So “What’s Happening Wednesday”
"Hello SpecialMoms! It's time for What's Happening Wednesdays!"

“Hello SpecialMoms! It’s time for What’s Happening Wednesdays!”

What’s Happening Wednesdays brought to you by SpecialMoms!

So how is your Wednesday going?  Mine has been busy. Had a great meeting this morning with a client developing a plan to publicize her book. Then brought my car to get an oil change as we are heading to Mackinaw Island this weekend for my birthday.  I won’t say my age, but I am feeling it. My husband and I played “spy” this afternoon to see how my son was doing at day camp through our local park.  They were in the local pool and I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the counselors was spending one on one time with him.  You never know how people will take care of your child when you leave them in their care.  So it was nice to see that they are caring for them the way you would like them to.  I encourage every parent to check on your child from time to time when they are in school, camp or even if you let them go to the park on their own.  You don’t want to be mistrusting you just want to be caring!  I know it’s a double edge sword, but I am a mother and I have the right to know. Have a great rest of your day.  Stay cool!

How to Integrate Pinterest into Your Marketing Strategy

pinterest for business If you are a business owner, chances are you have a marketing strategy. You have established goals for each of your individual marketing tactics, including content marketing. And you have created a step by step plan to achieve those goals.

Your marketing strategy likely also has a plan for testing and tracking the success of your goals. Finally, if you’ve been in business for some time then your marketing tactics overlap and you plan how to maximize each new tactic by integrating it with the others.

For example, you may integrate your content marketing efforts with your Facebook strategy by posting teasers and links on Facebook to newly published content on your website. As Pinterest continues to grow in popularity you may be looking at how you can capitalize on this social trend. Before you join

SpecialMoms was so happy to have Cara Koscinski, Occupational Therapist, Author and special needs mom share
with us her presentation on Sensory Processing Disorder 101.  It was a great webinar filled with a lot of great information.

You can view the recorded webinar by going to our Webinar page.  You just click on the picture to be taken to another window where you will be asked to enter your email information to view the recording.

Meet Our Featured SpecialMom – Katie Driscoll

Katie Driscoll  Meet Our Featured SpecialMom   Katie Driscoll I am so happy to introduce you to Katie Driscoll.  She is our new Featured SpecialMom of the month.

I know Katie personally, and she is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.  I had the wonderful fortune to meet her through Changing the Face of Beauty, a campaign that she has founded with Steve English.  Their mission is “to integrate individuals with disabilities into general advertising.  It is our goal that all people will be represented all the time. It is just right.”

I can’t wait any longer, let me introduce this wonderful Mom.  Read more here.

SpecialMoms Has A Blogger Directory – Want To Be Apart Of It?

Do you have a blog?  Would you like to submit your blog to our directory ~ it’s free! Here is the form to submit.

Please note this is strictly for those that are members of the SpecialMoms | A Special Needs Parenting Club and that have a blogging site.  If you have a business that you would like to market, please visit our Marketplace to promote your products and services at very reasonable prices.

 

Visit it here.

Product Review: “My Spot” A Visual Cue to Help Kids Find Their Spot

I know children like to move around a lot.  I mean how many times during dinner or homework time are you telling your children to “sit down”, or maybe even “find your spot and sit down”.

ViveVita s a family lifestyle product company – creating solutions for everyday living!  They have such wonderful products that in speaking with the representative I was having a hard time picking which product I would like to review, the “My Spot” or the “Everyday Elegance Chair Covers“.  Well they nicely sent me both.  Keep your eyes out for the chair cover review that will be coming soon!

The nice thing about this product is it’s versatility.  You can use it as a place holder, you can use it for a time out spot, for me I used it to give my son a visual of where he needs to stand while watching tv.  Watch the video:

 

*This post is sponsored by ViveVita. I received two free gifts in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.

Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs to Follow in 2013 {Infographic}

Wow what an amazing honor!

 

The past few weeks have been so amazing here at SpecialMoms.  Let me share with you why.

First as the picture above states, SpecialMoms has been listed as one of “Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs To Follow in 2013”.  I am so honored to have been contacted by Nicole Orozco, the creative mind behind SapphireGraphics.co to let me know that SpecialMoms has been listed #17 on this list of amazing .  Check out Nicole’s has amazing portfolio of fun, modern graphic designs.  Love how she is promoting her company and passion for graphic design by creating this amazing infographic. (Read more about our amazing news below infographic – it really is amazing!)
Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs to Follow in 2013 By: SapphireGraphics.co.

 

Next we were contacted by PhD in Special Education that SpecialMoms has again been listed on their “Top 100 Special Needs  Resources on the Web”.  Wow another amazing honor to be mentioned is such amazing company.

Top Special Needs Site
 

And lastly and equally an amazing honor, and this is where I need your help.  SpecialMoms has been nominated for the 2013 Reader’s Choice for Favorite Special-Needs Online Community.  Please take a moment to vote for us.  You can vote once a day, every day through March 19.  I would greatly appreciate your support.  Please click on this link to vote: http://specialchildren.about.com/od/readerschoice/tp/Readers-Choice-Community.htm

Thank you all for your amazing support of this community of blessed women.

 

Marla

 

SpecialMoms is so happy to announce this FREE webinar “Sensory Processing Disorder 101” being presented by Cara Koscinski, experienced Occupational Therapist and author of the book “The Pocket Occupational Therapist”.

In her webinar she will address such topics as:

  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD?
  • How do I know if my child has sensory issues?
  • How does SPD affect my child’s daily life?
  • What kinds of activities can help my child?
  • What is a sensory diet and more.

About Cara:

She has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has been an OT for over 15 years.  She is a parent of a child with autism spectrum, eosinophilic and sensory processing disorders.  She owns Route2Greatness, which provides OT services and consultations.

Her company also creates, produces, and distributes CDs for children with auditory sensitivity, and designs and distributes autism, sensory processing disorder, and eosinophilic disease awareness products. The CDs that Cara has created, Sound-Eaze and School-Eaze, are featured in several catalogues for children with special needs including: Southpaw Enterprises, Abilitations, and Achievement Products.

Webinar is scheduled for:

Thursday, February 28, 2013
11:00a.m 0 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Conference Call : Toll Number: 213-416-1560 | Attendee Access Code: 782 997 133

Click here to join the meeting at the specified date and time above.
Or if the link is not working please copy the below link and paste it into your browser:

http://www.anymeeting.com/marlamurasko1

Hope you can join us on the call.  Please share with others that may be interested in the above topic.