We are two moms connecting moms, communities and companies.

Posts tagged ‘Twitter party’

Summer Cottages are the best vacations EVER! Join @LinkedMoms and @ParkbridgeLife for a Twitter Party–Wed. April 13

Summer Cottage @ParkbridgeLife Lake Gallagher, BC

Gallagher Lake, South Okanagan, British Columbia

I’ve been dreaming of summer cottages these last few years.  I remember a while ago when my siblings toyed over the idea of getting a family cottage where all the kids could go and play during the summer.  Nothing big or fancy. Somewhere close and full of activities that would keep them occupied and us happy.  All you want in a summer property is to have maintenance free living with amenities that are easily accessible in popular areas.  Who wouldn’t want to have a place at Wasaga Beach, the Kawartha Lakes or even Muskoka.  In Ontario we are so familiar with these resort areas that we take it for granted that we can find a cottage rental fairly easily.  A couple of summers ago,  I was able to visit a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community at Lakes of Wasaga.

We had a great time with the kids and we never had to worry about a thing.  That is the best part! It was very safe and secure with gated access to the community, on-site management and maintenance.  We stayed at one of over 21 resorts in Ontario in the Parkbridges family of RV resorts and lifestyle communities throughout Canada.

You can find a summer cottage or community in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Check out the resorts  on their website and browse the map, or search resorts by name. Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. (“Parkbridge”) is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas.  Established in 1998, Parkbridge’s portfolio has grown significantly from two original properties with 650 sites. In early 2013, the company surpassed the milestone of 100 properties with over 27,500 operational and potential expansion sites.  With that kind of experience and depth of properties, you will have many to choose from.  You can select from adult-only retirement communities, marina locations situated on some of Canada’s most popular lakes, RV and mobile home or family lifestyle communities.  How can so many people own properties in Parkbridge community?  It becomes very affordable by having a land lease.

“ When you buy a home in one of our Family or Retirement Lifestyle residential communities, or in one of our Cottage & RV Resorts, you don’t have to buy the lot it’s on, so it becomes a lot less expensive to own.” ~ Parkbridge

Not having to buy the lot means that you get can own a property without having a large mortgage.  You can see in the picture below that these are not necessarily small properties or RV parks but year-round family communities.  They are developed to create a relaxing experience with pool facilities, lake access, community centers, parks and trails.

When we were in Lakes of Wasaga we stayed in a two bedroom bungalow with all the amenities: a full kitchen, bathroom, living room and spacious bedrooms.  We had a beautiful porch at the front and a screened in deck in the back with plenty of room for a patio table and chairs to enjoy the summer evening.  Our view was of a beautifully pond and gardens.  We enjoyed many of the activities that they had on-site.  There was a corn roast that I still think about because it was the best corn I’ve ever tasted in my life!

I’m hoping to return to a Parkbrige community this summer in British Columbia and introduce my in-laws more cottage life!

Credit: Parkbridge - Lakes of Wasaga_Spiro Theologos_Aug 2015_Summer Cottages

Lakes of Wasaga, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Credit: Parkbridge_Melody Bay_Cindy Deveau_Sept 9 birdfeeder_Summer Cottages

Melody Bay, Kawarthas, Ontario

Domaine des Erables_Ann Cotton_June 26

Domaine des Erables, Monteregie, Quebec

Royal Papineau_Miche-Lyne Chagnon_July 29 2015_Summer Cottages

Royal Papineau, Outaouais, Quebec

If you want to learn more about Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities please join LinkedMoms for a fun interactive and Prize filled Twitter Party.

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities is giving away a three night stay at one of their resorts!

  Credit: Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities and Summer Cottages

Along with that, there will also be luxury BBQ sets, chairs, a cooler and multiple $50 VISA gift cards to win!  There are also three separate prizes with a summer camping theme:

$50 VISA Gift card with two camping chairs ($40) . – Total Value at $90

$50 VISA Gift with a camping cooler ($20) – total value of $70

$50 VISA Gift Card with a Gorgeous BBQ set (ARV $80) for a total prize value of $130

So make sure to RSVP and join us for the Party.

Follow all the Twitter handles below and follow the #ParkbridgeLife.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2015

Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm ET

Hosts: @ParkbridgeLife

Co-Hosts: @LinkedMoms Star @Inkscrblr Star @DownshiftingPRO

Questions: @LinkedMoms

Hashtag: #ParkbridgeLife

Prizing eligibility: Star Canada Only Star Over $1,200 in prizing

RSVP: Below (open until April 13, 2016 until 9 pm)

You must RSVP to be eligible for prizing.
Contest Rules and Regulations can be found HERE

// <![CDATA[
// ]]>


Showing our Love for our @LinkedMoms Community – Join us for a #LinkedMoms Chat on Wed. February 11 @ 8 pm


We want you to show us the love and join us this Wednesday for a LinkedMoms Chat about all things romance.  Tell us about your first date, how you celebrate now that you have kids or what you think would be the purrrrfect Valentine’s Day present.  There is so much that you can do to share the love.  You can share the love about your favourite recipe, your favourite meal or restaurant.  We want to know all about what makes Valentine’s Day special to you.

Like usual, we love to share the great content that you have on your blog.  So make sure to have some tweets ready with your best Valentine’s Day content: pinterest pictures, tweets with pictures, videos and Instagram posts that will make our hearts melt. 

Here is some of that wonderful content that we found from some great bloggers:

http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2013/06/diy-chocolate-dipped-strawberries.html  Tales of Mommyhood


Little Miss Kate


The Bewitchin’ Kitchen


Tales of a Ranting Ginger

There are so many more bloggers that you need to meet so please join us tonight to see what they for you to see and read!  You can find all of the links to all of these wonderful blogs on my Canadian Blogs to Follow board on Pinterest.

We are hosting LinkedMoms Chat to bring back our community so they can share. 




8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)




@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr  on Facebook
@inkscrblr  on Instagram
@inkscrblr Blog

@DownshiftingPROMargarita Ibbott
@DownshiftingPRO on Facebook

@DownshiftingPRO on Instagram
@DownshiftingPRO Blog

Easter… Bunny…. Easter, Easter Bunny–Join us for #LinkedMoms Chat Wed. Apr. 16 for all things Easter

There is nothing I like better then eating chocolate and reading great inspirational blog posts.  So this Wednesday, April 16 we invite you to share all of your Easter blog posts, recipes, crafts, DIY projects and family stories on all things


Here are some great posts from my fellow Canadian Bloggers that we would love to share with you:

Make some easy Easter treat pops from Merry About Town

Easter Pop Bouquet

Maybe you just want to keep decorating simple.  What better way then to use traditional eggs in untraditional decor?  Drop by and see Daniela at Lifeovereasy.

You can also see how Amanda got creative over at Multi-testing Mommy and created this napkin fold with a special surprise in the middle: a Ferrero Roche (nifty instructions are included for other fancy napkin tricks).

Easter Table Decoration

If you  need a cute, fun and easy craft, head over to Raising my Boys and see how Deborah put together these paper plate Easter baskets.  There are a great craft for little kids.

I simply ADORE this Simple Rag Wreath that Heather teaches you how to make on mmm is for mommy!  How cute is this and once again, keeping it simple.  My kind of craft!



Not to be out done… You can find a recycled paper wreath with flowers from Jenn over at 1 Family 1 Heart.  Isn’t it lovely?  Also pretty easy.

Easter wreath

I don’t think that you have enough sweets in your life so I will temp you with a delicious Lemon Coconut Easter cupcakes made by Elizabeth over at Life, Love, Liz… Yummmy!

Lemon Coconut Easter Cupcakes

There will be more and more recipes, sweets, treats and crafts to share with you tomorrow night on #LinkedMoms Chat.

Join us…




8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)

7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)

6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)

5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)



LinkedMoms website


@DownshiftingPRO and @4LinkedLearning – Margarita Ibbott

@DownshiftingPRO on Facebook

@DownshiftingPRO Blog

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck

@inkscrblr on Facebook

@inkscrblr on YouTube

@inkscrblr Blog

EEVA IVF BC – Twitter Event with Kobo Giveaway ~ #EEVA1STBC #LinkedMoms

EEVA in action

Did you know that one in six people of reproductive age struggle with infertility? Of that group, some will be advised medically that their only option to conceive is in vitro fertilization. So where do you go to have IVF done? In looking at clinics you will likely contemplate several things – geography, pregnancy success rates, advancements.  IVF is a personal and emotional event. You want the best.

If you live in British Columbia, you have some remarkable fertility clinics to choose from and some amazing talented award-winning doctors like Dr. Sonya Kashyap, medical director of @GenesisIVFBC. Kashyap was mentored by Celine Dion’s fertility doctor, Dr. Zev Rosenwaks during her competitive fellowship in reproductive medicine at Cornell. On Wednesday night we will be chatting with Dr. Kashyap all about Genesis Fertility Centre BC and their ground-breaking new technology called EEVA.

9d50e-681495006175Join us to learn more about the procedure itself. Also RSVP here. One Kobo Arc 7 will be given away to one participant at the party. But you can’t win if you don’t RSVP. Make note of a few key facts here. You may be asked to answer them during the Linked Moms twitter event at 10 p.m. EST, or 7 p.m. PT. Read my first #EEVA1stBC post here about the technology and why it is so ground-breaking.

This twitter party will be extremely relevant to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

EEVA’s (early embryo viability assessment) a test that helps verify which embryos have the highest development potential. EEVA takes video images of your embryos, which are then analyzed. EEVA, designed by Auxogyn Inc., can help improve IVF outcomes by providing information that helps doctors predict which embryo is most likely develop with a higher level of accuracy. In North America, Genesis Fertility Clinic BC, is the first commercial clinic in North America to offer EEVA. This smart technology may optimize chances for a successful pregnancy. Register now to attend this open house next week to learn more.


The Open House details:
Genesis Fertility Centre Open House
Time: Tuesday, February 25th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Address: 300 – 1367 West Broadway Ave., Vancouver, BC V6H 4A7 (close to Hemlock and West Broadway)
Phone: 604-879-3032

Registration Page: http://genesis-fertility.com/open-house/

Attend our LinkedMoms Twitter Party Event: Feb. 19th at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PT to learn more. RSVP below for a chance to win a Kobo Arc 7.

To participate please follow your hosts:

We will be learning more about EEVA from Dr. Sonya Kashyap.
and cohosts  Lori McGrath and Danielle Christopher.

Follow Genesis on Facebook and Genesis on Twitter.
Follow EEVA on Facebook and EEVA on Twitter.
Follow @auxogyn on Twitter too.

Follow Twitter Party on Twubs #EEVA1STBC

RSVP on Thrifty Momma’s Tips – The Rules for this event are such: you must have a Canadian mailing address to win. You must RSVP here. You must be present at the twitter party and make an attempt to answer each question. Winners have 15 minutes after the party to respond or the prize is forfeited.

@KiskoFreezies Twitter Party hosted by @LinkedMoms Wed. May 8 at 8 pm EST


Q: What’s more refreshing than a Kisko Freezie after the big game?

A: A twitter party about Kisko Freezies, in which you can also win $300 worth of prizes.

We are so happy to bring to you this great brand, a Canadian icon Kisko Freezie pops, as our guest May 8th at 8 p.m. EST. Kisko Freezies is well known at schools, because of their fundraising potential, and if you have kids then you probably also know they are 100 % safe for kids with peanut allergies. They are the go to Freezie pop for so many events and occasions.

@LinkedMoms, @inkscrblr and @DownshiftingPRO are ready to share more information about their upcoming Fun Day contest and more fun details about this great Canadian company. Did you know Kisko started as a family run business? Did you know they have some amazing and fun games over on their Kisko Freezie web site? They also have several varieties with no sugar added.

KIDS WITH backpacks

Show them some love by following their twitter feed@KiskoFreezies  and you can find them on Facebook too.

Meanwhile, if you don’t follow @LinkedMoms now is the time to get on board.  For this Twitter party, all are welcome to participate but ony Canadians residing in Canada can win the prizes.  Kisko Freezies is a Canadian Company after all.  In the mean time, pop by your local grocery store or Costco and pick up a package or box of Kisko Freezies.

Follow hosts:





and our gracious Guest:


Special Note to you keeners: One early-bird prize will be given to someone on the RSVP list. Leave your twitter handle here on the RSVP list by May 1st and you will be elligible to win a $25 Visa Gift card. So sign up today!

 LinkedMoms chats are every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. EST.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Prize winners must have a Canadian address.

#LinkedIN – Best Practices for Small Businesses–Twitter Party

When I attended She’s Connected in October all of the brand reps, PR firms and Media firms all said, if you want to work with us, you NEED to have a professional profile on LinkedIn.  If you know anything about me, you know that I am a huge fan of this social networking platforms for professionals. I have seen on a few discussion boards that bloggers, small business owners and organizers are a bit perplexed as to the benefits of being on LI.  At Wednesday’s twitter party, we will be discussing the benefits of using this professional social networking platform.

Join in the discussion: let us know how you used Linkedin.  Your Likes. Your Dislikes and then share your profile for others to connect.

Prize: We will be giving away a ONE HOUR personal profile review from LinkedLearning.ca (a $90 value).LinkedInLogo

Our Twitter Party discussion this week will focus on why you need to be on LinkedIn.  I will provide 5 tips for a better profile as well as best practices when you want to connect.

Join us Wednesday, January 16, 2013  at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST, 5 PST by following the #LinkedMoms #LinkedIn4Biz.

Please use the #LinkedMoms & #LinkedIn4Biz hashtags at the end of all of your tweets to be included in the chat and to be eligible to win a prize.

DATE: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)


Follow us on Twitter @LinkedMoms


@4linkedLearning– Margarita Ibbott

@4LinkedLearning Blog & Website

@DownshiftingPRO on Facebook
@DownshiftingPRO Blog & Website

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr on Facebook
@inkscrblr on YouTube
@inkscrblr Blog

We would love for you to join in on the great conversation and prizes on Wednesday night. Feel free to invite a few of your friends too. Here are some tweets that you can re-tweet to share our message.

RT@LinkedMoms- Join us for #LinkedMoms Chat w. @Inkscrblr & @DownshiftingPRO We are talking about #LinkedIN – Wed.Jan 16, 8 PM EST/5PM PST

RT@LinkedMoms Learn abt #LinkedIN best practices for small biz? Join #LinkedMoms Chat  Jan. 16 @ 8 pm EST  Prize = profile review $90 value


In order to make things easier for you to follow the chat, we have created a customized TweetGrid Link so all you have to do is log in and put your @twitterhandle in the first column.

Make sure to login so that you can tweet directly from Tweetgrid using the #LinkedMoms hashtag.

Here is our Custom Tweet Grid for Tonight’s #LinkedMoms Chat

RSVP here

What Is a Twitter Party?

Twitter is a social media platforms that give followers a real-time update using in 140 characters.  Twitter has become a go-to source for information, whether, it is local news, celebrity updates, contests, motivational quotes or brand information.  Twitter has become a needed and versatile tool for national brands.

A Twitter Party is a focused – and fun – tool to get your message out.  A party can be held anytime during the day with early afternoon and evening being the most popular time slots.  LinkedMom has established the Wednesday 8 pm – 9 pm EST timeslot every week.  This means that every week, we hold a twitter party or chat at that time. Each week, we continue to build our audience and followers and we even have some regulars attend.

Our Twitter Parties are hosted by Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPro and Paula Schuck @Inkscrblr, two well established and savvy social media experts with considerable followings on their own. LinkedMoms also has expert guest panellist to  make sure that the information you get is the best.  For a brand Twitter Party, we require full participation in the party which provides the opportunity to engage with our followers directly and their fans.  If gives your brand more exposure as well as helps you acquire more twitter followers and Facebook Likes.

How does a twitter party work?

Besides having at a set time, we have a unique hashtag – #LinkedMoms. We ask our participants to follow the conversation with this hashtag so everyone will see each others tweets and follow the conversation.  We will also add customized hashtags for specific topics (#organize, #homeschool #BrandName).  We have a set plan.

Tools to help you manage the stream

In order to follow the Twitter Party conversation, we provide custom Tweetgridto make following a twitter party much easier.

The four panels have different feeds so you can keep track of your handle, the hostesses handles, the brands handle and the #LinkedMoms hashtag.  The speed of the tweets can be adjusted to suit your reading style. Here is a 3 minute video to explain how to use TweetGrid


Or if you don’t want to watch everything on different panels, you can always try TweetChat.  This is a single panel format that lets you plug in the # and then see what is in the Twitter stream.  This can also be adjusted to slow down the feed.


What are the benefits of attending a twitter party?

Twitter parties can be targeted to a specific target market or they can be used to broadcast a message. The biggest benefit is the amount of impressions and the overall reach.  Every time a tweet is sent out, it is measure in impressions or however many people saw that tweet in their feed.  When you multiply that by 50-150 participants, you are creating huge impressions in a short period of time.

What are the benefits for a brand to sponsor a twitter party?

For a brand, it is a quick and easy way to communicate your message en masse.  So you have a very focused campaign that you can have our followers disseminate for you!  Participation can vary but introducing prizes can be a big boost. So consider giving away product, coupons or services to the participants to thank them for taking the time to participate.

You can also drive traffic to your Facebook page, your blog and your website.  We have great ideas on how this can work for you.  Please contact us for more details on hosting your sponsored twitter party.

%d bloggers like this: