The Fabulous Angela Santomero...

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Getting Personal with Angela...
An exclusive interview!


You may not be familiar with her name, however, everyone is familiar with her work.... Angela is the creative mind behind Blue's Clues, Super Why and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.  A children's advocate for education, she supports children's television networks and encourages parent interaction.  Her programs are directed to learning and offer great interaction for pre-schoolers and young children. 

 Angela is much like most of us juggling hats through out the day and with the Holiday of Love approaching...
we got a little personal ...

1.  Where did you meet your husband?  
"WE MET SOPHOMORE YEAR IN COLLEGE.... AT WHERE ELSE BUT OUR COLLEGE BAR, KITTY O'SHEAS IN WASHINGTON, DC!"

2.  How long have you been married?  "20 YEARS THIS JULY"

3.  What was the most memorable V-Day you have had?
"OUR VALENTINE'S DAY TRADITION, STARTING IN COLLEGE WAS TO GET A HEART SHAPED PIZZA (IT WAS ALL WE COULD AFFORD!) BUT IT WAS SWEET, SIMPLE AND ROMANTIC AND NOW OUR GIRLS LOVE IT, TOO!"

4.  What are your plans for this 14th?
"WE ACTUALLY FOUND A SMALL PIZZA PLACE NEAR US THAT WILL MAKE HEART SHAPED PIZZAS WITH "I LOVE YOU" SPELLED IN PEPPERONI, THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE DOING. PURE ROMANCE "ITALIAN STYLE", NO?"

5.  What was the most romantic thing he has said to you or about you in public?
"HE USED TO LEAVE ME SWEET LITTLE LOVE NOTES ON MY CAR IN COLLEGE.  HE STILL WILL LEAVE LITTLE NOTES I WILL FIND IN MY BAG FOR WORK OR OVERNIGHT BAG.  HE DID SAY THAT "I SHINE" IN FRONT OF EVERYONE ON MY 40TH BIRTHDAY..." 

6.  How does he feel about your fabulous career?
"GREG IS REALLY SUPPORTIVE AND THE TRUTH IS THAT I COULDN'T DO ANY OF IT WITHOUT HIM. HOWEVER, I LIKE TO TEASE HIM THAT HE WAS THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO EVER READ MY, FIRST EVER, BLUE'S CLUES SCRIPT AND WHEN I ASKED HIM WHAT HE THOUGHT HE SAID, "IT'S CUTE..."   :)   I SAID, "IT'S CUTE?!  HOW ABOUT, "IT'S GOING TO CHANGE CHILDREN'S TELEVISION FOREVER!"  HE LAUGHED BUT WE BOTH HAD NO IDEA HOW THAT LITTLE SHOW WOULD CHANGE US ALL!"


Untitled #5377.  How do you keep up the romance in your relationship and how do you fit it into your daily schedule?
"IT'S IMPORTANT TO US THAT WE HAVE SOME TIME TOGETHER AFTER THE KIDS GO TO BED.  IT'S HARDER AS THEY GET OLDER BUT WE DO CHERISH OUR ADULT TIME."

8.  What do you love most about your marriage/hubby?
"HE'S THE MOST OPEN, NON JUDGEMENTAL, CREATIVE PERSON THAT I KNOW.  HE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND MAKES ME LAUGH ABOUT 10X A DAY!"

9.  What piece of advice would you give to newlyweds? "(1) DIFFUSE WITH HUMOR.  SERIOUSLY, WHEN IT COMES TO THE KIDS, THE STRESS, THE RELATIONSHIP, IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO LAUGH... 
 (2) HOLD HANDS.  IT'S ONE OF THE MOST               ROMANTIC THINGS YOU CAN DO ...ALL THE TIME."



Fabulously Successful in every area of her life, proving once and for all that women can have it all!
Thanks Angela, for this candid and fabulous interview! xoxo


Angela was a guest speaker for the Kidscreen Summit. She shared the panel with preschool writers and spoke about focusing on quality content for children's programming.  






Get to know Angela on The Parent Show


Follow along @ragazzabazaar  &  @angelasclues on twitter!

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