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October 20th on Word of Mom

Bonnie Johnson on MomTV

Bonnie Johnson joins me October 30th on Word of Mom.  Bonnie is a comedienne the past, I used to giving women what they needed the most; Laughter! Life’s best medicine!  It gave women a “girl’s night” of camaraderie with clean and candid humor.  Due to the challenging logistics of going out to comedy clubs with four kids at home Bonnie took to writing and compiled her estrogen-filled observations to bring them to her audience, the Ovarian Club, in a new medium.

“Giving birth to my new book (minus the nausea and stretch marks) Maternally Speaking: I Gave Birth to Four Eggs! (One Scrambled, Fried, Over Easy & Sunny Side Up) is loaded with relatable, comedic and heart-felt stories that have produced glowing reviews from mothers who are receiving genuine entertainment from it causing giggles, laughs and hilarious tears.”

Bonnie is the old woman, who lives in a shoe…is a REAL, well-versed SAHM: Speaker, Author, Humorist & Mother! She is a member of the National Writers Union and the National Speaker’s Associationand Toastmasters International. As a determined entrepreneur she persevered to achieve her dream of becoming a published author in an arena that is difficult to accomplish as a virtual unknown. Join us for Word of Mom and find out more about Bonnie!

Dr. Laura Jana on BlogTalkRadio

This Thursday, October 20th at 2pmET/11amPT I am conversing with Dr. Laura Jana on Word of Mom.  Dr. Laura is an Omaha-based pediatrician, health communicator, and the award-winning author of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights. Having first served as a consultant to Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Jana went on to co-found The Dr. Spock Company in 1999, and then subsequently founded her own company – Practical Parenting Consulting. Well recognized nationally for her ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for children and offer credible practical parenting advice to new and expectant parents, Dr. Jana serves as a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics; is on the advisory board for American Baby magazine, The Walt Disney Internet Group and Nancy Snyderman’s BeWell Expert Network; and serves as an expert consultant for academic organizations, non-profits, and major corporations such as P&G and Reckitt Benckhiser/Lysol.

Having spent several years as a parenting expert on Omaha’s top morning radio program and as the parenting expert for Omaha’s NBC affiliate, Dr. Jana is also the proud mother of three, a published children’s book author and early literacy advocate, and the proud owner of Primrose School of Legacy – a nationally franchised, 200-student educational child care center.

Join us here on BlogTalkRadio for Word of Mom October 20th in the chat room or by calling us at 347 850 8994 and be part of the conversation.

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Advertising, Authors, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Bonnie Johnson, Branding, Business Building, BusinessWomen, Dori DeCarlo, Dr Laura Jana, Education, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Networking, Parenting Support, Pregnancy, Relationship Marketing, Social Media, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

Word of Mom October 13th

Marcia Washburn on MomTV

This Thursday, October 13th on Word of Mom Marcia Washburn joins me on MomTV. Marcia has operated several businesses including a profitable piano studio and a small publishing company. She and her husband homeschooled their five sons in rural Colorado for nineteen years. She has served in various home education leadership positions at the local and state level and holds advanced degrees in elementary education & music education.

A columnist for two major home education magazines, she also speaks nationally and internationally. Her books include Activity Days for Homeschool Groups and Families; Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business; and Homemade Convenience Foods. Her newest book, You Can Teach Your Child Music (Even If You Can’t Read a Note), will be released Dec. 15.

Contact her at marcia@marciawashburn.com. Request her free newsletter at http://www.marciawashburn.com/.Join us on MomTV at 12pmET/9amPT and find out more about MOMpreneur Marcia Washburn.

Lynette Louise on BlogTalkRadio

Thursday October 13th on Word of Mom Lynette Louise joins me at 2pmET/9amPT to share Autism awareness with a touch of humor! Lynette raised eight children, (six adopted, five disabled, four on the autism spectrum). Only one retains his label and remains dependent. Born in Canada, Lynette moved to America in 1995. An expert in Autism, and on how to incorporate neurofeedback (biofeedback for the brain) as the main therapy approach for the autistic child, Lynette travels internationally performing and speaking on the subject. She is the author of two books. Her latest and most renowned being MIRACLES ARE MADE: A Real Life Guide to Autism. Find out more about Lynette at her website http://www.lynetteloiuse.com and her website http://www.brainbody.com.

Join us on BlogTalkRadio in the chat room or be part of the conversation and give us a call at 347 850 8994.

October 10, 2011 Posted by | Authors, Autism, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, BusinessWomen, Education, Empowerment, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Networking, Organization, Parenting Support, Relationship Marketing, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

October 6th on Word of Mom

Toshiba Austin-Smith on MomTV

Thursday, October 6th on Word of Mom author Toshiba Austin-Smith joins me to share her first book. Toshiba is an  author who has served as a writer and editor within several publication ministries over the years.  Her writing includes articles for awareness and poetry for encouragement.  Her newsletter start-up, editing and layout were instrumental in helping various ministries spread the Good News.   Now she has started her very own writing ministry with the release of her first book, “I’m Not Your Friend, Mommy” in which she penned a way to truly evaluate the relationship that exists between parents and their children.  Toshiba  is skilled at pulling you into her stories with a realistic point of view then tugging on your heart with a goal of creating positive change.  She is currently traveling the country teaching about the biblical role of parents in hopes of reviving the nation. Join us at 12pmET/9amPT on MomTV.

Kathy Morelli on BlogTalkRadio

Thursday October 6th on Word of Mom on 2pmET/11amPT Kathy Morelli. Kathy is the Director of BirthTouch®Counseling and Coaching. At BirthTouch®,  moms are helped with the emotions of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. On-site professional counseling is available in Wayne & Florham Park, NJ. Skype counseling is available specifically for first-time moms having a baby in a blended family. Kathy is the author of BirthTouch®: Shiatsu and Acupressure for Expectant Families.Kathy volunteers on Postpartum Support International’s warmline. Her website is www.birthtouch.com and her blog is www.kathymorelli.com. Join us on BlogTalkRadio and find out more and call us at 347 850 8994 to be part of the conversation.

October 5, 2011 Posted by | Authors, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Empowerment, Kathy Morelli, Life Coaching, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Networking, Parenting Support, Pregnancy, Preinatal Depression, Social Media, Spirituality, Toshiba Austin-Smith, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

Word of Mom Prime Time October 4th on BlogTalkRadio

Relationship Marketing with Janice Clark

Tuesday, October 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT  Word of Mom  is Prime Time with our second teleseminar for Vivapreneur Academy.  I hope you will join us as we kick off Vivapreneur’s October sessions with Social Media Strategist Janice Clark.
Janice’s classes will help you master the skills it takes to begin building more profitable relationships and increasing your social and financial net worth.  
Learn how sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others can help you gain the visibility you need to form more profitable relationships and grow your business online.
Vivapreneur isn’t just offering another class to discuss theories!  Walk away with the tools, strategies, guides and action plans which will allow you to stop wasting time and begin increasing your bottom line using strategic social media and relationship marketing strategies.
Please help to grow our global community of like-minded business women.  Pass on this link to your friends, sisters and colleagues so they can register for Vivapreneur’s Free Interview Series: www.vivapreneur.com
Join us Tuesday evening, October 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT on BlogTalkRadio as Janice Clark shares the elements of Relationship Marketing and so much more…

October 3, 2011 Posted by | Advertising, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Branding, Business Building, Dori DeCarlo, Empowerment, Jancie Clark, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, Networking, Relationship Marketing, Social Media, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

Word of Mom September 29th

Joyce Villeneuve on MomTV

On September 29th on MomTV at 12pmET/9amPT Joyce L. Villeneuve joins me on Word of Mom. Joyce is a senior marketing and communications consultant and successful entrepreneur in advertising, photography and public relations. Her first book titled “The Courage to Forgive” was published and released in May 2010, at Book Expo America. Joyce is also a speaker who has encouraged and inspired many audiences with her insight on the topic of forgiveness. Joyce was recently inducted as an Honored Member of the Stanford Who’s Who Black Book of Influential Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs for 2010 and 2011. In November 2010, she was named “Woman of the Year” in the National Association of Professional and Executive Women registry for “Women of Excellence.” She was inducted as a “Woman of Excellence” into the National Association of Professional and Executive Women in 2009, and also inducted into Who’s Who for Business Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs for the 2007-2009 seasons.  She and her husband Martin and their three children live in Colorado.  Join us in the chat room on MomTV and find out more about Joyce and what she is sharing.

 

Mary Johnson on BlogTalkRadio

Thursday on BlogTalkRadio at 2pmET/11amPT on Word of Mom Mary Kathryn Johnson joins me again and continues to share MommyLoves.com.  For those of you who also tune into WoM on MomTV, Mary visited with me there at the beginning of the month.  We had a wonderful conversation that technology intervened and our conversation was s0 enjoyable that I immediately invited her to come back and share on BTR.  Mary lives in the Northern California Sierra-Nevada Foothills with her husband, two sons and two Aussies. Her days are filled with elementary school yard duty, writing, nurturing MommyLoves.com and wishing she could pursue all the dreams and inventions that seep into her mind.  Mary’s love of discovery prompted her mother to say that she would someday wear a lab coat, and this prophesy came true. Mary went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from U.C. Berkeley, which led to a career in Nutrition and Weight Loss counseling.  After a decade in the health field, she switched to Career Placement counseling. It was during this Career Placement foray that she hit the “Bump” that was her ‘messy, two broken legs while 8 months pregnant’ life that prompted her to “Take a Left” into self employment, and all things entrepreneurial. Join us on Word of Mom or give us a call and be part of the conversation  at 347 850 8994 to find out more about Mary and MommyLoves.com

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Advertising, Authors, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Branding, Business Building, BusinessWomen, Dori DeCarlo, Empowerment, Joyce Villeneuve, Marketing, Mary Johnson, MommyLoves.com, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Networking, Nobel Marketing, Organization, Parenting Support, Pregnancy, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | 1 Comment

Word of Mom September 22nd.

Dhana Cohen on MomTV and BlogTalkRadio

This Thursday, September 22nd is a unique day on Word of Mom – I am sharing the same guest on both shows.  Dhana Cohen, founder of The Next Big Zing. Dhana spent her career in advertising and marketing.  Blending these two elements, she founded TheNextBigZing.com the only independent professional based review board that seeks out and awards the hottest trends and most innovative products of the year.   Retailers, Media and Consumers come to the Next Big Zing to find new products that have the “Zing” as Dhana likes to call it.  Winners of this award are judged on marketability, package design, retail placement and most importantly, consumer excitement.  Most of Dhana’s clients are moms, and as moms, if we don’t see it out there – we create it ourselves! These are the diamonds in the rough that The Next Big Zing love to find. Couple that with the great stories behind the mom who created the fantastic products that are given TheNextBigZing Award.  A MOMpreneur herself,  Dhana has two sons and loves running her business from the kitchen counter!

MOMpreneurs out there – you don’t want to miss this conversation!  You’ll have two chances to find out how to submit your product to The Next Big Zing’s panel of expert judges and just what this product award can mean for you! Tune in at 12pmET/9amPT on MomTV or at 2pmET/11amPT on BlogTalkRadio.

September 20, 2011 Posted by | Advertising, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Branding, Business Building, BusinessWomen, Dhana Cohen, Dori DeCarlo, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Social Media, The Next Big Zing, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

September 15th on Word of Mom

Candi Wingate on MomTV

Thursday, September 15th at 12pmET/9amPT Candi Wingate, award winning nationally recognized child care expert, joins me on MomTV. Candi has been a nanny, owned a nanny agency, started three online nanny databases, authored “100 Tips for Nannies & Families” and “The Nanny Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family,” plus is a wife and mother of two.  So when it comes to the nanny industry, she is your expert.

Nannies4Hire.com has been named as one of the INC500, by INC magazine, is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award and the 2010 Nebraska Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is an ongoing media resource for television, radio and online organizations including ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN.com, The Dr. Phil Show and ABC’s Supernanny, to name a few. Join us on Word of Mom Thursday and find out more about how to find the best nanny to take care of your children.

Dr. Monique Wells on BlogTalkRadio

On Word of Mom Thursday at 2pmET/11amPT Dr. Monique Wells is sharing with me on BlogTalkRadio.  Dr. Wells is known as the “Paris Muse of Time Management™.” Having lived in Paris, France since 1992, she uses her knowledge and passion for the city to breathe excitement into her time management programs. Using vivid imagery and tales of famous Parisian personalities, she 1) encourages participants to identify their personal time management issues, and 2) inspires them to use the tools that she provides to implement changes that will increase their mastery of time in the workplace.

The Time Management: Inspiration and Implementation™ programs were created by Dr. Monique Y Wells, 11-year owner of a travel planning service and 8-year owner of a preclinical safety assessment consulting firm. Managing these small home businesses, as well as simultaneously designing and implementing the marketing and PR strategy for her husband’s book Paris Insights – An Anthology, has honed what Dr. Wells calls her “natural endowment” of time management skills to razor sharpness. She is a successful time management coach and trainer for her preclinical safety colleagues, and is now expanding the scope of her training to include her fellow women solopreneurs who work from home.  Join us on Thursday at 2pmET/11amPT on Word of Mom and find time management strategies to better serve you and your business.

September 12, 2011 Posted by | Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Business Building, BusinessWomen, Candi Wingate, Dori DeCarlo, Education, Empowerment, Life Coaching, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, MomTV, Monique Y Wells, Nannies4Hire, Organization, Parenting Support, Social Media, Time Management, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

Guest Blog Post from Sarah Cook

What’s a New Mom With a Business to Do?

Fifteen years ago I wondered the same thing. Some days I considered closing my business so that I would have time to take care of my new baby. Other days I thought I should hire a nanny to take care of the baby while I grew my business.

It wasn’t until I began outsourcing and working with a virtual assistant that knew I could have the life I wanted – time to happily raise my child as well as time to grow a successful business. Over time, I have become know in many circles as the go-to-source for outsourcing and delegation systems for entrepreneurs and especially parent entrepreneurs.

Over the years, I had two more children and as my children got older, I began to do something I call “kidsourcing”. Kidsourcing is where you assign business tasks or jobs to your kids and pay them to do the work. This delegation system provides a great way to teach your kids valuable business and life skills. Once they start earning money, the children can start paying for things that you would have normally paid for such as school lunch, ballet, soccer, etc. This process teaches them financial literacy as they learn to budget and make choices about how to spend, save, and share their money. Kidsourcing also gives you some excellent tax deductions for your business at the end of the year since you get to deduct the children’s wages from your business income. All of my children have worked in my office since they were very little, but I didn’t officially put them on “payroll” and give them a W2 position in my business until they were each about seven years old. Kidsourcing really creates a win-win! You get to teach your child great things while saving money on taxes and while freeing you of having to do some of the necessary tasks in your business.

As my children’s skills grew, they began working for other business owners. This started their journey of entrepreneurship and led to the founding Raising CEO Kids and writing the book, The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids.

Here is how you can begin outsourcing or even kidsourcing in your own business:
1. Define what needs to be done in your business.
2. Break your business up into tasks to be done: daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly.
3. Decide what tasks can be done by others and what must be done by you.
4. Create systems of instructions and guidelines that can be easily followed.
5. Determine what skills are needed to complete each task so you know who to hire.
6. Hire the appropriate team (kids, virtual assistants, in-person assistants, schedulers, book keepers, etc.).
7. Implement systems to support and empower your team instead of micromanaging them.
8. Inspect what you expect.
9. Let go of team members that are not a good fit.
10. Continue to get the help you need to grow your business.

For a list of 99 tasks my kids have done in my business that have helped them learn to be entrepreneurs as well as tips and best practices for raising entrepreneur kids, pick up a copy of The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids.

Sarah has interviewed over 160 young entrepreneurs and most of their parents, uncovering the pillars and pitfalls of being a successful teen CEO. She works with parents who are often entrepreneurs to create success in business and in life both personally and in their families. In her book, Sarah discusses ways that teens as well as parents can turn their talents and motivation into money.

Sarah Cook, Founder of Raising CEO Kids, is a sought after speaker, business coach, systems strategist, and co-author of “The Parent’s Guide to Raising CEO Kids” (Aug 2011). She was the host of the CEO Kids Success Summit (2009) and the Cash Savvy Kids Summit (2010). Sarah has been featured on TV, and in blogs and on radio around the world as well as in Yahoo Finance and Reuters.

When not working to grow businesses, Sarah can be found spending time with her husband and three entrepreneur kids, working out, reading, connecting with people on social media, finding the best deals on and off line or indulging in extra dark chocolate with chili peppers!

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September 8, 2011 Posted by | Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Branding, Business Building, Empowerment, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, Parenting Support, Raising CEO Kids, Sarah L Cook, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment

September 8th on Word of Mom

Robin Quackenbush on MomTV

Word of Mom is sharing a very painful and horrendous subject Thursday on MomTV. Robin Quackenbush is sharing her life and recovery from being a child prostitute at the age of 10. She not only survived, but works every day to bring to light the horrors of human trafficking and the far reaching effects. Her blog was originally the retelling of the story of how she found her biological dad as a human interest story letting people know that there is a happy ever after. Not feeling like she was giving back enough for having made it through and searching for a way to do so it just came natural to her to share.The impact it has had on her and her families lives is amazing. In her blog Robin tries to cover as many of the issues and effects of abuse she can and always looks for more resources and article ideas to cover. This is such an amazing story of survival and empowerment and I am honored to share Robin and her mission to stop child abuse. Be with us on MomTV at 12pmET/9amPT as we share this world-wide epidemic and what we can do to make it stop.

Raising CEO Kids founder Sarah Cook on BlogTalkRadio

Thursday on Word of Mom at 2pmET/11amPT Sarah Cook, Founder of Raising CEO Kids joins me on BlogTalkRadio. Sarah is a sought after speaker, business coach, systems strategist, and co-author of “The Parent’s Guide to Raising CEO Kids” (Aug 2011). She was the host of the CEO Kids Success Summit (2009) and the Cash Savvy Kids Summit (2010). Sarah has been featured on TV, and in blogs and on radio around the world as well as in Yahoo Finance and Reuters. Sarah has interviewed over 160 young entrepreneurs and most of their parents, uncovering the pillars and pitfalls of being a successful teen CEO. She works with parents who are often entrepreneurs to create success in business and in life both personally and in their families. In her book, Sarah discusses ways that teens as well as parents can turn their talents and motivation into money. When not working to grow businesses, Sarah can be found spending time with her husband and three entrepreneur kids, working out, reading, connecting with people on social media, finding the best deals on and off line or indulging in extra dark chocolate with chili peppers! Sarah’s websites are http://SarahLCook.com and http://RaisingCEOkids.com Follow Sarah on Twitter @SarahLCook or connect with her on Facebook at Facebook.com/SarahLCookCEO or Facebook.com/RaisingCEOKidsFans. Join us on Word of Mom and give a call if you’d like to be part of the conversation – 347 8508994.

September 7, 2011 Posted by | Word of Mom | Leave a comment

Special Time and Day for Word of Mom Sept 6th.

Libby Gill in Prime Time on BlogTalkRadio

On this special edition of Word of Mom September 6th at 8pmET/5pmPT entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill joins me on BlogTalkRadio sharing her sessions for Vivapreneur Academy. Libby spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporate communications at Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the branding/PR brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Libby is now an internationally respected business coach, brand strategist, and bestselling author. Her latest book is “You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life.” Her clients include Nike, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Kellogg, Avery Dennison and many more. She has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends, and in Time Magazine, Business Week, the New York Times, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping. She’s also featured in the current issue of Self.

Join us at a special day and time – September 6th at 8pmET/5pmPT on Word of Mom or give us a call at 347 850 8994 and find out more about what Libby Gill will be bringing to you through Vivapreneur Academy and learn to do business the Viva Way!

September 5, 2011 Posted by | Advertising, Blogging, BlogTalkRadio, Branding, Business Building, BusinessWomen, Dori DeCarlo, Education, Empowerment, Libby Gill, Marketing, MOMpreneurs, Social Media, Vivapreneur Academy, Word of Mom, Word of Mom Media | Leave a comment