Next week I return to the Miss America stage at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City to host the pageant I competed in twenty years ago. I almost won. They didn’t actually say my name in the Top 10 but I’m pretty sure I was the 11th runner-up. (My soul told me I was.) I’ve been… Read more Thoughts of a 39(ish) year old beauty queen
Are YOU or someone you know an extreme housewife (or house husband)? Could you compete to iron one hundred shirts in an hour, or co-ordinate a playdate for 25 toddlers? Is your pantry color-coded and your floors so spotless you could feed your family off them? A major US Production Company is looking for modern-day… Read more A NEW TV SHOW IS NOW CASTING: EXTREME HOUSEWIVES
Soooo, I have been asked to give a keynote speech at Sussex County Community College for their Ladies’ Retreat! “How to Fail your Way to Success” is Dena’s heartwarming (not really), rags to riches (if riches meant eating at McDonald’s) story of growing up an orphan (whose parents are still alive), living on a deserted… Read more Speech, speech, speech!
What Happens at ‘Anderson Live’ When the Cameras Aren’t Rolling (PHOTOS) Staff editor Cory Lopez goes behind-the-scenes of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talker. By celebuzz.com
“Sit up. Fix your hair. Suck it in,” comedienne Dena Blizzard, better known as One Funny Mother, suggests to the studio audience as the producers count down the cameras. And 3, 2, 1…and we’re rolling. As the audience rises from its seats with a round of applause, Anderson Cooper and his co-host of the day,… Read more What Happens at ‘Anderson Live’ When the Cameras Aren’t Rolling (PHOTOS) Staff editor Cory Lopez goes behind-the-scenes of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talker. By celebuzz.com
Before you meet Anderson Cooper, you have to meet Dena Blizzard. She’s what is known in the talk show circuit as “the warm-up coach.” Blizzard is “Anderson Live’s” pre-host: she entertains the studio audience before the show starts. She reminds us not to chew gum, or pick our nose when the camera pans over our… Read more “Meet Daytime Talk Show’s Warm-up Mom: Dena Blizzard Rules” Interview by Yahoo! Shine
This past week I celebrated my birthday and learned a few things. 1. Anyone who wishes you a Happy Birthday is lovely…especially when they don’t include the number with it….like “Happy Birthday, Dena” not “Happy X Birthday” (unless they say 21st, which is fine and surprisingly close to my actual age) 2. It is perfectly… Read more My Birthday Flowers
It’s Monday and I’m tired. I already feel “Friday Tired” and it’s only Monday. I know I’m supposed to love running around, taking care of my kids, being in my prime and all that sh*t. But frankly, I’m just tired. I’ve actually formulated my “Break my Leg” plan. It’s my plan for complete relaxation as… Read more Do you have a “Break my Leg” plan?
Today is a big day for the publishing world because today I officially release my piece of literary genius called “The Top Ten Misconceptions of Moms and Back-to-School.” It’s a book that is a ridiculous as it sounds. If you’re a mom and are both joyous and overwhelmed by back-to-school time….you will love this book.… Read more Dena is a Published Author! Get a FREE Download today!!
This morning my son asked if he could play with my daughter’s littlest pet shop toys. I thought it was a weird thing for him to ask since he is 12. Last night the Hunger Games came out on DVD. After I saw this…..it all made sense. Those pets are smiling…but I know they are… Read more Littlest Pet Shops- A New Hunger Games Tribute
I’m not a big shopper but I do LOVE a great deal. Kohl’s has a great deal on the BEST BACKPACK EVER this week!!! Four years ago I purchased a FUL backpack for my son at the end of the back to school season. It was on sale for 39 bucks at Target. I usually… Read more Kohl’s Best backpack EVER!!!
The other day my son and I were talking in the car and he offhandedly said something that offended me. It wasn’t his fault really. He is a 12 year-old boy trying to figure out the world and he was just talking out loud. Either way…it didn’t make me feel very good. He’s not five… Read more The Silent Treatment
My mom’s cell phone finally fell apart and died the other day. She was dedicated to using her 1982 flip phone with the long antenna and was refusing to enter the age of data plans. Since she refused to pay for anything extra other than the ability to make calls, I thought I would give… Read more My Mom’s Milkshake