Lately on Instagram

Instagram. It is everyone’s fav these days. I’m no exception. Some people use it as a micro-blog. Others as a way to stay in touch with friends. I think of it as an online view of my life. It is what I’m doing. Who I’m with. And things that simply strike my fancy. I’m playing…

" 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…