Author Named "Mom Expert" Columnist for CLUBMOM®, A Website Co-Founded by Meredith Viera

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Martha Randolph Carr, acclaimed author, journalist, and social activist is now a columnist at the popular web site, clubmom.com started by Viera, the new anchor of the NBC Today Show, as the Expert Mom Who Makes a Difference. Martha writes about a wide range of topics such as celebrating the child with learning disabilities, as well as appreciating the subtle lessons of dodge ball and letting go.

She started Shared Abundance, the country’s first foundation dedicated to scholarships for children in U.S. orphanages. She is touring the country with a film crew to make a documentary on orphanages, and to speak out on the issue. She helps alumni of orphanages reconnect with people they grew up with through The Family Tree Project. And she’s writing a book on the topic as well, The Good Samaritans (Prometheus).

Suffice it to say, Martha Randolph Carr is a woman who makes a difference. And now she holds that title officially as, The Mom Expert Who Makes a Difference for Clubmom.com.

As a ClubMom Expert, Carr writes monthly features for the website’s Make a Difference section, which is one of many topics the site covers.

Co-Founded by The View’s Meredith Vieira, ClubMom is the premier online destination for moms, by moms — bringing together the best of what real moms have to say on topics they care about most. Vieira, along with actor and social activist Andrew Shue, and ClubMom CEO and entrepreneur Michael Sanchez, established the website in 1999, as a parental information resource with a wealth of articles and opportunities for networking. The website also includes a rewards program, where readers can earn and redeem points for merchandise and services.

Clubmom contacted Ms. Carr in February of this year, asking her to join the team as a ClubMom Expert. “They liked my essays and created a unique category for me,” says Carr.

Along with her extensive work in the area of orphanages, Martha Randolph Carr is the author of two novels, Wired, which is optioned for film, and The Sitting Sisters, and her critically acclaimed essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle and numerous other publications. Her book The Good Samaritans is due to release in late 2007. "...simply enjoy being in the hands of an accomplished writer like Carr, whose lively characters and inviting descriptions of family life and love are the hallmarks of a gifted writer." Laura Philpot Benedict, Grand Rapids Press

Carr’s articles are currently posted for viewing on http://www.clubmom.com . Information on her foundation, books, excerpts and other efforts can be found at http://www.martharandolphcarr.com or http://www.sharedabundance.us

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