Archive for June, 2010

Jun 29 2010

Join us on 06/30/2010 with the Amazing Mrs. P to Promote Reading & Literacy

Join us on 6/30 with the amazing Mrs. P (www.mrsp.com) who has a free digital library to promote reading and literacy.  Mrs. P is Kathy Kinney also known as Mimi from “The Drew Carey Show”.

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The Professor Garfield Foundation www.professorgarfield.org learning portal announced the addition today of www.MrsP.com to its fun, interactive online environment where children can safely explore, learn and creatively express themselves. The agreement between popular storytelling site MrsP.com and Professor Garfield web site, one of the largest free learning portals on the Internet for grades K-8, was unveiled at the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado, which is geared to learning and teaching through technology.

“The addition of Mrs. P to our portal seemed a natural,” said Bob Levy, a member of the board of directors for the Professor Garfield Foundation.  “We have similar missions to both educate and entertain, with the ultimate goal of helping to instill a love of reading in children.”  The Professor Garfield site attracts millions of visitors each month.
MrsP.com offers read-along options on its library of free videos, a feature which has proven beneficial to both young readers and ESL students. The site also hosts an annual writing contest and provides a host of games, activity guides and coloring sheets.  The site features TV star Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”), who portrays Mrs. P and is also one of the creators of the website.

About Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC.
Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC, was founded in 2008 by Hollywood team Clay Graham, Kathy Kinney and Dana Plautz. After having built successful careers in television and New Media, the three creators of MrsP.com were brought together by a love of reading and a desire to help spark that same passion in young people everywhere. The company endeavors to expose young people to great books and stories through a celebrity storyteller and to spark their imaginations and creativity with on-line games and writing contests. Its production offices are located in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.

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Jun 21 2010

Join us on 06/23/10 with Traci Bisson of The Mom Entrepreneur and Barbara Schantz Creator of The Baby Dipper

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 06/23/10 with Traci Bisson of The Mom Entrepreneur (http://themomentrepreneur.com/) with the results of The Business Baby Shower Contest & we are also joined by Mom Inventor with two sets of twins, Barbara Schantz the creator of the Baby Dipper (www.babydipper.com) which she created out of necessity to be able to feed her kids with one hand!

About Traci Bisson:

She admits to being broke at the time and less than sure about what her next steps would be.

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But from bare-bones beginnings, Traci spent her remaining savings of $18.49 on “nice paper and envelopes” from Staples as her first step in running her own business. From there, her firm Bisson Barcelona grew to service writers and authors, a mostly ignored and misunderstood market, and individual business professionals.

The Mom Entrepreneur, a company that offers tips, advice and resources for women struggling to balance motherhood and run a company, was founded in April 2008 by Traci Bisson, a mom of two boys and a business owner.

Traci became an entrepreneur in August 2000 after the company she worked at for five years suddenly went out of business. This happened eight weeks after she returned from maternity leave.She admits to being broke at the time and less than sure about what her next steps would be.

But from bare-bones beginnings, Traci spent her remaining savings of $18.49 on “nice paper and envelopes” from Staples as her first step in running her own business. From there, her firm Bisson Barcelona grew to service writers and authors, a mostly ignored and misunderstood market, and individual business professionals.

During the first quarter of 2008, her company was experiencing financial difficulties. Owed several thousand dollars from clients, she faced the prospect of laying off employees. Instead, she cut back on overhead by taking her son out of daycare and establishing a home office.

“Unable to network in person,” she says, “I turned to social outlets – Facebook, Twitter, etc. The Mom Entrepreneur was established within the next 30 days.”

Traci started The Mom Entrepreneur as more of a hobby. She began blogging about her challenges and successes in business and raising kids.

That same month, she sent a query out through two news channels looking for tips on balancing family and business in order to generate some additional content for her blog. She anticipated she would connect with a few other mom entrepreneurs, interview them and post their stories on her blog.

In less then 48 hours, Traci had received 400 emails with more than 1,000 tips from mom entrepreneurs all over the world. She was overwhelmed and very excited.

From that point, The Mom Entrepreneur started to grow. The company added The Mom Entrepreneur Online Support Group in June 2008, and then developed a custom, first-of-its-kind social networking site in January 2010 specifically for the needs of mom entrepreneurs. Members network with each other and offer support for balancing the demands of motherhood and running a company.

In January 2009, the company created The Mom Entrepreneur Co-op Shop, which includes bargains on dozens of products and services for moms, dads and kids.

The company also manages a suite of blogs, including The Mom Entrepreneur, Kids in New Hampshire and Neighbors Helping Neighbors as well as an educational Webinar series.

Traci’s story as an entrepreneur has been told in dozens of publications, including Plan Ahead Get Ahead (cover story), Entrepreneur.com, WomenEntrepreneur.com, Associated Press, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB.com), Women’s Business Boston Journal, Union Leader, The Portsmouth Herald, RoleMommy.com, The Grand Island Independent and Parenting NH Magazine.

About Barbara Schantz:

Hello! I’m Barbara Schantz, mom of twin girls, Greta and Cora, born in 2004, and also the mother of twin boys, Franklin and Carlton, born in 2008. As a stay-at-home mom of twin babies, I faced the daunting task of feeding them. Frustrated with the bowls I had already purchased, I investigated and bought other bowls, but still remained disappointed. The vision for the Baby Dipper® bowl came to me when Cora and Greta were about 6 months old, not long after they started eating baby cereal and other pureed foods. I needed a bowl that required only one hand to successfully feed a baby, but why wasn’t there one on the market that satisfied this need?

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I was thinking that to accomplish one-handed feeding, the bowl should not slide around on the table and it should aid in the collection of the baby food. A non-slip bottom surface would keep it from sliding. A sloped interior surface and a spoon-shaped collection point would help gather the food down to the last bite. Also, adding to those features, vertical sides would help push food onto the spoon and transparent sides would allow the food to be seen easily by both the parent and the child. The bowl I designed has proven to make feeding much easier for parents and even for toddlers trying to spoon-feed themselves. The patented Baby Dipper bowl is truly unique in the marketplace and hopefully will help parents everywhere.

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Jun 16 2010

Join us on 06/16/10 with the amazing Amy Hilbrich Davis

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 06/16/10 with the amazing Amy Hilbrich Davis of www.InspiringMoms.com and her incredible Balance Map.  Listen and win your own custom Balance Map or earn 20% off and find those extra minutes in the day to make your life easier!!! 

Amy Hilbrich Davis is the happy mother of seven, CEO of Inspiring Moms, and creator of the Balance Map.  Amy inspires moms to implement the proven strategies and solutions to create greater balance, success, and happiness in their job of mom.

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About Amy
Take one girl growing up in a small town in Indiana, add 5 older and 2 younger siblings, mix in a loving Mom and Dad, and stir. This is part of the secret to Amy Davis’ confidence, energy and passion as a mother.

Nurtured by her family and friends, Amy enjoyed life at Indiana University and then a budding pharmaceutical sales career with Eli Lilly. Thrilled with her first ever car, expense account and sales job (in that order), Amy left for California to strike it rich. Little did she know that her “fortune” would ultimately be 6′5″ and answer to the name of Randy Davis.

Amy and Randy dreamed of marriage, travel and some day a family. The marriage came easily, the travel remains a dream, and creating a family emerged as a passion they both shared. By design, their family has grown and now Amy and Randy enjoy a full life with their seven kids and their passion for family life led to a new venture called Inspiring Moms.

Inspiring Moms
Amy (partnering again with Randy) founded Inspiring Moms, a company that provides professional development for the job of mom. Her expertise comes from her desire to learn, her life experience, enthusiasm, and love of mothering. Amy’s family is her greatest achievement. She wants all moms to know how it feels to achieve happiness and success in their treasured role as mom.

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Jun 01 2010

Join us to Hear the 06/02/10 Radio Podcast with the Kidlutions Founder, Wendy Young

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 06/02/10 with the Kidlutions Founder, Wendy Young, sharing solutions for kids because kids have problems, too!

http://www.kidlutions.com/about.html

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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