The Mom Dept.

A show about the business of being a professional mom.

“Write what you know.”

Mark Twain

It’s a good policy for writing, and the same goes for shows. We are the most passionate about the things we feel we know best, so it makes perfect sense to me that my return to livestreaming is a show about two aspects to me that I know all too well.

Mom + Professional = #TheMomDept

Screenshot of live broadcast of #TheMomDept on LinkedIn Live

When I’m thinking about doing a new livestream show about real, professional experience as a woman, and then learn I have access to LinkedIn Live, the theme of #TheMomDept was a no-brainer.

I know so many professional women, and a good portion of them are mom-figures in every sense. We navigate the choppy waters of being responsible for multiple aspects of our life, and often of other people’s lives, so there is no end to relevant topics we can explore.

Also, I can’t lie: the draw of making videos on LinkedIn is great, especially as the engagement there is more focused and amplified than on a platform like Facebook. YouTube is great, but right now video on LinkedIn is a small-enough, focused pond where great waves can be made.

What do you want to see?

Upcoming topics for #TheMomDept include:

  • The Whole Image Thing (make-up, fashion, appearance, etc.)
  • Dollars and Sense (budgets at work and budgets at home)
  • Back-to-School Balance…??? (is there such a thing?)

If you have a topic you’d love the show to cover OR if you’re burning to be a guest, email me! You can also InMail me on LinkedIn.

When & Where of Social Media with guest Gina Iliopoulos | GreenMark PR

Does your business blog or hold events?

When & where are you sharing and promoting them?

Get the best advice from this month’s Laugh & Learn guest:

Gina Iliopoulos of GreenMark PR‘s Growing Green Show!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • How often you should blog;
  • What to include in your blog;
  • Where to post and share your blog;
  • When to promote your blog;
  • How to promote events;
  • Which social platforms to share your events to and how often…
  • And more!

If you have additional questions or comments, please leave them below.

Don’t forget that you or a professional you know can be a guest on Laugh & Learn! Complete the form to get started.

Quickly, London.

Day Two of our We’re 40! adventure in the UK was our only full day in London on this particular trip. It went by far too quickly!

What I Saw

For lunch, my husband had arranged for us to eat at a pub about 10 minutes from our hotel. In what became our trademark style, we made about two wrong turns before arriving at the Anglesea Arms. We chose a patio seat for our lunch, from where we could enjoy the mild weather and street views.

Former residence of Charles Dickens

A placard on the stone patio wall directed us to the residence across the street. Apparently Charles Dickens resided at No. 11!

What I Ate

I realized with this post I need to follow the ways of the foodie and take more pictures of meals, if for no other reason than to prove I’m not relying solely upon liquor to sustain me through my travels.

A tasty breakfast in bed: grapes & smoked cheddar

We’ve been using local grocers and our room’s mini-fridge to plan our breakfasts. This morning I enjoyed grapes and smoked cheese, as well as some tastes of cured meats. When combined with the coffee, it was a delightful repast.

What I Learned

Big Ben at Westminster Abbey

Londoners walk fast. We made our way to Westminster before 9am and thus were in the very midst of a weekday morning commute. I discovered the feeling other shoppers at American malls must have when I zoom around them as they saunter when I wish to sprint. As we walked the paths and ways around Parliament and the Abbey (which, as it turned out, was not conducting tours today), my main goal was to enjoy the sights while staying out of the way of the residents zooming quickly by.

More to come, as we continue our travels north to Edinburgh. If you’d like to see more pictures, visit my Instagram profile.