Did you join Mommy Perks for our first twitter party, honoring Womentorz? Well…it’s now time for our SECOND party!
Running twitter parties is not my expertise, however, the last party went quite well (if I do say so myself) so I thought I’d try my hand at another one. This time, I reached out to the Annetoon folks and asked if they’d be interested in partnering with Mommy Perks. They quickly agreed and here we are!
Why an Anne Party?
I grew up in a family of four girls. I don’t have any brothers. My parents were wonderful about allowing each of their girls to be who they wanted to be. One sister enjoyed the fashion and dress-up world, one sister wanted to be a star on Broadway, one sister wanted to be the CEO of a large corporation and me…well, I wanted to be Anne.
I wanted to write, be published, be outspoken and opinionated. I wanted others to hear my voice and feel valued and heard. I wanted to love life and embrace every minute. I wanted to adore my family and be loyal to my friends. I wanted to see every opportunity before me as a chance to use my wits and charm.
In turn, I was also quite dramatic – just like Anne 🙂
My dreams have all come true, many thanks to my husband – who saw in me the very things I wanted to see in myself – and encouraged me to write and start my businesses and believe that I could do all of those things…even while being a mother!
And I have.
That’s what this party is for me. A chance to express to other women and mothers: you can do it! You can be smart, wise, loving, strong and caring. You can be everything you want to be without compromising your integrity, ethics or values. You can see yourself as valuable and capable of dreaming big dreams…even with kids under foot!
Another piece of the Anne story, for me, speaks loudly of human potential. Anne was an unwanted child – orphaned and unwanted by her first adoptive mother. She soon found love and acceptance through Marilla and Matthew, who saw in her human value and full potential. When someone comes along and places value on an ‘unwanted’ person and views them as ‘wanted’ (and treats them as such), great things are bound to happen.
Mothers can see themselves in this way and so can their daughters! Our children are our legacy and they are irreplaceable pieces in the puzzles of our lives. At the same time (if wanted), we can own a business, run a business, network with others, market, make friends, share, engage, impart our wisdom and honor strong moms everywhere with our stories of success.
With that, I invite you to join this party. Be prepared to share your story, talk about your business or family, chat about your children or answer questions about motherhood and working. Whatever your story, you’ll be invited to share it.
I will also ask questions (for prize wins) about the Anne of Green Gables series, movie scenes, Annetoon and more. If you haven’t already watched the series, I encourage you to do so, prior to the party! 😉
Twitter Party Details:
- Date: June 16
- Time: 9pm ET
- Duration: 2 hours
- Hashtag: #annetoon
- Sponsors: Mommy Perks and Sullivan Entertainment (AnneToon)
More about Annetoon (now on PBS):
We are associated with Sullivan Entertainment – the company that produced and now distributes the Anne of Green Gables live action series and also the animated series. Our main websites are: www.anneofgreengables.com and www.annetoon.com.
- Anne of Green Gables: The Complete 4-Part Collection
- Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Trilogy + Educational Poster and Lesson Plans
- Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series CD
- Anne Shirely – Avonlea Fragrance
- Road to Avonlea Season 1 Widescreen Restoration
- $10 Gift certificate from ShopatSullivan.com
- $25 Gift Certificate from ShopatSullivan.com
- Pigtail Pals t-shirt (winner’s choice)
- $20 Gift Certificate from MommyPerks.com (support a mompreneur!)
- Anne of Green Gables Treasury book from Ingleside Impressions (SIX winners)
- Ficklets (eye wear jewelry for kids or adults): 3 pairs
We’ll have a sign-up list for the party soon. I hope you’ll join us!