Today on Home & Family Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Multi-platinum country music artist Clay Walker opens up about his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. The father of five is happy to report he's exceeded all expectations and now hopes to educate others on the illness. Clay discusses his passion for growing his own food on his farm and shares stories of competing in the rodeo. Now, he's taken up acting and is about to make his big screen debut in "Alone Yet Not Alone." Clay is also hard at work putting the finishing touches on his 12th studio album. Today, he debuts the title track, "Long Live the Cowboy," and introduces us to all his band members.
Watch Clay's performance>> Clay Walker has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 18 years. His MS has been kept at bay with the medication Copaxone. For more information about MS, go to bandagainstms.org.
Finding the Perfect Bra with Debbie Matenopoulos
Debbie Matenopoulos has enlisted the support of ThirdLove co-founder Heidi Zak to teach women how to find a bra that fits her bust perfectly. Heidi explains how an app can calculate your size through analyzing two photographs and why a bra should be snug when on the loosest hook. Learn how to find the right cup and avoid back fat. Plus, you can personalize bras with lace and matching panties. Heidi tells us wardrobe essentials for every women, including a strapless bra, a t-shirt bra, and of course some special lingerie. Download the ThirdLove App from the app store on your smart phone. Go to thirdlove.com. Use the promo code HOME15 to receive 15% off your first purchase.
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.
Registered dietician and author Marlene Koch recalls how she came up with the concept of her book, "Eat More of What You Love." After earning a degree in nutrition, Marlene found herself employed in a hospital that was serving patients sub-par food. Today, Marlene receives fan mail with success stories of how eating right has led dieters to lose weight and no longer require diabetes medication. Then, she shares her recipe for grilled portobello turkey stuffed pizza. This gluten-free meal uses mushrooms instead of crust, giving you a healthy dose of antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamin D. Plus, she also tells us all about her cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
"Eat What You Love Everyday:200 All New Great-Tasting Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories." is available at marlenekoch.com.
Actress Bree Turner got her start in Hollywood as a dancer on scholarship at UCLA and even gives us a peek at childhood recital photos. At the insistence of her family, Bree gathered up the courage to move up from the chorus line into leading roles. She tells us the important lesson of gratitude she learned from Rob Schneider on her first major film. While keeping busy with her series "Grimm," Bree prides herself first and foremost in being a mom to her two young children. She also shares behind-the-scenes details of the show's wedding episode. To hear more from Bree, visit us on Twitter @homeandfamilytv. And, follow her @realbreeturner.
Gifts for Grads with Kym Douglas
Hats off to the Class of 2014! If you're looking for the perfect congratulatory gift for the special grad in your life, Kym Douglas presents some excellent ideas. She showcases personalized photograph luggage, linens, portable speakers, and a monogrammed necklace. Gifts:
1. myflygear.com, $149.99, Use code FAMILY for 10% off and a free luggage tag.
2. Portable speakers, bedbathandbeyond.com, $19.99
3. craneandcanopy.com, starting at $79
4. poshmommyjewelry.com, prices start at $70
Celebrity Bankruptcy with Harvey Warren
Consumer debt expert Harvey Warren explains how the richest of celebrities also fall victim to money troubles. Walt Disney and Abraham Lincoln each went through multiple rounds of bankruptcy while building their legacies. Stars such as Mike Tyson and MC Hammer have also spent beyond their means. Harvey discusses how pro athletes in particular struggle due to retiring at such a young age. The moral of the story is if you stick to a carefully planned budget, shop for bargains, and utilize rewards points towards travel, you too can live the life of luxury without fear of going into debt.
Brookdale senior living solutions expert Carol Cummings shares advice on how to have "the talk" with aging parents. It's important begin the conversation early, long before assisted living is a neccessity, so that all involved parties have time to do research and process the new reality. Carol explains the four levels of care available, depending on the amount of help needed.
Vertical Garden Tool Post with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow organizes all her gardening tools vertically by hanging them from pegs on a space-saving post. Plus, she repurposes her Christmas tree base to give the pole stability.
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