Jenny from @SuburbanJungle and @Rookieheather can improvise and banter around with whatever cockameme dialogue I speak.
@Sugarjones eats organic eggs from her very own chickens!
@TheZenMom is so brilliantly bright and full of resources!
@MomsLA founders Sarah and Yvonne seriously define the new Youtube trend of Collabing hashtag #Collab (as we used to call it in my government job: collaboration)
@GreenMom Sommer has written an amazing kid’s books called, “My Mommy is a Blogger.”
Elke founder of @Mamalode mag is the person you want to be with if disaster strikes. She’s so calm cool and stylishly hip.
When dad bloggers attend conferences and get facials right in the middle of the room it doesn’t faze me. @DaddyClay you know what I mean?
When @AlphaMom Isabel K. wears sun glasses she looks like Stana Katic from the TV show ‘Castle’
An innocent little bear, with a giant social media campaign can change one little boy’s life #HondaLove #4Moms
@TheMomiverse founder, Charmin and @LivnLime founders Marie R. Walker might just be angels from heaven because I have never met anyone so gracious, charming and sweet in my life.
The business of Blogging has morphed into it’s own beast since the birth of Silicon Valley Moms co-founded by @Techmama Beth Blecherman – for which was the very first blog I wrote for.
@SamanthaEttus moves so fast and works so hard that I’ve yet to corner her to sit down and have a glass of wine with me!
Some our biggest blogging fans are our kids. Who would of known? I saw it w/my own eyes watching @Momfluential and her teen daughters cheering her on.
@HipMamaB is a natural on video. You can see her here in my Starbucks #ptch promo http://ptch.com/ptch/518402faac60305a7a7c2fbf on www.ptch.com
Morgan from @The818 puts ‘personality’ in hair.Watch out for her fearlessness!
@Daspilar Pilar Clark is the easiest person to find at a conference. I saw her at least 4 times a day!
Apparently I’m the ONLY one who thinks @ShellyKramer looks nothing like her profile picture.
Jill Amery founder of @Urbanmommies does have a pair of flat shoes, but will continue to wear 4” heals at blogger conferences all day.
@Mommyfriend is really a mommy friend! OMG.
@MintCool is an amazing mom.
@RomyRaves defines what a color chart means when she shows up in her cool groovy outfits.
@TodaysMoms will greet you every time with a warm cheerleading roar of reception.
Jenni from @Mommynanibooboo will do anything on camera I ask her to #goodsport
@Lmayes is really the most unstoppable girl there. #GirlsUnstoppable
So much to do and so little time. Ain’t that the truth. Although we moms do love our fuzzy slippers and great Sunday brunches, sometimes all we need it something as simple as just a little time alone. If I had the full day to myself, I’d go buy a new pair of sunglasses, get my toes painted, join a friend for lunch and maybe buy a pair of cool shoes. What would you do if you had a full day to yourself?
The future presidents of the United States are out there somewhere right now; maybe they are in your home or church, your neighborhood or school, or maybe they were just born today. As part of this current project, Matthew Jordan Smith, is photographing these young faces, and the images embody their beliefs – pure vision unhindered by the “how” and concerned only with the “what.” He is collecting these images of children across the United States in a photography book project entitled Future Presidents. Future Presidents aims to encourage and inspire American children of all races and backgrounds to dream of becoming the future President of the United States. To do this, he is traveling with my fiancee to every state in America and asking children the question, “What would you do if you were the President of the United States?” Sometimes the answers are funny, and other times they are thought provoking, but they are always a reflection of life today through a child’s eyes. The question alone may or may not be intriguing to young minds, but when it is coupled with the experience of being photographed as a future president, it plants a powerful seed that may blossom into the dream of one day becoming an American president. Join Matthew and support the project here!
My son and me posing for Matthew and his fiance in our yard under the treehouse… As my son said, “Mom, do I have to live in the White House when I’m President? Or can I live at home with you?”
“There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it’s the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.”
– Anthony Robbins
You are in charge of your own destiny. No one can take your passion, drive and creativity from you. You can make it through ups and downs, but in the end, you are your ideas – only you can make them happen. Do it. Be it. Own it. You’ve got my full support. Now go out and show the world what you’ve got.
All though I want time to stand still forever, I know it can’t. Maybe that’s why I’m so fond of my video and still camera. I simply can’t enough of watching my life unfold before me. My kids crawling, walking, hitting a baseball, skiing or becoming a cub scout. I snuggle with my pets and never want that moment to end either. I hear my kids shout, “Mama, I need you” and know one day it will just be, “I need you” or “hey mom.” No need for them to label me as Mama and Mommy anymore. The sweet smell and innocence of my kids keeps me grounded. Their tiny little bodies running around, the big eyes looking up at me asking questions. I will forever cherish my boys, my pets, and my life, as it is today. What are some of the things you cherish?
I was on the Today Show (with the awesome Emily McKhann) and unfortunately my 3rd point was not made due to time constraints so I wanted to post it to complete my take on this site and the motivation behind it.
No mom intentionally posts “rage inducing” comments on her FB page, which is part of the subtitle of Blair’s new book. Her platform is not just for humor, the very name of her site is mean spirited and judgmental –let’s call a spade a spade, she takes mom’s posts with out permission, which are completely hijacked out of context from FB community, and will be publishing them for profit. Being a mom is a unique and mind boggling experience, and supporting each other can be done in many ways other than mockery.
“When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.”
It’s bone chilling to read this quote from medical examiner Wayne Carver about the some of the autopsies he did on little first graders, “The victims had three to 11 wounds a piece, and I only saw two of them with close-range shooting.” If this visual isn’t enough for one to help pass this gun violence legislation to protect innocent children, then I don’t know what will. This isn’t an issue of taking people’s guns away it’s about protecting children. You’re either on board with advocating for the god given rights of young children or you’re not. It’s time for society to come out of their self-focused fears and step up and do what’s right and the President’s plan to REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE is good step in protecting our children and our communities. I can say that I’m truly thrilled about Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) which will to provide funding for training to teachers on how to identify and help students who may have mental health issues. This proposal will launch of a national conversation to increase understanding about mental health issues happening. There is a clear stigma around mental health and it’s important that parents, schools and communities begin to recognize and support kids who need help. But where do we start? Please comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
The Go-To Mom discusses the four most common parenting mistakes you don’t want to make on an appearance of ABC’s “View From the Bay.”
For more great parenting tips, check out Kimberley’s book at www.TheGoToMomsGuide.com.
Empathy is the cornerstone of good parenting. Nothing feels worse than to behave badly with your child and then see them sweetly sleeping in their beds. With my method you don’t have all the guilt and regret and it makes parents and kids feel good. A child’s entire world is experienced and processed through an emotional filter. If we don’t take into consideration the impact of child’s emotional world then we miss a golden opportunity for strengthening their emotional intelligence. We can begin to emotion coach children at birth. Now that we know babies can experience depression as early as 6 months of age – we have to start dealing with children’s emotions very early on in their life. When we emotion coach kids, it makes time of discipline much more manageable, and what parents wouldn’t want that? Forget the timeouts, reward charts and old dated modes of discipline. Emotion coaching sharpens social intelligence. If you coach your kids they will be more resilient, play well with others and are physically healthier. Plus they don’t disengage from you during times of discipline, instead they actually stay connected with you. Emotion coached kids do the right thing when we’re not there. If you have a child that you have to be their emotion coach and I’ll show you how in the Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children. It will teach the tools and techniques to make them a preschooler whisperer!
For more great parenting tips check out Kimberley’s book, www.TheGoToMomsGuide.com.