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CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS & ABC WORLD NEWS

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I got an email from a producer to help shoot a segment for ABC World News with Diane Sawyer last week.  He found my blog and wanted to feature our family grocery shopping and to talk about packaging deceptions.  I had just gotten back from Mexico and had very little voice when we spoke on the phone.  I’m sure he was less than impressed with my party whisper and probably wished he had chosen another mommy blogger.  Here’s what I call a true Champagne Problem: Being concerned you will sound raspy on national TV because you had too much fun at a wedding in Mexico.  I know, show me the world’s most smallest violin.

To make my week even worse my favorite local kid stylist said she would dress us for the shoot.  (Could the label on this champagne bottle be any smaller?)  I had a blast shopping with Alisa Goldberg of GooGooGabGab and love that her speciality includes finding great pieces at places like H&M, Old Navy, Gap Kids, & TJ Maxx.  Then, my favorite hair stylist  offered to blow out my hair the day of taping.  She was booked solid but managed to squeeze me in because well, Alex Craig of Bradley & Diegel on Newbury St. is just the bomb like that.  (Did my champagne stop bubbling??)

When the producer told me he wanted to shoot at 2pm I agreed but thought crap, that’s nap time dude.  I wasn’t going to tell him that he chose a time that wasn’t ideal for my kids because, well, I’m not Kourtney Kardashian.  The kids were total troopers though and most definitely stole the show (says their mom.)  Also, I went into total Toddlers & Tiaras mode and kept popping Miss P. Red Bulls to stay engaged.  Just kidding they were gummy treats but let’s be honest those are like Red Bulls to 3 year olds.  The staff at Shaws was very sweet and helpful.  They took us up to the break room and got out drinks and snacks while we waited.  Here is a picture of me with Jeff Gulko on the right (former White House staffer turned spokesperson for Shaws & Star Market) and John Scucciamara, district manager for Shaws on the left.

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John has two kids (a boy and a girl) and we had a great conversation about the differences in gender and ages of kids.  I love my “job” because it always opens up great dialogue about parenting experiences.  (Doesn’t anyone have a bottle opener ’round here?)

I had a ton of fun shooting with Rebecca Jarvis.

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She totally cracked me up and also blew my mind when she popped 3 cookies out of the package we bought in the middle of taping.  I love a smart confident woman who can eat cookies like a boss.  She said she was going to bring some back to Diane (as in Sawyer); I was reminiscent of my days in NYC working for Martha (as in Stewart) and we chatted about that for awhile.  Then she bought Miss P. a pair of Tinkerbell glasses and well…can someone PLEASE bring more ice???

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-MIM-

We are still waiting to hear when the segment will air this week.

Stay tuned to my Facebook page for details.

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