RON HODGSON Presents: Mama Blogs

mama blogs
Mama Blogs…
finding your voice & inspiration to blog!

You’ve heard about it, maybe even started one! A BLOG! Blogging has quickly become the latest “it” thing to do. Moms use it to connect with other moms, share their photos and experiences with family members far away, as an outlet to be heard, or for many other reasons. Some blogs even generate revenue or free product! Imagine writing and earning an income… during nap time!

Inspiring you to start a blog or improve your existing blog, this event is led by four bloggers that are absolute experts in the field of blogging! From our local guru and media sensation TechMommy‘s Jennifer Banks and Alberta’s Best Mama Blogger City & Baby‘s Jenifer Schaefer, to National leaders like BlogWest’s Single Mom of Two Felicia Dewar, all the way to the internationally acclaimed Attack of the Redneck Mommy‘s, Tanis Miller.

Tanis Miller, the Redneck Mommy, kicks off the night with her story of how she went from writing as a form of “healing”, to appearing on CNN, speaking at the largest blogging conferences in North America, and generating a full time income from her blog.

Our panelists will cover their story on getting started, offer inspiration, and share tips for writing and starting a blog. The evening is sure to offer laughs, guidance, insider information and an all around amazing night out for moms!

Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC will also be on hand with some fabulous vehicles to check out! Let the red carpet lead you to the private cocktail reception sponsored by Ron Hodgson, Keylime Athletics, and Patient Man Productions! The evening tops off with the main event… an inspirational blogging session in the private Mondavi Room!

Wednesday, September 19th. 6-9pm.
Cocktails & Appetizers 6-7pm.
Blogging Session 7-9pm.
Century Grill- 3975 Calgary Trail

Ticket Sales:
Membership Perks Cardholders– Monday, August 13th at 9am. $40
General Public- Wednesday, August 15 at 9am. $45

Ticket includes: one wine/beer/cocktail/non-alcoholic beverage and scrumptious appetizers! Purchase your tickets here!

Event Sponsors:

Tanis Miller, Redneck Mommy

Tanis Miller is the award-winning author of the blog Attack of the Redneck Mommy, a humorous and insightful look at the joys of domestication in an undomesticated setting. Tanis’ work has been featured on CNN, CBC, CBC NewsNetwork, and in a variety of Canadian and American newspapers and magazines.

Attack of the Redneck Mommy has won three Bloggie awards as the Best Canadian Blog (2008, 2010, 2011) and is listed as one of the top 20 blogs in Facebook’s Network Blogs. Tanis also writes for Babble as well as being a contributing video blogger for Deca TV’s popular website, Momversation.

In her spare time, Tanis is on the board of directors for Violence Unsilenced and is a public speaker covering topics such as how to survive the death of a child as well as advocating for the rights of special needs children.

Tanis lives in rural Canada with her family, is a proficiency toilet bowl cleaner, cookie eater and laundry avoider. Follow Tanis on Twitter!

Jen Banks, TechMommy

Jennifer Banks is a mom to two daughters (4 and <1) and a self-proclaimed nerd (although she does prefer the term- Geek Chic). When she’s not working for an online marketing firm you can find her blogging about technology and parenting on or on Twitter or LinkedIn. She started Make Jen’s Day as a way to thank the people who have helped her in the past including friends, family, teachers and strangers. She firmly believes that kindness creates ripples and you never know just how much impact they will have.

Felicia Dewar, Single Mom of Two

Felicia Dewar is a self-described blogger, entrepreneur and marketer. Having worked in marketing and sponsorship for many years, social media became a natural extension of her skill set. Having blogged for such organizations as Today’s Parent, The Yummy Mummy Club, Barbie, Kinder Surprise, Canadian Beef and Wal-Mart, Felicia is also the founder and organizer of the Western Canadian blogging conference – BlogWest. A single mother of two precocious boys, she authors, chronicling her journey through custody battles, single parent challenges and the story of a very tight-knit family. Follow Felicia on Twitter!

Jenifer Schaefer, City & Baby

Jenifer is a mother of two little ones with the uncompromising need to get out of the house, meet new people and have fun. She approaches each day as an adventure and loves sharing. This zest for life has cumulated into where she celebrates Edmonton’s unique events, baby-friendly businesses and product must-haves from a mommy point of view. When not wearing the ‘mommy-hat’ you’ll find Jenifer holding a latte while working as a Marketing Manager at the AMA and providing marketing consultation to local businesses. Follow Jenifer on Twitter at @cityandbaby or @jeniferschaefer.

Join us September 19th for “Mama Blogs”!

~ Kerri & Josline

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