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Today on Home & Family Thursday, May 8th, 2014


Bonnie Somerville
Star of the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Mom's Day Away," Bonnie Somerville discusses her character's decison to take a girls-only trip after sacrificing her career to raise a family. She explains how relatable this dilemma is for many women deciding whether it's best to stay home or reenter the workforce. Bonnie even shares memories of her own upbringing as a child of a working mom. Plus, Bonnie is stoked to sing Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" in the film.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Mom's Day Away" premieres Saturday, May 10 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. Follow Bonnie on Twitter @bonsomerville.

Homemade Snickers with Jessie Jane
Your sweet tooth with be thanking Jessie Jane for this homemade candy bar recipe. She recruits Mark's two sons, Kai and Avery, to help her make Snickers. They go layer-by-layer with the chocolate, peanut better, marshmallow fluff, caramel, and more.

For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com and Facebook.


Wells of Hope Part 2 with Tanya Memme

Tanya Memme shares more haertbreaking stories depicting just how impactful her philanthropic trips to Guatemala have been with her dad Frank. Her last journey was the most difficult because it broke her heart as a mother to see a little boy suffer from an incurable skin condition known as leopard syndrome. After raising $6,000 by posting an internet video, the young patient is visited by a nurse multiple times per week for treatment. Tanya also describes the horrific conditions of the "dump," a region where 25 families call home. Wells of Hope also gives this community access to dental care annually, education, and housing. Tanya explains the process of opening a new school, as well as the generous donation gifted by Paul Mitchell's foundation. Find out more about Wells of Hope and how you can help bring fresh water and education to millions by visiting WellsofHope.com.

Tweet lifestyle expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out TanyaMemme.com.


Diaper Bag Essentials with Tiffany Lerman

Designer Tiffany Lerman enlightens us with advice from her mom Jackie Collins. Then, she teaches Debbie Matenopoulos how to pack for baby with all the diaper bag essentials. Tiffany designed her very own line of lightweight diaper bags with a lot of pockets and compartments. She fills it with all the must-haves, including a blanket, changing mat, diapers, wipes, bottle, pacifier, toys, sunscreen, storybook, change of clothes, extra socks, bib, burping cloth, and cosmetic bag for mom. Best yet, all that weighs less than a gallon of milk! Take a look at Tiffany's collection at patternla.com.

Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now.


Outdoor Entertaining with Kym Douglas

Kym Douglas tells us how to create an oasis in our backyard for a tranquil staycation right at home! Lounge around in this luxurious three-person hammock complete with a suspended built-in table. She also has great picnic supplies to keep drinks chilled and bugs off food. The kids have a field day with a game of croquet and water guns. Plus, Mark makes a splash with the slip n' slide! Products:
trinityhammocks.com
02Cool Mason, $8.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Bamboo food tent, $5.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Solar mason jar, $9.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Croquet set, $39.99, target.com
Slip 'N Slide, $9.99, toysrus.com or DIY using a tarp & hose

Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.


Shari Belafonte

Actress, singer, and photographer Shari Belafonte gets candid about her personal struggle to shed some extra pounds at the advice of her doctor. She found joint stiffness and pain even more of a wakeup call to make a change in her life. Shari decided to cut back on gluten and take an FDA-approved appetite suppressant to achieve results. Today, Shari discusses her involvement in the Inspire to Lose campaign, for which she's photographed "after" photos of people who too have lost significant amounts of weight. Learn more at inspiredlosing.com.


Hollywood Steals

In today's installment of Hollywood Steals, Sandie Newton is ready to take a selfie! She demonstrates how a wireless bluetooth remote connects to a camera. Say cheese for 66% off retail value. Wear your heart on your wrist with a set of three leather bracelets each with inspirational messages printed on them at a reduced rate of 60% off. Plus, Good Work(s) Makes a Difference donates a percentage of their profit to charity. Be well-prepared for anything thrown your way with a credit card-sized mini tool kit from Swiss Army at a 64% savings. Decorate your living space with vibrantly colored wall art for 65% off. And, take a snooze and rest your head on a multi-media pillow with spaces to store your remote, iPod, and more for 63% off. To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL (1-855-655-7832) or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.

Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!

To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Learn more about pets up for adoption at www.theflashsalesgirls.com and bestfriends.org/la.

Mark Cooks Sliders with His Sons
Mark explains to sons Kai and Avery how we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint by not eating meat for just one day. So, he makes meatless, GMO-free chicken sliders that taste just like the real thing. Meanwhile, the boys make chipotle mayonnaise and tzatziki dipping sauces.
Find the dipping sauce recipes here>> Recipes courtesy of gardein.com.

Multi-Level Garden with Shirley Bovshow
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow shows us how to make the most of a small space. She creates a beautiful garden by hanging plants at different levels from an arbor.
Tips:
1. Create a multi-level garden with low maintenance plants that have an extended bloom time.
2. Create a focal point using an arbor. 3. Use mulch to keep weeds down. Water if soil feels dry to touch. Fertilize with a diluted solution every week. 4. Rotate hanging baskets for even sun exposure. All of today's plants are from hortcoutureplants.com.

Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.

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