Video Interview with Anissa and Peter Mayhew at BlogHer10

by Susan

BlogHer-Peter-Anissa-MayhewOf the 2500 bloggers at BlogHer 2010 in New York City, the one who I most wanted to interview was Anissa Mayhew!

And we were so blessed to catch a few minutes on camera with Anissa and her husband Peter.

Janice and I have always been huge Anissa fans… we’ve laughed along with her on Twitter and she was a fantastic contributor and helped behind the scenes at 5 Minutes for Special Needs.

Many of you may know Anissa’s story and have been inspired by her and her family. They are an amazing example of how to laugh and pull together through difficult times.

Both Anissa and Peter are so funny and we loved talking to them and listening to them make everyone laugh during their BlogHer panel.

Listen now as Anissa shares with us how laughter gets them through…

Make sure you visit Anissa on her blog FreeAnissa and laugh with her on Twitter @AnissaMayhew.

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So Tell Us…

Have you followed along Anissa’s journey? How has she inspired you?


Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Susan.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Mrs. Cox August 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Best interview to date – Fantastic! So glad you were able to sit down with them for a few mins :)


2 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Yes, I think it’s my favorite too. We’re so happy to be able to share a few minutes of Anissa and Peter on video with everyone.


3 Erica August 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

They are incredible….being there for that interview, was the highlight of blogher for me. :D


4 Idaho Jill August 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm



5 Kasey August 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Anissa is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful interview! Prayers for the entire Mayhew family!


6 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Thank you for watching and showing your support for this amazing family.


7 ThePeachy1 August 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I found the reasons people have always loved Niss was due to “her”, not just her background, not just her amazing bewbs, and not just her writing. There is a power she emits and always have, that is something a stroke can not take away. She is rocky, but with a higher IQ, better sense of humor, bigger bewbs and flatter butt. As always she is astounding and brilliant.


8 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Exactly. She is such a powerful woman in all the good ways.


9 Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom August 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Wonderful interview! I am glad I was able to connect with Anissa here, as I didn’t see her at BlogHer. Thank you Anissa for being part of our lives. You look WONDERFUL. You are in my continued thoughts and prayers.


10 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

That’s great that you’ve been able to connect with Anissa locally. BlogHer was such madness and everyone wanting to talk to her. I can’t imagine how exhausting it must have been for her.


11 Nolie August 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm

What a wonderful inspiration Anissa and her family are.


12 meghan August 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

Awesome interview.
Anissa totally rocks as does her hubby.


13 niri August 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

My one aim at BlogHer 10 was to get to chat to Anissa again, when I did I felt like if I did nothing more at BlogHer I would be fine. I have always loved Anissa since I started blogging and she will always have a special place in my heart.


14 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

That’s exactly how I felt!


15 kristin August 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

Highlight of BlogHer was hugging Anissa!


16 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I bet hugging Anissa was the highlight for so many!


17 Karen MEG August 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm

So amazing to see Anissa and Peter on video! You are absolutely right – they define inspiration – Anissa always has for me ever since I met her at BlogHer last year. Thank you for this interview – fantastic job!


18 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Thank you for watching and commenting!


19 To Think Is To Create August 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Loved this so much, thank you. xoxo


20 Susan August 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Thank you!


21 Marianne August 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve followed Anissa’s story and this video is just amazing. She and Peter are truly a testament to the power of a strong marriage.


22 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 17, 2010 at 1:11 am

That’s my Anissa. :)


23 Mimi August 18, 2010 at 1:32 am

I remember when this happened, too. I had just found her site. She and her husband are an inspiration!! Never give up, never surrender!


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