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Aug 31 2010

Join us on 09/01/10 with Lori Sawyer of Mommy Moves

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 09/01/10 with the Top 2 Winner in the Business Baby Shower Contest, Lori Sawyer of Mommy Moves who is going to help us get fit! 

About Lori Sawyer, M.A., ATC, Owner

National Athletic Trainiers Association Certified Athletic Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Personal Trainer
National Association of Sports Nutrition Consultant
Owner, LS-Fitness and Founder of Mommy-Moves
Co-Owner, Kids-Move

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Lori Sawyer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Studies and Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.  She then earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Exercise Science from Montclair State University in New Jersey. 

After graduating, Lori took a position at Seton Hall University as an Athletic Trainer for two years.   She then moved to Los Angeles to take a position as a staff Athletic Trainer at UCLA in 2001.  While at UCLA, she traveled with the women’s basketball team and was directly responsible for the  women’s tennis team and the 2003 national championship women’s water polo team. 

Her focus as an Athletic Trainer has been on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sports specific training. She has developed a well deserved reputation in the field for bringing athletes back from injury, quicker and safer than before.  While at UCLA, she was certified in the Graston Technique for pain and injury management. 

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Since undergraduate school and throughout her career, she has trained people from every walk of life to help them improve their lifestyle and achieve their specific goals.  Now, her lifestyle and goals have changed.  She has created LS-Fitness, a personal training, nutrition and rehabilitation business that focuses on core strength while achieving your goals.  When Jake was born she wanted to stay at home with her new son, she also didn’t want to end her professional career…so MOMMY-MOVES! was born!  Now with 2 beautiful boys (Jake  and Chase) She runs the Mommy-Moves program and continues to teach classes, while working on building Kids-Move with Co-Owner, Mary Patterson.  They are working on building a family fitness franchise!  She is also working on becoming certified in the Tupler technique, a non surgical way to close diastasis recti, a common abdominal problem in women with children.

Fore more information, visit Lori’s websites at www.Mommy-Moves.com and www.KidsMove.com.  

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Aug 25 2010

Join us on 08/25/10 with Fantasy Trilogy Author of the Everland Foundation by Ricardo Amado

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 08/25/10 with Fantasy Trilogy Author of the Everland Foundation by Ricardo Amado who is not only an amazing author and dad but also a twice-deployed Iraq soldier.

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“Everland Volume I:Opal’s Book of Winter” is the first installment in an all-new fantasy trilogy by fantasy author and twice deployed to Iraq soldier R.J. Amado.

Four teenage girls escape from a miserable foster home existence to a world where anything is possible.

Nadya has always dreamed of being a Nature Princess, whatever that is. Opal would settle for a castle with a moat and a matching prince to accessorize with her wardrobe, while Crystal would give anything to be a pretty knight in pink armor. And Sam would just like to be left alone.

Then one night, a genie-like being offers to whisk them away from their decrepit foster home for a whole year to a place where their most deeply treasured fantasies can come alive. No catches, no questions asked, no strings attached. Well, sort of…

Because upon arrival, nobody told these four ordinary girls that among other things they would be pursued by a mysterious Black Knight’s horsemen; imprisoned by a bad-tempered King Bear with an infestation problem in his Enchanted Forest; and going up against a Fairy Colony with militaristic ambitions.

R.J. Amado invites YOU to join Opal, Sam, Crystal and Nadya on an unforgettable one-of-a-kind fantastic journey that is quite unlike anything else you will ever experience. Because when making it through the year means no less than coming home together, nothing else matters.

“Everland Volume I: Opal’s Book of Winter”
It’s only the beginning!

And coming this Summer 2010…
“Everland Volume II: Nadya’s Book of Spring”
There’s no turning back.

Join the Everland Foundation on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58439601923

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Aug 17 2010

Join us on 08/18/10 with Heather Jack

Heather Jack is the Founder of The Volunteer Family Org and finalist with WE TV!

Heather will be on my show this week – please vote for her amazing foundation, www.thevolunteerfamily.org to win a $10,000 grant. Her organization connects families with organizations who need additional volunteers and focuses on volunteer activities you can do with your kids to help!!

To vote, please visit http://www.wetv.com/wedogood/vote.php and to find out more about We tv, visit http://www.wetv.com/.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Aug 04 2010

Join us on 08/04/10 with Christine Carr, Author of “Mother Daze”

About Chrsitine:

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Christine obtained her Bachelors Degree from The University of Rhode Island in 1993.  Upon graduation, she immediately began her teaching career as a PE teacher in East Greenwich, RI.  She spent many years coaching middle school girl’s basketball and softball, and was the assistant tennis pro at Pt. Judith C.C. for eight years.  Eventually she left coaching in order to pursue her Master’s Degree in the Administration of Physical Education and Health Education.  Her entire thesis research project was based on the over-scheduling of today’s youth and how it related to future burn-out rates among athletes.  She has been married to Andrew Carr for twelve years.  They have three children Nolan (9), Jane (6), and Finley (4) and live in South Kingstown, R.I.

Mother Daze:  Tales from the Imperfect Playground

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Mother Daze is a truthful account of modern motherhood, a virtual high five offered to the women of the world, written by a girl who thought she had  life well under control until kids came along… surprise!  It’s been said that motherhood should unlock a universal understanding:  same  team, same goal… happy, healthy child, but what about the happy, healthy  mommy?  Where is she in the mix?  This heartfelt story, told  through entertaining anecdotes from my own adventures as a 37 year old mother of three young children, coupled with my fifteen years of  teaching experience as a Physical Education teacher at a public elementary  school, will provide smiles and sunshine for the many women of the world who honestly question, “What happened to my life?”  It is a story written directly from my heart to every woman out there.  I am not a clinical person by any means, and my book is not a clinical diagnosis of life as a parent, and therein lies its strength… I am the woman in the audience, down in the trenches on a daily basis, and I am offering a collection of reflections from someone who exists right beside the reader.  I have taken my many years of teaching experience and put it front and center as it relates to the everyday occurrences associated with life as a parent. 

For more information, visit Christine’s website at www.Christine-Carr.com.

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Jul 28 2010

Join us on 07/28/10 with the WINNER of the Business Baby Shower, Robyn Pellei of ViveVita.com

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 07/28/10 with the WINNER of the Business Baby Shower, Robyn Pellei of ViveVita.com.  Robyn talks about winning and how she manages her 9 kids, ages 1 to 10, while running her business!!!   Oh my, 9 kids under 10!!!

About Robyn Pellei:

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Currently, I am a very busy lady with a great life!  And, I have sneaked out on to my screen porch to steal a moment to write.

My days are filled with smiles, laundry, school work, emails, business calls, diapers, snacks, hugs,  coffee and prayers (lots!).

“What am I doing?” and “How do I do it?” are questions that I ask myself and often hear from others.

I have 9 adorable children that range in age from 3 months to 9 years!  Please, pick up your jaw and stifle your laughter.  I am not a comedian, though that may be my next venture!  I started making products when the needs got so great in my home that I had to do something to make things easier.  Necessity truly is the mother of invention.   Oh, I also homeschool our kids…they are all in 4th grade this year!  And, I am the wife and life-partner to a wonderful husband.  I have friends that are amazing and a squad of cheering family members.

So, you know all about who I am now – a wife, a mom, a teacher, a CEO, and a friend.  Today’s popular term for all of that is Momprenuer.

In my prior life – the BK (before kids) one – I was a nurse, an emergency room nurse to be specific.  I also worked really, really hard and got my masters degree as a family nurse practitioner…funny, I never practiced in that role.  OK, not so funny, but I just couldn’t do it.  I had my first child just two weeks after I graduated and I was sooo tired of school and honestly…I wanted to stay home with my little guy.  So, I’ve got that in my back pocket and of course, I use what I learned everyday.  A very expensive education to be a mom!

And before all of that…

  • grew up in a small town in Virginia, that qualifies me as a Southern country girl – sort-of.
  • lived a “normal” faith-filled life with a fun family and many years of school and good friends.
  • spent half a year in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa with a missions organization (YWAM) running a small clinic.  I lived in a real hut for 2 weeks – so cool!
  • met the man of my dreams in the ER and married him a year later.  He’s the one that I look at and get pregnant!

Now that we are all caught up, I will be sharing my everyday experiences and loads of tidbits that I have and am learning.  I will try to be mostly informational, as there are lots of TV shows you can watch if seeking drama.  You will hear about how I manage to do most of this stuff and keep myself and our family together.  We adopted two of our children internationally, so I will write about that sometimes too – though not very often because I don’t want it to seem like there is a difference in our family.  Nothing so different, just a wonderful way to come together.  My faith is very strong, honestly – it is only by staying close to my Creator that I am able to be or do anything that I am today.  So, you will catch that strength running through lots of what I write.  I have nursed all of my babies, even got the chance to nurse our adopted boys for two days – so special!  And of course, you will hear lots about daily life with the kids and managing a business.  I am not politically minded, so you won’t hear much about that from me and I refuse to write anything about my marriage (except the great stuff!).  My marriage is sacred and I wouldn’t want to cause any discord – I can manage that well enough on my own!

I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and hearing about your experiences, questions and thoughts.  Please try our products and tell your friends about them!  For more information about Robyn’s products, please visit www.ViveVita.com

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul 21 2010

Join us on 07/21/10 with TV Celebrity, Author, Design Expert and Syndicated Columnist, Kathy Peterson

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 07/21/10 with TV Celebrity, Author, Design Expert and Syndicated Columnist the amazing Kathy Peterson Inspired of the Balancing Act & Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson.  She will share her NEW designer outdoor furniture line and her Craft for Health Blog as a Craft Practitioner with Crafting Handmade Health!

About Kathy Peterson

Kathy Peterson is a highly published and sought after Celebrity Spokesperson and Design Expert who offers an easy lifestyle approach for casual living, decorating, painting, crafting and entertaining. For the last decade, she has been featured weekly on her national TV series Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson reaching 15 to 30 million HH broadcast on The Family Net TV Network and other cable networks. Kathy has written 5 design books and she is consistently quoted or featured in numerous shelter, trade and women’s magazines. Her licensed designs have been included in 150 Oscar Bags and she has made 100+ guest TV appearances on HGTV, DIY Network, TNN, Discovery Channel, PBS, E! and network affiliates.

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Kathy Peterson’s clever approach to home décor and inspiring DIY projects has helped people discover their own personal creative style. Kathy’s fun and decorative approach is reflected in all her DIY projects using simple, colorful and creative methods.

Kathy began her career working for Hank Williams, Jr. as an assistant then later went to work for The Grammy Awards in Nashville, Tennessee where she worked on music showcases and memberships for four years. Thereafter, she went on to become a successful national television producer, director and writer producing the long lived PM MAGAZINE lifestyle TV series. In 1984, Kathy Peterson Productions, Inc. was launched where she produced hundreds of corporate videos for large corporations. She also produced and directed numerous television segments directing Ed Begley, Jr., Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Sam Snead and other celebrities.

Today, Kathy Peterson Productions, Inc. (www.KathyPeterson.com) focuses on celebrity spokesperson services, creative design, product launches, licensing, product development and consulting, television, endorsements, and publishing. In addition to her diversified career, Kathy also was a successful retailer of a small antiques business selling and hand painting vintage furniture and accessories before shabby chic became a trend.

For the last 20 years, Kathy has resided in South Florida with her husband Tom of 20 years along with her four step children. Although born in Minnesota, she considers herself a southern girl having lived in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul 13 2010

Join us on 07/14/10 with the inspiring Amy McCready

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 07/14/10 with the inspiring Amy McCready Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and Today Show Contributor helping us with the entitlement epidemic, spoiling our kids and how to stop the nagging, yelling and screaming to become an empowered parent!

About Amy:

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Parenting expert Amy McCready has been creating and delivering training programs for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies and community organizations.

Amy founded Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc. in 2004 and developed the popular and successful Breakthrough Course that has changed the lives of thousands of parents through in-person seminars, speeches and online parenting training webinars.

Due to demand from parents around the country and abroad, Positive Parenting Solutions Online was developed in 2008 to give parents everywhere the skills, knowledge and tools to correct their children’s misbehaviors permanently without nagging, reminding or yelling. She speaks to them “one-on-one” through the most advanced and thorough Web 2.0 parenting course available today.

Amy McCready is frequently asked to provide expert parenting advice for print and online parenting articles. She is a sought after speaker, writer, parenting coach, trainer and most importantly – Mom!

Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Penn State University and is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy at: Amy@PositiveParentingSolutions.com

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul 07 2010

Join us on 07/07/10 with the incredible Hilary Bilbrey

“Ready To Learn Mom” with Stacey Kannenberg Radio Show at 10 CST/11 EST every Wednesday!  Join us on 07/07/10 with the incredible Hilary Bilbrey who is the Chief Inspirational Officer and Founder of Inspired by Family and Trademark U.  Hilary has her own show on HerInsight on Toginet, What’s your Story?  Friday’s at 9 CST.   It’s time to share Hilary’s amazing story; how she became a Children’s Safety Author after her son was severely burned; her love for mentoring teens; her passion for teaching leadership skills and so much more!  Hilary’s website is at www.inspiredbyfamily.com

Hilary holds English and Education (Secondary English and Drama) Degrees from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and advanced degree from Cambridge University, UK. Through her own family’s experiences, Hilary continues to find comfort in writing children’s books as a way to both heal emotionally and also to help other families going through similar situations.

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Her first published book is Little Jake Learns to Stop a joint effort with Dr. Pamela Beyer, Psy.D.. Her second published book, Brecker Bunny Leans to Be Careful! she joined forces with the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety. She is certified in The Virtues Project and speaks to various organizations and schools throughout each year. Her leadership, peer mediation and kindness programs have had amazing impact on both students and parents alike. Hilary currently lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband, Jeff, and three children, Breck, Jake and Faith. They take advantage of the Northwoods and water as often as they can.

Although the seeds of Inspired by Family were planted years ago, it was during Hilary’s own healing process after her oldest son’s severe scalding accident that she was led to find comfort in writing and public speaking. Often in sharing our stories we can find a sense of unity and acceptance. Through the enthusiasm and creativity of many friends, Inspired by Family was created as a forum to provide hope, courage, determination and peace to children, parents, educators, organizations and communities. Our services and products address a variety of issues from succeeding with ADHD to coping with severe burns to simply becoming a better parent, educator and global citizen. We are honored to be of service to you because it is only in service that we can fulfill our own true purpose.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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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.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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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.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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