Today on Home & Family Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Actress Patricia Richardson is here today on behalf of The National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD). She discusses how she and her siblings rotated responsibilities as caretakers of their dad after he was diagnosed with a rare condition called Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP). Of course Mark and Cristina also convinced Patricia into reminiscing about the set of "Home Improvement."
1. There are 70,000 rare diseases and 30 million Americans with rare diseases.
2. The vast majority of rare diseases have few, if any, available treatment options. For more information on The National Organization of Rare Disorders, go to www.rarediseases.org.
Cristina Cooks "Lucky" Pesto Pasta
You're in luck today because Cristina is in the kitchen making "lucky" pesto pasta for St. Patrick's Day. She mixes this four-leaf clover pasta with asparagus pesto, pancetta, and goat cheese for a nice and creamy meal.
Minimizing Hearing Loss in Your Children with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP discusses how to prevent hearing loss in your little ones. She reveals that loud and squeaky toys can begin deteriorating babies' hearing soon after birth. Dr. Levenstein goes into detail on how sound is measured in decibel levels. So, the next time you bring your family to the stadium or arena for a sporting event or concert, make sure to protect your kids' precious ears with headphones or foam earplugs.
For more information on the noisy toy list go to, www.audiologyonline.com/releases/sight-hearing-association-releases-annual-12388-12388.
For more information on hearing, go to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association at www.asha.org/public/.
Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. Also, find helpful parenting products at www.mdmoms.com. For a special message from Dr. JJ Levenstein, go to our Facebook page.
Ed Begley Jr. & Family
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. brings along his darling wife Rachelle Carson-Begley and daughter Hayden Begley to update us on their ongoing construction project documented on the webseries "Our Green House." Plus, Hayden gushes about being her dad's plus one to this year's Oscars and getting starstruck over meeting Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep. The eco-friendly father-daughter duo even walked 12 blocks to the red carpet, Hayden in high heels, to reduce their carbon footprint.
For more environmental advice, go to edbegley.com. You can watch the Begley's new webseries "Our Green House" at bitesizetv.com. And, for another energy saving tip from the family, go out Twitter page @homeandfamilytv. Also, be sure to visit rachellecarson-begley.com.
Shrimp Wonton Soup
It's love at first slurp! Cookbook authors Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion explain why their shrimp wonton soup recipe is a "keeper." Perfect for a weeknight dinner, the women first freeze the shrimp for a short period before cooking. Then, they teach us three wonton folding techniques.
"Keepers" is available at devilandegg.com.
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To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Learn more about pets up for adoption at petorphans.org.
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DIY Fringe Necklaces with Jessie Jane
There are certainly fringe benefits to tuning in for Jessie Jane's DIY fringe necklace tutorial. This trend was spotted on the runway during New York Fashion Week and red carpets, with pieces exceeding the million dollar mark. For a lot less, you can make this statement necklace on your own by gluing ombre fringe tassels on to a jewelry chain.
Matt Rogers' Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Party
Follow the rainbow to Party City for a pot full of St. Patrick's Day decorations! Matt Rogers goes green by decking out the "Home & Family" deck for the holiday. No party is complete without music, so to get in the Irish spirit, he recommends jigging to the Young Dubliners. Find your lephrechaun name>> Download the Young Dubliners' album "9" at iTunes.com and check them out at youngdubliners.com.
Find a huge selection of St. Patrick's Day decorations at Party City and partycity.com.
Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.
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