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Burlingame mom goes viral again: Deva Dalporto runs a blog on parenting, has upcoming book
March 07, 2014, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

Burlingame’s Deva Dalporto’s latest video has been featured on People’s website, Yahoo, PopSugar and others.

A Burlingame mom has gone viral again — this time with a parody of the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen that’s garnered her millions of views.

Deva Dalporto created the “What Does the Kid Say?” parody video of “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” song making fun of how whiny kids can be in December 2013. Her latest video, posted Tuesday, Feb. 25, was shared on the blog PopSugar and has 1.3 million views there. It has 200,000 views on her personal blog My Life Suckers, 315,000 views on YouTube and more from a post on People Magazine’s website, Huffington Post, Yahoo and the local Fox News station.

“I was shocked at the reaction to it,” she said. “People called it the mom anthem and I didn’t realize it would such a nerve with moms. People really, really love this one, what people are relating to is I kind of tell it like it is. I don’t sugarcoat parenting. It’s kind of a very honest song about what parenting is really like.”

Dalporto’s husband said it might be a good idea to clean before the filming, but she decided it was best to leave the house messy.

“People said, ‘I knew you were real when I saw that kitchen,’” she said. “This is what it is when you have children, that’s what people are relating to — the honesty of it. And it’s funny, the lyrics lend themselves easily to momdum.”

So how did this one come about?

“After hearing the song 4,000 times, the chorus started to take on a new meaning to me,” said the mom of two. “Life is so stressful and crazy as parent, sometimes you just have to let it go or you’ll go insane.”

An essay by Dalporto will also be featured in a new book coming out March 22 with some of the biggest mommy bloggers in the country called “I Just Want to Be Alone.”

“It’s so exciting,” she said. “I’ve probably written 100,000 things for the Web, but never had something printed out.”

More videos will also be in her future. She is just finishing up one for the Nick Mom parenting site and has another comedy short — that’s not a parody — she’s going to put on her blog.

“When inspiration hits, I definitely want to do another parody,” she said.

Dalporto’s kids love the videos.

“They’re begging me to make another one,” she said. “It’s a very fun family thing we’re doing together. If it ever becomes not fun, I will respect that. The response has been so positive; they’re shocked.”

The book and viral videos have been a whirlwind for her.

“I started the blog Dec. 2 and this has been the craziest, most amazing three months of my life.”

To see the latest video visit mylifesuckers.com/let-it-go-mom-parody-video. To see the list of top “Let It Go” parodies by People visit people.com/people/article/0,,20793307,00.html.

angela@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 105

 

 

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