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If my six year old son and I are watching TV together, it is a good bet that we are watching TLC.
With TLC’s family friendly shows, like Little People, Big World, that appeal to both kids and moms, Jackson and I can both curl up and enjoy the same program. Considering most of my son’s other interests involve animated battles between good and evil, I am very grateful for TLC!
As I said in Part 1 of my interview with Amy Roloff, I believe The Roloffs are doing an incredible job advocating not only for little people, but for every person who struggles with physical, emotional or mental challenges, just by letting us peek into their very ordinary, yet extraordinary, days.
And the reason I watch Little People, Big World with my son is because it increases his compassion for people who may appear different and broadens his worldview.
I had a GREAT time interviewing Amy!
Amy was so open and friendly that our interview went way longer than I expected. I actually had to break down our interview into SIX segments!
(As I mentioned in Part 1, Amy is one of the nicest, most down to earth people I have ever met. She is completely the kind of woman you would want in your inner circle of friends!)
In December, I published the first three segments in Part 1 and now here are the final three segments in Part 2. (So sorry for the delay between posts. I had intended on publishing Part 2 just a few days later, but with the Christmas rush, I ran out of time. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.)
In Part 1, Amy introduced us to her family, and answered questions including:
- “With your work, four kids and a hit TV show that tapes in your home do you get any down time?”
- “Was the show one of Matt’s creative ideas?”
- “What was your reaction to having a show about your family’s life?”
- And my son Jackson’s question: “What does it feel like to be a little person?”
Now, in Part 2, Amy answers some of our readers’ questions, including:
- “How many days and weeks of the month do you have the cameras in your home?” from Colleen of Teaching Heart Mom
- “How do you keep patient with Matt’s ‘crazy’ ideas?” from Janine of Life UnScripted
Also here in Part 2, I asked Amy how she deals with the criticism and controversy that comes with media attention.
Amy went into great depth answering this question about how she deals with the negative side of fame, sharing about her feelings, her faith and her parenting.
Personally, I cringe when people criticize The Roloffs. We are all human beings, broken and in need of grace.
I can only imagine how my family would stand up to the scrutiny of cameras following us around. Oh, what people would say about me! I am a flawed human just doing the best I can to parent, work and be a child of God. If my many mistakes were captured on camera and dissected by the masses, I am sure I would come out looking terrible!
So, I was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to affirm Amy and thank her for allowing us viewers into her home. The Roloffs have done so much good through their show and I am grateful that they have been brave enough to do it all!
If you also want to let Amy know you appreciate her and her family, make sure you let her know in the comments! Let’s show The Roloffs some cyber LOVE and let them know that we are grateful for them. 🙂
To listen to the first three segments of my interview with Amy, click here to get to Part 1.
For the final three segments of my Podcast with Amy Roloff, including how she deals with criticism and controversy, click on the players below, (the little brown arrows.)
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