A few months ago, I connected with a fun and exciting female inventor through my blog. We have been working together a bit….bouncing ideas off one another and giving feedback. This entrepreneur, Becky Lucid, has also been an amazing supporter of the blog, so I asked her to write-up some thoughts for a post. When I received Becky’s entry, I was extremely flattered and a little embarrassed to run it (it was about ME), but I decided to share it with you. Not as a big tribute to me, but rather as a spotlight on the difference one woman can make on another with just an open-mind and a helping hand. I am so thankful for the collaboration that Becky and I share, and while she is not a “mom” in the traditional sense, she is a “daughter” with “mom” responsibilties….read on and you will see:
06/03/2011 | Categories: Back'nGrooveMom, Everything Mompreneur, Inspiration, life change, mentoring, Product Development, role models | Tags: entrepreneur, expert, girlfriends, how to be a mompreneur?, Inspiration, life, mentoring, social media, tweeting, twitter, women entrepreneurs | 7 Comments
I cannot tell you how many times I hear “What is the deal with Twitter?” Or, “I don’t get that Twitter thing.” While Facebook profiles seem to be universal now, the world appears to be divided on Twitter. People either get it or they don’t. I love Twitter. I did not always love Twitter, but now I really love, love Twitter. So, what is the deal really with Twitter?
The week began with a bang for this Back’NGrooveMom! The whirlwind started early Monday Morning when I attended a breakfast and kickoff event for imagine! career week. It was thrilling to be invited. Why was this so exciting? The Keynote speaker was our Governor, The Honorable Tom Corbett, AND the opening and closing remarks were being given by a close friend, fabulous gal, mom, and mentor – Stefani Pashman. Stefani is the CEO of Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, A MOM, and an advocate for women everywhere.
The overall purpose of imagine! career week is to “Explore the many Career Paths in the Pittsburgh Region,” and the week is full of workshops and information sessions on those career paths. Many of the sessions focus on our youth. The event, organized and arranged for by Stefani and her staff, has made youth a priority! Governor Corbett picked up on this topic in his address, and spoke on the importance of exposing young people to opportunities.
04/14/2011 | Categories: Back'nGrooveMom, goals, Inspiration, role models, Work/Life Balance | Tags: creativity, Everything Mompreneur, expert, imagination, priorities, social media, start-up biz, tweeting, Work/Life Balance | 4 Comments
Never say Never, Never say Never……
That’s right! I am quoting Justin Bieber. Believe me when I say, I cannot believe it myself! After the Grammys last night, you are more than likely at maximum capacity with musical performers, but hear me out……Over the weekend, I joined a group of my friends who have daughters (remember – I only have boys) to go see Justin Bieber, Never Say Never in 3D. I am sure you are saying “NEVER” – that you would never go see this movie. Guess what? The movie was a lot of fun AND I learned something! Besides the fact that Bieber’s mom, grandparents, agent, vocal coach, and Usher tell a compelling story about Justin and his life, the movie is really about branding. You heard correctly – branding. If you are starting a business, growing a business, or rebuilding a business – GO see this movie!
02/14/2011 | Categories: Back'nGrooveMom, Branding/Marketing, career change, decision making, entrepreneur, Everything Mompreneur, solopreneur, stay-at- home moms | Tags: branding, creativity, Everything Mompreneur, expert, how to be a mompreneur?, Justin Bieber, life, social media, spark and hustle, tweeting, twitter, Usher | 11 Comments
What date is it? For a moment this morning when I woke up, I really was not sure. Then I remembered it is December 28, 2010 – just a few days before the start of 2011. Last week, I questioned whether to “tweet or not to tweet” over the holidays? I received answers across the spectrum, and my choice landed somewhere in the middle.
My little “Backngroove-Adventure” formally started just a few months ago, and I was going with such momentum that I think that I naturally needed a little breather. My boys were on winter break, my oldest son turned 10, and our friends were visiting from CALI….so I did what I could do to keep up, but not sure that I did enough? Both professionally and personally, I am a little behind on my Social Media.
Yesterday was one of those days that I accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Do you ever have a day like that? It seemed as though the more that I tried to get on track, the less I was on target. The mood started to creep into today, so I took a few steps back, went spinning (thanks Laurie), and now I am possibly back on track. BUT, wait today is the boys last day of school before winter break, and I am just back on track? Which brings to mind, winter break and how does a mom reconcile veering off the road for 1-2 weeks or more? This is new territory for me, so I will not even pretend to be an expert. All that I know is that even as an at home mom, winter break and other school vacations are completely disruptive to all schedules.
This morning, I tweeted to @AnnEvanston (social media expert) questioning what her thoughts may be on social media & what happens over the holidays? I am anxious to hear Ann’s thoughts. For bloggers, business owners, entrepreneurs & mompreneurs, and everyone in between, maintaining a brand through social media is becoming more and more important. How do we fit all of it in and be “present” for our kids, extended families, partners/husbands/wives?
12/21/2010 | Categories: decision making, entrepreneur, Everything Mompreneur, stay-at- home moms, working moms | Tags: facebook, goals, holidays, life, productivity, social media, tweeting | 3 Comments