Saturday, April 22, 2017

Disney SMMC is the "S-P-A-R-K" to ignite your social media game!

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On the Disney Wonder
I am a part of Disney Social Media Moms. As part of this program I received a discount package to visit Disney World with my family. All opinions expressed are my own. 

With the blogging conference season approaching, I realized that I never posted about the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration and why I think it's the coolest even on the planet. Although the conference is over, I still learned things that might help you as you decide what conferences you are going to attend this year. 

Since I work full time in addition to being a social media influencer, I am very selective about the conferences I select. In my opinion, the keys to a great conference are about where its located, who is going to be there, what are you going to learn and can you leverage the lessons and relationships to take your craft to the next level. Well, the Disney Social Media Celebration has all of that and more!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom: Holidays are for Family time

Easter egg hunt

"How sweet it is to be loved by you!"-Holland-Dozier-Holland
Holidays matter. They are are the times to build great family memories! Life gets hard and complicated, especially when you are a working mom. We have to do everything that all other moms do, but we have to do it less time because while we are loving our families we are also trying to please our bosses. It can get overwhelming at times. However, holidays remind us about why it is all worth it. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - The Weekend

Working moms are more than children and jobs. We also like to have fun! Last weekend, I spent quality time with friends and family.  I attended a fabulous birthday party for a friend and a college reunion event at my alma mater, The University of Virginia.  Can't share all of the details, but here are a few photos!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Working Mom Question: Is Working At Home Right for You?

A photo of me on the set of a talk show, dreaming about working from home...

Like most working moms, I expend a great deal of energy just trying to get out of the door every day. I expend even more energy if I am trying to look like an appropriate professional woman who is fully dressed, lacks stains on her clothes, and has brushed her teeth and showered. What can I say, I set the bar super high! ;-) Well, some working moms have eliminated the need to expend that daily energy, but are still getting paid. They may have discovered the holy grail--working from home.

(We published a piece from another guest blogger about working from home a few weeks ago. Here's the link.) 

Jenny Holt, can now classify herself as a “retired” HR professional because she has left Corporate America to work from home and raise her kids. And she never wants to turn back. For her, working from home has been the best of both worlds. She is contributing to her family and providing the primary care to her kids. Because she’s a mom, her life ain’t easy. Still, she believes that working from home is the answer to other moms who struggle to do it all. Check out what she has to say in the guest post below.