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TweetStock8 – We are learning MORE to make #Linkedmoms better…and better

Paula and I love going to Social Media Conferences. We always want to know what is new, interesting and on point in the social media world.  There is so much information that is disseminated every day and sometimes, you just need to attend a conference to find an expert in their field to get me in ‘the know’ quickly. 

We are at Tweetstock today so we won’t be on-line at #Linkedmoms.

Tweetstock is a ‘how-to-get-it-done” social media conference. It focuses on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ a business should be in the social media space. It works to bring together creative, entrepreneurial and business minds to help you understand and learn from their success stories. You need to go if you are a small business, non-profit & charities, entrepreneur and professionals – really, anyone interested in social media.


Today I just want to be surrounded by my peeps. My life is comprised of blogging, tweeting, posting, liking, commenting, capturing and sharing. So when you have a conference that helps you do all of the above BETTER… well, you have to go. Social media has many facets and seeing how all these different platforms work as vehicles of social change, marketing ingenuity and business drives is very interesting in today’s world.

 We will be back Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 8 pm EST to discuss Gardening on #Linkedmoms.


Linked Moms Welcomes @optimom for Anxiety Chat


One in five people have a mental health illness. Of that number, a very high percentage are diagnosed with various types of anxiety. Anxiety is a tricky mental health diagnosis with multiple different faces and many approaches. From children to adults, anxiety can target anyone. It can be paralyzing, or in healthy doses it can fuel a desire to excel at a sport, career, or presentation. So how do you know when anxiety is our of control? How do you know how and when to treat anxiety? Does anxiety run in families? You betcha. So how does an anxious parent help control a child’s anxiety when they can’t manage their own worry?


Simply put anxiety is the result when worry gets too big. Our own @inkscrblr Paula Schuck wrote a piece about anxiety last year for Today’s Parent and has personal experience in her family with managing and treating anxiety. But tonight we welcome Laurel Crossley-Byers, aka @optimom. Crossley-Byers is a Schuck family not so secret weapon! Opti-Mom is a bit of a social media rockstar. She tweets at Optimom. Her web site is here: http://www.opti-mom.ca/ and she has a strong presence on Facebook and other media too. She is a life coach, TV host and speaker. Fondly called Auntie Laurel by the kids she helps via Skype and in person, Laurel has a quirky humorous side and occasionally peppers her tweets with affectionate: Kittens and Tee Hees and Snorts. Laurel is a one woman dynamo who has helped many people of all ages tackle anxiety and stress. She instructs classes on meditation occasionally as well.

Laurel is a mom of two and she has an amazing insight into how to calm the anxieties of tweens and teens. She works often with gifted children and children who have a variety of special needs and talents. We can’t wait to learn more from Laurel tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Tee Hee!

Don’t forget to follow @downshiftingpro @inkscrblr @linkedmoms and @optimom to take part in this chat. Follow along on twitter with #linkedmoms hashtag. See you there 8 p.m. EST.

Laurel has year

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