5 Minutes for Mom helped get Anissa on OPRAH!

by Janice

Last month, a producer from The Oprah Winfrey Show contacted us to help them find guests for an upcoming show.

Remember when we were looking for overwhelmed moms, but we couldn’t mention online for which national talk show? Yup – it was Oprah!

We had a fantastic time working with two of the Oprah staffers. They were great fun — and loved what we are doing here at 5 Minutes for Mom!

But, the best part is the producers selected one of our faithful readers, Anissa, who blogs about her daughter Peyton’s battle with cancer, to be on the show!

The episode, which airs today, is a heartbreaking one though. So keep your Kleenex nearby.

It features the tragic story of a mom who forgot her daughter was asleep in her car seat when she went in to work. It took a year for this grieving mother to come forward and share her story.

Anissa let us know that her part on the show is very short – so keep tuned or you might miss her. ;)

Anissa’s experience working with everyone from the show was wonderful and she is honored to be able to be a part of such an important episode.

To see a teaser for the episode, visit Oprah.com. Or just tune in today.

And keep your eyes on our RSS feed — you never know, we might get you on Oprah next! :)

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Anissa October 1, 2008 at 8:06 am


I would never have called the Oprah show if not for your site. Thanks so much for sharing the opportunity that ended up with me getting my 42 seconds of fame! ;)

You all keep raising up Moms and the Moms will keep coming to support you in all you do.


2 Ronda October 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

I will watch today! Thanks! Love Oprah so much!


3 Jessica October 1, 2008 at 8:42 am

Too cool!


4 Petula October 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I usually tape Oprah, but my DVR is so full because I haven’t had time to watch TV. I’m going to set my phone to remind me to watch today at 4.


5 susieshomemade October 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I love Oprah and this site!! What a great combination!!


6 Adventures In Babywearing October 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

I saw it and thought Anissa was awesome!!! : )



7 Stephanie October 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm

watching it now and it made me rethink some things and appreciate the time I have with my children


8 melody is slurping life October 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Missed it! But congrats Anissa…I know you were wonderful.


9 melody is slurping life October 1, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Everyone, Anissa blogs with us at 5M4SN. We love her and the inspiration she and Peyton bring.

You should read her column every Sunday.


10 Beau October 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Xcllnt job Anissa! I watched you on Oprah ~ you spoke and presented yourself beautifully! My heart goes out to you, your children, your family!


11 Paige October 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I watched some of that show. It was well done and supportive, I thought.


12 crunchy domestic goddess October 4, 2008 at 12:28 am

Ooh, I’m so glad I read this before I deleted that show from TIVO. I will definitely go watch for Anissa. She’s one courageous mama.


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