Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"The View" and This Week's Highlights

As you know, I am a Brand Ambassador to The View as a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime to help share with you what will be highlighted on the show during the next month but also to share with you why I like The View. My role is also to help encourage that you consider watching the show whether in real time or on DVR or TiVo to check it out.

As I must provide full disclosure to you regarding my participation, I will be receiving a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review.

To be completely truthful, I am not by any means doing this for the goodies, which are a nice bonus, but because it is such a cool opportunity to parlay my interest in the show, my role as a mommy blogger and passion for social media including education and awareness to other fellow parents.

In case you have interest in the show but have not yet had a chance to watch, or have not watched The View and would like to hear more about it you may be interested to know why I like the show and can even ask me questions.

What I most like about The View is the truthfulness of the hosts, and guests that appear on air. There is such honesty in what they are communicating and they do indeed share their own personal points of view as well. It does get heated sometimes, which makes it a little bit tough sometimes to follow along. But, all-in-all, it's a great chance to hear the highlighted news in the media including information for parents as part of their "Hot Topics" section at the front end of the show.

I also especially enjoy the humor that is weaved in during the show, where appropriate. The news, generally, can often be very serious and it helps that the hosts, when times are tough, can shed some light and laughter, when it's reasonable to do so.

Further, I like the celebrity portion of the show, often the last segment of the show, as well but more so when it's about their lives and experiences, and messages they want to deliver. Celebrities sometimes seem so untouchable. When they exhibit real life experience through these interviews, for moms I think then we can relate, maybe even just a little bit especially when some of these celebrities are people (moms) we admire.

Earlier this week they did an episode on infertility. Considering the nature of this topic it was a good balance between celebrity and real-person experiences that made the story being delivered more compelling. While I LOVE celebrity news, as a mom I have to say that hearing other's real experiences rings more true. The segment included Bill and Giuliana Rancic who shared their challenges with conceiving a child as well as two other real-people experiences that made it more relatable.

I am especially looking forward to Valerie Bertinelli being a co-host on Thursday, March 4 along with The View's "Road to the Oscars" on Friday, March 5” with Oscar nominee Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes.

I know for me one of my vices is celebrities and fashion. It will be interesting to hear about what will be expected to be worn by select celebrities this year including a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of past Oscars as far as fashion goes.



  1. Hey Caren,

    I'm so excited for you and I looovvveeee "The View".

    Tanisha Hernandez

  2. Tanisha -- thank you so much. And, so glad to hear you love The View too. What is it that you like so much about it?


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