Quite a bit back I was invited to write a short chapter/essay in a book on Internet Moms. I haven’t mentioned it much because I was pretty sure after the editor got a hold of my work her eyeballs would fall out.
My chapter was based on “Did social networking killing the mother?” It’s now hot off the press and available for purchase! Along side well known internet moms like Meghan Calhoun from TwitterMoms, White Trash Mom, and Silicon Valley Moms, you will find little old me.
Shocking, I know.
If you live in L.A. there will be a book event you can attend. I would love for you to take pictures and toss them over to MomDot for me! There is no way I can get out to California for it in October. (shh, don’t tell, but I am trying to plan a trip to Disney World)
“The Internet Mommy: Inspiring Interviews and Stories from Mothers Who Work and Play Online” Hits Book Shelves Today
Founder of “Go-To-Mom TV” Pens her latest Book to Inspire Online Moms around the World
Los Angeles — October 1, 2009 — Kimberley Clayton Blaine, also known as the Go-To Mom, announces the release of her new book: “The Internet Mommy: Inspiring Interviews and Stories from Mothers Who Work and Play Online.” The popular parenting expert-turned-author is exploring how social networks influence the way online moms make money, view life, find friends and raise kids in today’s digital world.
Blaine’s book features essays from more than 40 hip and well-known mom bloggers from around the country, which she refers to as her “circle of moms” she found through social networking and blogging. Blaine is a long-time producer of online content that examines women and family issues, and has built her support-base of mom-bloggers on Twitter, Facebook, Google alerts, and while simply being loyal readers of their blogs. Blaine hopes her personal “circle of moms” will inspire other online moms to build a support-system that allows them to identify opportunities and thrive online.
“Consider this book ‘mommy power unleashed,’” said Blaine. “The Internet has created a giant playground for moms to create a staggering array of businesses, including products and services that real moms need and desire. If this book can inspire one woman to take the plunge and support their livelihood online, then it’s a victory.”
About “The Internet Mommy”
The blogging moms contributing content to the book range from tech-savvy to irreverent to spiritual. Regardless, all of the bloggers have a point of view and words of wisdom to share. The wide-ranging content comes from A-list sites including TwitterMoms.com, a savvy social networking site for moms; I’m Not Obsessed, a popular celebrity mom blog; TechMamas, a technology blog with a parenting slant; and White Trash Mom, the mom who is on a crusade against perfection. According to the author, “there is a long list of truly clever ideas from truly clever women.”
The Internet Mommy is $12.95 and can be found at amazon.com
About the Author
Kimberley Clayton Blaine is a licensed child therapist, and national parenting expert who specializes in working with children ages newborn to six years old. Blaine is the founder of the Web show at www.TheGoToMom.TV and is the executive producer of the newly released mom blogger web series called www.AByteOutofLife.com. She also teaches Early Childhood Brain Development UCLA Extension Education Department. She is currently the Social Marketing Director for a Los Angeles-based Early Childhood Mental Health Campaign funded by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.[/private]