In NYC … Mommy Blogger Panel, CNBC, and Focus

I was supposed to get my hair done this morning at 6a in preparation for the Mommy Blogger Monologue meeting hosted by Maria Bailey of BSM Media and Mom Talk Radio in conjunction with the Marketing to Moms Coalition.

Just as I was about to get into the cab for the ride down to the salon, I got a call from my assistant (it’s 5a where she lives), letting me know that my hairdresser left the keys to the salon in his other jacket and was not going to be able to do my hair.

Ok, great.

Thank god for this cute little flower/headband I bought from Anthroplogie.  I stuck my hair in a bun, put on the headband and headed down to the event.  I’ll post a video a little later taken by Gabrielle Blair of DesignMom and Kirtsy when she sends me the link so you can see the cute headband.

On the panel, besides myself and Gabrielle, were Kimberly Coleman, Kelcey K., Amy O., Kim P., Amy Platt, and Andi Silverman.  These are some of the hippest mom bloggers out there and I was honored to be on the panel with them.

But, being on the panel with them made me question a few things.  Do I need to focus more?  Can I focus?  What would I focus on if I chose to focus?

I blog here about my entrepreneurial journey, I write the Family Wealth Secrets online magazine to bring you more financial freedom, I’m training Personal Family Lawyers, I’ve created the Kids Protection Plan and I’m launching the Kids Protection Planning Kit and in 2009 an amazing online version and I’m pitching a TV show and meeting with CNBC later on today.  Not to mention the next two books are in the works and I am looking for partners to build the Moms Money Matters website, which I want to launch Mother’s Day 2009.

And, of course, I’m raising my kids.

So, am I nuts or what?

Then, I look at someone like Maria Bailey and I think focus shmocus.  She’s got 4 kids, a nationally syndicated radio show for moms, she’s the Founder/CEO of, the award winning Website for executive working mothers and co-Founder of   Plus, she’s the host of The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV and she’s the creator of Smart Mom Solutions, a product line that offers solutions to everyday challenges for busy moms.  She’s also got a consulting company, BSM Media that works with the big corporations who want to reach the moms and has authored three books on marketing to Moms, Marketing to Moms, Trillion Dollar Moms, and her newest release Mom 3.0.

That’s what I call one busy Mompreneur!

If I had to focus, I guess I’d focus on the TV shows and training the Personal Family Lawyers.  But, the TV shows are out of my control at this point.  And, that would mean I’d have to give up writing this blog, writing books, the Kids Protection Plan, and the Family Wealth Secrets online magazine.

So, I guess for today, there will not be more focus.  Maybe things will take longer to happen.  Or, maybe I’ll sleep less.  But, that’s what being a mompreneur is all about, right?

Oh, and about that CNBC thing.  Yes, I’m meeting with the development team at CNBC later today.  I’m excited and nervous.  I’m going in to hear what they have to say because at this point, I have no idea.  I’ll report back as soon as I have some news.


  1. Helene TaylorTuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:48 pm 

    You are phenomenal!!! Kudos to you for everything you venture to do. You’re an inspiration!

  2. Heather Allard, The Mogul MomTuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm 

    I’m tired just reading about you and all the other mom bloggers! 🙂 I need a nap. I think I need to rename my blog–The Mogul Shmogul!! Hee.

    Keep up the great work.


  3. BrianTuesday, October 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm 

    This is a great article. Well said I will definitly take in some of your advice in the business world.


  4. Kimberly/Mom in the CityTuesday, October 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm 

    It was great to be on the panel with you today. I found you to be very focused (although you do many things work-wise, they all have similar/inter-related themes). Keep up the great work!

  5. AmyTuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8:29 pm 

    Hey there, it was so great to meet you today and hear everything you had to say. What’s focus? I think that the mompreneurs of today have no idea what that is. We try and do everything and anything that we love and have passion for, multitasking every hour of every day between work, family, kids, friends and everything else that falls in our lap.

  6. Sheri McConnellWednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1:34 am 

    Your rock! Be yourself and keep empowering others. 🙂

    And tell me more about “Moms Money Matters” website, which I want to launch Mother’s Day 2009….

    Maybe we should partner???

    My tagline at SMC is Educational Services and Products for the Financial Empowerment of Women…

  7. J. FergieWednesday, October 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm 

    hi there!

    i just visited your KPP site and think it’s a fantastic idea. will pass it on!

  8. the mama bird diariesWednesday, October 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm 

    If that’s how good you look when you’re hair is NOT done, I don’t ever want to sit next to you when you are fully styled.

    Great to meet you! 🙂

  9. anjie the Frugal FreelancerThursday, November 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm 

    Ok I really thought I was the queen of multi-streams of income until I read your article OMG! my tactics are simple : do it all that I can from home and the rest will fall into place yet complex: meaning there is no real “rhyme or reason” to what I can & cannot do. You seem to be focused and OMG aspiring to do TV all of the time is admirable to say the least! My few times were exciting but could not do all of the time. you go girly!

  10. BrianMonday, November 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm 

    This is a great article. Well said I will definitly take in some of your advice in the business world.


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