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Jennifer Garner and Her Real-Life Dog Martha to Star in Hit PBS KIDS® Series Martha Speaks – Feb. 4th on PBS KIDS

Jennifer Garner on all new Martha Speaks on PBS Kids®Click image to watch video preview on YouTube

Martha Speaks is one of the shows that my daughter has been drawn to.  She’s 6 and still enjoys Martha Speaks.  We even went to see a puppet show at a local theater here in Atlanta, based on Martha Speaks.  You could say she’s a fan!

The popular PBS KIDS series Martha Speaks continues its fourth season with a special episode featuring actress and super mom Jennifer Garner. Garner, mother to three young children with actor/director Ben Affleck, will be animated alongside her dog, whose name also happens to be Martha. Her appearance on Martha Speaks adds to her advocacy efforts on behalf of children’s literacy. Garner, whose mom was an English teacher, is an artist ambassador for Save the Children’s early education programs and has worked to promote legislation that ensures quality early education and literacy for children.

“Ms. Garner shares the same passion for reading and dogs we do,” says executive producer Carol Greenwald. ” We were thrilled to have her lend her talents to this episode.”

Martha Speaks on PBS KIDS

In “Too Many Marthas,” Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser and she’s thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha – a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it’s time to sing? Kids can tune-in and learn new words like number, aria, and a capella.

Also airing is the brand-new episode “Too Much Martha.” In this episode, Martha’s constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she’s pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza?

Tune in for this brand-new Martha Speaks Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

News: Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash draws hundreds to family-friendly carnival to raise money for New York’s children in need

Can you imagine having to choose between paying your rent/mortgage or buying medicine or diapers for your child?

Baby Buggy®, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering essential baby items to New York City families in need, held its 4th annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash, presented by Target®, Thursday, June 3rd at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink in Central Park.  The eagerly anticipated sold out event raised $384,000 and was attended by more than 1000 parents and children.

Jessica Seinfeld, Founder and President of the Board, attended the event with Baby Buggy’s Board members and Friends along with supporters Natalie Morales, Erica Hill, Jeff Gordon, Celerie Kemble, and Juju Chang all of whom attended with their children.  Also in attendance were many families from Baby Buggy partner site Harlem Children’s Zone, who attended as VIP Guests.

“New Yorkers never disappoint, and they always support fellow New Yorkers in need,” said Baby Buggy Founder Jessica Seinfeld. “Families need Baby Buggy now more than ever – our sites are reporting a 15% increase in need over this same time last year.  Many parents who already depend on Baby Buggy are now unemployed and forced to make difficult choices between things like paying rent, or buying medicine versus purchasing a crib or buying diapers.  Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors and supporters, the money raised at this event will mean fewer parents having to make painful choices in how they provide for their children.”

Target was the event’s lead sponsor. Additional sponsorship was provided by Aveeno Baby®, Nickelodeon, Delta Children’s Products, Natural Care by Danny Seo, Lansinoh, Rosie Pope Maternity, MeeGenius! and Skip Hop.  The family-friendly celebration, which included carnival rides and activities, also featured appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina.

The Target tote gift bag contained up & up hand sanitizer, up & up baby sunscreen lotion, Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion, Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo, Delta toddler hangers, Cleanwell, a HIT Entertainment DVD, a Sprout Coloring Book, a copy of Observer Playground, MeeGenius! Postcard, Lansinoh Clean & Condition Cloths, a free class at SoulCycle, a Citibabes guest pass, a bib from Rosie Pope Maternity and a Gruber Photographers coupon.


Baby Buggy®, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City families in need with essential equipment, products and clothing for their infants and young children.  With an extensive network of community-based organizations, Baby Buggy® has donated over 4.1 million items to thousands of children. For more information, please visit www.babybuggy.org.

Vanna White Makes Single Motherhood Work

This is an excerpt from an the original article found on Celebrity Babies

Although most of America has known Vanna White, 51, for more than a quarter century as the ultra-glamorous letter-turning icon of Wheel of Fortune, behind closed doors Vanna says she’s much more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt. “That is the real me,” she tells American Profile magazine. Fortunately, her work on the show has rarely been demanding enough to take her away from the role she singles out as her most important — that of mom to Nicholas, 14, and Giovanna, 11.

Although she needed to hire a nanny several years ago when Wheel was taping shows during the day and night, more recently she’s been going it alone – without hired help, and without a spouse. She credits her family with giving her the inspiration to take on so much at once.

“My grandmother stayed home. In her generation, this is what they did. I have that from her. Then I have the business sense from my mother. She was great with numbers and organization. I definitely have that, as well.”

Nicholas and Giovanna are Vanna’s children with ex-husband George Santo Pietro.

Read full article on Celebrity Baby Blog..

Source: American Profile & Celebrity Baby Blog