Parenting

The Critique

As a creator of childrens television programs, a reviewer can be your best or worst friend.  It seems that kids tv is the last thing reviewers want to talk about.  It’s not as sexy or interesting to them as say, reviewing the season premiere of Modern Family....

Making Food Knowledge Fun

I’m a big Michael Pollan fan (author of Omnivore’s Dilemma) and we have little quotes of his throughout my house. Quotes like, “It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”   The truth of the matter is, it’s harder to eat well than not.  Which is why...

It’s all about the Journey!

It’s not often that I hang out with astrophysicists during my day.  But if they’re anything like Neil deGrasse Tyson (director of the Hayden Planetarium), I’ll make it a point to more often!  My interview with him for The Parent Show reminded me of...

Diffuse With Humor

This is something we do quite often on television.  It’s part of our philosophy behind creating shows with a foundation in education but that kids want to tune in.  We always incorporate humor that is age appropriate.  But, we also always use humor to diffuse a...

Play!

Interviewing Johnny Tartaglia was amazing.  First of all, sitting in the audience watching him act, sing and puppeteer on Avenue Q gave me the chills.  I just knew he was the real deal.  And getting to know him as a person made me realize just how creative, funny...

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