Archive for the 'child development' Category



Kicking off Summer with PBS Kids

Published on June 19, 2012

Tweet One of the best parts about having a kidlet is having the legitimate excuse to immerse myself in kids’ stuff, to which I have admitted an addiction. I think back on summers in Gulfport Mississippi, where my parents’ office was located across the street from the very glamorous (really!) Gulfport-Harrison Library. I would spend […]


Getting Back with Author Heather Porter and Jenny McCarthy

Published on June 5, 2012

Tweet I had such a great afternoon at the Peninsula recently celebrating the publication of Heather Porter’s new book Body Back. When we last met, Heather was just finishing up the book, and I had a lot of fun learning about what life is like for a glamorous English mom living in Dubai, along with […]


Very Exciting Announcement – I’m a PBS Kids VIP!

Published on April 23, 2012

Tweet I have been keeping some great news under my hat until I could do a proper announcement. See that little button over there to the right on my home page? I was recently asked to be A PBS Kids VIP! I have been a fervent supporter of all things PBS, and now that I […]


Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

Published on March 2, 2012

Tweet PBS KIDS will celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss on-air, online, and on mobile. PBS stations nationwide will feature THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! (check local listings). Kids will also be able to engage with the Cat and friends through games and […]


Mendelssohn’s Mystical Landscapes with the LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall

Published on December 7, 2011

Tweet We were quite the culture vultures recently as guests experiencing the Toyota Symphonies for Youth production of “Mendelssohn’s Mystical Landscapes” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The event promised to be a great outing for the family and did not disappoint! I was unsure if my almost five year old Critter would be able to […]


Being Elmo is Love and Inspiration

Published on October 29, 2011

Tweet Update March 31, 2012 – You can now see this wonderful film on PBS’s Independent Lens! Check your local listings for air time on April 5th and April 8th. Spread the love xoxo I’m always amazed at how things in life connect. I went to the movies by myself for the first time in […]


Nothing’s Impossible with the Possibility Shop!

Published on October 17, 2011

Tweet We always have such a great time when the folks from Disney Family and The Jim Henson Company get our blogging families together to introduce us to creative fun for our children. I adore being able to take the Critter to the iconic studios where imaginations are free to roam. We recently spent a […]


I Wanna Rock this Silent Auction – sheesh!

Published on March 21, 2011

Tweet I just had a look at the silent auction items for the Beverly Vista Rocks Carnival coming up April 10th – some pretty awesome stuff!


All that glitters…

Published on December 1, 2010

Tweet I got absorbed in unpacking and sorting through souvenirs from our trip this morning and had the revelatory moment one has when one realizes their three year old has been waaaaay too quiet. This was found to be very true, as causing my floors and furniture to sparkle like Emerald City takes some concentration. […]


Rock School rocks out with Dave Stewart at AnQi

Published on September 19, 2010

Tweet Back to school is the theme of my life this week. Sunday was Rock School, Monday was preschool. I joke that I can just as easily raise a successful rock star as I can as a successful banker or lawyer – if you have a child that shows talent in music it’s all in […]