How often do you talk to your fellow moms on Twitter about your parenting struggles? Are you likely to ask for tips on how to soothe a colicy baby? Do you feel comfortable asking your twitter friends for potty-training best practices?
Family Eden is all about community, and this Friday night they will celebrate that with a discussion led by parenting experts and authors on Twitter! To join the party, simply log in to Twitter and tweet using the searchable hashtag #eden.
Meet the Panelists:
Susan M. Heim is an author and editor, specializing in parenting, multiples, Christian and women’s issues. Her books include It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence; Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power; Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year; Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons; and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More. Upcoming books include Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family and Moms of Multiples’ Devotions to Go. Her articles have appeared in many books, magazines and websites. Susan writes an online column for Mommies Magazine called “Loving and Living with Twins and Multiples,” as well as a blog called “Susan Heim on Parenting” at http://www.susanheim.blogspot.com/. She is an expert on twins and multiples for AllExperts.com and ParentsConnect.com, and a parenting expert for SelfGrowth.com. Susan is the founder of TwinsTalk, a website where parents share tips and advice about raising twins and multiples. She is a member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Southeastern Writers Association. Susan is the married mother of four sons—two teenagers and twin preschoolers.
Links: Susan Heim on Parenting Blog: http://susanheim.blogspot.com/
Author Site: http://www.susanheim.com/
Jennifer Taggart, @thesmartmama, is an environmental attorney specializing in consumer product labeling and former environmental engineer. She is the author of the forthcoming Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Kid’s Toxic Chemical Exposure. She runs the website TheSmartMama.com and a green consulting business focusing on simple solutions in the home for reducing toxic chemical exposures. She provides healthy home consults and tips for green parenting. As part of her healthy home consulting, she uses a Niton XRF analyzer to test toys and other household good for lead, cadmium, mercury, bromine as an indicator of flame retardants, and other elements. She speaks regularly on healthy homes, from greening the cleaning to reducing chemicals in beauty products. She also blogs for 5 Minutes for Going Green and LA Moms Blog. And, she is the mom of 2.
is an avid blogger, Tweeter
, and social media consultant. She’s a problogger at BabyCenter.com
‘s popular Momformation
where she writes about many aspects of parenting, including parenting academically gifted children. She also contributes to the Chicago Moms Blog
, writes at her personal blog, Hormone-Colored Days
, and dishes on her family’s dining adventures at Scrambled CAKE
, the blog about Eating Around Chicago with Kids. As an active social media mom, she’s been quoted in Parenting magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, iParenting.com
, The Chicago Tribune, MSNBC.com
and Automotive News. Click over for the full view of my writing and media appearances
Follow me on Twitter @moldymom
(because of mylast name M-o-l-d-ofsky)
Daisy Sutherland, @Dr. Mommy
, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, freelance writer, blogger, speaker, devoted wife and home school mom to 5 children. She is a health/wellness advocate and shares her knowledge to help others live healthier, happier lives. Her goal is to help multi-tasking moms find balance in their lives. For more information visit her site: Dr. Mommy Says
Jessica Rosenberg, @Kikarose,
is a freelance writer/mommy blogger who spends lots of time either caring for her two young daughters or writing about how she’s caring for them. She blogs daily at It’s my life…
, posts frequent product reviews/giveaways at The Lemonade Stand
, is a contributing writer for Silicon Valley Moms Blog
and offers parenting advice to new parents at New Mother Central
and Type-A Mom
, where she’s the Babies Editor. Occasionally she has time to do work for other clients, work on the three books she has up her sleeve, and oh, yeah, take care of her husband and home!
is a former elementary teacher who turned stay at home mom after the birth of her first son in 2004. Since 2005, Patricia became an online entrepreneur and a mother again to a second son in 2007. Since taking almost a year off from her business to have another child, Patricia has returned to her online passion and is ready to connect with other moms and women in business!In November 2007, Patricia launched her successful talk radio show and growing social network for moms. Patricia is currently the host of MamasTimeOut.com
, a social network and support call in show “for moms of All ages and stages”, as well as the editor and founder of Little Bytes Newsletter at http://littlebytesnews.com/
, a parenting, child development and shopping resource site. Patricia also manages and own Gifts, Party Supplies and More, http://goog_1221943928107/21943928107/com
, offering a variety of party supplies for all occasions, including gift baskets, stuffed animal kits, personalized products and more! Patricia also owns The Work at Home Business Directory, at http://wahbusinessdirectory.com/
, offering low cost advertising to home based businesses and direct sales companies.
Currently Patricia blogs at Little Bytes News
, has been featured at Moms Talk NetworkBookieboo
, Moms United in Parenting Blog
, Family Bliss
, My Kids Blog
, Wellsphere’s Children’s Health Community.
in addition to several other sites across the Internet.
Beth Davis, @PlusSizeMommy,
is a 33 year old Christian mommy of 4. Her children are ages 11, 9 (
two boys) and 3yr. and a 6mo. old (girls). She has been married to her husband (who is from Jamaica) for 12 years. She was also a Foster mommy to two adorable boys for a year. It was one of the hardest things in the world when they had to leave. She likes to travel, swim, play computer games and board games, garden, take surveys and enter contests. She loves animals and spending time with family. She loves to do things in her church. She loves to scrapbook, although she never has enough time to do so. She likes to do crafts and cook and bake. She loves various types of music. She loves Steeler football. She is on the board at her local playgroup as the Treasurer. She is also very involved in her kids’ school PTO. Beth has a degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix and loves to write. She is currently trying to get a program up and running called “Spreading Sunshine”. She has worked in Child care first in an infant room for 3 years, and then in toddlers for 2 years, then in PRE- K classroom for 1 year. She has also worked in afterschool programs within urban schools for 6 years. Finally, she ended up working as an enrollment specialist in the child care center for 5 years. (So you can see she has a ton of experience working with children of a range of ages). Beth then decided to become a Stay at Home mom, so she can raise her children and not have someone else doing it. Her 3 yr. old daughter was born with birth defect in her lung and has undergone 2 lung surgeries at the age of 7 months, this is what ultimately made her decision to be a SAHM. She has been extremely Blessed in her life and I she is humbled by everyone around her. She loves to learn about and tries to surround herself with people of various cultures to learn more about the world around her. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. She loves doing what she can within her community and she loves to help others, that is her passion and mission in life. She loves to help people be happy. Her philosophy in life is to never judge people. You can read more about Beth at PlusSizeMommy.Com