#FlashbackFriday >> Celebrity M.O.M Sasha Alexander ~ A Better Planner Now That She Is A Mom

{#FFjuly2011  -  currently rizzoli & isles airs on TNT Tuesdays 9/8c}  See below what 4+years ago looked like for this Celeb M.O.M

A talented and versatile actress in both film and television, Sasha Alexander is best known for her role as Special Agent Caitlin “Kate” Todd in the first two seasons of the popular drama NCIS. Alexander was also a regular on the critically acclaimed drama Dawson's Creek, as well as Presidio Med and The Nine. In addition, she has had guest-starring roles on such popular shows as Friends, House and Greg the Bunny.

On the big screen, Alexander recently completed the independent film Coming and Going as the romantic lead opposite Rhys Darby. She was also part of the all-star cast of the hit film He's Just Not That Into You and co-starred with Jim Carrey in the movie Yes Man.  

Her current television role is that of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles on the new TNT series Rizzoli & Isles, which is returning Monday July 11, so set your DVRs or make a date to catch up with her on screen .

Being a mom of 2 (Lucia & Leonardo), Sasha is also balancing off screen motherhood and being (as her twitter bio states) an Actress & Producer, Mom, Dance enthusiast, French student, & cheese lover too.  We think this constitutes Sasha being a certifiable M.O.M!

Let's Meet Our M.O.M Sasha Alexander

photo courtesy of Eric Olsen

{Taste it Thursday} Let's Talk Cucumbers!

I've been loving cucumbers this summer...so before the fall foodies take over, here are two cucumber salads I'm sharing with my m.o.mFoodie friends!

photo courtesy of http://thefoodcharlatan.com/

{Wednesday} Words of Wisdom from Stephen Colbert on Failure

Funny Man Stephen Colbert was featured in GQ and while there is plenty of content to pull from, here is a great take-away for all of us M.O.M Entrepreneurs:

“’You have to learn to love the bomb.’ It took me a long time to really understand what that meant. It wasn’t ‘Don’t worry, you’ll get it next time.’ It wasn’t ‘Laugh it off.’ No, it means what it says. You gotta learn to love when you’re failing.… The embracing of that, the discomfort of failing in front of an audience, leads you to penetrate through the fear that blinds you. Fear is the mind killer.”

courtesy of GQ

{Tuesday Tips} 4 Bad Small Biz Habits to Avoid

Thanks to Forbes Contributor and fellow M.O.M Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle for sharing such great advice and tips for Small Business Owners on avoiding common bad habits for SBO's.

"Brother’s 2015 Small Business Survey  offered insight to some of the top bad habits among small businesses, noting the below four as popular habits that small business owners want to break. 

Bad Business Habit #1: Taking on too many roles and responsibilities

Bad Business Habit #2: Not taking enough time of

Bad Business Habit #3: Not separating work and personal life

Bad Business Habit #4: Micromanaging