2010 Speakers – G to L

Becky Beaupre Gillespie


Becky Beaupre Gillespie is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of an upcoming book on working motherhood, Good Enough Is the New Perfect. Becky, who has written for the Chicago Sun-Times, The Detroit News, USA Today, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle and the Miami Herald, is also the mother of two girls. Together with Hollee Schwartz Temple, Becky writes the work/life balance column for the ABA Journal, the magazine read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers, and runs a blog on working motherhood, http://BeckyandHollee.com.

Their book, to be released in spring 2011 by Harlequin Nonfiction, includes interviews with more than 100 successful women and exclusive data from a study of more than 900 working mothers across the country. In 2001, while on staff at the Sun-Times, Becky co-wrote a groundbreaking and award-winning investigative series on “failing teachers” that led to statewide reforms in teacher testing and a crackdown on teacher quality in the Chicago Public Schools. The three-day series, which began one week after the birth of her first child, gave Becky her first experience at balancing motherhood and career.

Her latest blog posts:

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Molly Gold


Molly Gold is the president and founder of GO MOM!® Inc, the every Mom brand, offering useful scheduling and organizing solutions through innovate products and services.  Molly has been active in the Mom Market for 10 years as an innovative product maker and nationally recognized Family Time Management and Home Organization Expert. You can find Molly active online at GO MOM!® Inc.’s internet property, www.GOMOMINC.com where she connects weekly through her “More Than a Planner” video blog supporting our platform Schedule. Organize. Grow.®   The site features the DIY GO MOM!® EPlanner as well as Molly’s first EBook, GO MOM!® Boot Camp, available summer 2010.

You can find Molly active in the Social Media Mom Community as a Mom Vlogger and Blogger on a national and local level.  Launching GO MOM!® Live in July, 2010 on www.MomTV.com, she has been a speaker and attendee at numerous Mom Blogger events and  has had many successful Brand Spokesperson relationships.

Molly currently authors a bi-monthly column in Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine, Get Organized with Molly Gold, and has been blessed to be featured in numerous print magazines.

Her latest blog posts:

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Amanda Henson


Amanda Henson is the owner of High Impact Mom and High Impact Media, Community Manager of Parentella, and Contributing Editor at Type-A Mom. She also holds the title of head nurse, taxi driver, cheerleader, and MOM. When she’s not busy building her social media empire you can find her on Twitter, @HighImpactMom and @Parentella, or with her nose stuck in Pride & Prejudice.

Her latest blog posts:

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Jenny Ingram


Jenny is a stay-at-home mom of 3… two daughters (5 and 8) and an 11 year old son… all of whom have been given the *delightful* gift of gab. She is married to Paul, a creative-type… who also has been given the *delightful* gift of gab.

In fact, while in the middle of writing this, Jenny’s creative, handsome husband wouldn’t stop talking and, and, and…. no wonder Jenny’s tagline is “I digress…”

Jenny has been keeping her humble home at Jenny On The Spot since 2004. She can’t stand her early posts, but values them, for they clearly show how far she has come in writing, humor, perspective, and motherhood. And for her, perspective and humor have been key to her survival in her motherhood journey.

Jenny has a passion for funny stuffs and a passion for moms. And also coffee. And glitter. And dancing… She does the usual “mom stuff” in addition to being the Social Butterfly for Mindbloom.com, contributing as Just for Mom editor at Type-A Mom, writing for one of the “cute” blogs with the Cheezeburger network — babiesmakingfaces.com… and then there’s vlogging… managing her alter-ego… Oh, and coffee… LOTS of coffee.

Her latest blog posts:

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Jennifer James


Jennifer James is the founder of the Mom Bloggers Club, one of the largest social networks for mom bloggers at 10,000 registered members, as well as the founder of other niche social networks for moms from gamer moms to moms who vlog. The Mom Bloggers Club has been featured on CNN.com, BrandWeek, NPR, and was included in Nielsen Online’s Spring 2009 Power Moms 50 List.

Jennifer has been creating niche sites for moms since 2003, started blogging in 2004, and entered the world of social networking in 2007. She now serves as a new media strategist to individuals, small companies and large brands.

Her latest blog posts:

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James Jarman


James Jarman has 5 years of experience working with bloggers and moms in social media. Before working at Avery, James ran a children’s clothing business with his wife, where he first began engaging with bloggers such as Design Mom. James has been a key part of Avery’s social media efforts in particular engaging with bloggers, and also creating an advisory panel for Avery made up of bloggers and other social media influencers. Outside of work James spends time with his wife and 4 kids all under the age of 8.

Megan Jordan


Megan Jordan operates her social media vehicles in low gear.  She updates her personal blog, Velveteen Mind, whenever she damn well pleases.  Her literary magazine, Blog Nosh Magazine, is fat and happy without any flashy gimmicks or controversies to leave you buggered. And it’s working.

Her balance and perspective make her a sought-after voice in the parenting community, at top social media conferences, and for influential consulting projects.  Megan Jordan’s approach to integrated marketing in social media has generated solid case studies that are modeled almost immediately.  She implores the mom blogging community to stop complaining about monetization practices and jealousy-fueled competition and instead to “own it” and make their own opportunities on their terms.  But you won’t see her fussing about it, as “low gear” happily doesn’t provide that option.

Writing from Gulfport, Mississippi, Megan infuses her writing with depth as rich as mud in the bayou and humor bold as blackened shrimp.  Her family walked away from Hurricane Katrina with a bare slab of concrete and now stand watch at the water’s edge as the oil rolls in to their Gulf Coast, cool glasses of sweet tea raised in celebration of their coastal culture.  Velveteen Mind’s tagline is “Relish the Velveteen.  Revel in the Threadbare.” and that she does, warmly inviting you to join her in the space where stories blur the lines between us.

Her latest blog posts:

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Cecily Kellogg


Cecily Kellogg discovered blogs totally by accident in 2003. She immediately dumped her passion for poetry and found her true writing voice at last when she launched her blog called “And I Wasted All That Birth Control” chronicling her struggles with infertility in March of 2004. After a significant roller coaster of drama, in June of 2006 her daughter Tori was born. After six months of parenting, Cecily changed her blog title to “Uppercase Woman,” a title created by her husband but voted for by her readers. She doesn’t really consider herself a mommy blogger, but everyone else does. She considers herself a memoir blogger, or perhaps a memoir-in-process blogger. Cecily blogs about life, politics, being sober and her unusual spirituality, among other less interesting things. She also swears constantly, has no intention of stopping, and is looking forward to many parent/teacher conferences as a result.

Her latest blog posts:

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Heather King


Since 2007, Heather King has been writing at The Extraordinary Ordinary, which she is honored to say was the 2010 winner of the BlogLuxe Award, “Blog You’ve Learned the Most From.” Heather lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and two small boys.

In January of this year, Heather openly admitted (via her blog) that she was struggling with an addiction to alcohol and had decided to quit drinking. She is humbled daily by the outpouring of support from her readers. She is now connected to sisters in her sober shoes as a result of sharing her truth online.

A literary agent discovered Heather through her blog. She recently signed with this talented and reputable agent to write her first book, one she will be co-authoring with Maggie Dammit, her sober sister and friend.

Her latest blog posts:

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Tara Kuczykowski


Tara Kuczykowski is a married mom of three boys and two girls, ages 2 to 8 years, living in Columbus, OH. As a former career-oriented professional turned stay-at-home mom, reconciling champagne tastes with a tap-water budget was a challenge, especially with a large family. By learning how to cut costs on her family’s basic needs, she has found the key to having more disposable income for the things in life that make it worth living.

Tara is introducing the basics of couponing to a new generation of coupon clippers through her money-saving blog, Deal Seeking Mom, teaching readers across the U.S. how to stretch their budgets in order to make room for occasional splurges. Living the good life while spending less is possible with just a little effort.

Her latest blog posts:

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Wendy Lou


Wendy Lou of Creative Imp Works is a graphic designer and a social media consultant. She has lead several public and private social media workshops and has worked on several successful social media campaigns including Twestival Asheville 2009 + 2010 and TEDxAsheville 2009. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, she discovered the beauty of the Blue Ridge and now lives in Asheville with her daughter Jae and their fluffy companions Fagan and Boogie D.

Her latest blog posts:

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Dulcita Love


Dulcita Love lives in Asheville, NC and consults with a wide-range of companies on getting more business through the Internet. Time Magazine recognized Asheville International Children’s Film Festival as a result of her social media strategies. With a background in hi-tech start-up and project engineering with an engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, she brings both an analytical and creative edge to social networking.

Her latest blog posts:

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