Kim and Jackie talk
• their latest travels
• Kim’s threesome invitation
• Harry Connick Jr vs Eric Dane
• The 3rd and last Presidential Debate
• Women’s health issues and the leadership we need
Kim and Jackie talk
Christine Burke is The Keeper of The Fruit Loops, The Manager of The Fecal Roster and The Driver of The People Mover. In other words, she’s a mom. An Erma Bombeck Martha Stewart with a Roseanne Barr twist, she has the mouth and the organized cabinets to prove it. She resides in Pennsylvania with her ever budget conscious husband, two blog inspiring Fruit Loops and her extensive collection of thrift shop shoes. She’s a staff writer and assistant social media director for Scary Mommy and her work has been seen on the Today Show, The View and Huffington Post. She was an inaugural cast member for Lehigh Valley’s Listen To Your Mother Show and was the Logistics Coordinator for the Blog University Conference in June 2016. She runs marathons, avoids volunteering for the PTA and drinks cheap wine to cope with it all. Her personal blog is keeperofthefruitloops.com and she can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A renowned work/life balance expert, Sam inspires corporate cultures and increases employee retention and productivity through her executive workshops and keynotes. Thousands of professionals from C-level leaders to administrative assistants have benefitted from Sam’s unique guidance on how to maximize work/life success. She finds that spark within each of us and turns it into a fire.
Sam-white-dress1Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, a renowned speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s fifth book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, will be published in September 27, 2016.
Sam began her career in media at CAA, Turner Pictures, Nickelodeon and Ziff Davis. She later founded a personal branding firm and soon realized that she couldn’t talk to executives about their personal brands without talking about the elephant in the room: how they were managing their professional and personal lives. Sam’s passion for work/life optimization began.
Sam is consistently called on by traditional media outlets for her advice. She makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Fox and Friends, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine.
Widely known for her interviewing skills, Sam has interviewed an array of personalities from Mary J Blige to Jessica Alba, Sara Blakely and Al Roker. She spent two years as host of leading Internet talk show, Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with tech entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
More than 400 experts have written chapters for Sam’s bestselling Experts’ Guide book series, published by Random House. Contributors include luminaries such as Rachael Ray, Richard Branson, Suze Orman and Barbara Corcoran.
Sam has a large social media following and is active in causes relating to women and girls. She sits on the Friends of Good+ Foundation and the advisory boards of Thuzio and Sparks and Honey. She is co-founder of the LA Electing Women Collective and Senator Gillibrand’s paid leave coalition. Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
After working with thousands of the busiest professionals on the planet, Sam saw a common theme. The happiest ones were the most fulfilled. Happiness is not the goal, fulfillment is. With fulfillment comes happiness and greater productivity and better relationships.
What makes a fulfilling life? It is one that plays in six or seven slices rather than one or two, some combination of career, health, relationship, children, community, friends and hobbies. When we overfocus on one slice at the expense of the others, we hurt that one slice rather than hone it. What makes it easier to play in multiple slices? It is letting go of the guilt that drags us down and letting go of perfection. When you embrace the idea that the most fulfilling lives are going to be messy, it is easier to manage the bumps. Think of your favorite pie. It probably isn’t the perfect one, it is more likely the gooey messy one that is most delicious.
Life is like pie. Dig in!
Kyra Phillips is an award-winning correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units, based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
Phillips joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in 2012 to anchor Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family.
Phillips has traveled the world to cover and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq, first as an embedded journalist aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, then covering the war, and its affect the Iraqi people. Her stories included the Baghdad School for the Blind, substance abuse within the Iraqi military, and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein’s cell and his personal diary. Phillips’ war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club’s National Reporter of the Year for 2007.
Phillips has won two Peabody awards, six Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting. Additionally, she has won numerous Golden Microphones and other honors. Phillips’ investigation into how a convicted murderer could purchase personal information about children, triggered national legislation and earned her the Bill Stout Memorial Award for enterprise reporting.
Since 1992, Phillips has been a Big Sister with national Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America mentoring program. She participates on the board of The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, The Fisher House Foundation, and serves on the Honorary Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. She received the National Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award in 2013 and is now a Global Ambassador. Phillips is also the co-author of “The Whole Life Fertility Plan” published in 2015.
Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She is married to fellow journalist John Roberts and are proud parents of twins.
TV and YouTube star, DIY darling and lifestyle expert, Leah Ashley, joins Kim and Jackie LIVE in studio!
Leah was a co-host on the ABC Daytime talk show FABLife, alongside Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee and Lauren Makk. Previously, she co-created A Fab Life, the dynamic and popular lifestyle Youtube channel dedicated to all the facets of a life well lived, no matter your budget. Leah has been featured on such media platforms as The Style Channel, CNN, ABC, HGTV, KTLA, Discovery, Hollywood Today Live and Glamour to name a few. While settling in to being a new mom; her most fulfilling job to date, she is also developing her YouTube channel Living with Leah, your go-to guide for DIY and lifestyle content.
Jill Simonian of TheFABMom.com motivates moms online and on-air as CBS Los Angeles’ Parenting Lifestyle Contributor (segments every Wednesday 5pm and Fridays 6:45am) by dishing tips, trends and tackling hot parenting topics to keep family life focused & fun. She’s often spotted on national television; HLN’s The Daily Share and is part of NBC’s TODAY Show Parenting Team. Additionally, Jill is a contributing writer/blogger for Right Start baby stores and the popular lifestyle site for moms, Mom.me. Her first book, The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby will be available Spring 2017 (Skyhorse Publishing).
Kelly Wickham Hurst is the Founder and CEO of Being Black at School, an initiative to empower parents & educators to make
schools safe for Black children. Previous to that, she worked in public education for the last 22 years as a teacher and middle and high school administrator, both as a guidance dean and an asst. principal. Her blog, Mocha Momma, won the Iris Award for Most Thought-Provoking Content in 2014. She’s the married mother of 6 children in a blended family and lives in Illinois.
ITS A BIG DAY FOR BROADS!
8/26/1920 Women finally got the right to vote. But we’ve got some other interesting (and maybe shocking) facts about women’s rights.
Is Ryan Lochte headed to Dancing with the Stars? Is this a good move in the right direction?
Why are so many people filing for divorce in August?
Epi Pen is sticking it to it’s customers (see what we did there?)
And, it’s National Dog Day!