Category - Pop Culture

C’mon, Let’s Tweet to Help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

I now interrupt your regular programming of family-related absurdity to let you know about something near and dear to my heart…

While conducting behind-the-scenes interviews for the ABC game show Bet on Your Baby, I was lucky enough to get to chat with 5-year-old Joshua Miller and hear how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped him. Joshua was born with challenges associated with a condition called Werner Mesomelic Dysplasia with Hirschsprung Disease, caused by genetic mutations. He has undergone multiple surgeries on his heart and limbs, and his feet were amputated when he was a toddler, so he relies on artificial legs. He’s also incredibly bright and was seriously 10 times more agile and gregarious than anyone else in the room. Such a beautiful spirit and inspiration.

To help other kids like Joshua, be sure to join me (@CandyKirby) and other wise-cracking moms on Twitter on Saturday from 8-9 ET, where we’ll be live-Tweeting “Bet on Your Baby” on ABC (Joshua makes an appearance!  And, oh my, he is such a ham!) and chatting about the sillier side of parenthood (as we’re prone to do) — and, for every Tweet we generate, Luvs will donate one diaper to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.   Just use the hashtag #LuvsBOYB.  So we’ll be laughing and Tweeting for a great cause!

The other funny moms joining our Twitter par-tay are @snarkymommy @mamabirddiaries @annsrants @nodomesticdiva @robinobryant.

Hope to chat with y’all then!

Hugs, kisses and tweets,

Candy

My Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of the ABC Game Show ‘Bet on Your Baby’

One of the many, many glamorous perks of my job as a parenting humor blogger — besides getting to work from home and spill pasta sauce on my shirt without anyone noticing — is getting opportunities to work on other, fun projects. So when Luvs asked if I would do some behind-the-scenes coverage of the ABC game show they’re sponsoring, BET ON YOUR BABY, I did what any other parenting blogger would immediately do: wipe the sauce off my shirt and say, “Heck, yeah!”

A sneak peek into my time on the set:

If you’re not lucky enough to be familiar with the show, this is the second season of BET ON YOUR BABY. Hosted by the hilarious Melissa Peterman of Reba and Baby Daddy fame, the game show showcases the playfulness and the unpredictability of parenthood — to which we can all relate — as parents attempt to predict their child’s next move. Running on Saturday nights at 8p/7c on ABC from May 31st through July 19th, each show features four families with toddlers between the ages of two and five years old.  They’re competing for something we could all use: the chance to win $50,000 towards a college fund for their child.  But never fear, Luvs will also provide free Luvs diapers for a year to every family that does not make it to the final college round.

And if that isn’t enough to pique your interest…? There’s also pig smashing:

Yeah, um, more on that later.

I’ll be live-Tweeting the West Coast airing of BET ON YOUR BABY on Saturday at 8PM, so be sure to join me, @CandyKirby, using the hashtag #LuvsBOYB.  Not only will you get a chance to chat with me and ask for pig-smashing technique pointers, but you’ll also get the opportunity to play along at home by casting votes via Twitter on the outcomes of challenges. Poll results will actually be displayed in real-time during the show. Pretty cool.

One last bonus: my behind-the-scenes coverage features me wearing more make-up than I’ve ever worn before in my life. Collectively.

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When I showed this picture to my four-year-old daughter Skylar, she said, “You look beautiful, Mommy! Can you make yourself look like that again?”

Ah, preschooler “compliments.”

One more time because I’m a mom and used to repeating myself: Join me on Twitter (@CandyKirby) Saturday at 8PST to chat about ABC’s adorable game show BET ON YOUR BABY

What to Expect from Kim and Kanye’s Wedding

As my fellow pop culture addicts surely are aware, the wedding of the CENTURY — well, okay, the wedding of the WEEK — is taking place soon.  That’s right; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are gettin’ hitched in Paris!  (If the French didn’t have a bad impression of us before, they will now.)  So I thought I would give you an exclusive SNEAK PEEK at what we can expect to see at Le Wedding du Kimye.  (See, Mom and Dad?  Those seven years of French really DID pay off, after all!)

#1 – A wedding dress that mirrors Kim’s usual, um, modest style.

#2 – A cake featuring Kanye and his true love.  Awwww.

#3 - Wedding pictures and album, arranged by Kim’s mom.

#4 - Their closest friends in attendance.

#5 - Perhaps not the most eloquent wedding toast from Kendall.

#6 - Lots of beauty and elegance.

#7 – A no-show from North.  Because Kim knows as soon as she allows her cute baby at the wedding, NOBODY WILL NOTICE HER.  But, hopefully, they’ll let her come to the reception in time for the Electric Slide.  It would be cruel to deprive her of that.

 

Blind Gossip Item About a “Special” Disney Star

Which “special” star of a Disney Junior show is famous for his tips about healthy eating and exercise, yet has been known to inhale two Double Whoppers as a SNACK in between takes?  Sources say he gets winded just walking from his trailer to the set, and wears just a vest because it’s the only thing that fits him.