If you follow this blog then you know that I LOVE to showcase everything and anything New Orleans! It’s the people, food, culture, and long list of traditions that make this place so special to everyone who lives here and to those who visit for a short while. Next month from November 4 through November 6, 2011, Moms from all over the country will be treated to some good ‘ole Southern hospitality as part of the Manic Mommies Escape Weekend. Erin and Kristin host the weekly podcast Manic Mommies, sponsored by Chevrolet, for moms who are trying to do it all. (Okay, that officially includes ALL moms!) They started their podcast on a whim and now it is an extremely popular destination for women balancing deadlines, diaper duty, and day care. You can find it on iTunes and download it to listen to while in the car, at the gym, or walking the neighborhood. The most interesting fact about Manic Mommies is that Erin and Kristin handle everything from producing the show, booking guests, editing and mixing the show, Web site content and design, promotion, the email newsletter, and much more! They also organize Escape weekends for Moms as a way to connect with other moms and have some much needed fun!
The most exciting thing I have to share, with New Orleans Moms and Moms close to the New Orleans area, is the introduction of the Day Pass for Locals. Since it’s being held at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street they have a little extra space to fill with locals. On November 5, 2011, put on your purple and gold and make your way downtown to meet other Moms from across the country. The agenda is jammed packed with great speakers and events. Including test drives of new Chevy vehicles including the Corvette and Camaro! Yes you read that right! Here is the agenda for the Day Pass. Check out the great speakers and Mom U classes! Get a group of friends together and make a day out of it!
Saturday breakfast and live podcast recording, “Modern Motherhood: Work, Life and the Pursuit of Balance” featuring a panel of listeners
Keynote presentation by Mel Robbins, relationship coach, syndicated radio host and author of Stop Saying You’re Fine: Discover a More Powerful You
Saturday afternoon workshops – Mom U.
Book Club The Doctor and the Diva with author Adrienne McDonnell. Read and be ready to discuss with the author this intriguing tale of an early 20th-century opera singer torn between her career and motherhood.
Too Many Cooks with Emily Franklin. Learn how this former chef and mother of four manages mealtimes in her busy household and walk away with tips for getting your picky eaters to try something off the kids menu.
Make These Toys with Heather Swain. This workshop focuses on fun, homemade projects using materials anyone can find around the house or that can be purchased for a fraction of what a commercially-produced toy can cost.
How to Be a Linked In Mom with a Powerful Profile with Eve Mayer Orsburn, author of The Social Media Business Equation™
While technological advances have certainly done their fare share to lighten the load moms around the world carry, sometimes an app just might not be what you need in an offline/online scenario where you are juggling kids, professional activities and running a household. Learn how to be a ‘LinkedIn’ Mom with a powerful, fully developed profile on the world’s #2 largest social networking site.
Car Care for Moms with Beth Grotz of General Motors
Knowledge is power, and when you’re getting your vehicle serviced, a little goes a long way. At this car care seminar, you’ll learn about regular maintenance, some do-it-yourself tips, how to talk to your technician like a pro and recognizing problems before it’s too late, all in a relaxed, confidence-boosting environment.
Saturday evening cocktails and historic mixology class at the Herman Grimma House. This exceptional mixology class recounts the delicious and racy history of New Orleans by way of two of its iconic classics: the world-famous Sazerac and the St. Charles Hotel Punch. We’ll learn how to both prepare and enjoy these classics in the gorgeous, blooming courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House. The classes are led by Elizabeth Pearce, a vibrant local culinary historian, who beautifully blends history and folklore.
Hope to see ya’ll there.
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