PST. I am interviewing a special guest, Nyla from Pussycat power will be giving us some top secret tips on how to be sexy in our current bodies! No need to stress about body image and perfection you've got it now let's learn to flaunt it!

this is going to be so much fun, don't miss out


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and register for this fantastic call, it will be recorded for all that register so you can listen when you have TIME:) on your schedule.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

French Chic Cafe style, oh yeah baby Monaco Cote D'Azur here we come Elegant Femmes Closette Chic
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I almost broke my own rule!!!


ok SO I have to be totally honest!  I am sitting here, not feeling all that hot and sexy, little drained, tired, ya know the typical mama deal, and so I called my hubbie home from work to stop by the house for a bit.
I thought I would add a little spice and we would pick a date night out of our date box, that usually gives me something to look forward to and get excited about.
So my husband comes home and I reach into the date night box...Do you know what I pulled out?
Do you know what he wrote in there?  Do you know what I am doing this Saturday night?

Freaken Golf Range?????!!!!!!!:0

and so I am schooled in my own game, time to smack on a sexy, sassy, smile and go hit some balls with my man!  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Break!

















So the kids are on Spring break for the week!  We had a day full of water balloons, lemonade making and baseball-as well as temper tantrums, time-outs and hitting fights.

WOW I love this wonderful space.  My life is growing in leaps and bounds and so am I.  Some questions that have been coming up for me, very interesting...

What do I REALLY want in life?

What am I doing or NOT doing to get it?

What part of me is dreaming and what part of me is just non committal?

What Plans do I have in place in order to get where I want to go?

Just some things that maybe we should ALL be considering every day;)  We exist in a space of complacency and then we complain when we are not what we say we want!  But the deep question is do we REALLY want what it is we say we want?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Powerful Noise CARE


ok so writing my blog for me is a little like writing my journal:)  I always MEAN to do it...but well.  I am going to try harder;0

So my girlfriends and I went to see a Powerful Noise tonight.  I pray you all heard about it and were there-I sent out oodles of emails about this one night only movie premier about CARE and it's mission to empower women and girls.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect and I must say I was blown away.

For the majority of the film I felt like I was floating in my seat.  You know how Napolean Hill talks about the strength of emotion and desire-I swear I was the definition of it.  Every piece of my body and mind felt so in line with the message and my comittment that I know what I am doing in this world is right.

Everything that has happened up to this point has prepared me..and I am so excited to move forward.  It is time for women to support each other we are the ones that are going to make a change in this economy.  We are the ONLY ones who can draw parallels between passion, growth and pain seamlessly.  I am not talking about a feminist movement I am talking about a humanitarian movement.
Love to all

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Punk Rocker,


Wow, up all night can really really put a cramp in your hair;)  My little on woke up at 1am with a tummy ache and since I have the hardest time going back to bed-my Vata kicks in BIG time-  I spent the next 3 hours analyzing my life, where I'm going how to get there and of course how to do it all in France while receiving at least 10k a month residual income.  I don't have it all figured out yet but I will keep you all posted as soon as I do;0
The boys had crazy hair day today so I sent them to school with red punk rocker hair!  Adorable.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life's Purpose Baby, I can't wait away from it


ok so I found this AMAZING blog, right up my alley- a little less feminine than I would like, but hey that's why we are all unique right? www.lifeoptimizer.org  


Here is just a simple list to get us all started 
1.) Write down all your interests, what makes your heart sing
2.) What do YOU care about, not what you should care about, but what really means something to you
3.) What have other people said you are good at?
4.) Write a personal mission statement for a deep cause for your life
 
Here is another good resource www.purpose-life.com


I truly feel that a life without purpose and burning desire is a waste, we all have unique blueprints.  What is your's?  What are you doing to make it happen?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Mason


Today marks a very special day in my life...today my first born son would be 7 years old!  Happy Birthday Mason James, thank you for coming into my life and making me a strong mama!  I will forever remember the smell of your skin, the soft touch of your hair and the way you felt in my arms the first time I held you.  You have left a footprint on my soul and changed who I am forever!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

HAWAII





ok so I promised those of you who couldn't make it to Hawaii with us to share some photos.  May I say OMG, so amazing. We are going back in May-absolute BLISS.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Years in San Diego BABY

So Dave and I took the kids to San Diego for New Years.  There is no better place to start fresh than taking a deep breath of ocean air and running on the sand.  So New Years day that is exactly what I did.  The fresh sir penetrated my nose and cleared my senses, while the soft sand gave me the strength to push on and reminded me that pushing through to meet my goals in 2009 will be well worth it.  Here are a few things that came to mind

*Develop increasing leadership in Zrii
*Unite Zrii and my love for CARE
*Spend next summer in San Diego
*Develop web presence and capture pages
*Go to a Jack Johnson concert, in Hawaii
*Spend more time in the kids classrooms
*Date night with Dave twice a month, outside of work
*Complete my first Triathlon
*Take a pole dance class










Christmas,Presents, Children, Love-Bring it on!













Well, Text Color
The holidays have flown by and I am ready to re-connect with my prior committment of blogging three times a week.  After all I know you are all dying to hear what I have been up to.
So let's start with the basics.
"What did I get for Christmas?"

*A pair of Ugg boots
*Awesome outfit from Lucky
*Some sexy little things from the hubby ;) we wont go into any more detail, but we have been married for 8+ years so one needs to keep it spicy
*A new bathing suit for our upcoming trip to Hawaii in 2 weeks!
*Awesome books on self help and presenting

The best gift of all?
A morning of pain au chocolat et champagne avec Nico, Dominique et Papa.