Welcome to the new MojoMom.com! After seven years it became clear that it was time to totally reinvent my website, so my original web designer Patty Ayers and I really went for it–blowing up our dear old site and replacing it with a new one that offers a host of new features in one place.
It’s amazing for me to remember back to 2003 when I started launched the original MojoMom.com and think about how much has changed since then. Back in those early days I had to strike a balance between developing the website and working on finishing my book Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family but I knew from the very start that a interactive online presence was important to me.
Since then, wow, now we practically live our lives online! It’s amazing to think I’ve been at this since “blogging” was a new idea, and “podcasting” had not yet been invented!
So as much as I loved my original online home, now it’s time to move out of my little bungalow and into much roomier digs. The great news is on the new site, there is plenty of room to invite in readers and experts and create new opportunities to interact.
The first “Classes and Events” offering that I am hosting is a free webinar training about “Getting Kids to Listen: The 5 R’s of Fair and Effective Consequences” taught by Positive Parenting Solutions founder Amy McCready. I hope you can join us for this training, designed for parents of kids ages 1 to 16–who doesn’t need help in the area of good communication? We’ll be convening online for this live event on on Thursday March 18 from 9 to 10 pm ET.
You can learn more about the training on our MojoMom.com “Classes and Events” page [internal amytiemann.com page link] or you can follow this link directly to the official registration page on PositiveParentingSolutions.com
I have such respect for Amy McCready’s teaching. I can tell you from personal experience that her Positive Parenting strategies are respectful, effective, and definitely work to build capable, competent kids–and parents who know how to let kids take on independence and responsibility!
While you are exploring the new MojoMom.com be sure to sign up for our free digital download offer for my next book, Courageous Parents, Confident Kids — Letting Go So You Both Can Grow. I am very proud of this new resource that I’ve created in collaboration with 14 fantastic experts. This is a limited pre-publication offer — one you don’t want to miss! Sign up now and when the new book Courageous Parents, Confident Kids is released on April 19th, we will tell you how to download the entire book for free. The digital book will be delivered in PDF format that you can read on an ordinary computer screen (no e-book reader required) or print out at your convenience.
Our mission is to reach as many parents as we can with this practical and helpful new resource we have created. I hope you’ll use the new “ShareThis” feature on the blog to tell your friends!
This week on The Mojo Mom Podcast I get to talk with PunditMom herself, Joanne Bamberger. Joanne raises a political voice for mothers through several platforms across the blogosphere, on outlets including her own PunditMom blog, with her Mothers of Intention feature, MOMocrats, blog talk radio, and BlogHer. Joanne was also selected to be a member of the inaugural class of the Progressive Women’s Voices program offered by the Women’s Media Center.
And, I am very proud that Joanne has joined my latest project, as one of our team of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids anthology contributors.
So I hope you’ll listen in to this week’s Mojo Mom Podcast, which is part book discussion; and then gets into our personal opinions and a bit of group therapy for (currently) discouraged Democrats trying to get our mojo back.
Listen to the podcast now:
Amy Tiemann continues her series of interviews with “Courageous Parents, Confident Kids” anthology contributors, this week by talking politics with Joanne Bamberger, creator of PunditMom blog.
In Joanne’s book chapter, she talks about what it means for parents to connect with their political voices, and proclaim their opinions, often using blogs as an outlet. Here Joanne and Amy get right into it, sharing their own opinions about their frustrations with the Democratic Party, politics, and the seeming inability to get anything done, even when one party has the Presidency and majorities in the House and Senate.
Hear what’s on Amy and Joanne’s minds, and then feel free post a comment here to let us know what is on yours!