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This is super cute (and has a good message)!

(Disclosure: I'm an employee of +Johnson & Johnson .)
How does the chicken cross the road? Our friends at Safe Kids USA put a modern twist on a familiar joke - with a message about safety. See How the Chicken Crosses the Road

#safety #parenting #safekids
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Does being an older mom change your perspective? +Melissa Swedoski  says it does.

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I think this is gonna be +Jason Mraz 's next I'm Yours. This has huge pop single written all over it. #loveit   #jasonandjane  
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Saw him 2 nights ago acoustic. Incredible show. The new album should be great.
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The  #GlobalMoms  Relay kicks off today. You can help moms and kids around the world with the simple act of sharing a blog post - through Mother's Day.

You share a post; $1 gets donated (up to $250K)  to one of three organizations dedicated to helping improve the lives of families.

The kickoff post is by Lynda Lopez:

Disclosure: I'm a J&J employee, and they're sponsoring this relay - but it's such a great and easy way to give back, I had to share.
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Super sensible tips from +amy volk on how to talk to your kids about sex. One thing I've learned is that the discussions always come in the most unlikely of places (car, bedtime, etc.).

#parenting   #puberty  
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+Trisha Hughes  that's super tricky. I have had those same difficulties with my 11 year old son - knowing where to STOP is almost as hard as knowing where to start! :)
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Yum...wish I could make these today.
Triple Berry Tarts

"Nothing says spring more than sunshine, tulips, and these lightly sweet, endlessly delectable Triple Berry Tarts with white chocolate shell." by +Amy Lee Scott 

#DIY   #recipeoftheday   #dessert   #berries   #whimsywednesdays  
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Oh my yummy!
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A totally different take on an already-amazing song. Can't wait to see this in person next week in Riverside!
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Super helpful post on Facebook Interest Lists from my friend +Wendy Nielsen . This is a must read if your feed is just too cluttered!!!!
My friend +Gigi Ross says it all the time: "Facebook is a ..." You can finish the rest. So, how does one go about seeing exactly what you want to see on #Facebook  without unliking all the pages you like? You make an Interests List. Here is a step by step breakdown on how it's done.
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Sometimes, I think I gave birth to cave-kids.

Their manners (or lack of)....sigh. I learned this week that George Washington was, among other things, an author of an etiquette book! You can use his lessons (updated and made fun for kids courtesy of National Geographic Kids) as the basis for an etiquette tea party.

#parenting   #sponsored  
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+Megan Sheakoski Nope. I haven't actually gotten my copy of the book yet but I think it's good for all ages. you may need to walk through the material with younger kids.
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Writer. Editor. Content Creator. Social Media Consultant. Blogger Outreach Specialist. Community Manager.
  • Self-Employed
    Social Media Consultant, 2010 - present
    I manage communities, create content,define, develop and execute blogger outreach programs, and set editorial direction for my clients' online properties. My current client is Johnson & Johnson's Corporate Communications team. I have also worked with many startups and small businesses whose primary demographic is moms.
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Lifestyle blogger. Story teller. Social media geek. Harried mom & wife.
I''m a lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 hailing from San Diego. I write about parenting (tweens, yikes!), food, technology and social media, pop culture, travel and more at my blog, KludgyMom.

You can also catch me on Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  

My blogging mantra is "pay it forward." My blog is chock full of tips, ideas and resources on how to be a better blogger. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge.

 My roots in all things Internet goes back to 1997. I'veI worked for Fortune 500 companies like Novell and Intuit, managing their first-generation e-commerce businesses. By 2002, I was actively participating in and managing online communities for moms such as the Hestia Lounge, a bulletin board/forum community for women across the globe.

I delved into blogging in 2008 and I've never looked back!

I've totally enjoyed speaking at blogging conferences on such topics as kickstarting a freelance career and writing sponsored posts. I've worked with many brands on ambassadorships or sponsored campaigns, such as Method, Microsoft, Campbell's Soup, Chrysler, HP, Carnival Cruise Lines, Gymboree, and others. I''m also delighted to have been a member of the Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother in 2011.

Blogging catapulted me into a full-time career in social media, where I handle content creation and curation, strategy, editorial work, freelance writing, community management, and blogger outreach programs for startups, small businesses and large corporations.

Some of my most popular articles on blogging include:

and some of my most popular posts on parenting are:

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I am a charter member of with username "girlnextdoor." I've had my writing published by the United Nations. I'm probably too old to love social media as much as I do, but I don't care. I can't swim or do a cartwheel.
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D., 1990 - 1993
  • Millikin University
    Political Science, 1986 - 1990
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