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My Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of the ABC Game Show ‘Bet on Your Baby’


My Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of the ABC Game Show ‘Bet on Your Baby’

One of the many, many glamorous perks of my job as a parenting humor blogger — besides getting to work from home and spill pasta sauce on my shirt without anyone noticing — is getting opportunities to work on other, fun projects. So when Luvs asked if I would do some behind-the-scenes coverage of the ABC game show they’re sponsoring, BET ON YOUR BABY, I did what any other parenting blogger would immediately do: wipe the sauce off my shirt and say, “Heck, yeah!”

A sneak peek into my time on the set:

If you’re not lucky enough to be familiar with the show, this is the second season of BET ON YOUR BABY. Hosted by the hilarious Melissa Peterman of Reba and Baby Daddy fame, the game show showcases the playfulness and the unpredictability of parenthood — to which we can all relate — as parents attempt to predict their child’s next move. Running on Saturday nights at 8p/7c on ABC from May 31st through July 19th, each show features four families with toddlers between the ages of two and five years old.  They’re competing for something we could all use: the chance to win $50,000 towards a college fund for their child.  But never fear, Luvs will also provide free Luvs diapers for a year to every family that does not make it to the final college round.

And if that isn’t enough to pique your interest…? There’s also pig smashing:

Yeah, um, more on that later.

I’ll be live-Tweeting the West Coast airing of BET ON YOUR BABY on Saturday at 8PM, so be sure to join me, @CandyKirby, using the hashtag #LuvsBOYB.  Not only will you get a chance to chat with me and ask for pig-smashing technique pointers, but you’ll also get the opportunity to play along at home by casting votes via Twitter on the outcomes of challenges. Poll results will actually be displayed in real-time during the show. Pretty cool.

One last bonus: my behind-the-scenes coverage features me wearing more make-up than I’ve ever worn before in my life. Collectively.


When I showed this picture to my four-year-old daughter Skylar, she said, “You look beautiful, Mommy! Can you make yourself look like that again?”

Ah, preschooler “compliments.”

One more time because I’m a mom and used to repeating myself: Join me on Twitter (@CandyKirby) Saturday at 8PST to chat about ABC’s adorable game show BET ON YOUR BABY

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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