Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday on Kitchen Chat; Stacey Kannenberg and James Janega

Welcome to this week's Kitchen Chat - we're thrilled to be interviewing two fascinating people. Be sure to tune in on Friday at 11:00AM Central!

About our guests:

Stacey Kannenberg: Stacey Kannenberg is an author, publisher, motivator, consultant, spokesperson and MOM. As the "Get Ready to Learn Mom", Stacey is a nationally renowned education expert and award winning author with an expertise in children’s education, and “Mom-entrepreneurship”. She is the co-author of the award winning and state approved, Let's Get Ready series with Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade! Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing. Stacey will be releasing the highly anticipated Spanish/English Bilingual Edition of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! in April.

Stacey is a media favorite with numerous television appearances along with hundreds of radio, magazine and newspaper stories to her credit from Radio Disney to Toy Tips Magazine to the Dallas Daily News. During Back to School, she was featured in 22 Parenting Magazines from Indy Parent to Houston Parent to OC Parent to Metro Parent as well as numerous television shows from FOX 6 News to Milwaukee’s Morning Blend to WEAUTV to the WB’s Daily Buzz.

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators entitled: Empowering Parents 101. Stacey is a favorite

presenter at schools where she helps parents, kids and teachers get ready for Kindergarten. She also presents at Book Publishing Conferences with her sessions on Book Publishing 101 & Book Marketing 101. Stacey also presents Empowering Mom 101 and Mom-entrepreneurship to mom groups, playgroups, MOPS and book clubs.

Stacey is a successful blogger and many of her blog posts have lead to television segments. An October blog post entitled: Tips on Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten lead to a national segment on Better TV/Parents TV. Another October blog post on Let’s Get Ready For Parent Teacher Conferences lead to a Milwaukee’s Morning Blend and Fox 6 News television segments. A November blog post entitled, Let’s Get Ready For Cold and Flu Season: Tips to Motivate Your Kids to Wash Those Hands, was quoted in an AP story and lead to a television segment on Milwaukee’s Morning Blend that was later syndicated and picked up by the Meredith’s National Television show, Better TV/Parents TV. Stacey’s blog success was highlighted in a Milwaukee Journal Story in January.

Stacey is a Principal in Mom Central Consulting were she helps brands reach mom through a viral grassroots approach. Some of her clients include: PBS’s Word World, Frooze, Cranium Bloom, Mamasource, Cozi, Airborne, Kellogg’s, General Mills, East Side Entrees Breakfast Breaks, Scholastic Bob Books, Imbee and Mattel Barbie, We Believe in Girls.

Stacey is wife to Michael and Mom to Heidi, 8 and Megan, 6. More about Stacey here.

James Janega: James is the manager for Trib Nation - the blog for the Chicago Tribune. Good stuff! James in a talented journalist and an amazing individual. James Janega is a staff reporter in the Chicagoland section of the Chicago Tribune. He has reported from the Gulf Coast, the Midwest and the Middle East. He lives with his family in Chicago.

Follow him on twitter here.

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