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Archive of the May 2012

  • Race to Erase MS!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you all had a great weekend!  My Mother’s Day was amazing.  The boys took good care of their Mama!   I was well rested, well fed, and well loved!  :)

    Wanted to let you all know that tomorrow I’ll be flying to Los Angeles to take part in this year’s Race to Erase MS Gala!

    The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS.   All the funds raised support the Center Without Walls program, which is a selected network of the nation’s top MS research centers.   It’s here that doctors and scientists are working together for cutting edge research, new therapies and hopefully one day eliminating MS altogether!   The other big goal is to raise awareness so that more of us have a better understanding of this chronic illness that affects millions of people across the U.S.

    Nancy Davis is one of my heroes.  I can’t wait to meet her in person.  Nancy was diagnosed of MS back in 1993, and once she found out, she soon realized she wanted to help others and dedicate much of her life to finding a cure for this chronic disease.   This event that I’ve been asked to participate in has already raised over $30 million for multiple sclerosis research!

    If you’d like to read more about this event or Nancy’s amazing Center Without Walls program, you can head here: http://www.erasems.org/2012-gala/

    I’ll be tweeting about the event through the weekend – and you can follow me at @janicedeanfox

    My best friend Neera is going to be meeting me in L.A. tomorrow, and we’re going to make it a fun girls weekend along with taking part in this amazing event, so I will be sure to take plenty of pictures and post them as I go!  Can’t wait to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather on the West Coast!

    Have a great rest of the week – and I’ll be back next Tuesday!

    JD

  • Mother's Day

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    It’s Mothers Day on Sunday.   I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Matthew (and I wrote about it on this blog!) http://weather.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/08/13/finding-out/

    Now I have two beautiful boys in my life that call me their “Mama”.  I can’t tell you how important and special the role of their mother is to me.  It has brought me joy that I cannot describe.  I still look at them and am in awe of their presence.  

    I never thought I would be a mom which some say they find surprising.  Career was the most important thing to me for many years.   It gave me my own self worth and acceptance.  Once I met my husband things changed, and I started to realize maybe there was a little more to life.    Yes, it was great to have a career, but there was something more out there for me to discover.  When we decided to try to have children, things shifted.  Priorities changed, and my life was focused on something different.  The day I got pregnant was the moment things became clear.  I was going to be someone’s mother.   This was going to be the biggest and best career move of my life.

    Matthew and Theodore.   My loves.  They are the greatest gift I have ever been given.  I can’t imagine my life without their beautiful faces.  Yes, of course it’s a tough job raising kids – it’s always a challenge at every stage.  I consider myself one of the very fortunate to have a hands-on husband that is always present.   We are truly partners – not just husband and wife.  This is our job, and a privilege to be parents to these beautiful smart boys.

    It’s also wonderful to see my mother with my kids.  I have a deeper appreciation of what she went through raising my brother and I.    My little ones give me the gift of being able to get closer to my Mom. I can step aside and watch them being read to, played with,   and loved by their grandmother.   Sometimes I get glimpses of myself as a young child doing the same things with her all those years ago.

    My children are what keep me going.    They make all the silly stuff that I used to worry about trivial.   Seeing their smiling faces after I get home from work makes my heart full.   Watching them sleep peacefully at night snug, safe and warm gives me more satisfaction than a shelf full of awards or certificates.     Hugs and Kisses from them are all I need in encouragement, and hearing them say “I love you Mama” well, that’s the Gold Medal of motherhood right there.

    It’s Mothers Day Sunday where we remember and celebrate our Moms.   But for me, it’s the most joyful day of my life – when I learned I was going to be a parent, and the blessings and rewards I get on a daily basis being near them.

    To Matthew and Theodore.    Thank you for making me a better person, a better sister, a better daughter and a better wife.    I love you with all of my heart…and then some

    Janice

  • Margie's supermoon, Superman Jon Scott, and I turn 25 years old tomorrow! HEE HEE.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy Tuesday!   I’m off tomorrow to celebrate my 25th birthday (again!), so consider this an Open Blog invitation.

    Some fun pictures to post today.  Margie sent me a beautiful photo she took of the “Super Moon” over the weekend (the biggest moon of the year).  Pretty awesome, Margie!

    And I’m a big fan of Jon Scott.   Not only is he a great anchor/reporter/interviewer/broadcaster, but he really knows how to do EVERYTHING.   We call him MacGyver around here.  As I was walking into my office, I catch my buddy Jon hard at work trying to fix the copy machine.  This is something 99.99 percent of us around here would call the Tech department to come and fix for us.   But not Jon Scott.    He fixed the darn thing in 3 minutes.  Here’s some of the picture proof:

     

     

    Brilliant I tell you.  And he didn’t get one speck of ink on his tie.  He’s the best.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Talk to you Thursday!

    JD

  • Bring your umbrella...or your bathing suit!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Up early for Fox and Friends First which I do every Thursday and Friday now incase you’re up at 5am!  

    Today’s forecast is pretty active.  We’re watching storms in the Northwest, Midwest, Great Lakes, parts of Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Northeast/Midatlantic!   Here’s a look at the risk for strong to severe storms today and tomorrow:

    And if it’s not rain, it’s above average warmth sizzling across a big chunk of the country:

    Ok time for some coffee and then maybe a little nap under my desk!  LOL!

    JD

about this blog

  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.