Before the calendar flips to October, we are sharing a few of our favorites for September! With everything going on in the world, we definitely need alcohol, fashion, encouragement, and friends! Please check out the following, like, share, comment, follow, and support these amazing people and products! Cheers to all our Messy Mommies and friends for making it through another month!
Pick-up On the Rocks Cocktails! The kids are back in school and momma needs a drink! On the Rocks Cocktails are our new favorite cocktails! We love the ready to drink cocktails so much that we sent all the moms joining us for our virtual "girls night in" On the Rocks Cocktails! Then, Rocco Milano, the co-founder of @OTRcocktails and Liz Foster, the social marketing director sent us videos for our Zoom which was awesome! The cosmo and mai tais are our favorites! We found these fabulous drinks at Binny's and Jewel-Osco. You can also find them at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora, we'll meet you there!
Follow the Recruiter Mom on social media! My awesome friend Laura Hanson and I were recently talking about the coronavirus pandemic, staying home and clothes. We are not going anywhere and I feel like I'm wearing the same work out clothes over and over even though I'm not working out! Laura asked if I followed Ryanne, The Recruiter Mom on social media and she said I should. So, I started following her and she is so encouraging! Be sure to read her story on her website, so sweet and loved how she pivoted in her career. She has such great looks that we all could really wear and shares great deals! She has also made me want to wear something different despite a pandemic! @therecruitermom Facebook The Recruiter Mom
Hey, all you beautiful people! Watch the fabulous Riveting Flair with Sandhya Nair YouTube videos! We are so excited that our messy mommies friend Sandhya started her fashion YouTube channel! We love her fashion expertise, styling advice, and passion for helping women look their best. And, Sandhya is doing her videos in two languages - wow! Love how she is helping women around the world! Watch, like, comment and subscribe to Sandhya's channel and follow her on Instagram @fbmom2 Remember to always stay stylish!
Listen to the amazing Jill Devine on Two Kids & a Career podcasts! We first listed to the awesome Two Kids & a Career podcasts about a year ago when the incredible Jill Devine was interviewing the hilarious gals from Mom Truths. We've been super fans of Jill ever since! We love her interviews, passion for supporting women and small businesses, and encouragement for helping us navigate the highs, the lows, and the in betweens. Love Jill's approach to this season's podcasts and check out the sweet desk her hubby built her to support her dreams. Please listen to Jill's encouraging, funny and uplifting podcasts, subscribe, like and follow her on @JillDevineRadio @JillDevineRadio
Listen to the empowering MelisRxSpripts podcasts by my incredible sister, Melissa Corrigan! I just listened to "Never Give Up" with Ashley and Brooke Barlow and loved hearing from these dynamic pharmacy twins! Melissa's podcasts are packed with leadership advice, tools for business success, and gratitude! Listen and you will learn about always staying hopeful, about learning new things, staying curious, and so much more. I love how my sister, Missy weaves in so many leadership lessons and how we can all contribute into each episode. Her passion for mentoring and helping others shines through in each episode! Please listen to Melissa's powerful podcasts and subscribe, like, share, and follow her @MurerCorrigan!
Check out messy kid Eleanora's Bowtique and order cute bows today! We love that Eleanora created her own bow business during the global pandemic! Stella ordered these great bows from Eleanora! Follow Eleanora's Bowtique on Instagram to see the latest styles and patterns! Order from this stylish entrepreneur today via Instagram! Go Eleanora!
Buy these BAGAIL set of 5 Honeycomb Mesh Laundry Bags for your masks! With the kids back in school and the pandemic going on and on and on, we are washing tons of masks. After I snapped the ear elastic on several masks in the washing machine, I ordered these fantastic mess bags on Amazon! They are a great deal and you get five mess bags. The BAGAIL honeycomb mesh bags have made mask washing a little less messy! Order the BAGAIL set of 5 Honeycomb Mesh Laundry Bags today! Such a good deal! (affiliate)
When will there be a girl president? What happened to Breonna Taylor? Who is that girl (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) and why are people so sad that she died? Are Illinois' coronavirus numbers going up or down? This year, 2020, is so unimaginable in so many ways and the questions keep coming from my 8 year-old girls, Stella and Sophia. Their short, on-going, on-point questions are deep and I'm trying to find the words to tell the stories, to say the names, to encourage my girls, and to help foster a better world.
I'm sure your kids are asking lots of questions too. We sure don't have all the answers. If you have suggestions on how to answer, have book recommendations, or other tips on how we can help support our kids during these unprecedented times, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at email@example.com, comment below, or share with us on social media. As you answer so many questions from your kids, know that we are cheering you. We got this together.
One silver lining for me during the coronavirus pandemic is that I'm attending the Mom 2.0 Summit this year! While the event is virtual, I'm super excited to be attending. In the past, September has been a packed month with work travel and I've only been able to follow and engage with the Mom 2.0 Summit on social media. While I'm not quite sure what to expect, I'm greatly looking forward to connecting with other passionate people and learning for the experts. I've already been pouring over the list of speakers and am especially excited about the following powerhouse women!
1. Chris Nee: I am over the moon excited to hear from the incredible Chris Nee, the rockstar creator of Doc McStuffins and Vamparina. My twins, Stella and Sophia are now 8 years old but when they were toddlers we watched every single episode of Doc McStuffins a million times. I knew all the storylines and loved Doc, Lambie, Stuffy, and all their friends. Chris infused kindness, compassion, and health education into every episode. She championed diversity and inclusion and encouraged Disney to embrace all types of families. Her kind, welcoming vision for the world was reflected in every show and I'm grateful my girls were enchanted with Doc McStuffins and her friends. I was happy to watch the shows with my girls and loved the positive impact Chris made on them. She has won a ton of awards, including an Emmy, for the her creativity and health and wellness educational impact of the show. I'm such a super fan that I blogged about Doc McStuffins back in 2016 - Doc is headed to Indy! Four reasons we love Doc McStuffins! 1n 2018, Chris joined the Netflix team and I've continued to follow her powerful career on Twitter. I love how she is using her voice to inspire, educate, and drive change. I cannot wait to hear Chris at the Mom 2.0 Summit! Join me for Chris's session!
2. LaShawn Wiltz: I started following LaShawn Wiltz, creator of Everyday Eyecandy during the Mom 2.0 Summit last year. I was following the social conversation from home and loved her posts. LaShawn has such a positive, calming, and witty perspective. I've appreciated her insights, encouraging attitude, and creativity. She is also very real, like her recent Tweets on how awful virtual school can be for parents and kids. Follow LaShawn and be sure to attend her session at Mom 2.0 Summit!
3. Clarissa Laskey: I also discovered Clarissa Laskey during last year's Mom 2.0 Summit and have been following her ever since the Summit. Follow Clarissa now! She has great advice and tips on travel and parenting. Huge cheers to Clarissa on how she has been able to pivot and adapt to the global coronavirus pandemic with her content. Talk about a challenge - you create content about traveling and suddenly no one can travel. I also love how Clarissa is always encouraging her network to help each other, to share each others content and to support women. Clarissa and LaShawn speak on the Start Your Own Mastermind: How To Level Up panel on Thursday, Sept. 17. See you there!
4. Carrie Colbert: I am new super fan of Carrie Colbert and am excited for her session at the Mom 2.0 Summit! I was checking out the speakers and searched Carrie's Instagram channels, @carriec and @curate.capital and immediately was inspired! I feel like during the pandemic the weeks have been rolling on and the weight of e-learning, staying home, and worrying have dulled my life, especially my wardrobe! One look at Carrie's posts and you'll be inspired to break out the color and embrace this moment, no matter how challenging! We all need to live with more color! I love that Carrie is funding driven females and is celebrating diverse ideas as the founder of Curate Capital. Mark your calendar for Carrie's session: Funding 101: the power to begin at 2:00 pm PT on Thursday, Sept. 17. I'm wearing a bright color on Thursday thanks to Carrie's inspiration and hope you do too! See you at Carrie's session!
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