The holidays are such a mixed blessing…there’s all the family time, good food, honoring old traditions and making new ones. And then there’s all the preparations and stress. If you’re like us, by the middle of the month you’re ready to pull your hair out…and the idea of egg nog seems more tempting than ever. Fear not for behold, we have a solution! Spend an hour with us on December 18th at 1:00 pm ET to attend our last-minute holiday help webinar:
This moderated panel discussion, hosted by Susan Wenner-Jackson, founder of the popular blog Working Moms Against Guilt, will explore ways to help you pull off the holidays brilliantly, while maintaining your sanity! Get great advice and last-minute tips from renowned cooking, decorating, entertaining and home-making experts to help make this holiday season smoother and more enjoyable, with less stress. So grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea, close the door to your office, put on your phone head set, and get some great advice to help you hold it together while holding forth through the holidays! Here’s an idea of what you’ll learn during this lunch-hour webinar.
Cleaning & House Prep Tips for Entertaining: Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate for Maid Brigade, shares healthy and affordable cleaning, organizing and decorating.
Festive Food: Kerry Dunnington, Culinary Consultant, Caterer, Food Author gives us tips and exciting ideas for holiday dining.
Balancing It All: Liz O’donnell, Work/Life Balance expert, Author, Blogger and Huffington Post Writer helps us enjoy merriment not meltdowns.
Organizing Holiday Gear: Sarah Buckwalter, Certified Professional Organizer and Founder of Organizing Boston and Organizing U, tells us how to tame our string lights, curly ribbon, wrapping tissue and more.
So don’t let your guest lists, grocery lists, and general To Do lists get the better of you this holiday season. Mark your calendar and relax knowing help is on the way!
Kerry Dunnington: Food & Entertaining
Kerry Dunnington is a culinary consultant and caterer, specializing in healthy eating and entertaining. In addition to Tasting the Seasons and her earlier book, This Book Cooks, she has written for regional and national magazines and newspapers including the Examiner newspapers, Smart Woman, baltimore eats, and the Urbanite.
Kerry frequently does health-oriented cooking presentations on sustainability for Slow Food, Whole Foods Market and Bon Appétit Management Company for Johns Hopkins University students and faculty.
A life-long eco-stylist and food enthusiast, Kerry serves on the Chef's Council and the Board of the American Institute of Wine and Food and is founder of Slow Food Baltimore's "Eat in Season Challenge." Kerry writes a monthly column, What’s In Season for Slow Food Baltimore. In addition to endorsing and encouraging sustainable practices, Kerry enthusiastically shares the benefits of bioregional living.
She lives with her husband (and official taste-tester), Nick, and their Norwich terrier, Caramel, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Marie Stegner: Easy Holiday Cleaning
Marie Stegner is a Long Island mother of three and the consumer health advocate and blogger for Maid Brigade — a green cleaning franchise with more than 400 locations in North America. A nationally recognized healthy living and green cleaning expert, Marie also serves as the co-host of Clean Green Talk on I Heart Radio.
Her mission is to help consumers understand how harsh chemicals and unhealthy practices can negatively affect them and their family, with the hope that they will make informed decisions and pursue a more healthy and green lifestyle.
Liz O’Donnell: Juggling It All
Liz O’Donnell is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. She is also the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes and a Best of the Net by Working Mother and of Working Daughter, a new site for women caregivers. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
A long-time PR practitioner, Liz is a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Double Forte, an independent public relations and marketing services firm, where she runs the East Coast operations and leads the digital/social media practice.
Outside of work, Liz is a member of her town’s Finance and Warrant Committee, and co-founder of a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women’s involvement in local politics. She is also the co-founder of SheStarts, a networking group for women founders and investors in Boston.
Sarah Buckwalter: Organizing during the Holidays
Sarah Buckwalter has been a Professional Organizer for more than 15 years. In 2000, she founded Organizing Boston, which has grown into the largest professional organizing business in New England and was the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.
Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, "Hoarding: Buried Alive" on TLC.
With a desire to share her knowledge and expertise, Sarah developed Organizing U, an online organizing education and training platform. Organizing U offers on-demand courses and coaching programs to help Professional Organizers and small business owners realize their dreams of success.
Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended the Université de Rouen in France. She is a Certified Professional Organizer®, a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Massachusetts and Delaware Ambassador for NAPO, a member of The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has served as the Directory of Technology on the Board of Directors for NAPO-New England and NAPO-Colorado.
Susan Wenner Jackson: Moderator/Pinterest Expert
Susan Wenner Jackson is a working mom of two kids (5 and 8) and wife to a consumer tech journalist and photographer, Jerry Jackson. They live in West Chester, Ohio, where Susan grew up.
Susan is the VP of content partnerships for Ahalogy, a content marketing startup company focused on delivering results from Pinterest. She heads up the Ahalogy Content Network, a partnership with the web’s top bloggers, writers, photographers and designers creating amazing content.
Susan cofounded the blog Working Moms Against Guilt and is a regular contributor to iBlog Magazine.
She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Miami University. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, PR professional, copywriter and social media consultant.
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