How many bloggers can you recognize in this video of “5 Minutes for Mom” at BlogHer?

by Susan

Janice and I had a fabulous time at BlogHer 08 in San Francisco!

We met so many amazing women and had an endless stream of fascinating conversations.

But we didn’t keep all the fun for ourselves… we hired a video production crew to record our interviews with some of our favorite bloggers and to go party-hopping with us.

Here’s a taste of the videos that we’ll be releasing over the next few weeks.

Watch and see how many different bloggers you can recognize… then leave a comment and tell us all how many you can name.

5 Minutes for Mom – Blogher Trailer from 5 Minutes for Mom on Vimeo.

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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 Amber Stevens July 22, 2008 at 7:12 am

Wow! That was seriously fancy! You two look soooo fabulous!


2 Jennifer, Snapshot July 22, 2008 at 7:44 am


I wasn’t too sad that I didn’t go, but reading some of the live blogging posts have been published this weekend did make me feel like I was missing out.

These videos will both help, and probably make me feel like I missed out.

I recognize Gabrielle from Design Mom and Kirtsy, and it was great to see both of you in action. You look GREAT.


3 Kim July 22, 2008 at 7:45 am

Great video! Watching this makes me want to go to next year’s BlogHer convention.

By the way, you ladies are beautiful, if you don’t mind my saying. Your blog image doesn’t do you justice!


4 Dawn July 22, 2008 at 7:49 am

Seriously, very little impresses me these days, but THIS TOTALLY DOES! I can’t wait to watch more – and you guys are GORGEOUS! I can’t believe you both just gave birth, seriously :)


5 chupieandjsmama July 22, 2008 at 7:55 am

That’s awesome! And how gorgeous are you guys? Seriously and you just had babies? I’m so jealous ;)


6 boomama July 22, 2008 at 8:56 am

Y’all rock. And you look beautiful, too. I’m so glad you did this – can’t wait to watch!


7 Julie July 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

OMG you guys did great! I have said it before and I will say it again Hollywood will come calling. You guys look great and worked so hard and all your efforts paid off!!!

Can’t wait to see you both to hear about it all!!!


8 Kelly July 22, 2008 at 9:24 am

How cool is that! I’m so impressed! Can’t wait to see more.


9 Naomi July 22, 2008 at 9:38 am

I lost count because it looked so cool. And professional! Seriously, what a great idea. Thanks for letting those of us who didn’t get a chance to go see what it was like.


10 Tina July 22, 2008 at 10:46 am

Oh my goodness. I wish I could have been there. I can’t wait to see all the webisodes!


11 casual friday everyday July 22, 2008 at 10:51 am

Susan and Janice, how exciting. I’m soooooo looking forward to these videos. And once again, I’m so impressed by you both and proud of your success and growth.


12 Megan July 22, 2008 at 10:53 am

How awesome! I cant wait to see all the videos!


13 Adventures In Babywearing July 22, 2008 at 11:02 am

Oh, this has me SO excited! I can’t wait to see it all!



14 owlhaven July 22, 2008 at 11:11 am

It was so fun to meet you in person!!!



15 Chic Shopper Chick July 22, 2008 at 11:15 am

This is just awesome. Thank you so much — not only for doing it but for sharing it with everyone! I wanted to be there so badly but had a prior engagement — so this eases the sting a little!

You two look great — I can’t wait to see all of the videos!


16 soapbox mom July 22, 2008 at 11:45 am

The trailer looks terrific, Janice and Susan!! I agree with some of the earlier commenters – you are both beautiful.

I enjoyed spending some time with you at BlogHer, Janice. You’re an extraordinary, talented, special woman!

I hope you’re getting a bit more sleep!!

I’m looking forward to seeing all the videos.



17 Susan July 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

Thank you all for your sweet comments… We’re so happy that you like the video!

(By the way, that’s the power of makeup and fancy clothes. If you were to knock on my door right now, I wouldn’t be looking like that. LOL.)

We’re so excited to share the upcoming interviews with you! More to come soon…

Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)


18 Org Junkie July 22, 2008 at 11:56 am

Wow that is impressive, looking forward to the series. And yes you both look AMAZING!!


19 Fashion Paramedic July 22, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Woo hoo! I’m so excited!! I had an absolute BLAST! And yes, that make-up artist was an absolute GENIUS with her brushes and curling iron!


20 Tammy and Parker July 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm

All that hard work and prep……paid off in SPADES. Great idea, ladies.

I’m so proud to be a part of your team.

And I can’t wait to see more. Lots more.


21 To Think Is To Create July 22, 2008 at 12:45 pm

What a great trailer, can’t wait to see more! I’m shaking just imagining how mine turned out…ack.


22 Elaine July 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I thought I recognized Arianne from To Think (up above comment!) and you girls are so made for the camera and well spoken! Great video. Congratulations!!


23 Stephanie July 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm

You two are so glamorous and beautiful! I can’t wait to see all of the footage! It was lovely having dinner with you on Saturday night…


24 Lundie July 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Oh, I would have loved to have been there to finally meet you two in person! You’ve hit the BIG TIME!! :)



25 Veggiemomof2 July 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

I recognized Dawn Meehan from Because I Said So! I cannot WAIT until that interview posts!


26 TheAngelForever July 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Wow, I can not wait to see all of the interviews and items from BlogHer. Thanks for sharing all of this with those of us that were unable to make it.


27 Christine July 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

It was great meeting you both…may I ask for a favor? You took a photo of me & VDog; would it be a problem for you to send me a copy?

Many thanks!


28 Monkey Giggles July 22, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Exciting times. You girls always have something up your sleeve. The trailer looks awesome and can’t wait to see all the yummy things to come.


29 Iva July 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm

*waving frantically* Fellow jealous blogging chick! LOL

It looks like it was a blast and I can’t wait to watch the different webisodes.

One day I’ll get to Blogher…and what a time that will be! :~)


30 Linda July 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Looks like all that frantic preperation paid off! You look great! I’ll be back to see the interviews.


31 Dawn July 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Wow! That looks so awesomely professional! What a terrific trailer. I can’t wait to see the interviews! (And not just because I’m in one of them) ;)


32 Organizing Mommy July 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm

It looked like fun! So professional. Tell us it will be in the midwest next year. Do you guys work out?

Dah.. Of course you do.


33 melody is slurping life July 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Whoa, looking seriously beautiful and professional with a fun mood. Can’t wait to watch them all.

And I am thrilled to be a sister. Next year, it’s BlogHer for me!


34 SpEdLaw2 July 22, 2008 at 10:38 pm


I just voted for your excellent blog for Bloggers Choice Awards.

Could you return the favor at:




35 Pamela Kramer July 23, 2008 at 12:18 am

WOW – A production company and everything! How cool are the two of you??!!!!!!


36 genny July 23, 2008 at 12:23 am

Susan and Janice,
You guys do such a great job! I am constantly hearing positive words about 5M4M! Glad you had fun at BlogHer.


37 Michelle at Scribbit July 23, 2008 at 12:34 am

Looks terrific–I can’t believe you guys made it through all of that in one piece :) It was lots of fun!


38 Jodi July 23, 2008 at 8:27 am

You all look like your having a blast, can’t wait to see more of the videos.


39 Mel July 23, 2008 at 8:53 am

That video is way cool! I can’t wait to see all the interviews.


40 Doll Clothes Gal July 23, 2008 at 10:22 am

Wow – great sneak peek. Can’t wait till the next one.


41 oh amanda July 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

LOVE love love it! Can’t wait to see all of them. What a great idea…as usual!


42 Inspired Mother July 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Woa. Very cool trailer. The blogging world…and your amazing site…is new to me. I’ll definitely be back!


43 Jen July 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Oh you ladies ROCK. You both were so beautiful too!! I can’t wait to see the videos. WOOHOO :)


44 Drea July 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm

how fun!


45 Lisa C July 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm

You ladies rock!!! I’m excited to see what up and coming :-) Keep up the fabulous work!!!


46 Amanda July 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm

How exciting. I can’t wait to see the videos!

You girls look fabulous!


47 Barbara J July 24, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Wow-this looks great. So when are you getting your own TV show?? Can’t wait to see the clips. We met each other briefly at one of the Mommy Blogger panels and the closing Keynote but didn’t get much time to ‘hang’. I’m Barbara Jones from One2One Network and The Wom Mom blog. One of your contributors, Jennifer D. may have mentioned that we did the Walking With Dinosaurs promotion with your site which went great. Anyway, it was nice meeting you at the conference and I just want to congratulate you both on such a helpful/useful (and successful) site for Moms. Sisters ARE doin’ it for themselves (and Moms!)


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