As most of you well know, I’m the Reality Check columnist for Parenting magazine, and on occasion, I’m asked to serve as an expert on parenting issues for television and radio shows and newspapers and magazines. Today, I served up some expert advice/opinion about childcare on The Today Show. The overriding question was, “When it comes to finding quality, affordable child care, does Mary Poppins exist?”
(The crazy thing is I didn’t even realize the segment was running today; I had my face all the way in my coffee mug and my eyes on a terrific piece by one of my favorite New York Times political columnists, Gail Collins, when I heard my voice on the TV. I looked up, and there I was!)
So, for those of you who, like me, missed it, here’s the segment, as first shown on The Today Show, and posted on MSNBC’s website. Enjoy!
Also: I’m giving expert advice now over at iVillage’s “Momtourage.” Please do go over and take a look around; I’m answering two reader questions–one about how to be more playful with the hubby, another about dealing with the ex and his new wife. I promise you: My answers are every bit as juicy and saucy as the questions. That’s why they’re calling me “The Real Talk Mom.” If you like what you read–or you don’t!–leave a comment on the Momtourage site–they’d love to hear from real moms!