Category Archives: Parents

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 (

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.

The Bachelorette stars Trista and Ryan Sutter on BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Trista and Ryan Sutter, the couple who found love in front of millions on national television during ABC’s The Bachelorette.

Sutters Today at 1pm, Out of the Blue talk radio host Anita, presents Total Mom Solutions – exclusive interview with new parents Ryan and Trista Sutter!

The Sutters will share their journey as new parents and talk about what’s in store for the future!

Tune in for Out of the Blue Talk Radio – honest and funny. Anita shares great guests and humor and relates to everyone about the ordinary and extraordinary events of daily life

Financial Aid Podcast Live: Surviving the Student Lending Crunch on BlogTalkRadio

How will you pay for college in this economy? What are your best options for financial aid? What loans are available to you? Never fear, the Financial Aid Podcast goes live today to answer your questions.

Today at noon Eastern, join a select group of financial aid, media and industry leaders in a roundtable discussion about how you, as a student, parent, or family member can pay for college in 2008.

Panelists include:

  • Justin Draeger from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Gail Holt from Mt. Holyoke College and President-Elect, Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Shelly Saunders from American Student Assistance
  • Susan Mead, Director Of Financial Aid for SUNY Dutchess Community College
  • Maria Koklanaris from Higher Education Washington, Inc.

Host Christopher S. Penn invites you to tune in, listen to advice from leading industry professionals, and ask questions to the panel of experts who will be addressing:

  • What is the current status of the student lending market? Will loans be available to me?
  • I keep hearing that loans might not be available from some lenders – what does that mean for my Stafford loan?
  • What is the government doing – or what should they do – to help make paying for college a reality for most students?
  • Where can I find scholarships, grants and other financial assistance?
  • What do “tighter credit requirements” mean to me?
  • and more!

National Autism Awareness Month on BlogTalkRadio

April is National Autism Awareness Month and BlogTalkRadio hosts, as ever, are on top of the current events that matter.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Naked Soma Raw Consciousness Radio welcomes special guest Patti Littwin, creator of the Yackle Ball. Littwin, with Ttalf Toys, is the Inventor of America’s new ‘X’ shaped ball, the Yackle Ball, which she created to help eliminate the problems many have with traditional balls to make it so that any age or athletic ability can be active.

On Friday at 1:30pm ET, Mrs. Jackie and Mrs. Jeanine bring it home and discuss how to be the best parent, family member, or friend to people dealing and living with a person that has autism.

And on Saturday at 10am ET, Autism Mom opens a forum for learning and sharing. Kids with autism have interest in all kinds of things and this show will teach you more. Hosted by “Hoverboard,” all are invited to share! Music, movie, book and game reviews, fun quizzes – Live on BlogTalkRadio.

House Fairy Theater: Happy Children, Happy Parents

The Christian Science Monitor posted a neat little clip about BlogTalkRadio this week, featuring one of our newer hosts, The House Fairy.

The post titled “Web Talk” reads:

Talk Radio no longer narrowly confined to radio stations? Or celebrity hosts? lets anyone with a phone and a computer make their voice heard. The offerings range from politics and entertainment to spirituality and golf. Currently popular with the younger set: a weekly children’s show called “The Adventures of the House Fairy” with a host who resembles Dame Edna.

HouseFairyHouse Fairy Theater is a weekly youth-oriented show based on the simple premise of “Happy children, happy parents,” which as any parent knows is the simple truth.

Who knew that getting children to clean their rooms, make their beds and cooperate with family chores could be so easy and so much fun? You will when you check out the Adventures of the House Fairy today!