One2One Network is pleased and honored to be a 2013 Media Sponsor for Listen To Your Mother. Listen To Your Mother is a “national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish online, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.”
Created by Ann Imig in 2010, Listen To Your Mother began as one show in Madison, Wisconsin but soon became a movement. Now in its fourth year and appearing in over twenty cities nationwide, Listen To Your Mother has become much more than a show. It’s a thriving online community of women and men who have been profoundly touched by motherhood.
The 2013 season of Listen To Your Mother began in late April and runs through May. We are thrilled to see several O2O members and friends on the cast lists like Heather Sokol, Danielle Smith, Lisa Noel, Aimee Giese, Greta Funk, Jessica Severson, Ilina Ewen, Erin Lane, and Lara DiPaolo!
Ann recently interviewed One2One Network founder and CEO, Barbara Jones, about the genuine engagement, dreams, and making your voice heard.
“My biggest piece of advice here is to just get started and know it is a marathon and not a sprint. It doesn’t have to be perfect.”
If you live in or near any of these cities, we hope you’ll be able to attend a Listen To Your Mother event!
LTYM’s 2013 Shows:
Denver May 7, 2013 at The Elaine Wolf Theatre
Raleigh-Durham May 8, 2013 at Kenan Auditorium
Austin May 9, 2013 at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Northern Utah May 9, 2013 at Thanksgiving Point
Twin Cities May 9, 2013 at Riverview Theater
NW Indiana May 10, 2013 at Memorial Opera House
Kansas City May 11, 2013 at Unity Temple on the Plaza
St. Louis May 11, 2013 at St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education
Boulder May 12, 2013 at The Dairy Center for the Arts
Eastern Iowa May 12, 2013 at CSPS Hall
Madison May 12, 2013 at Barrymore Theatre
New York City May 12, 2013 at Symphony Space
Sacramento May 12, 2013 at The Crest Theatre
San Francisco May 12, 2013 at Kanbar Hall in the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Spokane May 12, 2013 at Bing Crosby Theater
Wilmington May 12, 2013 at World Cafe Live at The Queen
Plumas County May 15, 2013 at Town Hall Theater
NW Arkansas May 30, 2013 at Walton Arts Center
Listen To Your Mother founder, Ann Imig, talks about how LTYM was created.
Harvey Karp, M.D. is best known for his Happiest Baby on the Block book series, the latest of which targets the number one complaint of parents, sleep! In The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr. Karp shows parents and caregivers how to train babies and young children to sleep longer and more soundly.
One2One Network is excited to have Dr. Karp join us on Thursday, May 2nd for a Twitter party about his latest book! Dr. Karp will be discussing key points from The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep with co-host Crissy Page of Dear Crissy and answering questions you have about babies, kids, and sleep!
RSVP below to let us know you’ll be joining us and to be eligible to win a prize!
About the Hosts
Dr. Harvey Karp is the world’s leading baby and toddler expert. He has been a pediatrician and child development specialist for 30 years and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine. Through his books and DVDs he has taught his extraordinary techniques to millions of parents, including: Madonna, Claire Danes, Jewel, Larry David, Michele Pfeiffer, Jody Foster, and Pierce Brosnan.
The popularity of Dr. Karp’s landmark books and award winning DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, have made him one of our nation’s most respected authorities on children’s health and America’s most read pediatrician. His books are translated into over 20 languages and thousands of specially trained educators teach Happiest Baby classes across America.
Dr. Karp and his work have been featured many times in the national press, including: Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Today Show, CNN, CBS News, ABC Evening News, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Associated Press, People, Time, Newsweek, NPR, and many more.
Crissy Page is a happily married, work-at-home-mother of two from Ohio. She’s the author of Dear Crissy which features savvy product reviews and poignant glimpses into her life as a midwestern mom. She has a B.A. in English from Ohio University, and an unquenchable passion for creative non-fiction. In addition to writing for her own site, she has contributed to Babble, allParenting, BabyCenter and New Parent. Crissy loves photography and writing and enjoys being able to foster both of those creative outlets on her blog.
Earlier this week I headed out to a local Captain D’s with my eight-year son at the invitation of O2O member and Nashville blogger Sami Cone. Captain D’s has recently revamped their menu and is in the process of redecorating their restaurants as well.
The main focus of our evening was the food! Captain D’s wanted us to experience their new menu, most especially, the new kids menu that includes two grilled options (from four total entree options) and comes with two sides (from a list of TEN side dishes). They told us that between the four entree items paired with two of the ten side options, you could come every day for a year and not have the same combination! I can’t think of any other fast food restaurant that can make that claim about a kids menu.
In addition to new food choices, the kids menu now features the characters of The Pirates: Band of Misfits movie and comes with 3D glasses because everything from the box that the food comes in to the drinking cup & the activities booklet are in 3D! The children were encouraged to come dressed as pirates and Captain D’s brought in a face painter (a very talented woman who also did balloon toys, mostly swords of course) for the kids.
The adults were in for a treat, too. There are several grilled options on the menu and even some more high-end options like the Surf ‘n Turf (that I enjoyed) but without the high-end prices. (The Surf ‘n Turf meal was priced at about $8 and included 2 sides plus rice!) With everything priced so reasonably and so many options to choose from, Captain D’s has positioned itself to be a viable dining option for busy families on the go.
On hand during the event were several Captain D’s corporate team members as well as their executive chef. All of them were happy to answer questions and consistently worked the room, checking in with each of us multiple times to make sure we were taken care of. The manager and staff of the restaurant where the event was held were very friendly and accommodating, especially tolerant of kids chasing each other with balloon swords (yes, mine was among that group).
All in all, this was an excellent blogger outreach event. I was very impressed with Sami and her organizational skills as well as the attention and generosity of the Captain D’s staff. Not only did they give us a chance to get together (because even though we all live in the same area, we’re rarely all in the same place at one time!), treated us to dinner, entertained our kids, and sent us home with lovely gifts; they listened to us, were genuinely interested in what we had to say, candid in their answers, and showed true southern hospitality!
Thank you Captain D’s and Sami for the wonderful blogger event!
Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event by a local blogger. This post is written because I wanted to share about my experience. I was not paid to write it, One2One Network is not currently involved with any Captain D’s marketing initiatives, and all opinions are my own. I received thank you gifts for attending the event.
There are a lot of adjectives that can describe ‘motherhood’. Rewarding, joyous, difficult, amazing, wonderful, messy, emotional, beautiful, stressful, glorious, tiring, invigorating, terrifying. That last one, terrifying, is one that we hope to never face. We hope to never to call 911, or feel the impact of a collision while our children are in the car with us, or hear words from a doctor like, “failure to thrive”.
Right now in our community, there is a mother who is facing those words about her young son. Longtime O2O friend, Amber Haines of The RunaMuck, has a beautiful little boy named Titus who is struggling to thrive. There have been hospitals and doctors and feeding tubes and tests and a lot of stress. Amber, her husband Seth, and Titus’ three older brothers have spent the last week in Little Rock, AR while Titus is at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He’s improving, slowly, but the doctors still don’t know exactly what it going on with this little guy.
We share this story with you for a couple of reasons. Titus and his family can use all the positive energy they can get. If you’re the praying kind, pray. If you’re the encouraging kind, tweet or Facebook them a note of encouragement. If you’re the supporting kind, support them. Times like this are expensive. It’s not just the medical part, there’s all the expenses involved with being away from home.
Amber and Seth have this beautiful ebook available called Mother Letters. It’s a compilation of letters written by mothers to mothers. It’s brimming with wisdom and joy and laughter and encouragement. No one understands motherhood like another mother. Buy a copy for yourself or for a friend. It makes a great gift! The book is only $6.99 and every little bit can help the Haines family right now.
We know what an amazing community we are a part of and we thank you for allowing us to bring this need to your attention.
Summer is here! Have you figured out how the kids will keep busy through August? Summer camp, sports, swimming are all no-brainers, BUT what about when it’s JUST. TOO. HOT. outside? Spare yourself a house full of bored kids. One2One is hooking you up!
FREE BOWLING ALL SUMMER LONG!
AMF is kicking off Summer Unplugged the summer’s best bowling deal! Starting Monday, May 14 through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), kids 15 and under can bowl two free games per day. STRIKE! We mean that in a good way, as in bad is cool, as in wicked is awesome, you get the idea *wink, wink*.
The adults are not to be left melting in the heat! AMF is also offering Summer Pass. For only $29.95 two adults and up to three family members 16 and over can bowl two free games per day all summer long. That’s less than $7.50 per person!
Spare your kids from boredom (and the heat)! Just go to http://bit.ly/AMFfree to select a participating center and complete the simple registration form. Free game coupons will be emailed every week. Over 250 locations throughout the US!
Fun. Active. Social. Local.
But wait, there’s more!! We’re giving away THREE AMF Pizza Bowl Certificates! What’s Pizza Bowl? We’re glad you asked! Pizza Bowl combines the fun of bowling with the yumminess of pizza. Each certificate is good for 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, one 1-topping pizza and a pitcher of soda for up to 6 people on a lane! That’s a $70 value! Grab some friends and go have FUN!
To enter the giveaway, go here and see if there is an AMF bowling center near you. Leave a comment letting us know where (i.e. Pla Mor Lanes) you would use the Pizza Bowl certificate.
For a second entry, tweet this giveaway (one tweet per person) and leave a comment with the link to your tweet. You could say, I’m going to beat the heat this summer with @BowlatAMF & @One2OneNetwork! Strike! http://bit.ly/JZrpab
Giveaway runs Thursday May 31, 2012 through Friday June 8, 2012, midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will be chosen via Comment Contest. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If a response is not received within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. Pizza bowl certificates have no cash value and must be redeemed by their expiration date.