Today on Home & Family
12-year old actress and First Daughter on NBC's comedy "1600 Penn," Amara Miller joined the family today. The budding young actress gives a behind the scenes look at playing the world most famous daughter in the worlds most famous house. Plus, Amara talks about family and friends, sharing how they keep the young actress grounded in the real world. And later, Amara takes us into the kitchen to show off her budding baking skills. As Cristina's sous-chef today, Amara helps create a beautiful edible arrangement of red velvet cupcakes!
Follow Amara Miller on Twitter: @Amara_Miller.
Plus, you can see Amara on "1600 Penn," Thursday at 9:30/8:30c on NBC: www.nbc.com/1600-penn.
Today, legendary singer, songwriter, and activist Peter Yarrow shares with us his music and wisdom. From his days as part of the folk group "Peter, Paul, and Mary," Peter has been an inspirational voice for social justice and equality. Today Peter reflects on his decades long contributions and even brings along the book release of his 1967 hit, "I'm In Love with a Big Blue Frog." The song is getting new life as a children's book promoting tolerance in a lighthearted and humorous way. And later, Peter talks about his non-profit organization, Operation Respect, that works to assure each child a safe and respectful learning environment free of bullying, ridicule and violence.
WATCH Legendary Singer/Songwriter Peter Yarrow sing his classic song "Puff the Magic Dragon">>
Keep up with the folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary at: www.peterpaulandmary.com.
You can get Peter Yarrow's book, "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" at Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Im-Love-Big-Blue-Frog.
Learn more about Peter's anti-bullying non-profit, Operation Respect at: www.operationrespect.org.
Sophie Uliano's DIY Tile & Grout Cleaner
The New York Times Best Selling Author and Gorgeously Green Diva, Sophie Uliano is here with another eco-friendly cleaning alternative. Today Sophie shows how to make a simple and non-toxic bathroom cleaning solvent. Sophie's solvent is easy to make, will last for months, and will save you extra money on cleaning products.
Tile and Grout Cleaner:
5 Uses for Baking Soda:
INGREDIENTS→ 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup borax, 1 cup table salt, 20 drops lavender essential oil, 10 drops tea tree essential oil, large glass container with lid.
Cleaning silver jewelry.
Fire extinguisher - always keep an opened box by your stove.
Neutralize kitchen garbage pail odors.
Create a deodorant sachet for stinky tennis shoes.
Natural toothpaste with salt (even better if you add a few drops of peppermint essential oil).
Get more eco friendly tips from Sophie at: www.GorgeouslyGreen.com.
Health Updates with Dr. Lawrence Piro
Internist & Oncologist Dr. Lawrence Piro is back with some important medical news. Dr. Piro starts by presenting some of the latest information about breast feeding and the links that breast milk plays in infant development. And later, Dr. Piro offers some important information on the changing rules surrounding treating ear infections and the recent discussions around potential over treatment.
Get more health facts and information from Dr. Piro at: www.theangelesclinic.org.
DIY Window Boxes
DIY expert and HGTV Host Jeff Wilson is helping us pretty up the house today! Jeff is sharing his tips for making DIY window boxes at home. Jeff's tips will save you tons of money versus a store bought window box, plus you can customize these boxes to meet your tastes.
Get Jeff Wilson's DIY Window Box tips here>>
Get your own customizable window box at: www.woodthings.com.
Baby Shower Etiquette Stacie Krajchir-Tom
We're just days away from they Home & Family baby shower making it the perfect time to discuss the do's and don'ts for throwing a shower. Today, lifestyle expert Stacie Krajchir-Tom offers her advice on how parents and friends can throw the perfect shower. Stacie's tips cover everything baby shower from what gifts guests shouldn't buy to the gifts future parents should never ask for! Plus, Stacie shows her top picks of must have gifts for every new mom and dad!
Get more great tips from Stacie at: @staciekrajchir.