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24 02, 2014

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: It's A Wrap for "My Brothers Keeper!" @LoveLearnPlay

By | February 24th, 2014|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

I want to start my last post on location in NYC with a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who has followed our adventure.  I am still having trouble believing that our boys and our family did something worthy enough to chronicle on the Hollywood Mom Blog!  We've been home for a week now but it still

10 02, 2014

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: The PADDOCK TWINS Fifth Week On Location in NYC

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

We are wrapping up our fifth week of living in New York and our fourth week of filming.  It has been an incredible journey and I am just starting to wrap my mind around the idea that this experience is nearing its end.  Our boys, Caleb and Matthew Paddock, have two more days of filming and then we

18 01, 2014

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: Child Actors, The PADDOCK TWINS, Finish First Week On-Set in NYC

By | January 18th, 2014|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: Child Actors, The PADDOCK TWINS, Finish First Week On-Set in NYC

As of today, we have officially been living in New York for one full week!  It took us four days just to get out of Michigan- three of those days we were completely snowed in and the fourth day was spent in the emergency room and seeing the orthopedic surgeon with my son Caleb who

11 01, 2014

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: Child Actors, The PADDOCK TWINS, Are Taking NYC By Storm!

By | January 11th, 2014|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

I have to begin my first post by saying how honored I am to be writing this column for the next five weeks.  Three years ago, the Hollywood Mom Blog was the first thing that popped up in my Google search when my husband and I found ourselves faced with the unexpected decision to let

24 06, 2013

Top 5 Rules for Spotting REAL Auditions and Jobs for Professional Child Actors

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It’s summertime, and the momagers of would-be Disney stars are getting bombarded with letters and sales pitches from companies who want to help them “market” their children to casting directors.  I've heard from a number of parents who have said something like this: “If I’d known how the process really worked, a scammer couldn’t have fooled

20 06, 2013

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES NYC: Glamorous? A Typical Day in the Life of a Child Actor and Her Hollywood Mom

By | June 20th, 2013|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Red carpet…premieres...after parties…meeting A-list actors: These are some of the wonderful things that a child actor may experience in his or her career.  Then there is the other side of the coin, the not-so-glamorous days no-one hears about (until now), and I know most parents of professional child actors have similar stories. Our day started

18 06, 2013

FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: A Hollywood Mom Blog Update!

By | June 18th, 2013|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

The last two weeks I have been much more Hollywood Mom and a lot less Blog.  To all of our wonderful Hollywood Dads, Happy Father's Day!  Better late than never right? This week I'll be catching up on many posts including The Actor's Funds' Looking Ahead 10 Year Anniversary Gala (The Best!), The Plush Show

7 04, 2013

Celebrity Hollywood Mom JADA PINKETT SMITH asks: “Are we bullying our young artists?”

By | April 7th, 2013|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrity Hollywood Mom JADA PINKETT SMITH asks: “Are we bullying our young artists?”

"Are we bullying our young artists? How can we ask for our young stars to have a high level of responsibility if we are not demonstrating that same level of responsibility towards them? This last week, I had to really evaluate the communication in regard to our young artists in the media. I was trying

30 10, 2012

From the MOMAGER Trenches: Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful #HollywoodMom! @CollegeWizard

By | October 30th, 2012|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Hollywood Mom Blog recently asked professional Hollywood Mom Kerri Moseley Hobbs (mother of child actor Anthony Hobbs) to share her TOP 5 TIPS on becoming a Successful Hollywood Mom.  She kindly obliged. Kerri: Top Five, lets see: (1) Learn business, consider going to buy some college level business course textbooks. The entire framework is the same

15 06, 2012

From The Momager Trenches UK: Following in My Footsteps (Like Mother, Like Son)

By | June 15th, 2012|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From The Momager Trenches UK: Following in My Footsteps (Like Mother, Like Son)

UK Child Star Felix Soper with Amanda Staunton on the set of "The Awakening." Following in my footsteps.. …or how Wendy Craig taught me to yawn The entreaty of German playwright Goethe that “to accept good advice is but to increase one’s ability” has a special resonance for a child who is beginning