If You Don’t Like the Michael J Fox Show You’re a Bad Person

I watched Family Ties growing up. I saw Back to the Future (on VHS and TV) and he was in a zillion movies as the super likable guy. Michael J Foxx has made appearances everywhere I watch and listen in the past few years since his Parkinson’s Disease has become his co-star. Every appearance, every interview and every PSA has the world (myself included) cheering for Michael J Fox. He wants to dance at his daughter’s wedding. I want him to dance at his daughter’s wedding. Only a monster wouldn’t …

Where Is Average Joe and Joanne?

I’m hard at work on a new show and my friend Adrienne and I were in search of subjects for the pilot. Without giving too much detail away I’ll just say that we went to a local mom hangout just after drop off this morning to go shove a camera in people’s faces and talk to them. I swear I was so incredibly nervous when I spoke to the first two strangers and the second two strangers were a little better but when I ran down a canyon after the …

I Don’t Want to Know the Actors in a Show I Like

Recently I was talking to someone about the show Breaking Bad. I am absolutely hooked on it after having downloaded season one for a long flight. I’m now part way through season four and the shows are looking a little familiar, I might have tuned into them on the TV. The lady I was talking to works with the show producers and started telling me a bit about her job. I had to stop her and I had to stop her immediately. You see I never want to know about …

Toddlers and Television, the AAP and Sesame Street

Well that went well. Dr. Ari Brown spat out the words Mommy Blogger a few times with a little more disdain that Sister Susan uses for syphilis or satan. James Steyer was magnificent at promoting his website and chastised me more than once for arguing the science. Because ya know I’m like Michelle Bachman if I argue the quality of the science. Yet I do question the quality of the science. We talked about how low income kids watch more TV and it might not be children’s programming. Perhaps because …

Dr. Dimitri Christakis: International Expert on Media and Child Health… and Marketing

Like many moms I remember bringing the kids to the pediatrician and they’d give you the all the developmental milestones that the kids were supposed to hit. Their pediatrician would let me know what foods could be introduced and maybe talk about water safety or something similar. When Alexander was toddling I got the “We are recommending no television until children are two” speech. Which made me giggly because Jane was pre school aged and looked forward to a video in the afternoon. I just looked at the doctor and he shrugged knowing full …