Category Archives: Kids

Thanksgiving Do-Aheads, Leftovers and Travel Tips from BlogTalkRadio

Thanksgiving tips & tricks

This Thanksgiving, we want to send you our best wishes for a peaceful holiday.  Our hosts at BlogTalkRadio also want to make your Thanksgiving easy as pie! Tune in to their tips to help make your Thanksgiving the best one yet:

Get a Game Plan

The trick to keeping kids occupied while preparing holiday meals? A game plan and plenty of do-aheads. Turn to Wisdom with Mommy Bee’s Thanksgiving show for quick, not-from-a-box recipes on perfect mashed potatoes and no-bake cheesecake.

Right Ways to Do Leftovers

Turkeys aren’t the only ones who get stuffed! Learn to transform leftovers into quick-and-healthy meals in this rebroadcast of popular chef Jill Houk on The Recipe Box. She also shares what temperature your fridge needs to be to keep your food safe and spoil-free.

Airline-Approved Travel Snacks

Traveling can be hard on the body, and not all your favorite foods will make it past security this holiday season. Nutrition Mentor Ava Waits provides tips on easy snacks that don’t require refrigeration, plus how to quickly recover from jet lag and more.

Check out our Latest Holiday Food & Recipe shows.

New Fishful Thinking Channel Helps Moms Promote Optimism and Resilience in Kids

Depression is hard enough to handle in adulthood—let alone during our informative years.

So we’re pleased to inform you that there’s now a BlogTalkRadio channel dedicated to fending off that taxing condition among our young ones.

"I want my kids to grow up feeling confident and empowered," says Dr. Reivich (above).

"I want my kids to grow up feeling confident and empowered," says Dr. Reivich (above).

Hosted by Dr. Karen Reivich, co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project and a research associate at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fishful Thinking Channel helps parents raise children who have a positive attitude and can confidently tackle life’s challenges.

“Our initiative includes everyday strategies that moms can use to promote optimism and resilience in their children,” says, Dr. Reivich, co-author of The Optimistic Child, who has partnered with Pepperidge Farm on Fishful Thinking.

On her debut show, Dr. Reivich Continue reading

Internet Safety with The Puddle People on BlogTalkRadio

Studies show that 1 in 5 youth using the Internet receive an online sexual solicitation in a 1 year period, and 29% of children will freely give out their home address if asked.

Today at 1pm ET (click to listen), Jacalyn S. Leavitt, founder of Internet Keep Safe Coalition, joins Co-hosts Mary Beth Marino and Pam Sargant discuss Internet Safety, what parents and kids should know during The Puddle People Hour Show.

ikeepsafe The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.

The land of Puddle People Hour is where you will find many resources for children and parents alike, from interview authors of children’s books, to fun crafts, and it’s been said, even parents love the storytelling as much as the kids do!

Becoming a Mother: From Party to Parent

Kristen Chase, host of Motherhood Uncensored welcomes author Rebecca Woolf to BlogTalkRadio for a discussion of her new memoir.

RockabyeMotherhood Uncensored hosts Becoming a Mother: From Party to Parent tonight at 9pm ET (click to listen), featuring author Rebecca Woolf and her new memoir “Rockabye: From Wild to Child.”

Rebecca makes the transition from life as an odd-job doing commitment-phobic, chain-smoking, irresponsible party-girl to life as a work-at-home mother with a different kind of social life. Throughout, Rebecca doesn’t relinquish the token qualities of her free-spirited, pre-baby self; rebelling against both the “soccer mom,” and “young mother” stereotypes, challenging herself to grow up without outgrowing her dreams, and most importantly embracing motherhood without a map.

Sound like you or someone you know? Join Kristen and Rebecca tonight for a lively chat about motherhood, uncensored.

As a side note, Kristen was recently featured and interviewed on The Today Show. Congrats on that achievement, Kristen.

The Pentagon Welcomes Elmo and Military Health System Information

Today two of the Pentagon’s BlogTalkRadio shows provide in-depth information for military families regarding deployment and the military health system.

Elmo Discusses Deployment
Elmo Today at 2pm ET (click to listen)
ASY LIVE brings you an exclusive interview with Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Vice President for Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop for Elmo Discusses Deployment: A Talk with Sesame Street. Betancourt will discuss the recent unveiling of the second phase of its military outreach initiative, Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes. This initiative is designed to help military families experiencing deployments and challenges when a parent returns home changed due to a combat related injury.

Then, Understanding the Military Health System
Today at 3pm ET (click to listen) The newly launched Pentagon channel BlogTalkRadio show “Dot Mil Docs” discusses the military health system. What’s an MHS and what does it do for me? – Dr. Michael Kilpatrick, Deputy Director, Force Health Protection, gives a view of how broad the Military Health Service is and how many ways it reaches out to help service members.

Discovery Health’s 2008 National Body Challenge Fitness Expert Jonathan Ross

BlogTalkRadio show Ask Michele welcomes Jonathan Ross, Discovery Health’s 2008 National Body Challenge Fitness Expert.

Jonathan RossToday at 10am ET, Jonathan Ross discusses The Family Fit Plan, that educates and encourages families to have fun together, exercise together and get fit together. Ross is the 2006 American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of Washington D.C.-based Aion Fitness, LLC (www.AionFitness.com).

Jonathan leverages his personal experiences with obesity to fuel his passion for enhancing lives through physical activity – namely that related to his parents who, together, weighed 800 pounds, ultimately resulting in the loss of his father to obesity-related disease. He holds the distinction of being named among Men’s Journal Magazine’s “Top 100 Trainers in the Country.” He is a sought after expert source who has provided his insight and perspective to many top-tier publications.

Discovery Health's 2008 National Body Challenge Fitness Expert Jonathan Ross

BlogTalkRadio show Ask Michele welcomes Jonathan Ross, Discovery Health’s 2008 National Body Challenge Fitness Expert.

Jonathan RossToday at 10am ET, Jonathan Ross discusses The Family Fit Plan, that educates and encourages families to have fun together, exercise together and get fit together. Ross is the 2006 American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of Washington D.C.-based Aion Fitness, LLC (www.AionFitness.com).

Jonathan leverages his personal experiences with obesity to fuel his passion for enhancing lives through physical activity – namely that related to his parents who, together, weighed 800 pounds, ultimately resulting in the loss of his father to obesity-related disease. He holds the distinction of being named among Men’s Journal Magazine’s “Top 100 Trainers in the Country.” He is a sought after expert source who has provided his insight and perspective to many top-tier publications.

American Idol Runner Up Diana DeGarmo LIVE

Diana DeGarmo joins the Olsen’s on Glosslip Radio today for a sneak peak at Global Youth Service Day and other Glosslip news.

DeGarmoToday at 3pm ET, Glosslip goes live with Diana DeGarmo, who saw stardom on “American Idol” in 2004, released an album, toured across the world and even acted on Broadway all before the tender age of 18.

Most recently, DeGarmo appeared in the hit CMT series, GONE COUNTRY, which takes seven established performers from every realm of the entertainment and music industries and immerses them in all things country for a chance at country music stardom. DeGarmo will be the honorary spokesperson for the Global Youth Service Day, which kicks-off Friday, April 25 and runs through Sunday, April 27.