Kym Whitley Interview

The actress stops by to talk about her Freeform series, “Young & Hungry,” which has its winter premiere on February 3rd at 8/7c. On the show, Kym plays the housekeeper Yolanda and also the mother-figure to one of the main characters, Josh. She jokes that her character is hardly ever really cleaning on the show because in real life, Kym always messes up her lines while doing chores.  Kym also shares the sweet story of when, at the age of 48, Kym adopted an infant from a young woman she was mentoring. Her son, Joshua is now five and together, they are learning so much.

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Chef Sharone Hakman Cooks!

The chef is in the kitchen preparing Caribbean Jerk Glazed Chicken Lollipops, Caesar Salad Spring Rolls and pairs it with a Bacon Bloody Mary. He says these are perfect for parties because who doesn’t love finger food? The best part about the spring rolls is that you can make it vegetarian or add chicken or bacon for added flavor. When it comes to the chicken, he loves that all the ingredients are natural. Finally, when it comes to his bloody mary, the secret ingredient is his BBQ sauce!

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Baby Scarf Bibs

Orly Shani is creating a perfect DIY for moms out there. When making the bibs, Orly says to focus on the fabric being non-stretch and soft. When sealing the bib corners together, you can either sew them together with a machine or use a hot glue gun. Aside from making a bib, Orly also shows you how to make a baby infinity scarf.

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Beau Davidson Interview - Home & Family

Beau Davidson Interview

Actor Beau Davidson opens up to Mark and Cristina about his new Hallmark Movies & Mystery Movie, “Ultimate Legacy,” which premieres Sunday, January 31st, 9/8c. Aside from acting, Beau also enjoys singing. Hailing from Memphis, Beau is a huge Elvis Presley fan and has actually won The Elvis Outstanding Young Men Award. In his movie, Beau performs his song patriotic song, “Blessed,” a song he performed for Purple Hearts Reunited, a charity close to his heart. Beau performs for the audience after his interview.

Teaching Kids About Elections

Kristin Smith is talking about a trending top on social media: Election Season. She points out that it is important to open up to their children about this year’s election. This all starts with teaching children about the freedoms they have living in America. When children get a little older, explain the voting process and why it is important to have a say in who they want in office.

Check out Kristin's suggested books:

“Duck For President”, by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin available at major booksellers

“Monster Needs Your Vote”, by Paul Czajak (story) & Wendy Gieb (illustrator) available at major booksellers

“We The Kids: A Preamble to The Constitution of the United States” by David Catrow available at major booksellers

“The U.S. Constitution and You” by Syl Sobel, J.D. Available at major booksellers

PBS Democracy Project:

In 2012 PBS created an online voting booth that kids can visit and try:
They can apply to become president, visit a virtual voting booth and learn about the candidates. It’s too soon for this years candidates but you can learn all about the process at:

Facebook & USA Partnered candidate trends barometer:

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Debbie’s Oscar Round-Up

Debbie Matenopoulos is breaking down who she thinks will be walking away with Oscar gold this awards season. She also takes the time to discuss the performances she thinks got snubbed this year by the Academy which include Will Smith and Idris Elba.

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DIY Cork Mat

Ken Wingard and Dan Kohler team up to discuss the science of cork and to demonstrate how you can create a fun DIY out of the material. Dan explains that cork is a versatile material used in many types of home decor. Cork comes from the bark of Quercus Suber, a tree found mostly in Portugal. Ken then shows you how to make a cork mat using a metal tray, cork and hot glue.

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Child Bed Wetting

Dr. JJ breaks down child bed wetting and what parents can do if they are experiencing that problem with their own children. She explains that education and compassion should be expressed by the parent. She recommends alarm therapy, which has the highest bed wetting cure rate, training your child’s brain to wake-up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.

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The family members gather around to answer your questions from Facebook!