Author: Sherry

“Mary Beth Evans, The Bay’s Leading Lady,” Canyon News, December 26, 2010

Mary Beth Evans, “The Bay’s” Leading Lady Posted by Tommy Garrett on Dec 26, 2010 – 3:00:00 AM MALIBU—Hollywood icon and one of our favorite leading ladies Mary Beth Evans spoke exclusively with Canyon News just before taking off to Colorado for her Christmas holiday with her handsome husband and family. The elegant, brash and exciting leading lady, who has starred on “Days of Our Lives” as Kayla Brady and “As The World Turns” as Sierra Montgomery is always witty and fascinating to talk to. Mary Beth is one of the most unaffected stars in the industry, and modest about her extremely powerful persona on screen and off. The star was voted Best Actress by her fourth grade classmates in Orange County. From there the blonde beauty, self-described “beach girl” set her sights on a performing career. At the age of 14, she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes. Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Mary Beth spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory. In the 1980s Mary Beth became half of the huge daytime super couple Patch and Kayla on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” Though very modest, Mary Beth is truly one of the first to be called a hot daytime ingénue, and now after 25 years of television...

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“Happy Holidays,” Hybrid Mom Blog, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays! Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 It is so funny how things are now. My kids are coming home from far away places to gather for the holidays…Geez it seems to happen so fast that we as parents are sitting on “the other side.”  Just this week we heard our youngest son got into college and then… that’s that for pete sake….empty nest is around the corner. What happened to my babies? Of course we all know what blood, sweat and tears goes into raising our children, but hind site is so blury for me.  Now my husband and I are so sentimental about little kids. Last night he invited this adorable family to our house for dinner.  Their kids are 3 and 20 months. My two older kids shared the fun with us and we all sat at the table and enjoyed lasagna I made since their mom told me it was one of their favorites.  Their 3 year old daughter did a mini concert of Christmas songs for us and we were all in love.  What a treat!  I thought about how much fun they will have at Christmas!  With my “old kids” we have to wake them up Christmas morning or it easily turns into the afternoon before we see them.  The years of “holding them back” was so fun! Enjoy those little ones – they will be all grown...

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“Holiday Traditions,” Hybrid Mom Blog, December 9, 2010

Holiday Traditions Thursday, December 9th, 2010 As you may or may not know, my husband and I have raised our children Jewish. I was not raised Jewish and actually had little knowledge of the faith, customs or heritage. Not to mention the FOODS of the holidays. As the years passed I learned a lot alongside our children. I cannot read from the Torah like my kids but I can make a mean brisket and an even better Kugel.  I could write about so many things I have learned and enjoyed over the years but the list would be too long. I will say I love that many of the Jewish traditions and holidays are celebrated at home. There are 4 families that we are very close to that just one of the two parents are Jewish. We get together for a big passover meal in the spring and I get out my books and make sure I have all the symbolic foods placed on the Seder plate. A couple of years ago I even made my own Haggadah. I always felt that my husband skipped over the important parts so I searched the internet and pieced my own together. It was awesome and has become the traditional one we use every year. In the beginning years I will admit it was all so daunting. But I embraced it, researched...

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“How Yoga Changed My Life,” Hybrid Mom Blog, November 24, 2010

How Yoga Changed My Life Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 As far back as I can remember my mother would fix things herself. A hammer and a screwdriver and she was ready to go.  I have always felt I could do things myself as well. I have painted all the rooms in my house myself, l planted all my plants and am constantly moving things around. My oldest son Danny would often ask me when I had commandeered him to help me move things around, “couldn’t you pick a hobby that didn’t require me moving furniture?” Well last spring it finally caught up with me. I had some furniture in storage and I wanted to bring a cabinet to my house. I brought over my younger son and his friend to help me. The one person I should have left out of the equation was ME. The cabinet was on top of another and as one boy pushed it to the side where I was standing, I very quickly realized it was far too heavy for me to hold. I knew if I let go it would crush me, so I held on, feeling like every organ was popping out of its slot and every vertebrate compressed. As the other boy ran around to help and relieve me, I knew what just happened was not good!!! Soon after I complained to my...

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“Just the Girls,” Hybrid Mom Blog, November 12, 2010

Just the Girls Friday, November 12th, 2010 This past weekend 9 women gathered in Colorado from around the country to celebrate my best friend Carrie’s “landmark” birthday. One from New York, one from Boston, one from Louisville, one from Colorado and five from southern California. Some of us had met before, some had not. What an amazing time we all had. It’s a true testament to her that she has so many friends that are all so kind and generous in spirit. We hiked some amazingly beautiful trails, and chatted our heads off while getting that heart rate up. All nine of us shuffled around the town to the shops and gave each other opinions about possible purchases. We hung by the fire and talked our heads off…about our lives, children, beauty, diet and exercise. Nothing was off limits. Going away with a bunch of women was so great. I think we all walked away with a little more knowledge and understanding about each other and about life in general. We go through our lives doing the best we can…trying to cope with things that we don’t necessarily have the “training for.” A little advice from others, a little encouragement and a lot of laughs helped us all. Maybe we will turn it into an annual event…I sure hope so! The final night we collectively prepared a feast.  Chicken...

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