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Power Mom Goes Organic with The Green PolkaDot Box

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Power Mom here on Day 1 of going Organic in 2012. My Power Mom goal is to help feed and fund families from their homes and their kitchens! Lately we have all heard a lot about eating healthy, clean foods from the Green PolkaDot Box! The Green PolkaDot Box is an online buying membership club that gives cost-conscious families a reduction in cost for their favorite organic food items! As a radio host and sneaky yet savvy mom, I invited myself to the newly launched GPDB Organics Products Warehouse to ask some questions and to watch them process my very first family order. It was fun . . . see the photos below!

If you would like to get your own family membership to the Green PolkaDot Box please visit wwww.greenpolkadotbox.com/powermom.

To see what my family does when they open the box at home please watch for the next post! In the meantime, get your very own Green PolkaDot Box membership at www.greenpolkadotbox.com/powermom.






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Power Mom’s Green PolkaDot Box Adventure!

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Hi, I am Kim Power Stilson, Power Mom! My goal this year is to help my family eat more healthy! So . . . drumroll please . . . we are going Organic! My Power Mom goal is to also help feed and fund families well from their homes and their kitchens! Lately we have all heard a lot about eating healthy, clean foods from the Green PolkaDot Box! The Green PolkaDot Box is an online buying membership club that gives cost-conscious families a reduction in cost for their favorite organic food items! As a radio host and sneaky yet savvy mom, I invited myself to the newly launched GPDB Organics Products Warehouse to ask some questions and to watch them process my very first family order. It was fun . . . see the photos below!

If you would like to get your own family membership to the Green PolkaDot Box please visit wwww.greenpolkadotbox.com/powermom.

Power Mom Makes her first Green PolkaDot Box Order!

Power Mom's entire family is there for the event!

Power Mom's husband, Chad, makes sure to get his favorite products on the list!

Sariah Smith explains the GPDB concept to Power Mom's Mom Joanne!

Power Mom watches as her GPDB rolls off to be filled at the Green PolkaDot Box Warehouse!

Power Mom's daughter Maddy assists!

The Legendary Member Services Warehouse team makes sure to get the right products!

Love this cleaning spray!

Next, the GPDB Legendary Member Services Warehouse Team checks the order.

Power Mom's GPDB order is given the thumbs up!

Power Mom's GPDB Box is filled with family favorites!

Power Mom's products are packed by happy GPDB Legendary Member Service team!

Power Mom's GPDB box is assembled and beautifully packaged!

Power Mom is happy to see her box rolling down the line!

Power Mom happy to have her box full of clean food products at up to 60% off!

Chad puts the box in the trunk! No shipping this time! Look at those great windmills near the GPDB Warehouse too!

Power Mom's son loves the hill outisde the GPDB Organic Products warehouse!

To see what my family does when they open the box at home please watch for the next post! In the meantime, get your very own Green PolkaDot Box membership at www.greenpolkadotbox.com/powermom.






Bluebird families Can Help Children’s Confidence in Economic Crisis

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Kim Power Stilson says WAHFs Can Help Children’s Confidence in Economic Crisis Suggests Return to Family Business

 

October 1, 2008 – The Internet & Dunmore East, IR & Woodland Hills, UT– Kim Power Stilson, author, radio host and work at home mom suggests that work at home families (WAHF’s) have the opportunity to help with children’s confidence amid economic crisis.  Inspired by her 14 year old daughter’s clarity amid rampant media coverage which could promote financial fears for children, Stilson says the solution is simple…  Stilson was listening to the news while driving with her daughter, Maddy (who normally has Ipod earphones on and ignores her mother) interrupted to make a comment about the economic crisis being described on the broadcast.  Stilson asked Maddy if she was worried and Maddy answered, “No Mom, people need to keep doing business and they need a plan to succeed – like the one you teach, mom —  everything will be alright!”

 

Stilson, a social marketing strategist and pioneer of Internet talk radio has recently launched a do it yourself marketing strategy guide for entrepreneurs and small business, to learn how to market and sell their products on and off line.  She was stunned by simple summary and pleased her work at home values were rubbing off on her daughter and with the number of family-owned businesses in the world hoped saw a positive side the latest woes.

 

“If we, families, teach our children to work by our examples even through tough times like these, they will be prepared for any economic future,” said Stilson.  “I am so pleased that my daughter who must have listened to my last social media marketing webinar sees how simple it is.  If you have a product and a plan to market and sell and then put the action and effort in you will succeed in any market condition. Families can succeed together.”

 

According to Kim, her strategy guide needed to be written to help entrepreneurs who would ask Kim for suggestions on how to spread the word about their product/services.  Based on a success-proven strategy, Make, Bake, Shake, Rake & Fresh, created with 17 years of marketing success, Kim would suggest first creating a strategy or plan based on goals and then applying regular efforts to achieve name awareness and sales success. 

 

 “No matter what happens in Washington or Wall Street people will need goods and services.  Your business may have a great product but if consumers don’t know about it they can’t buy it,” said Power Stilson. “The best thing we can do now is to focus on marketing and selling our products, cost-effectively, with a plan.  Entrepreneurs and small business sometimes overlook marketing because they don’t have the resources to hire someone and most don’t have the time to do it themselves.  Now they can be doing effective marketing in just 24 Hours for $1 -$10, we can all afford that.”

 

24 Hours to Zero Down Marketing Strategy Guide & Workbook is offered in an online PDF  version, as well as, a robust video, audio, Internet, Web, Social Media & Marketing certified education course.   (Prices range from $1 per tip to $10 per hour of online education.) For Free Media trial contact:  Jack Brian or Anne Roberts Jack@powerstrategies.TV  or anne@powerstrategies.TV or call 801-473-9174. 

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About Kim Power Stilson:  

Kim Power Stilson has helped over 50,000 small and women-owned businesses promote their products and services online.  In January 2008 she decided to give up the executive 80+ hour work week at the office to become a work at home mother or WAHM.  She has had so much fun that her husband has become a WAHF (work at home father) and now they are advocates of WAHF’s or work at home families.   She says that believe it or not, there is a lot of money to be made while having a balanced life. 

 Recognized as a pioneer of Internet Talk Radio and online social communications and marketing for women, Kim Power Stilson speaks as an expert to universities and associations about her award-winning Make, Bake, Shake, Rake & Fresh© a duplicatable marketing  formula that now has delivered 60% savings over costs, with an 140% increase in name awareness and delivering ordered sales of over $150 million to global clients.

Just launched her do it yourself marketing is now available as online training for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to market and sell their products successfully without paying big bucks.   The step by step marketing training includes:

  1. 24 Hours to Zero Down Marketing” Strategy Guide and Workbook and other online training packages to help business people learn how to use online social communications skills for their businesses.  
  2. Get Online and  . . . Blog, Ping, Pod, Stream, Bookmark, Blast, Release, Wiki, Widget, Web, Link, Avatar, Tag & Twitter! What is it and how do I do it?” An Education Guide to the Internet, the World Wide Web and Online Social Media Communications!
  3. Putting a face and voice on your Website = Dollars! A profitable guide to Internet Radio & TV Advertising” and instigator of
  4. Monthly Marketing Service — The 24 Challenge, a $1 per strategic marketing tip monthly service with 200% success guarantee available at http://www.powerstratgies.TV.

 

The talk radio host for seven years of the Healthy Wealthy Wow (terrestrial and Internet syndicated) on the Grapevine Talk Radio Network, Kim is the new Internet talk radio, host of “Fresh Success radio!” on Planetary Streams (Log on and listen at www.planetarystreams.com) and “Power Strategies . . . Market your business to better bottom line!” talk radio show on the global expert aggregator, MyExpertSolution.com. 

Her new book and personal story, “Women Buy Everything – How the hot pink prom dress shattered the glass ceiling!” is available January 2009. Kim is the founder of the Bluebird Sisterhood and sits on the board of The Foundation House.  Kim loves to watercolor, play tennis, snow ski, scuba, write, and be near the sea. Kim divides her time between Ireland, Utah & California.  She really does have 4 dogs, 3 kids, 2 birds and a cat.  Her husband is a very patient man, a former cop, founder of Planetary Streams, Inc. and a pilot who flys out of the house every chance he gets!  For more information please visit, www.powerstrategies.TV or contact Jack Brian at jack@powerstrategies.TV.

About Power Strategies, Inc:

Power Strategies is a Social Media, PR, Web & Internet Marketing Strategies Company providing Education, Marketing Consultation and Public Relations Services to women and family owned businesses and corporations in the United States and Ireland. Please visit at www.PowerStrategies.TV and feel free to contact Kim Power Stilson at kim@powerstrategies.TV.

Bluebird Sisterhood launched on February 1 is Fitting

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For 17 years I was a full-time working mom and for some reason in October I got a hare-brained idea to start my own business and work from home.  Partly stress and the long commute but for some reason after all these years it was the right thing to do!

 In November I was excited, in December I was so busy with Christmas I forgot about it.  January 3rd I was home, alone, kids in school, 4 dogs at my feet.  The first couple of days I set up my desk, the next couple of days I got up, got dressed up like I was leaving the house and sat at my desk, the next couple of days I called and emailed everyone I hadn’t had time to email, the middle two weeks of January I watched movies in my jammies, the last week of January I alternately worked and cleaned the house. 

I couldn’t decide if I was depressed or if the domestic motherhood thing was really all too much and over my head.  Just think of the years I spent laughing at mothers who actually stayed home and complained about “house” work when I managed a large department and came home to do “house” work.

Sufficiently humbled I was finding it hard to work, clean, let the dogs out every hour, make lunches, make dinner, run back to the school with forgotten items, keep kids uniforms clean, keep the floor clean, shovel the snow (from the largest snowfall in ten years, thanks for the timing) and help with homework. 

Still with a new company to launch www.planetarystreams.com, an internet communications community which gives people their choice on what they listen to and what they watch on internet, I had to keep going.  Yet I had to find a way to survive in this “stay at home” women’s world. 

I decided to organize my time.  I would get up work out, shower, make the kids’ lunches and breakfasts and then drive them to school on time.  I would volunteer once a week at the schools.  I would always have delicious, nutrious snacks prepared after school. 

I tried this, am still trying this.  Somehow it never all fits in or works and then I get the eviel eye from neigbor hood women who seem to have made it to school with a shower.  Sure my kids hair wasn’t come and twice I forgot their lunches and more than once they were late.  It is hard to get their uniforms on them, and then wash them and put them on again.  Half of their uniforms were already swallowed by the washing machine black hole, along with their matching socks.

Do you know how snotty those PTA mom’s can be?  My goodness, they are rude, overly organized women, who seemed to be in my face since I started.  Criticizing this and that about my children, housekeeping, my dogs in their snow-filled so who cares yard!  Had they been doing this all along and I was at work so I did not hear it OR was it just me. 

If you couldn’t trust other moms. laboring over the same tasks, who could you trust?  Why is it like that?  Why are we so competitive when we could really use each other’s help.  I know how hard it was to compete in a man’s world, I’ve just written a book on that, out to the editor on February 5th. But how in the world was I going to survive this snotty women’s world?

 I called a friend who said, “There is nothing you can do about all those women. Forget about them, I have your back.”  I said, “Really?  Are you saying that no matter what they say about me you will stick up for me?  NO matter what you see me do or not do you have my back?  That is a pretty big committment!”

Even as I asked I wondered if that could ever happen between women.  We seem to irritate each other so well . . .

She said “Yes, no matter what I’ve got your back!”  And I said “Me as well!  No matter what I’ve got your back!”  And this from me to her is a hard promise as she is tiny, cute, organized with five kids and a gorgeous house with several businesses so women really do hate her! 

So we agreed.  Still . . . couldn’t figure out how to do it all.  Have hosted a daily radio show at noon for years www.healthywealthywow.com and well talked to thousands of women who don’t know how to do it.  Still this women thing gnawed at me.

Finally one day, still in jammies but upset with the 16 pounds i had gained since I decided to stay home, I decided to take up watercolor instead of eating.  I opened the water color kit my husband gave me last last year for Christmas and started painting.  I set up in my bathroom, being prone to spills, and fiddled around.  

As I sat there, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the glass bluebird a friend had given me when I was down.  A Bluebird of Happiness.  The sun (first sun in weeks) glinted off of it and I thought of that great friend who “had my back” dabbed my brush in blue and created a bluebird.

 I then painted two and wrote underneath them.  “We’ve got each others backs!”

 I felt silly but gave it to my friend, the cute one who had promised she had my back!  She loved it, and then because we are on the radio every day and have connection with thousands of women, we decided to create the Bluebird Sisterhood.  A group of us who have each others backs . . .  no matter what!  And we decided that in honor of my ‘work at home” depression we would share bluebirds with women like us . . . women who need a little lift, a little reminder that we are lovely just as we are.  For me that means, in working in jammies with my kids late too school.  The Bluebird Sisterhood means I get credit for deciding to stay at home and trying to work and make the world a better place while also trying to make my kids a nutrious meal!  I get credit for that and my sisters are going to stick up for me when the snotty PTA ladies get their dander up.

 What do you think? Are you one of us?  We’ll get your back if you get ours . . . and we will send you a lovely bluebird watercolor from yours truly to remind you or your promise to your sisters . . . . in case you see my in my jammies in the car pool lane and are tempted to roll your eyes!