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Daily Diary: Visited The Rachael Ray Show With My Mom #iamwithrr


My mom took a day off of work and met me in the city for a morning of fun with Rachael Ray. It was FREEZING and SNOWING but well worth the wait. A few years ago, several members of my family all went during Rachael’s first season and had a great time. So, when I was offered tickets  — I just couldn’t pass them up.

Since my last visit, Rachael Ray has moved into a new studio. Martha Stewart’s old spot if I’m not mistaken. She make a lot of changes and the place looks great! Really FUN and energetic. They didn’t give anything away to the studio audience. You know I was hoping for a set of her pots or something!! LOL. But that’s ok — we had lots of laughs with Joey Cola. And that was good enough for me.

I also got to hear the amazing life store of The Napkin Notes Dad. I cried and cried and cried. I mean – bawling. I actually had to stop listening at one point because I was going to go to the ugly cry and no one wants to do that in public. Check out his site. My goodness what a story. A father struggling with multiple types of cancer – attempting to beat them all. Through his battle, he writes a note a day to his daughter that she cherishes and has turned into a notebook so that she can remember him when the time comes.

I. Can’t.

The show will air THIS WEDNESDAY!! MARCH 5th!!!


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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.