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A crew from “Good Morning America” came to my home recently. They wanted to interview me for a story about… well, I can’t tell you. Seriously, I can’t. It all launches March 31st so you’ll know soon enough.

And if you’re thinking oh, this must be the launch of Kelcey’s new reality show where she pits hot, sexy real estate brokers against each other to see who can sell her apartment first, well, you MIGHT be close. I just can’t say.

So, on the day of the shoot, I took Summer with me to get a blow-out. I found a place to blow dry my hair for $25. This is super cheap in Manhattan. And when I say cheap, I definitely don’t mean classy. Proof: My “hair stylist” had the first button of his jeans undone and his pants were pulled down so low, I could see about three inches of his briefs.

Straight, sassy hair and a 45 minute peek at the Calvins –  all for $25. Sometimes you really can get your money’s worth in this city.

So the “GMA” crew shows up that afternoon and first we do an interview.


TV shoots can take a long time and my children tire of “Sesame Street” and start roaming the apartment completely unsupervised. Soon after the cameraman says, “I think we have a chocolate situation.”

I turn around and see Summer dragging a carton of milk and the Nestle chocolate syrup onto our couch because apparently there is no better place to mix up a glass of chocolate milk than one’s livingroom.

Since the cameraman and the sound guy need me for additional footage, the very nice producer Maureen relocates the chocolate milk activity to the kitchen and decides to stay on there as supervisor.


and then producer Maureen plays Candyland with them. And paints Summer’s nails.


My girls also convince her to wear that hat from their dress up box.

Then the crew wants some footage of the kids…


Dylan and Summer obviously realize that “Good Morning America” is the big leagues and put on their most regal attire.

And then it’s over.

I beg the producer Maureen to stay and just give the girls a quick bath, read them a few books, sing a couple songs and put them to bed. But apparently, she has some other fancy TV stuff to do.

mama bird notes:

I want to tell you about a cool, new blog. My friend Franchesca Segrè (we used to be TV reporters together in the Connecticut hood) wrote a great book, Daughter of the Bride, and now it’s being turned into a movie! Isn’t she so damn glamorous? Anyway, if you ever wanted to know the inner secrets of the movie making business in LA (and really, who doesn’t?) check out her blog here.

56 Responses to my afternoon with good morning america

  • Mama Bee says:

    Seriously, girl, there is nothing that makes me giggle like the sight of Dylan and Summer is their crazy get-ups! I guess just be happy that it was a “regal” day and not a swim suit with leg warmers and cowboy boots day!

    PS: Good Morning America?! I bow down before your super-coolness! So impressed! You’ll still remember us blog little people when you hit the big time (well, bigger time, I suppose! You are already pretty big time!)?

  • Stephanie (Tyler's Mom) says:

    I can’t wait to see what GMA was doing at your house!!!  I love the fact that your beautiful little ladies realized the importance of your day and picked outfits to reflect it.  There are some days I wish I could put on a princess dress.  I will admit that, on occasion, I have busted out my wedding veil while I do stuff around the house.  You might call me silly….I say I want to get my moneys worth out of the veil!  😉

  • Kelli says:

    Seriously, you have to be the coolest woman on the planet!  I love that your daughters wore their best for the occassion!  My daughter dresses in her princess dress on a daily basis! 

  • christy says:

    Ooh I can’t wait to watch GMA on Tuesday. Can you tell which hour it will be on? And I love that you let the girls wear their princess attire – so cute. You are so glamorous!

  • kristen says:

    i never watch GMA but now i will. i hate having to wait but i do love the photos of the producer and your girls, esp. the need for a belle costume. when my girl was dylan’s age, belle was the bomb and the costume to pull out all the stops. glad to know some things don’t change.

  • Terra says:

    Looks like GMA will have higher ratings on Tuesday all thanks to you and your princesses!  That is awesome that the producer was so helpful, I know my girls would have stopped being patient after a few short minutes!  Can’t wait to watch.

  • Dixie Chick says:

    I too will DVR GMA but normally watch the Today show.  That is awesome about GMA for whatever mysterious reason but I would also like to have a cheap blowout every 4 days with our without the top button undone!

  • hokgardner says:

    Well there’s no way I’m letting my son pre-empt GMA with Curious George on Tuesday. I can’t wait to see. And I love that your daughters dressed up. Mine would have done the same.

  • Chris says:

    How cool!  I’m not a morning tv person, BUT I will put a sticky on my computer right now to remind me to turn on GMA Tuesday morning.

    Your apartment’s pretty and the girls are adorable.  Thanks for letting us have a look!

  • tracey says:

    I have GOT To DVR that!!! You are so cool. Are you sure you want to continue to frequent my blog???


    Love the chocolate situation. Glad it didn’t go downhill from there!!

  • TRACI says:

    Yes, I would absolutely consider this a ‘Chocolate Situation’  as well.  I would also consider that the Girls have an Upstage Our Mom situation going.  And really, Kelc-you can’t compare your thrifty blowout with those Princess Costumes.  You will lose every time.

  • Jennifer H says:

    You’d be surprised how many food and drink related activities my daughter thinks should take place on the sofa.

    Or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    Can’t wait to see what you and GMA are up to!

  • Jen says:

    Will definitely DVR the GMA on the 31st, how exciting! And the $25 blow out is awesome, i mean who can’t do pin straight. tell me where it is in the ‘hood. i used to go to those jean claude biguine salons in midtown back in my publishing days… oh those days, seem soooo long ago!

  • Diane says:

    I won’t get to see GMA on Tuesday – getting plugged in for another round of chemo. Will the segment be on the web, do you think? Please advise – and did LOVE the photos of your soon-to-be-ex pad. Putting out prayers to those home shoppers in your area – looks like a fantastic place!

  • mackbet says:

    this is a super thriller to wait on…I am travelling that day – any chance you can fill me in early in the case I miss it all?  🙂  Was Diane at your house?

  • calikim says:

    I’m gonna have to get up EARLY just to see this. I don’t usually wake before 10. DAMN IT!!!

    How very cool! I cannot wait to see why GMA has decided to cover you in a story!

  • lucy says:

    kelcey!!! thats fantastic! please send us a reminder! love the girls get-up – they are such groovy chicks just like their mum!

  • MN Mama says:

    Cool!  I am excited for you!  We do not have Tivo so it may be a bit tricky to watch it but we will do our best.  I am really excited for you.  Is there a chance it will be on you tube?

  • Kathy says:

    Wow that is so cool, we don’t get GMA in our neck of the world I hope you will blog about the show. Girls look so cute all glamed up!

  • I’m more fascinated with the American expression ‘blow’ out’ . Here – that would mean that your tyre blew. We have our hair styled or blow dried.  Blow out is so chic!

  • Suzie says:

    Because I have CRS disease, I just left myself a reminder on my answering machine to DVR “GMA” tomorrow morning–darn you for making us WAIT A WHOLE DAY!! But I am excited for you–the photos of the girls are too cute. And I am glad you and Summer survived the ER okay-always a scary place to take your baby.  And like poster #3, I am dissapointed you didn’t wear the now infamous Facebook shirt on GMA. 🙂

  • amy says:

    I love that your girls pretty much indoctrinated the GMA crew into your life. Totally lovable and hillarious.  Also, it’s true that you can never be too regal for national TV.

    Cute hair blowout!

  • amy says:

    I love how the GMA crew had to be indoctrinated into your lives by the girls! Hillarious and cute! Also, it’s true that you can never be too regal for national television!

    Nice blowout!

  • amy says:

    Damn, I’m multiple posting! Okay, my machine is possessed and keeps saying my posts don’t work. This is like one of those voicemail nightmares… 

  • Tully's mama says:

    I have made room in my DVR for your recording.  You should feel super important.  I’ll try to position you next to my “Friday Night Lights” episodes.  TOTALLY IMPRESSED – by the way.  You know how much I love this part of your life!! 

  • Kim says:

    Okay, first off your hair looks great, and I have the same ballet flats!  🙂  Any woman who can get a producer from GMA to entertain her kids, is a rock star in my book!!!!! I am looking forward to finding out what this whole GMA secret is!  

  • Allison T. says:

    What?! You didn’t just duct tape the girls in the corner? I thought you learned the beauty of that trick at your last in-home media fest? 🙂

  • OHmommy says:

    wow….. so SO cool.  can’t wait to hear what the topic is.  you tease.  let us know all the details.  yippeee….. i have a famous “friend”

  • Oz says:


    I love that the girls dressed up.  But where’s your princess dress? 

    And in relation to the next post – congratulations to Rick!

  • Molly says:

    Whoa. There is a place that blow dries for $25? Can we get a name and location? lol. I really didn’t know we had those places in NYC.

  • Lanie says:

    How exciting!  I am sorry I missed it but am hoping these is a link so that I can catch it now.  Love the girls’ outfits.  Great post!

  • Valerie says:

    I’m catching up on your posts while on vacation, so I’ll need to pull this up (maybe a later post includes a link to the segment?), but I wanted to say this post was hilarious.  You are just the rockstar that we all knew you to be!

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