Chicago-area MomImpact members are invited to the premiere of Dot & Ziggy, Chicago’s first Baby and Toddler Theatre production!
A tradition in Europe and Australia, this type of interactive theater for children as 6 months to 4 years is just taking hold in the US. In keeping with their goal to make theatre accessible to Chicago youth and their families, Chicago Children’s Theatre is pleased to present this co-production with Seattle Children’s Theatre.
In this engaging story about a ladybug and a skunk, two very different creatures realize they actually have quite a bit in common. Young audience members and their parents are encouraged to sit together on the floor while two actors, a musician and puppets lead the audience on a stimulating interactive journey exploring color, size and distance. And of course, given the nature of the audience, sitting is optional.
After the show, parents and tots are welcome to stay for story time, which boasts a delightful oversized book that reinforces the Dot & Ziggy experience.
Join us at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood
Friday, May 13 at 10:00 or Noon
Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 or Noon
Click to complete the form and reserve your free spots for up to four members of your family! You’ll also receive a special blogger swag bag filled with freebies from Lifeway Kefir, Candlewick Press, Plum Organics, OXO Tot, Ruckus Mobile Media and more!
Tickets to Dot & Ziggy are normally $16 weekdays; $18 weekends.
If you can’t make it to the blogger events, be sure to use these discount codes for your tickets (and feel free to share these with your friends and readers)
Founded in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre already has valuable experience reaching out to a different yet similarly under-served youth audience – children on the autism spectrum – through the creation and continued success of its Red Kite Project. Much like Red Kite,Dot & Ziggy reinvents the use of non-traditional theatrical techniques to create a fully immersive storytelling experience for a brand new audience – babies and toddlers.
As we near the end of 2010, it’s clear that there are great opportunities ahead for mombloggers, but if you want to make money from blogging, you’ve got to do more than simply write great content. With this in mind, I want to help MomImpact’s members reach new heights in the coming year.
I want you all to think (or shout!) in 2011,
“This is the year of my blogging career!”
So we’re kicking off a professional development series. I want you to think big as we look ahead to the new year.
I’m thrilled to be hosting a webinar on how to develop a winning speaker proposal with Blog World Expo Founder, Rick Calvert, and Deb Ng, BWE Conference Director
Officially known as the BlogWorld and New Media Expo, it’s the world’s largest social media conference. But it’s also one that intimidates many women. It’s large, it’s in Vegas and…there are men there. It’s not that the typical momblogger is scared of men, but it definitely creates a different conference dynamic than one might often find at women’s blogging conferences. And some women are hesitant to get involved.
But you can compete with the big boys even as you juggle diaper changes, carpools and parent committee meetings.
You can network, learn and party with the best of them in Vegas next year.
And who better to help you prepare and pitch a winning proposal than the folks who sort through hundreds of them each year for their conference?
The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 1 – 2 Eastern Time (12-1 Central, 10-11 Pacific). Sign in on the form below and you will be contacted with login information.
Rick and Deb are going to share tips and tricks for a winning speaker pitch including information like:
- The benefits of speaking at a conference
- How to format your pitch and what information to include (and what to leave off)
- What you need beyond a great idea
- Whether it’s better to propose a session independently or to develop and fill a panel
- What steps to take once your pitch is (or isn’t) accepted
This webinar is free and open to all MomImpact members.
Not a member? Become one.
Not a mom? Drop me a note, kim at momimpact dot com.
Thanks for your interest. This webinar was such a success, we hope to offer again in the coming months!
Yes, MomImpact has a Type-A Mom Conference ticket to give away!
But wait, there’s more!
The MomImpact scholarship consists of:
- a conference pass,
- $100 to help offset expenses (to be paid out at the conference)
- and a MomImpact t-shirt (no, you don’t have to wear it the whole time).
To enter, you must be a MomImpact member prior to August 18, 2010. To throw your name in the ring, post an entry about your power as a blogger. As a blogger you have a platform, you have an audience (even if it seemingly only consists of your mother or your best friend), you have power.
How will the Type-A Mom help you feel your power? Or how will you use your power to make Type-A Mom an incredible conference (see this post for inspiration)?
Entry deadline is 11:00 PM CST on September 2, 2010. And the scholarship winner will be announced by Labor Day, September 6, 2010. This scholarship is intended for a blogger that does not currently have a pass.
Be sure to drop us a note at info (@) momimpact (dot) com so we can stop by and read your entry. Entries will not be considered if we have not been properly notified.
If the first chosen winner is unable to attend the Type-A Mom Conference, a runner-up will be granted the scholarship package.