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Mr. Peabody and Sherman in theaters March 7th

World Traveler, Business Mogul, Olympic Gold Medalist. None of these roles is as important as parent.

Mr Peabody and Sherman in theaters March 7th Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles), use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.

 MPS_sq400_s1_f244_4k_final_w3.0Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

I’ll be heading to NYC this weekend to screen Mr. Peabody and Sherman and chat with Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Rob Minkoff (Director). I’m hoping to learn more about their own challenges and accomplishments with family, parenting and careers.

Is there anything you’d like to ask? Follow the fun on social media using #MrPeabody.

Good Morning Maryland ABC News, That’s ME!

Working with the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign has been one of the most inspiring projects of my life. I’ve volunteered before but never felt that I could really make an impact they way I am with this fundraiser.
Good Morning Maryland, ABC 2 News brought me in the studios yesterday morning to talk about the Block Party this weekend and the support I’ve received following that appearance has been overwhelming.
I want to thank all the fab FH ladies, the super sweet Feeding America team, the strong ConAgra group and all my family and friends who have worked with  me over the last few weeks to help make tomorrow a success.  Also a special shout out to all the blogger friends coming out to join the fun and support the cause.

We’ve been DISCOVERED! an interview with Murray Newlands

We were approached to be interviewed by Murray Newlands because of our unique take on blogging. Us? Unique? I guess there aren’t a lot of mom and dad team bloggers out there so that might make us unique. We revealed a lot about ourselves in this interview and hopefully you’ll learn something new about us or understand what we do and why we do it.

Murray Newlands is a trusted digital marketing advisor with a strong track record of success. He works with  companies and individuals, developing and executing their complete digital marketing strategies, including listening (social media monitoring tools), content marketing (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and more) as well as outreach programs. He runs a successful international social marketing media agency based in the UK with a proven ability to consistently deliver the right results for his clients.

Melinda and Rob Babiak from Look What Mom Found and Dad Too! An Interview
Unique bloggers, Melinda and Rob Babiak work together to review products and share about what their family is going through on their mommy and daddy blog (parent blog?). I am frankly jealous about their blog header, which really stands out – just perfect for this team who are on the cutting edge of blogging. With them, you get both a female and male point of view.
Tell me about your Blog –
LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! started out as my “mommy” blog as a place to share my internet shopping finds. As a SAHM living in a new city I needed someone to talk to about my fun finds while shopping. The blog has morphed into so much more especially in the last few months. Rob and I have teamed up as a mommy and daddy blog to talk about more than just shopping. We share fun family stories, honest product reviews, unique giveaways and lots of other things.
What was your first blog?
My first blog was a family blog that lasted about 9 months. Rob’s 1st blog was about cycling but it was such a specific niche he found it hard to keep it current with fresh content. His next blog venture was his family blog called Peanut Butter and Smelly’s Dad, he started getting approached to do product reviews and that’s when we decided to work together.
Read the entire interview here…

I’m Internet Famous!!!!!

Check out this article. A Baltimore Sun reporter saw my tweet and blog post about being unemployed and wanted to talk to me about an article she wrote. Kind of cool just for the wrong reason. LOL.

Check out my quotes below in the article. I am Internet famous.,0,6007444.story

A great find-No Time For Flash Cards

I was lucky enough to have Allie of No Time For Flash Cards do an interview with me! If you’ve never visited her site you are sure missing something special.

Allie is the guru of crafting with kids. Her site shows how trouble-free doing educational and fun projects with your little ones can be with everyday supplies like paper plates, glue, crayons and recycled household things. She even has a supply list on her site and I’m proud to say I have almost everything she recommends. NTFFC isn’t just about crafts though, Allie has this wonderful gift for singing. I’m telling you all, she is a talented mama. My daughter loves to watch her video clips of familiar tunes and hand movements and dramatic expressions. As a super bonus, Allie’s handsome son has the starring role on NTFFC. At just 2 years old he shows off his creations with pride and joy. Readers you are also encouraged to submit your child’s artwork to the site.

With a wide-ranging background in Early Childhood Education, Allie has a passion for anything kid related. She has an extensive book collection, stocked craft bins and broad knowledge about children’s health and developmental growth. She is often the go-to girl on when there is a question of what to do for a particular situation. is where Allie and I and many other mamas have joined forces to create a supportive and creative online community. This is where Allie share’s her wealth of knowledge of all things kid along with NTFFC and now she can be found at Blissful Kids and as a contributor.

Now here is our interview.

When did you start documenting your crafty times with your son? What made you start documenting them online?
It all started because I missed teaching but wasn’t ready to leave my little man to go back to work. I needed an outlet and wanted to share it with other moms, teachers and care givers. I missed helping them at work too, so No Time For Flash Cards was born!Has there been any craft idea that was great in your head but the outcome wasn’t as expected?
Of course! My son does most projects with me so it’s always a surprise what they will look like. One that comes to mind though was a touch and feel duck, my son hated the feathers and refused to touch them!

What prized pieces have you kept?
In all honesty I don’t keep much; I keep everything with hand prints and any holiday decor we made.

Does your husband ever get involved in project time?
Only once so far!

Is he a creative type?
Yeah Jason is creative, but in a more logical way, he is very musical and great at building things.

What are your top 3 book recommendations for baby (ages 0-2)
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle

preschool (ages 3-5)
Gilbert de la Frogponde : A Swamp Story by Jennifer Rae
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

School age (ages 6-9)
The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
Owls in The Family – Farley Mowat
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maude Montgomery

Name 1 book you read yesterday to your son.
“Din Dan Don” by Janina Domanska

Have you ever written a children’s book?
When I did my degree in Elem. Ed I focused my studies on early literacy and for that we had to write one. Mine sucked. It did, it was a terrible horrible knock off of “Alexander and The Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst.

Has it been published?
Oh no no no no. I’m surprised I got a passing grade on it.

What adult crafty things do you do?
I used to make cards, but now NTFFC takes up all my free time.

What advice can you give to parents who don’t have a creative bone in their body that want to do more with their children?
You don’t have to be creative to enrich your child’s learning at home. Grab some basic materials, like crayons, paper and glue and let them at it. I also know of a great website with tons of free ideas!
Seriously though it doesn’t matter what things look like, it matters that children are being read to, being creative and drawing – which is a basic building block for early literacy! If doing fun crafts adds some interest and novelty to keep them interested that’s awesome , and I like doing that but it’s just a wonderful bonus to those other basics.

Some other achievements Allie has tucked under her belt are winning Best Website Award on, having a craft (#11)featured in Cookie Magazine and having a write-up on Shine from Yahoo. Allie should be very proud of all that she has done. She’s a warm, genuine person and I am honored to call her my friend.