We are on a high and it's not the kind of high we fear for our children. Terry and I have just wrapped up our trip to Los Angeles where we continued our commitment to delivering inspiring and empowering mom mentor videos. Our interviews took us to Gloria Allred's office where she revealed that she felt as if she were in the midst of a Tsunami as the Tiger Woods case reached its climax (no pun intended). We witnessed the softer side of Gloria that day, a woman who was overcome with feelings of pride as she spoke of daughter Lisa Bloom and of her grandchildren. She is a woman that has passionately paved the way for females, likening herself to Rosa Parks or Susan B. Anthony. It is a video interview that you simply will not want to miss and one that will be edited and uploaded as soon as possible!
Gloria Allred with Butterfly Founders, Bradi and Terry
We continued our travels to Studio City to the very "green" home of actress and mom, Rachelle Carson-Begley (wife of Ed Begley Jr. and star of "Living With Ed"). Rachelle shared her frustrations in show biz, revealing that it is most challenging to be cast as a woman who stands at 5'9" in Hollywood with a daughter yearning to follow the same path (at 5'10" I am now certain that I did not miss my calling). Ed joined in for a little husband/wife banter and to share a glimpse of what it's like to wholeheartedly improve the carbon footprint of this world.
We journeyed on and interviewed Hilary Banks, the pretentious daughter from the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Karyn Parsons, aka Hilary, was anything but. Her adorable looks haven't changed in the least; it was as if she stepped right off of the set in the early 1990's. Karyn shared her challenges in parenting, acting, and of her current passion, Sweet Blackberry. Sweet Blackberry is Karyn's third child, a company devoted to producing animated DVD's sharing stories of unsung black heroes. Her desire to educate and entertain children was evident in her every word. We will be showcasing and honoring Karyn this February as we celebrate Black History Month.
Jill (Jacquelyn's sister), Jacquelyn Dunphy (Contest Winner), Nick Lachey, Bradi and Terry (Butterfly Founders)
The culmination of the perfect trip; enter Nick Lachey and Jacquelyn Dunphy. Jacquie was the recipient of MyWorkButterfly's October auction to benefit Vh1 Save The Music Foundation. As such, we whisked Jacquie to LA, checked her into the W in Westwood, sent her to be outfitted by Club Monaco and off to Mastro's restaurant for an evening like no other. Truth be told, this was an auction like no other. Our hearts became heavy when we heard that Jacquie's sister, Jill, paid $10,600 so that she could meet this Hollywood heartthrob. This gift was purchased for Jacquie with the hopes that her spirits would be lifted after the sudden loss of her husband just a few years ago. Jill's intention was to give Jacquie something to look forward to, a moment to get dressed up and to perhaps begin anew. This is a love story indeed. Not between Nick Lachey and Jacquie per se, but of the love between two sisters. The Nick Lachey auction far exceeded our expectations in raising money for a good cause. With Nick's help, we were able to create a new, happy, life experience for Jacquie (Did we mention that Mario Lopez was dining next to Nick and Jacquie at Mastros? Only in LA).
Butterfly at its best.
Congratulations to Jacquie and a HUGE thanks to her angel of a sister Jill and to Nick Lachey, the man of the evening who was a perfect gentleman and an ideal first date.
Bradi and Terry
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