Real Mom Radio Hiatus

Real Mom Radio Hiatus

Hi all!

Many have asked me 'what happened to Real Mom Radio on Ben FM?'

I mentioned many moons ago that I was leaving the station because I needed to let go of something with all the tv stuff I was doing.  Plus the traveling this year to Sundance Film Fest, Dallas, KC, Disneyland, NYC 10 times.... just to name a few. 

I LOVE my days of being on the radio - but it was time to 'let go' of something.  Believe it or not - that was the least in value of all the things I was doing.  Not to mention the hours and hours I put into the show and the station was becoming a conflict of interest in the other avenues of my career.  I'm very thankful to them, though for the opportunity and being able to highlight moms in and around Philadelphia.  Through that opportunity I was able to give women who likely would never get the chance a mouthpiece to express their lives to our community. 

Philly is definitely a different ball game when it comes to women in radio and targeting women 25-44 through media.  My husband is a program director for a sports station and he pretty much sums it up...

Philly is a sports and a rock town.  

That, my friends - I know NOTHING about.  No clue on sports and not a rock music fan. 

It's Hot AC (John Mayer, Pink, Maroon 5) all in my blood. 

But, through the changes in life and the changes in media - it has put me where I am today...and I surely wouldn't change it for the world. 

An old radio friend said to me once, "Joey - as we're all trying to balance career and motherhood - you've got the dream.  You made a career out of motherhood!"

And I totally thank her for that.  Because it opened my eyes to the truth. 

Life is good. 

Stay tuned though - there might be more 'tuning in' coming to this spot soon enough!

Cheers! ~Joey



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A mom of 5 kids with some of the greatest tips on raising young adults ever on Real Mom Radio this week! Dawn Warden-Reeder from the Reader-Ettinger Group joins us with her story of her family of 5 and how she reinvented her life after kids!

Real Mom Media - May 26, 2013

This week on Real Mom Radio we're 'howling' the praises of dear old dad! Yes, Susie from Great Wolf Lodge joins us with the details of a survey they did with dear old dads'. Listen to find out who REALLY does the vacation planning in families! PLUS, a big announcement you don't want to miss for Father's Day with Real Mom Radio!

Sharon Snyder from Kisses for Kyle returns with the awesome details of their Fun Festival and Ladybug Motorcycle Run coming up on June 1st! To learn more check out!

Real Mom Media - May 19, 2013

Grab your girlfriends and join us for A Perfect Fit with Career Wardrobe! ( Sheri Cole joins Real Mom Radio to share all the details about the event happening June 5th. From dining, fashion & drinks to so much more! Joey Fortman, host of RMR and Marilyn Russell, host of Woman of the Week will be on hand for the fab fashion show. 

Real Mom Radio - February 3, 2013

This week on Real Mom Radio we're talking lunch and GRANNY PANTIES! Yeah. The moms behind Girls Lunch Out, Tina Seitzinger & Erica Voll, joins us.  Also, a return with some #MotherFunny, Mary Fran Bontempo, the author of 'Not Ready For Granny Panties' has some of the greatest advice for women to live by! Her humor and truths are a must hear. 

Real Mom Radio - January 20, 2013

Health & Hobbies are the topics this week on Real Mom Radio! Xandra O'Neill, a health coach and advocate for Womb to Wellness shares tip on how to rid the toxins in your home! Also on the show is Hillary Chybinski, Scrapbooking expert and social media coordinator from HAC Scrap talks the latest scrapbooking craze & her life with two boys.





Laurie Schacht

This week on Real Mom Radio, Laurie Schacht, founder of the Toy Insider and otherwise known as the Toy Insider Mom kicks off the toy-sanity with some great toys for the season!


Colleen Mook

Colleen Mook from shares her personal journey from dream idea to a financial reality! 
Plus hear her story, strength and hope raising a child with special needs in a family of 6!

Cheyenne Palma & Kim Pirrella

Cheyenne Palma, founder of the Philly Chapter of FemFessionals ( joins us with details on great networking in our area!

Also, a wonderful mom to two grown kids and a resident of the Jersey Shore area, Kim Pirrella shares her story and how to help Hurricane Sandy survivors get back on their feet!

Sarah Bond - Main Line Parent

This week on Real Mom Radio, Sarah Bond joins us again with details on the latest Mainline Parent Magazine on shelves. Sarah shares this fab charity called Reach Out and Read too. Check out more at




Sandy O'Brien

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Becky Fawcett & Mary Fran Bontempo

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Mary Fran Bontempo visits again this time with the details about her new book Not Ready For Granny Panties. It's a funny story to help moms stay away from the dreaded 'granny panties' lifestyle rut that we can all easily fall into.

Mary Ellen Mannix & Erin Jay Flynn

This week on Real Mom Radio grab your tissues cause you're gonna need them. Mary Ellen Mannix joins us with her heartfelt story of losing her son shortly after birth and she has taken a negative in her life and created a positive out of it. Mary Ellen founded James Project, a child advocacy organization raising awareness & hope for families everywhere.

Erin Flynn Jay, author of Mastering the Mommy Track shares her tips and tricks on how to get ahead in the new world of motherhood.

Isabelle Vesey and Janet Gallagher


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