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My motto as a parent is that tomorrow is a brand new day. And I think that is true about everything. Whether you’ve overeaten, had too much wine, you’ve spoken roughly or unkindly, ethically you’ve been in a grey zone, professionally, personally, in your romantic relationship. Whatever it is. Tomorrow is a brand new day. And if you take with you what you did yesterday into tomorrow you’re doing yourself a tremendous disservice. Forgive yourself and move on. Let’s say hypothetically you speak roughly to your child because in that moment they scare you or they’re so tired they’re not listening. Whatever it may be. They’re doing something over and over and over again and you’ve just had it. These are just human reactions. You’ve had a rough day at work. You come home and you eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It happens. You’re not a bad person. But tomorrow, are you going to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? The same thing goes with I ate too much food, I had too much to drink, perhaps I didn’t communicate in a loving way with my spouse, whatever. Tomorrow is a brand new day. And if you take that opportunity away from yourself, if you don’t give yourself the chance of having newness, renewal, forgiveness, you’re carrying your baggage. Your Louis Vuitton trunks of baggage with you into the next day. And you have no chance. And tomorrow really is a brand new day. It’s not some sort of trite little thing to say. I think you can always be better and fix your mistakes by stepping into a new day with a new attitude of gratitude and positivity and joy and kindness and softer, sweeter tones. And especially when it comes to your children. They are going to forgive you and love you, even if you were the most horrible human being in the world. And that is one of the most humbling and terrifying incredible things I’ve learned about parenthood. From looking at friends with children or even my own childhood with parents, when you have the privilege of a child loving you no matter what forever and ever and ever because you’re their mom or dad, they want your love so much, then it’s a missed opportunity if you don’t look at tomorrow like it’s a new opportunity and loving them more, loving them better, loving them in a higher, more present way. Cause they’re just there waiting for it.

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Elisabeth Rohm

Mom, Actress, Author

Seen to many as a supermom, actress Elisabeth Röhm has been successfully juggling a full time job as a mother and actress over the past few years. Not only is she a successful film and T.V star, she also has a published book, and a weekly celebrity mom blog on People.com that reaches over a million readers—it is amazing that she stays beautiful, healthy and positive while managing to be consistently by her daughter’s side. Currently, Elisabeth plays "Amanda" on the new CBS TV series Stalker.
 
These past couple years were eventful as Röhm was seen in several feature films. She starred in Warner Bros.’ thriller Transit across James Caviezel, produced by Joel Silver. She teamed up with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent Donofrio in Chlorine. Elisabeth shot the Lionsgate feature by Brian A. Miller, title Officer Down, as well as Darkroom, an independent feature directed by Britt Napier and produced by Michael A. Liberty and Ron Stein (The Kids Are Alright). Last year, Elisabeth also starred in David O. Russell’s critically acclaimed film, American Hustle, co-starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence. Röhm, along with her cast won the SAG Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture Award. 
 
Elisabeth was also seen on the Lifetime TV Show, The Client List, as “Taylor Berkhalter”. Her character is a mother who is in continuous competition with Riley (Jennifer Love Hewitt). She also has written a book, Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected), that came out just last year. Elisabeth has always been very open about her struggles getting pregnant and going through the challenges of IVF. The book tells the often hidden truth behind infertility. As she struggled with infertility, she kept it to herself, but now for the first time she reveals the whole story, learning about and accepting her infertility, the disappointment, the stress and the shame. 
 
Born in Europe, yet a U.S. citizen, Röhm was raised in New York City. Her first childhood interest was riding horses, for which she trained intensively. By the time she entered Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, her goals shifted to writing in the form of fiction and history. It was during college when Röhm fell in love with acting. After receiving her degree, she quickly found work on the soap opera One Life to Live and followed it up with a long line of recurring appearances on the WB television show, Angel. However, most know Röhm best as the “A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn” on the NBC staple series, Law & Order where Dick Wolf, creator/producer of Law & Order praised her as “one of the finest young actresses working in television.” She went on to star as “Alex Mason,” a love interst to Michael Vartan’s character, in the ABC drama Big Shots and later returned to NBC as a new addition to the cast of the cult-favorite Heroes.
 
Röhm has also starred in numerous films including Abduction alongside Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver, Miss Congeniality 2, starring Sandra Bullock, and Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry.  She starred in Kreutzer Sonata, an independent project co-starring Danny Huston and starred opposite James Caan in the film Barry Minkow. You can expect great things from her entering the next couple years. 
 
The desire to seek new challenges is not unusual for someone so multi-talented. Röhm is writing a cookbook (brilliantly titled “The Wooing of the gay Man and the Actress”) as she loves to cook, sings, and continues to ride horses; she also includes hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, traveling and studying architecture among her hobbies. Being that she believes in health and being active, she is developing a gym franchise and has already invested in Circuit Works located in Brentwood, CA and is a co-owner for a juice bar called REJUICE located in Santa Monica. She supports The Red Cross, The Go Red Foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World and as a whole does what she can to support children and women in need globally.
 
Röhm welcomed her first child, a girl named Easton, on April 10, 2008. She retains residences in New York, Venice, CA, and in Holland.
 
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