May 6, 2011

Join Me, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden on Mother's Day!

This Sunday is, of course, Mother’s Day, and I am very happy to tell you about a special television show airing Sunday evening at 8pm ET/PT, 7C on Hallmark Channel The show is called ‘Martha Stewart Presents:  America’s Moms – A Celebration of Military Families With Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.’  This primetime Mother’s Day special features a visit to Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, home to more than 47,000 Marines and their families.  During this hour-long show, you’ll see my conversations with two of America’s most prominent moms, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.  You’ll learn about the shared initiative that has bonded them closely called Joining Forces.  This wonderful effort is bringing attention and support to the military families who sacrifice so much for our country.

You’ll also see ‘Operation Shower,’ the world’s largest baby shower for military moms-to-be.  The White House coordinated this event with not-for-profit group Operation Baby Shower, and hosted forty expectant moms whose spouses are serving overseas.  I shared some fun tips about the art of scrapbooking so these women can preserve and share precious moments with returning military dads.  Then, I sat down and talked to three expectant moms whose husbands are currently in combat zones in Afghanistan.  Viewers will get a firsthand look at their lives.  And finally, to commemorate the day, I planted and dedicated a magnolia tree to all of the babies born at the camp in 2011.  This tree is now planted in front of the very hospital where all of these babies will enter the world.  I hope you will tune in to watch and a very happy Mother’s Day to all!