" Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. "Ray Bradbury

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Working Mom Spotlight: Jen Usmanova

After a longer-than-I-care-to-admit hiatus from the Working Mom Spotlight, we’re back on track with one of the most popular features on Hip As I Wanna Be – the WORKING MOM SPOTLIGHT! Today’s mother is a fantastic example and a true inspiration. Enjoy! Evgeniya (Jen) Usmanova is a mother of two and a co-founder of CareLuLu, a…

Sickness, Sex & Introspection

The other day I found myself home and pathetically sick. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t drink. I couldn’t think. I spent the day with a bucket beside me curled up in the fetal position weakly channel surfing trying to find anything of substance on. What I found was a back to back marathon of Sex in…

Perfect Social Media Life

I love social media, don’t you? I’m being a bit of a smart-ass right now because honestly, it is equal parts everything good and ridiculous. Yes, RIDICULOUS. I met a lovely lady last week at a business function. We both were familiar with each via social media and had formed an entirely wrong impression of each…