MomVentures April 23rd Fusion Event


Monday April 23, 2012

Globe and Mail Small Business Summit

Sneak Peek

A Radio-Meets-Twitter,

Power-Packed Event!

Chat with Summit speakers, the Report on Business Editor, and air your thoughts on the current  and emerging issues facing small business owners.

The Small Business Summit, held in Calgary at the Hotel Arts this Wednesday, April 25th is brought to you by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business in conjunction with Achilles Media, Small Business Summit is a one-day event, geared to entrepreneurs, to kick-start your small or medium enterprise to the next level.

The radio show is hosted by Susan Sohn of Get Real Live, and the Twitter chat is hosted by  Our fusion event gives you the chance to have a sneak peek into this fantastic event and connect with some of the speakers and other attendees, as well as discuss what’s on YOUR mind as a small business owner.  Read the speaker bios here:

Susan Sohn is our vivacious, straight-talk, firecracker host. She is a lifelong entrepreneur, mom of three, children’s book and blog author, speaker, talk-radio host, social media personality, former resident of Asia, Australia, Canada, and the US, and the epicenter of several family-oriented and media concepts: thefamilyroom,, and GetRealLive. Across these, and via her many expert media appearances, Susan communicates her passion: “Building extraordinary families, developing relationships and strengthening the communities we live in.” Susan uses a breadth of life experience, a keen moral compass, and a no-nonsense down-to-earth approach to get to heart of the important issues of our times.

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Globe and Mail Fusion Event

Globe and Mail Fusion Event

Date: Monday April 23, 2012


10-11pm Eastern
9-10pm Central
8-9pm Mountain
7-8pm Pacific

Radio call-in number: 718-508-9042

Twitter chat room URL:

**Listen to the radio show and chat about the show at the same time on Twitter!**

Bring your questions for speakers who will be responding to audience questions live on air as well as in the chat room.

See you then!

Radio Show

To listen to / call into the radio show:

Listen to internet radio with Susan J Sohn on Blog Talk Radio

Twitter Chat

To log into the Twitter chat:
any time during our chat .

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EMI Toronto Event – Master Your Brilliance with Carolyn Ellis

Master Your Brilliance with Carolyn Ellis!

Entrepreneurial Moms of Toronto May 2012 Event

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario

Non-Member Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Member Price: Free!

Speaker: Carolyn Ellis (

Topic:  Master Your Brilliance with Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

About Carolyn Ellis:

Carolyn Ellis is the founder of and specializes in helping overwhelmed and frustrated entrepreneurs align their energy, business design and priorities with their true purpose so they can deliver their gifts powerfully and profitably. Carolyn strongly believes that having a six figure-plus business is no fun if you’re maxed out on time—which is why she helps her clients build their brilliant empires with work-life balance and real freedom in mind.

A member of the International Association of Women in Business Coaching, Carolyn is an award-winning author, a certified Money, Marketing & Soul Coach, Money Breakthrough Method coach and the creator of the THRIVE Principles TM. She has trained with some of the world’s greatest transformational and marketing leaders, and has in fact been engaged by many of them to assist their personal clients with their business and coaching needs.

Carolyn also has a graduate degree from Harvard University, and is a Master Integrative Coach and Advanced PSYCH-K Facilitator. She has worked on Wall Street, served as a senior policy advisor in government and was the Director of Development for two of the top independent schools in Canada.


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Choking on Kid Clutter? Go Ahead and Throw It UP!

Tips on Taming Kids' Room and Maintaining Your Sanity

Choking on Kid Clutter? Go Ahead and Throw It UP!

Last night I gashed my foot open on a Lego.  Even though the playroom is in good condition and it was just an unlucky step, it reminded me just how important it is to keep a handle on kids’ rooms before they get a handle on YOU.

Kid clutter got you feeling a little claustrophobic? 

Try these 5 tips to tame the madness:

  1. Should it be kept? – Wrestling with what to keep for little Johnny’s posterity scrapbook (that you TOTALLY plan to start someday)? Here’s the rule of thumb: if it represents his or her era, usual style at this age, or a special event you can all remember together, it’s in the running.  Only if it can stand the test of time (likely with your modifications) and display nicely, should you keep it.  If it’s a pile of rose petals that are already looking smashed and attracting ants, ditch them.  Make a project of pressing some the next time, label, and laminate or preserve them in wax paper.
  2. Think: dual use –  In a playroom or bedroom, instead of a traditional kids’ table with legs and 4 chairs, consider installing an inexpensive shelf into a wall and tuck bean bags underneath it.  Kids can use the shelf for eating or crafts while sitting on the bean bags, or longterm book or trophy display. Bean bags are also great sleepovers, movie-watching, travel, and versatile storage when not in use.
  3. Throw it UP and tie it DOWN – Think vertical in kids’ rooms and get as much off the floor as possible.  Stuffed animals can be hung from the ceiling in mesh bags, stackable organizers can safely pile those light items such as sticker collections, feathers and puff ball craft supplies, and markers.  Remember to anchor shelves, organizers and anything that kids might climb with inexpensive hooks and anchors from the hardware store to prevent injury.  Creative thought into shifting from horizontal storage to vertical can give you back valuable square footage. Tie down cords for gaming modules, TV’s, laptops, and other modern toys create safety hazards and the illusion of a big mess even when there isn’t one.  Invest in inexpensive rip-ties, clips or bands to get the cords out of eyesight and out of tripping range. Lassoing in those wayward cords can yield lots of usable space you thought you lost.
  4. Repurpose – Did that favorite truck finally break?  In your sweeping spring clean up as you find broken parts that your nostalgic little one doesn’t want to purge, try making art from a few of the pieces that can be displayed.  Broken wheels, dollhouse pieces, and random red and green crafts leftover from the holidays can be creatively fit into a diorama to give to Grandma for Mother’s Day, or fit into a 3-D canvas painting for your family to enjoy for years to come.  Don’t forget that broken crayons can be stripped of their paper wrapping and melted down in silicon cupcake molds, and cooled to create fantastic rainbow-colored, shaped crayons.
  5. Lastly, but often as a last resort, donate it – Kids are often very attached to their special items.  But throw in a special twist and magically giving seems so fun.  Help them make a letter for the child that will receive their old toys.  If you have time, include a photo of your little one or a photo of the family. Have your child write as much of the letter as they can, or draw a picture.  Deliver the toys with your child and let them experience the closure and satisfaction of giving something they once loved.  It will build character and a lasting memory that giving is worthwhile and fun.
Happy spring cleaning!