Reese Witherspoon is a mom. Nicole Kidman is a mom. I’m a mom. And that’s all we needed to bond. On Wednesday at a secret screening-room in West Hollywood, we gathered together to talk about a new movement to create complex roles for women, that grown-up female viewers will want to watch. Fulfilling for both the women working in media & also the women consuming it. What a concept right? And they pulled it off in a BIG way.
BIG LITTLE LIES
Digital influencers and Hollywood creatives sat in a small theatre together & empowered each other to keep focussed on making quality entertainment “For Women, By Women”. BigLittle Lies is an example of the great things we can accomplish if we don’t give up & believe in each other. That’s the power of women working together- In Reese’s words.
On a mission to create compelling female-centric programming, Reese Witherspoon’s production shingle HELLO SUNSHINE came upon a book they believed had something special that should be shared on screen. The writer, Liane Moriarty, is an Australian author. Reese’s partner Bruna Papandrea is Australian, and hopped on the phone with Nicole Kidman, who was in Australia at the time. Next thing they knew Nicole was having coffee with Liane. Just 18 months later, we were about to watch the first 2 episodes of HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies.
Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman
These two moms are so poised, approachable, and driven. I’ve personally been inspired by Reese for quite some time. I’m excited that there is this dedicated group of moms in Hollywood that are going to change things, make things that matter, and affect this industry for the better.. for generations to come. I’m proud to be a part of this group.
I also have to let you know that I happily put my feet up and dove into the first 2 episodes of this series, which (2 glasses of wine later) has become my new “me time” addiction.
February 19th HBO Releases All 7 Episodes of Big Little Lies
Nicole will encourage you to watch all 7 in a row because it’s meant to be consumed that way- Like a movie. It’s beautifully shot. It looks like a film made for the big screen. The performances are obviously stunning, with an Oscar winning cast. Plus fresh talent that you’ll recognize from some of your other favorite shows. I was riveted watching Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Isabella Kravitz & the sweet Kathryn Newton who I love following on Instagram.
It was a raining in LA on Wednesday. That usually means nobody goes anywhere & flat-hair prevails. But the moms came out in full-force & supported, chatted, shared stories, & promised to keep on moving forward to make important programming for women. For Moms.
I’ll be blogging for our community on MomsInMedia.com about the latest insider scoop from Reese Witherspoon’s production company & the new deal she just did to expand her company into a major Digital Content Creator. It’s such exciting stuff. And I love that Moms are proudly at the forefront!
For the juicy details, watch on Feb 19th. It’s like nothing I’d ever seen before. It’s relatable real-life situations
mixed with total fantasy-life at the same time. Real family problems, mixed emotions, marriage secrets, & even a …. murder. Stephen King himself called the book “scary”. BigLittle Lies is so much fun to watch- I really hope you check it out & share this post with your Mommy-friends. Like Reese said, the way to show you want Hollywood to make more programming like this is to watch it. Watch & show them this is what we want to see more of.
Let me know if you’ve read these books below in the comments. Are you a fan already? And Please tell me how you liked the HBO show next week. We’re all in this together & it’s making things so much better in this town because of it.
Thank you to Reese, Nicole, Hello Sunshine, HBO & Liane Moriarty for getting together & believing in us Moms & making great entertainment for us to watch. Cheers to you ladies!
Re-broadcast of our motivating & meaningful talk about the reality of pregnancy & possibility of preemies. True stories are shared to help you be prepared for what happens to 1 in 10 pregnancies in the US (Source: March of Dimes). There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a preemie mom. There’s hope for those who are going through it. There’s a healthy happy life for families who have come out the other side.
In this episode there are moms, groups, & experts you will now know, who you can contact if you ever need more info or help. This MOMtourage is funny & honest but also women of action. We make sure you leave our time together with resources that will make life better at work & at home. That’s our mission. We just like to put a little lipgloss on & do it in heels. #makeithappen
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Molly Sims dazzles on the red carpet & on TV, but she spends her regular life as a busy mom who is concerned about our schools just like us (& maybe in yoga pants & a top-knot too?) The Supermodel mom showed up for LA’s Best UnWINEdLA event Friday night at Casa Del Mar to show her support for the wonderful work being done there to help our schools & kids in need. Stepping inside the west side party, it was a night filled with fun, fundraising & fine dining.
LA’s Best now helps almost 200 schools create highly impactful after-school programs that have a specific goal. Here’s the plan: Kids get a safe place to go on-campus after school. That’s #1. In there, they get help with their homework, a nutritious snack, and an activity that’s FUN! Doesn’t reading the description just put a smile on your face?
You can get involved all year long, & stay in the loop on upcoming events. The LA’s Best events are a good time for sure! But you can also become a Best Friend anytime with a donation & sharing about the cause. We also think this is a great way to get your business or brand involved in bettering the community. Companies like Dry Bar, Stila, Gelsons, The Standard Hotel, Lenny & Larry’s Vegan Cookies, Caffe Luxe & so many more helped to sponsor last week’s event.
Moms In Media feels like LA’s Best is a big hug for our kids who really need this expertly provided service, every single day of the school year. We think there work is vital. They spread support, awareness, love, friendship & the importance of community. Get a mom at school, or your neighbor, & let’s come together with LA’s Best to bring the best school experience to all LA families.
Special shout-out to the famous families who helped get some media attention for this worthy cause. If you can help get the word out (or bring the funds in) through what you do for a living, please contact our philanthropic events production team at iHeartMoms so we can join forces.
Designer & Model Camila Alves joined moms last night to make millions of digital impressions on Twitter, with an evening of Parenting & Baby experts. Kids In The House, the largest video library of parenting help on the web, hosted the “Twitter Party”. The event was in celebration of the 30th birthday of The Pump Station, an LA institution for expecting & new mommies.
When talking about breast-feeding, Camila shared helpful advice Read the rest of this entry »
This is the 5th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Event created by Ali Landry. It’s fun & family-friendly, which means you should DEFINITELY bring your child. Last year my kids were assessed by child-seat safety experts which made me feel so much better about our seats. I got a recommendations for exactly the right fit for them. I was very happy to get that help. All the kids played on a mini-me sized driving area with cute kids cars. They were very happy that there was lots of fun stuff for them to do! Moms left with raffle prizes and swag bags which made all the husbands happy (because their wives were happy😉). And it’s just a fun day, with an important focus, all in the name of raising awareness for child safety.
“Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are NOT installed properly?”
Ali calls it the Celebrity Red CARpet Event, which I think is perfect because mamas in Hollywood show up! The celebrity support is incredible. I can’t tell you how important it is that we all show our support too & help get the word out however we can! And YOU are invited so please get Read the rest of this entry »
Over on “Bella The Blog” we found a list that can help any mom loose the glossy eyed look that may have taken over by this late in the Summer. We love time with our littles. But, running out of things to do with them, is not a good place to be. Let’s just say: It isn’t pretty. Read the rest of this entry »
Early on TODAY she was joking that she just got pregnant to get people to watch her TV show. HA! She’s got a sense of humor even when she feels like she’s “constantly hungover” which is what Ellie says “pregnancy” feels like to her.
Well let’s raise a glass to say CONGRATULATIONS as she finally gets to welcome her new baby boy. Cheers to that mama! Welcome to the tribe.
(Video: via Today Show)