Thursday, September 16, 2010

Casting Call

Our friends over at the Discovery Channel Network, asked us to post this about an upcoming show on their new network.

Are you a career driven "workaholic" parent struggling to balance work and life?

Are you "married to your job" and your missing out on your family's milestones?

This original TV series is seeking a career driven "workaholic" parent that wants greater balance in their family life.

An alarming number of parents in the US feel overwhelmed with their demanding careers, leaving them insufficient time to spend with their family. If you're one of the many millions, now is your chance to explore a plan of gaining greater balance in your life and reconnecting with your family.

For this pilot, we are looking to identify a variety of different careers that demand long hours in an intense work environment. It is especially important for us to find families with very expressive and opinionated older children who have a strong reaction to their parents overwhelming responsibilities at work.

Candidates selected must be available for 5-7 days to be followed in their demanding work place and at home with their family.

To be considered, please email us with the information below:

1. Family Name: Name of parents, name of children and age of children and location of residence (must be in the greater Los Angeles area)

2. Occupation of parent with intense career and a description of their responsibilities at work.

3. Please include how this overwhelming career affects your family.

4. What areas of your life would benefit from greater balance? Relationships with family, physical health, reducing stress, organization, nutrition, etc?

*Please also send a recent picture of you and your family.
*Please also indicate how you found out about the opportunity

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's Back to School Time....

With summer coming to a close, and back-to-school in full swing, we wanted to send out an update on some really exciting news at Social Toddler.

On behalf of the entire team, we are very proud to announce that we have just launched our Online Event Center. Earlier in August we told you about our activity listings, which we had launched in a number of test cities. Based on your feedback, we've expanded this feature to include local children's and family-friendly events across the United States and parts of Canada. If you're looking for things to do with your children, you can now go to Social Toddler to look up events in your area. We've also updated our home page with a fresh new look, and easier navigation. You can click here to check it out.

In other news, we are happy to welcome another expert to our team. Corinne McDermott is our new Travel Expert. She runs a website called Have Baby Will Travel, and will be contributing tips, tricks, and product recommendations for parents that are traveling with their young children. You can take a look at her profile here.

Finally, as a special thank you to our members, we have arranged a one-time free webinar with parenting expert Amy McCready on "The Art of Consequences for Toddlers". During this hour, you will learn why toddlers really misbehave, the pitfalls of time outs, and how to establish fair and effective consequences. This webinar is on Wednesday, September 22, at 9pm EDT. You can sign up for free here.