This post isn’t about my children, or autism, “OK both are mentioned a tiny weeny bit!
Ok, so… I’m a mum who likes to get heard when it comes to autism, aspergers and special educational needs. I love blogging about the madness and sometime sheer randomness that is my life! Yes,… I’m a mum that blogs and although the term, “Mummy blogger” is something of a crap one… I love it all the same, blogging is therapy and I admit it, throwing my hands up in the air now… I love to write, something that used to resemble a pain in the butt. Then there is this extremely privileged role I’ve acquired… parenting these three amazing, beautiful children I have created (Ok, I didn’t create them all by myself, but with a little help from their daddy). But despite my love for my children, the task I embank on raising awareness for autism campaigns, while trying hard to contribute towards creating a recognisable change whether educational or otherwise, and of course my love of being amongst other great inspiring parent bloggers, I still need more! There is still so much left for me to do, I just require a push! Of course, there will always be things to challenge you within the areas just discussed but believe it or not, there are a number of other areas of interest I still want to try and pursue. Many parents of children with a disability no matter what it maybe, don’t want to talk about it when there is no need, they don’t want to build a career around it or expand on the knowledge learnt from the battles faced… I actually do, that hasn’t changed! However, as mentioned, I also want to put my hand at other things to.
There have been so many ideas, ambitions, “If you like” I often drift into a daze and think, “Yes, Of course I can do that, It will be a doodle” I’m not talking about anything in particular here! There have been many “Crazy ideas” this mum has acquired throughout the years, but this last year, there have been a few that just wont sit and rest at the back of my mind.
“Shut up Claire” I’m aware I’m rambling here (something else I’m good at) and I’m just as much aware that I’m making no sense whatsoever! OK, the point…. I do actually have some…. Well, it’s centred around this invite I received… I’m very excited as I have been invited as a guest blogger to the launch of the very first Business Mums Unite Conference, which will be hosted at the Albert Hall Conference centre Nottingham UK on the 19th, October 2011. Are you now laughing? I know I’m not a business mum, “A mum, yes… Business mum, No…” but as mentioned I’m writing about the event so I’m going to be there! Now this is important so listen up mums! ” This is an event bringing mum’s in business together to socialise, gain inspiration, share and encourage one another, however the event also targets all them mum’s like me, the ones with the ideas floating around in their heads but never acted upon. Here you can attend work shops, talk to those who have taken the leap, gain inspiration, network, and get a real feel for the possibilities surrounding you.
Now I look a fibber, as many would have clearly established by now that, “That’s a mum with a burning ambition” Yes, there is a specific route I’ve considered taking and it’s not that I’m not motivated girls! I just don’t know how to take the steps. It’s hard to explain without splashing my ideas all over the blog for the world to see! Lets just say… i don’t have a clue! I’m a pretty sleek networker (compliment to self) but this requires more, and what with the desire to study for my degree, I’m starting to think that I somehow consider myself to be something of a, “Wonder Woman” That or I’m going to make time stand still! “No, I don’t think so either!” So… Looks like I’m heading for the right event and how about some company?
So…. Here I am laying it out on the table, I want to build a successful career for that of myself and my family. I feel most privileged at the fact I’ve been considered good enough to report on the Ins and outs of the day both pre and post event. This for me is the opportunity to report and yes, take some notes for my own naughty gain… HA-HA-HA
All mothers, especially you fellow blogging mums (yes, you know who you are)! Who fancies Nottingham on the 19th October?
Here’s a sneaky peek at what to expect and some info for all you potential brands that should know a good opportunity when they see it (need I say more)!
The Fabulous Event Founder is the lovely: Charlotte Pearson, Twitter id: @scandc
(facebook & blog url can be found at the end of this post)
HIPP Organic, Trunki, MumpreneurUK
Emma Wilsher: Official photographer for the event : www.emmawilsher.co.uk
Keynote speaker: Elaine Hanzak
www.hanzak.com twitter: @elainehanzak
This inspirational mother & teacher wrote an inspiring book documenting her story about the extreme illness she suffered following the birth of her son. The book titled ‘Eyes without sparkle’ documents her journey through postnatal depression. She has since spoken at numerous events, appearing on national television
And is now a ‘prima mother and baby magazine consultant.’ Now that’s pretty inspirational!
Speaker: Naomi Timperley
twitter id for Baby Love Disco: @blduk twitter id for Naomi: @naomitimperley
Naomi is fabulous, Come on, Baby Loves Disco is Ace and this business woman from Manchester happens to be the UK director.
Naomi a survivor of the Dragons Den is now a very successful business woman in her own right, not only is she the director of the No1 day clubbing event for parents and their teeny boppers, but she also happens to be a very successful speaker, mentor, business adviser for SIFE at Salford University & a volunteer for Young Enterprise NW. If that just wasn’t enough already, she is also a social media trainer with Social media. YOU GO GIRL!
Oops… How can I forget! Naomi is also a mother of two!
I thought I didn’t have time for a business! There is no excuse is there!
Confirmed workshops (more to be announced )
Laura Morris: Learn the 3 R’s in customer service… Twitter id: @2businessmum
Debbie O’Connor: Social Media for beginners… Twitter id: @motivatingmum
Amanda Farren: Branding… Twitter id: @QwertyCowDesigns
Starfish Accounting: Small business accounting… Twitter id: @StarfishACC
Scentsy; Captain Tortue Group; Jacques Design Plus more…
Following Opportunities for Brands and Delegates
Delegate places: Including lunch and goodie bag £65
Trade stands: Including a delegate place and advertising package £150.00
Plus a huge range of Sponsorship opportunities
Contact Charlotte, founder of the event for more information via @scandc or via the official website where you will also find all the latest info on this truly fabulous event!