About Donna

Donna Arp Weitzman is a wife, mother, and businesswoman who enjoys writing and a good pair of Manolo Blahniks. She and her husband Herb live in Dallas, Texas, where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. Donna earned her BSE and MSE in Counseling from Midwestern State University and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Management Program. Donna has served as a mayor and leader in local city government and continues to serve the greater Dallas community in a variety of civic and cultural roles.

Donna Arp Weitzman's life has been spent as a businesswoman, entrepreneur, elected official, author, philanthropist, wife, and mother.

Donna Arp Weitzman – Author

Cinderella Has Cellulite

While these women may not have found their Prince Charming in these marriages, Donna Arp Weitzman did as the second and last wife to her husband, Herb Weitzman. Looking forward to heading down the aisle with her true love, Donna soon found that her new life was more like a gauntlet as she faced a firing squad of questions, comments, smirks and smiles from old friends, unsuccessful prospects, their children, in-laws, and much more. Reflecting on the trials and tribulations that come with a new, later-in-life relationship, she offers an off-the-wall, satirical look at it all in her new book, Cinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from a Last Wife.

 Sex & The Siren

Is it too late for love? Not you! If your passport affirms a birthdate before the middle half of the last century, you are more than qualified to decide your own sexual behavior. Sirens may have acquired wrinkles and folds in odd places by now, but in the dating world they also possess a secret weapon. It’s called life experience—and a savvy single Siren can use it to her advantage with a few tips and a little practice. Sex and the Siren tells what it’s like to be a later dater. With witty satire, it takes a humorous look at the dating prospects, sexual exploits, and other adventures as a mature single woman in the 21st century. Transitioning to singledom can be frightening, but out of the ashes a Siren is born.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How to Work With and Love the Same Person

Unfortunately, the world isn’t full of Jim Halperts and Pam Beeslys (The Office). Meaning, the world isn’t full of the healthiest office romances. Sometimes, it gets messy. Maybe the relationship itself is healthy, but being around them every minute of the day isn’t. Regardless, you can’t help who you love. So, how do you deal with working with someone you are romantically involved with?

Approach it cautiously from the start.

I’m not trying to be pessimistic; work romances are nice, but the odds are against their survival. So, if you must, take it slow and ease into it. Be aware of red flags and how your work life might transform as you get more serious. Most importantly, in this situation, where it’s almost inevitable that it may not work out, guard your […] READ MORE

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Holidays with Potential In-Laws: The Do’s and Don’ts

It’s that time of year when we all gather together in one place–something that both delights us and stresses us out. What’s more stressful, however, is when we gather together in one place with the family of our significant other (SO). Maybe we just met, or perhaps we’re meeting them for the first time during Christmas. This can be an anxious situation in which we fail to truly be ourselves–or we are too much ourselves that we become impolite. For Christmas and New Years, keep these tips in mind for when you’re meeting your potential future in-laws.

Be positive

It’s very important that, before even walking in the door, you put yourself in a positive frame of mind. If you dread meeting or spending time with his/her family, it will show. Search […] READ MORE