Today on Home & Family
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Celebrity stylist, designer, and author Carson Kressley debuts pieces from his new fashion line. He credits his stylish mom for his fashion sense from early on. After working for Ralph Lauren, Carson rose to fame on television and orchestrated many makeovers. His collection features affordable pieces to give your look an overhaul without breaking the bank. And, find out about Carson's app that offers online courses in happiness. Giddyup to hear all about his passion for horseback riding.
Chef Josiah Citrin Cooks Meatless Enchilada Dinner
Chef Josiah Citrin prepares a great family meal of meatless enchilada for dinner. Learn how to make all the components from salsa to vegetables and more.
Dr. Wendy Walsh
Relationship expert Dr. Wendy Walsh has tips to avoid family feuds from erupting during holiday gatherings. She offers insight into how a new baby changes the family dynamic and why it's important for the child and extended family to establish a relationship right from the start. Dr. Walsh also gives advice for keeping holiday traditions alive for kids post-divorce. Learn why parents should avoid buying kids' love with material possessions and how to build a family of friends as support. Get suggestions on managing time during the holiday season while juggling work, family, cooking, shopping, wrapping, and more.
Cristina Ferrare Crafts DIY Pumpkin Die-Oramas
Cristina Ferrare crafts DIY dioramas to die for! Instead of an empty shoebox you'd usually use for a diorama, Cristina cuts open a hollow fake pumpkin. She sets up a spooky cemetery scene inside with miniature skeleton figurines, headstones, and more. It even lights up to glow in the dark.
Youth Soccer with Cobi Jones
U.S. Soccer icon and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones provides parents with tips to safely practice soccer skills with their children. Learn the proper heading technique to avoid concussions. He brings along four young athletes to demonstrate some drills. And then, Cobi fills us in on a line of customized wall and cell phone decals to order your favorite personal photos.
Halloween Candy Apples with Ken Wingard
Be the envy of all the other parents at school by bringing in a batch of Ken Wingard's Halloween candy apples. To make them extra spooky looking, use a branch instead of a popsicle stick. He takes us through the steps of coating an apple in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs, topping it off with roasted marshmallows for a s'more. Ken also creates an eye-popping candied apple that looks like a bloodshot eyeball.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Girls with Kym Douglas
Don't wait until the last minute to grab tiny items at the register to fill your daughter's stocking. Kym Douglas has some great ideas that'll make your tween girls very happy come Christmas morning. For the techy girl, Kym highlights earbuds and a slim power charger that plugs into her computer's USB drive. And for the girly girls on your shopping list, consider a set of non-toxic and fast drying peel off nail polish or age appropriate lipgloss disguised as lollipops.
Breastfeeding Your Children
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP and Linda Hanna, RNC, MSN/Ed., IBCLC help prepare expectant mom and fashion expert Debbie Matenopoulos for breastfeeding. Debbie expresses concern that her baby may not latch on correctly or she may not produce enough milk. Linda assures her that a lactation coach can help her and her newborn successfully adjust to nursing. The women also discuss the average length of each feeding. Dr. Levenstein details why breast is best to help growth, development, and overall health of the baby and how mom benefits too. Learn more at www.mynursingcoach.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. Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of, www.mdmoms.com.
Vitamin C's Anti-Aging Elements with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano informs us that Vitamin C is scientifically proven to repair sun damage and build collagen. But, it breaks down quickly and becomes ineffective. Learn how to make a fresh Vitamin C serum for only 20 cents. Sophie recommends making this weekly for maximum potency and storing in an opaque bottle. Apply a drop to your face, neck, and chest before moisturizing every morning and evening following cleansing.
Ask Cristina Ferrare About Cooking Oils
Cristina Ferrare answers all your burning questions concerning cooking oils. Find out the best place to store bottles of oil and how long it takes for them to expire. Uses for grapeseed oil include dressings and mayonnaise. Learn the origin of canola oil and why it's good for sauteeing, whereas peanut oil is good for stir frying. Get educated on the many excellent uses for coconut oil. Then, Cristina infuses oils with herbs.
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.
Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!
To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit bestfriends.org/hallmarkchannel or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit bfla.bestfriends.org and bestfriends.org.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit
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