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Pamper Me Please

Posted Aug 25 2008 6:28am

When I was a network television publicist, I spent most of my days catering to the outrageous demands of B-list celebrities who sometimes thought they were a lot more famous than they actually were. There were times when I was taken to task by a nasty personal publicist who literally made me cry when I didn't put his client in a suite at a swanky SoHo hotel. Then there was the day that one actor told me I had put him in a clown car for the day (it was actually a Lincoln Town Car) and he was annoyed that I didn't have the foresight to arrange for him to be carted all over town in a stretch limo.

My all time favorite horror story of a completely irrational celebrity, took place when I was nine months pregnant. As I attempted to coordinate a cover shoot for TV Guide with two actors and their female co-star, she proceeded to scream in my face because she did not like the way she was being treated during the 5 hour photo extravaganza. Meanwhile, that same actress was actually put up in a massive suite at one of the most expensive hotels in Manhattan and was pretty much given everything she wanted just because she was an evil shrew, and her personal publicist was even nastier than she was....if you can believe that!

After more than 11 years of dealing with unruly celebrities and evil personal publicists, I ditched the glamorous life to venture out on my own and what I've found as I've been building my business, is that I have learned a lot from those years of pampering ingrates. I actually like pampering people who appreciate the effort. And so, I'm making it my mission to pamper those moms who have never experienced what it's like to be treated like a star.

At one of my most recent events, called Moms Night In, we actually brought the pampering right to my house with massage therapists, manicurists and free product demonstrations and giveaways fromSlendertone, 4Real Foods and Karito Kids. You should have seen the smiles on the faces of our moms as they left the party. In my eyes, they were all stars that night and it made me realize that while I may have left the high life behind, it is so much more rewarding to connect with women who are finding a way to do what they love while raising a family - even if it means giving up that fancy corporate title so I can lead a balanced life on my own terms. If you'd like to see a video from our Mom's Night In event, then visit www.rolemommy.com. We may be coming to a city near you so if you like what you see and want to be treated like Cinderella (even if it's for one night), then email me at beth@rolemommy.com for details.


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