About a year ago, I asked my friend Thomas Hughes of Thomas Hughes Films to create a short video using the footage I shot at my going-away party and Sweden With Love‘s launch event in Santa Monica, California. He didn’t have much to work with — it was the first time I had ever pressed the video button on my Canon 5D — but his editors put together this short video that makes me happy every time I look at it. With the new site launch last month, I asked Thomas to update the video with our new logo. Watching it makes me miss my friends, my former colleagues at Time Inc. and the sunny life in California. I’m glad it’s only a day and a few plane rides away!
A few years ago, my friend Leana Greene told me about an idea she had for the ultimate online parenting site. Leana, a mom of three, wanted to gather leading parenting experts — from top pediatricians to behavioral psychologists to fellow parents — and make their advice easily available to everyone.
At the time, I was working full-time at People magazine and expecting my second child (I now have three, too!). Needless to say, I wasn’t reading as many child-rearing books as I wanted to. I honestly didn’t even want to delve into the amount of information available, because I felt if I started I would never be able stop! We all want to do what’s best for our kids, but finding answers to my long list of questions felt an overwhelming task. To me, Leana’s idea sounded like heaven.
On April 2nd, Kids In The House will finally launch. Leana and her partner, Richard Ulfvengren, have created a parenting resource like no other. It features more than 300 experts and parents — I’m lucky to be one of them! — and 7,500 easy-to-understand educational videos on any topic you can imagine. It’s simply a parenting gold mine.