Susan Campbell Cross

Writer, actor, and super mom Susan Campbell Cross is the walking definition of a modern day multi-tasker—and, she's the new lifestyle editor of SHAPE! She is also a contributing lifestyle editor to Star and OK!, and her blog, Secrets of a Suburban Soccer Mom, has amused thousands of readers from all over the world. Susan is a working commercial actor and has appeared in television, radio, print, and Internet campaigns for Mr. Coffee, NuBrilliance, and Jewel Osco, and has appeared in cooking segments with chefs Bobby Flay and Curtis Stone. Susan lives in L.A. with her husband, Kevin, and three children, Kayla, Rory, and Aidan, and is currently working on her first book, a self-help memoir chronicling her adventures as she took on 40 goals before her 40th birthday. Follow her on Twitter@SusanCross1 and check out her website

It's no secret that the cost of higher education is climbing.

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Like so many people, I am attached to my cell phone— too attached.

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If you haven't yet discovered the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, you are missing out. I binge-watched all 13 episodes—that's how much I love this show.

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Your monthly bill, a gift from Mother Nature, a visit from Aunt Flo, the crimson tide, that time of the month—there are many names for the one thing that unites us as women, our period...

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There's a reason why certain phrases are used often enough to become familiar. It’s because they're true. Here are five clichés that have perfectly summed up an experience in my life.

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I'm a people person—a regular social butterfly. That's not to say I've never found myself in an uncomfortable social situation. Quite the contrary!

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Women are born talkers. But we don't just say a lot, we have a lot to say—and some of it is pretty darn insightful!

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I am a classic overachiever and have been my whole life.

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I envy people who are naturally up for anything. They seem to have been born with an innate ability to switch gears at the drop of a hat.

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I used to have a terrible time making up my mind. Such a terrible time, in fact, that whoever was waiting for my selection had to pull up a chair and get comfortable.

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