Showing posts with label live chat details. Show all posts
Showing posts with label live chat details. Show all posts

Jan 3, 2012

Introducing Loren Buckner, LCSW

Introducing Loren Buckner, LCSW
Loren began her career as a substance abuse counselor in Waitsfield, Vermont. In 1980, she and her husband moved to Barcelona, Spain, where they taught English for two years. From Spain, they moved to Tampa, Florida, where Loren worked in community mental health for many years. She is currently in private practice as a psychotherapist. Loren has spoken to parents locally, nationally, and internationally about the emotional challenges of raising children. Her book ParentWise offers parents professional counsel in the privacy of their own homes and is a valuable resource for parents to return to again and again.

Join Carol & Stacy for a live chat with Loren Buckner January 10th in their BlogFrog Parenting Community.
9 PM Eastern ~ 8 Central ~ 7 Mountain ~ 6 Pacific

~ Prizes ~

Did you miss Loren's guest articles on ICP? No problem, here they are.

Here's more praise for ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges Of Family Life And How To Deal With Them
Debra Blackburn, Step-parent. "Even if you're not a parent, you'll appreciate all you discover between the pages of this book. If you want to better understand yourself and your relationships with others, read this book!"
Cara MacMillan, Ecologist and Expectant Mother. "I love it already! I think that it is important for me to read this book, as I identify with the "conscientious parent" to-be, who also avoids some negative feelings."
Jeannie Cucher, Ph.D. Student and Mother. "It gave me hope, confirmed some of my beliefs, made me wonder about some others. I felt myself breathing in her definition of unconditional love, and wanting to retain her formulation in my mind."

Nov 14, 2011

Carol and Stacy Interview Howard Binkow: Author of the Howard B. Wigglebottom children's books.

1. Did you always know you wanted to be a children's writer, or did it come to you later on in life?
It came to me later on in life. I first realized the importance of being a good listener when I was sixty years old.   Practicing what I learned dramatically improved the quality of my life and finances. I decided to write Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, a picture book to help introduce the subject of listening in our public schools.

2. How many children's books have you written?
So far there are eleven books in the Howard B. Wigglebottom series.

3. How did you come up with Howard B Wigglebottom the character?
One of our illustrators came up with a bunny character named Harold B. Wigglebottom. My family insisted the first name be Howard.

4. How long does it take you to write a book? Our team created as many as three books in a year.

5. How did you find your illustrator?  We work with a team of illustrators that we find by word-of-mouth.

6. Do you have a literary agent? Did you use traditional publishing or self-publishing? We are self-published. The only literary agent we have is for foreign rights.

7. Any suggestions for new picture book authors trying to get their books notices?  Create books that are unique, then be patient and persistent.

8. Have you incorporated social media into your book campaigns? 
Yes, we are active on Twitter and Facebook
Have you heard of virtual book tours? I have but we are not currently doing any.

9. Do you have any children of your own, if so how have they responded to your children's books? I have four beautiful children and in laws and ten grandchildren.  From time to time, one of my children will remind me to re-read Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen.

10. What is the collective message of all your books? What would you like children to gain from reading your books?
The intention of our Howard B. Wigglebottom books is to enable young children to be better listeners, learn important life lessons and feel good about themselves.

11. What would you like our audience to know about you that they don't already know?

Our books are a team effort. I am only one of the writers.

12. Are your books available on Kindle and Ereaders? There are four Howard B. Wigglebottom as Iphone Ipad apps. We plan on being on Ereaders in 2012.

13. Share with our audience what they will find on your website.
On, we have lots of free parenting/educator resources:
There are animated versions of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books
Lessons and posters from the books
Songs which compliment the books
Non- violent games
A page where children can write and color their own books.
For those who prefer hard cover books, we offer them at a 50-60% discount.

14. Did you write all the songs yourself?
The songs were written by Reverend Ana Rowe and several very talented musicians.

Interview By: Stacy Toten and Carol Lawrence

Join us for a live author interactive typed chat with Howard Binkow in our BlogFrog parenting Community Tuesday November 15th, 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific.

Oct 18, 2011


Live All-Star Author Chat ~Tonight Tuesday ~ October 18th   9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific

Guess who's coming back to chat with you?
We've invited all our past authors to come back for an all star live chat together. This is going to be a lot of fun!
Past authors include:
*Jeff Brown ~ Soulshaping
*Cathy Cassani Adams ~ The Self-Aware Parent One and Two
*Yvonne Perry ~ Who's Stuff Is This and The Sid Series
* Annie Burnside ~ Soul To Soul Parenting
* Dr. Shefali Tsabary ~ The Conscious Parent
* Caron Goode ~ Kids Who See Ghosts 
* Alexandra Folz ~ Indigo's Bracelet
* Odysseus ~ Papa's Tribal Cafe A Single Parent's Guide To Nurturing Rainbow Warriors
* Gina Otto ~ Cassandra's Angel
* Dr. Nadine ~ Naturalpath and Nutrition Coach, Creator of    The Super Cool Soul Food Card Deck App For Your Ipad or    IPhone. 
Where? Click HERE! 
Create a quick profile and sign in with your Facebook account.
Sponsors and prizes! 
Grace from will be giving away a special handmade gift.
Bill King, Author and Genius behind I Don't Stink!  "Negative thoughts stink" 
will be giving away a fantastic package of positive gifts, great for your whole family.

Oct 13, 2011

Cathy Cassani Adams Wants You To Know.....

Hi Carol and Stacy I'm looking forward to the all star chat!

Here are some things I am up to:
I am thoroughly enjoying my writing for Chicago Parent Magazine and blog column (The Self-Aware Parent).  I am offering “Conscious Parents discussion groups” in people’s homes….just gather your mom friends, share some food, have some wine, and let’s talk parenting!  It gives moms the opportunity to dig a little deeper into themselves and their parenting.  

Todd and I also offer couples discussion groups…it’s always nice to have the male perspective, too!  

I teach in the Sociology Department at Dominican University (in the fall I teach Sociology of the Family, in the spring I teach Intro to Social Work).  I teach the students about the importance of self care (for them, and for their future clients), emotions, and connection to self – my hope is that the students will choose a profession to offer support and encouragement to those in need and simultaneously take care of themselves so they don’t burn out. I also love doing Zen Parenting Radio with my husband -  it brings us great joy and

Oct 12, 2011

Thanks Bill King For Sponsoring Our All Star Chat!

Join in on our October 18th All-Star Live Chat and win!

All our past guest authors have been invited back for an all star evening. Join in on the fun and see what they've all been up to lately. Ask your writing or parenting questions.

Where? Right Here. Create a quick profile and join in live chat. Click the link, bookmark the page and put an alarm on your phone, computer or ipad or better yet, tape a reminder note to your computer. You don't want to miss this fun filled live chat.

Return here at 9 PM Eastern Time, 8 Central and follow the instructions to join in live chat.
Join in on the fun and receive this super cool positive gift from Bill King ~ Master mind behind I Don't Stink ~ For The Young And The Young At Heart

Visit I Don't Stink to teach your children all about positive thinking and register to use your very own kindness meter to log your families acts of kindness.

Everyone who joins in our live chat will win:

Screensavers: Download Bill's four incredible screensavers and start choosing to stay positive in your thinking today.  Each image in the screensaver contains a positive affirmation to help you achieve maximum results.  Also included is a Affirmations PDF to help you get your day started off right.  - The images are of sunsets, travels, nature and positive images I personally have taken while on several vacations and cruises.  The 4 screensavers are: Sunsets, Positive Thinking, Abundance, and Oneness.
7 Days to Inner Peace: A workbook designed for young adults ages 15 & up as a way to give them specific guidance on how to become aware and change their life. It include building blocks of Positivity, Forgiveness, Abundance, Gratitude, Balance, etc.
Adolescent's building block book: Daily workbook designed for the child and the parent to do together. It contains 21 building blocks or daily exercises along with additional material.

Sep 27, 2011

Live Chat With Cathy Cassani Adams Tonight 9/27

Tonight's the night! 
Join us as we welcome Cathy Cassani Adams to The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show.

What Intentional Conscious Parenting means to Cathy Cassani Adams.

"It means we need to become whole people so we can raise whole people.  We need to take care of ourselves, love ourselves, heal ourselves, and then live our lives based in love, not fear.  It means looking at our children as separate human beings on their own journey and knowing that our role is to support them on their path.  It means helping our children discover their own inner sense of safety about who they are and why they are here so they always know their worth regardless of circumstance." ~ Cathy 

Live online typed chat tonight Tuesday September 27th, 9PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain and 6 Pacific. Everyone is welcome to attend our free online event.  

Cathy Cassani Adams will join us to talk about her second book, The Self Aware Parent-Two 23 More Lessons For Growing With Your Children.

Join our live chat by clicking here. Create a quick profile and join in on the chat. Chat begins at 7 PM Mountain.

Sponsors and prizes:
Grace from Blessed Elements has hand crocheted a special bookmark for a lucky winner. 
M.A.S.S. 101 Man Approaching Simple Soulutions by Ed and Stacy Toten
The Self-Aware Parent Two By Cathy Cassani Adams
A special children's book by Howard B Wigglebottom 

Sep 26, 2011

Live chat with Cathy Cassani Adams

Look Who's Back!
Cathy Cassani Adams will be here to join Carol and Stacy on The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show tomorrow Tuesday September 27th. Join us for a live interactive free online chat!

Cathy will be sharing her insights and tips on conscious parenting, telling us all about her new book The Self-Aware Parent Two 23 More Lessons For Growing With Your Children and answering all your questions.

Where? In our ICP Blogfrog Community Click Here
When? Tuesday September 27th 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain and 6 Pacific

Tip: Click the link above sign in and create a quick profile on The Blogfrog. This will make joining the live chat really easy. This also allows other people to connect with your blog or website.

Sponsors and prizes:
Grace from Blessed Elements has hand crocheted a special bookmark for a lucky winner. 
M.A.S.S. 101 Man Approaching Simple Soulutions by Ed and Stacy Toten
The Self-Aware Parent Two By Cathy Cassani Adams
A special children's book by Howard B Wigglebottom 

Connect with Cathy:
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"The Self-Aware Parent Two provides the right mix of soothing reassurance and priceless information to make it a must-buy for every parent." Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent

Sep 8, 2011

Live chats coming up with Dr. Nadine and Cathy Cassani Adams!

Here's who's coming up on The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show. 
Everyone is welcome to join in and ask your questions. These are free online interactive live events.

All live chats take place here on our Intentional Conscious Parenting Blog
9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain and 6 Pacific. ~Prizes~

We want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to Grace from 
Grace has sponsored every single live chat we've hosted. She's always working hard to create something really artistic to give away to a lucky chat participant. 
If you would like to sponsor a live chat please email Carol for details at

Sep. 13th Dr Nadine ~ Eating Consciously

Join us and feel free to ask Dr. Nadine your nutrition and health questions. Are you raising a child that is noticeably irritated by certain foods? Do you find it hard to cook nutritiously? Need inspiration to loose unwanted weight? Bring your questions and join in on the fun.

An Ambassador for Health and Wellness, Dr Nadine serves first and foremost as a Naturopath and Holistic Nutrition Specialist. The philosophy she shares with her clients and readers is: NUTRITION IS THE KEY!!! that opens the gateway to your overall Health and Well-being!
Dr Nadine provides knowledge; making it possible to take greater personal responsibility and ownership of your overall health and well-being. Making new eating and lifestyle choices along the way will allow improvement in quality of life and allows for greater self-awareness, self-discovery, internal balance and self-healing.
A Cancer survivor, author, Licensed Minister, Intuitive and public speaker, Dr Nadinebrings over 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a nationally qualified Natural Bodybuilder and a coach for all levels and genre of people.
She is the creator of SOUL Food deck one by NADINE, N.D., C.N.S,
A Powerful Tool designed to Motivate, Inspire, Uplift and EMPOWER You as you FOCUS on your Diet, Fitness and Life Goals. Available NOW in iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch device.

Need help now? Contact Dr. Nadine
SOUL Food in the iTunes store:
SOUL Food Fan Page:
Twitter: @DrNadine111
Nadine's Blog:

Sponsors And Prizes!
Stacy and Ed Toten will be giving away an autographed copy of their book, M.A.S.S. 101 Man Approaching Simple Soulutions and a Free Thinking T-Shirt
Grace from has a special gift planned for a lucky chat winner
A lucky winner will receive the Women Who Do To Much Motivational Card Deck

Sep. 27th Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach, Speaker and Yoga teacher returns to join us for an intimate chat about her second book.

The Self Aware Parent Two: 23 More Lessons For Growing With Your Child.

Check out Cathy's Blog at

Keep an eye out for our review.

Sponsors and Prizes.
Stacy and Ed Toten will be donating an autographed copy of their book, M.A.S.S. 101 Mann Approaching Simple Soulutions and a Free Thinking T-shirt.
Cathy Adams ~ The Self Aware Parent Two
Grace from will be donating a special prize for a lucky chat participant.

All our live chats take place right here on our blog in our Intentional Parenting Blogfrog community. Be sure to sign up ahead of time for a smooth transition at chat time.
(If your a blogger or you have a website this is a great way to advertise your site by putting information about yourself on your profile)
Contact Carol If you have any questions intunedparenting