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Today on Home & Family Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


Jessica Collins
Actress Jessica Collins gets honest about filming all those steamy love scenes on "The Young and the Restless" and how awkward it can get with certain co-stars. But once the director shouts, "Cut," she ritualistically shakes hands with her leading man no matter what. On the daytime soap, Jessica plays an attorney. She tells us the secret behind learning all the detailed legal jargon and how she rehearses her lines while finding time for fun with friends. Next, she heads into the "Home & Family" kitchen to share her passion for cooking and explain her decision to earn a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu. She makes us a blueberry cobbler than can be served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or heavy cream.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Jessica's blueberry cobbler recipe>>

"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS.

Look Five Pounds Slimmer with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas tells us how to appear five pounds lighter before even stepping foot into the gym! She introduces us to an activewear collection that gives you freedom to custom design tops for great coverage, support, and modesty as you exercise or play tennis. The bottoms also help smooth your shape with a band to prevent a muffin top from bulging. Kym then features workout pants with back pockets to bump up your booty and teaches us the trick to balancing out our hips. Plus, find out how to camouflage cellulite with trendy graffiti or patterned pants.
Design your own activewear at nayadswimgym.com. Use the promo code "HALLMARK10" to receive 10% off your order.

Get compression garments from fitnessfashions.com. Use the promo code "FitnessFashions" to get 10% off.

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


DIY Bauble Beach Bags with Jamie Gottschall

Lifestyle expert Jamie Gottschall turns a plain straw beach bag from drab to fab in a matter of minutes. After spray painting it a glistening gold, she embellishes the bag with flowers for a botanically-inspired look. Jamie also does the same with a pair of inexpensive flip flops. Now we're all set to hit the sand! Follow these instructions>>

Please visit jamiegottschall.blogspot.com.

Lorraine Massey

"Curly Girl Handbook" author Lorraine Massey demonstrates how to style curly hair.

Lorraine Massey
"Curly Girl Handbook" author Lorraine Massey struggled with her hair as a little girl. Now, she has the perfect solution to tame the mane and embrace her curls. She recommends cutting curly hair dry, so strands are at their natural length and state. Plus, learn why she doesn't wash her hair with shampoo. Then, Lorraine advocates for an organization called Keep A Child Alive with Alicia Keys that helps HIV-positive mothers avoid passing the virus to their kids.
Follow her on Twitter @lorrainemassey. Get information on the charity Keep A Child Alive at keepachildalive.org.


Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley explains her unlikely path to motherhood after a young woman she was mentoring unexpectedly gave up her newborn son at the hospital. With the help of her "village," Kym is embracing her role as mom to her now four-year-old boy. In an effort to assist other single moms out there, Kym is excited for another season of "Raising Whitley" to return in October. Plus, she shares a preview of the premiere episode of her new series "Young and Hungry." Then, Kym introduces us to her Don't Feed Me campaign T-shirts and bags that allow parents to write a list of what their children are allergic to. "Young and Hungry" premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8/7c on ABC Family.

Kym's allergy awareness T-shirts are available at dontfeedme.org or kymwhitley.org.


Crib Safety & Preventing SIDS with Dr. JJ Levenstein

Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP takes us on an evolution of crib standards and current requirements for safety. She recommends placing a bare crib in an area of the bedroom or nursery with good ventilation and away from windows and electric cords. Dr. Levenstein shares SIDS rate statistics and how to prevent your baby from suffering this aweful fate. Learn the risk factors of SIDS, such as sleep position, second-hand smoking, and co-sleeping. Plus, find out how to avoid SIDS through breastfeeding and by having newborns sleep in the parents' bedroom for around-the-clock monitoring only an earshot and arm's reach away. Download these tips to prevent SIDS>>

Basic Infant Sleep Guidelines:
Supine (on the bed)
Alone (no bed sharing) Firm mattress Empty crib For complete information on all topics covered today and the link to the AAP's complete list of recommendations to prevent SIDS, go to www.mdmoms.com. Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms.

Hallmark Fathers Day gift ideas

Mark and Cristina feature great gift ideas available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores to celebrate this Father's Day.

Hallmark Father's Day
Hallmark has heartfelt gifts for the dad who has everything. A wide variety of cards, custom picture frames, keychains, mugs, and more will show your father how much he's loved Father's Day and everyday. Give him a good laugh with a remote control that contains funny sound effects. Don't know what to write in a Father's Day Card? Hallmark offers a guide outlining personal message tips and inspirations shared by Hallmark writers and organized by what you want to say and how you want to say it. Plus, Mark and Cristina share personal family photos and stories of previous Father's Day celebrations with their own children and patriarchs.
Take advantage of a new offer from Hallmark at http://www.hallmark.com/fathers-day/ideas/. All of these gifts are available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Find the location nearest you at hallmark.com.

DIY Crayon Wall Art with Tanya Memme

Tanya Memme melts crayons to create colorful wall art.

DIY Crayon Wall Art with Tanya Memme
Things get very colorful when Tanya Memme makes crayon wall art. She hot glues a rainbow of crayons in a row on a blank canvas. Then, Tanya melts the crayons with a powerful heat gun. The crayons stream down the canvas, creating a river of color. She even uses a stencil, so it looks like it's a colorful downpour around an umbrella. For a more stormy look, use a blow dryer instead.

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

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