I’m very excited to be talking story today with Josh & Rebecca Unfried of MomFaves and Danielle Smith of ExtraordinaryMommy.com. Together this wonderful team is launching ‘Why Moms Matter,’ a program and BlogTalk Radio show celebrating moms. The first show starts this Friday 3/6. Let’s talk story and learn a bit more about ‘Why Moms Matter.’
Aloha Danielle, Josh and Rebecca!
What a wonderful new program you guys are doing! Can you tell us how this idea of honoring moms on “Why Moms Matter?” came about?
For Rebecca and Josh – The Why Moms Matter Project was born out of a love for Josh’s mom, Norma, who passed away in 2004. It is clear that Norma mattered, not only in the lives of her children, but for her husband, friends and family as well. They all recognize that all of the ‘ordinary moments’ in her life compiled to make her extraordinary. Recognizing other mothers for this same kind of love and affection they put in to their families seemed like a natural step.
Josh, Rebecca and Danielle found each other only a short time ago, but Danielle’s desire to remind moms of the ‘extraordinary within’, as well as her background in Television and Radio made her an ideal fit for the WhyMomsMatter Project. Danielle started ExtraordinaryMommy.com for the express purpose of helping moms to see that everything they do for their families, on their very best and very worst days, makes them extraordinary.
What is the format of your show when you honor these moms?
Our goal is to highlight a new mom each week. We will interview the mom we have selected and/or the person who nominated them. We think it will be amazing to hear what makes moms ‘extraordinary’ in the eyes of those who love them. Also, each week, we will give our listeners the opportunity to call in to chat with us and we will continue to see new and fabulous ordinary, extraordinary moms.
What makes up an Extraordinary Mom? Any criteria to be met?
No criteria. We know that ‘ordinary lives, extraordinary ways’ can be interpreted in many ways and we like that. We aren’t only looking for mothers with terrific challenges – we do want to know what makes the ‘ordinary’ life of a mom ‘extraordinary’ in their loved one’s eyes.
Do the moms that are nominated have to be bloggers? Could they be a more “seasoned” moms or a grandmother?
They absolutely do NOT have to be bloggers. And yes, bring on the (seasoned) moms and grandmothers.
Your show will be every Friday, right? What time will it be on so we can all be sure to catch it?
Yes, every Friday. 12:30 Pacific, 2:30 Central at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/MomFaves . Right now, we have scheduled the show for 30 minutes, but are planning to expand as we gain momentum.
Hope you will all join me!
Do you know of an ordinary mom that’s extraordinary? Nominate them!
Just visit the ‘Why Moms Matter’ site.