Love Without Boundaries

Karen Mauna, Associate Executive Director of Love Without Boundaries, spoke on Connecting Women Radio Saturday, June 27th Mauna provides extra information and photos about Love Without Boundaries.

Love Without Boundaries began in the year 2003, after a group of
adoptive parents came together to help save the life of one tiny boy in China. Following his successful heart surgery, they realized that people with a pure love for helping children can truly make a difference. LWB incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charity in the state of Oklahoma, and our worldwide team of volunteers went to work.

In just five short years, we have watched our foundation grow fro
m providing a handful of surgeries and baby formula in 2003 to touching the lives of thousands of children today through foster care, medical, education, healing homes, and orphanage assistance. We currently are running a virtual foundation with over 150 volunteers in 38 states and 9 countries. With the help of all of these volunteers, we are able to help and touch the lives of over 1500 children a year, with many of these children being adopted into families in the US and countries around the world.

We all have agreed to provide the most loving and compassionate help possible to orphaned and impoverished children in China, and to show the world that every child, regardless of their needs, deserves to experience love and be treated with dignity and care.


Purex Changes Lives with Kiva and Angie Harmon

Purex® has launched an exciting new initiative to help change the lives of families across the developing world, and we would like our valued Purex® Insiders to get involved.

Purex®, Kiva® and Angie Harmon have teamed up to create the Purex® Changes Lives program to help moms around the world who are struggling to provide for their families. When you submit the bar code from the back of your 20-count starter kit or 24-count refill pack of Purex® Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets™, Purex® will contribute $1 to the mom entrepreneur of your choice, allowing you to make a difference in the developing world and help empower a mom to lift her family out of poverty.

Kiva® is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending web site, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. Visit to meet the amazing mom entrepreneurs we’ve selected from Kiva’s database.

The more people we get involved, the more moms we can help.

CASTING CALL: Real Savvy Moms

Real Savvy Media, Inc., creator of the award-winning public TV series "Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy" and is looking for women or couples living in the tri-state area who would like to share their personal journey and experiences with Infertility or conception challenges on the path to Motherhood.

Real Savvy Media and are looking for real testimonials, and honest portrayals that other women would identify with for a short series of online videos. If interested, please email Casting Director a recent photo, a brief explanation of what stage of the fertility path you are at, and why you'd like to be part of this series.

All email inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Your on-screen identity can be kept confidential if required. Deadline for submission is July 3, 2009. Stipend plus travel and food expenses covered.


Note: Email preferred but if you don’t have email access please submit to: Real Savvy Media, Inc. C/O Casting 545 8th Avenue Ste 2300 SW New York, NY 10018 NO CALLS PLEASE

Illinois to start using Photo Radar in July

Illinois will begin using photo radar in freeway work zones in July. One mile per hour over the speed limit and the machine will get you a nice $375.00 ticket in the mail. Beginning July 1st, the State of Illinois will begin using the speed cameras in areas designated as "Work Zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by these devices will be mailed a $375.00 ticket for the FIRST offense. The SECOND offense will cost $1000.00 and comes with a 90-Day suspension. Drivers will also receive demerit points against their license, which allow insurance companies to raise Insurance rates

This is the harshest penalty structure ever set for a governmental unit involving PHOTO speed enforcement. The State already has two camera vans on line issuing tickets 24/7 in work zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH. Photos of both the Driver's face and License plate are taken. Pass this on to everyone you know who might be affected!!!

For more info:

Giveaway: Franks and Buns!

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Momfluence network has partnered with Sara Lee and Ball Park Franks to provide one reader with a ready-made picnic!

One lucky winner will receive 10 packs of Sara Lee's Soft and Smooth Buns and 24 packs of Ball Park Franks - all delivered to their door! Add the condiments and some sides and you've got a holiday celebration to remember.

This contest is open to all U.S. residents age 18 years or older and ends on noon eastern, June 29th. This contest is brought to you by Momfluence...rocking the cradle and shaping the world.

To enter to win, just fill out this secure form - your information will only be shared with the vendor if you win and will not be used for any other purpose. Then check back just before the Fourth of July for the Momfluence Summer Guide - a fun review of summer products from toys that bring the fun, to gels to soothe a sting!

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Win a Romantic Getaway!

Dr. Noelle Nelson, best selling author of Your Man is Wonderful, is challenging visitors to her website to enter her 'Toad to Prince' contest and try something new in their relationships. The contest is designed to help women "rediscover the wonderful" in their men and to improve their relationships & marriages. The 'Toad to Prince' contest launched in May and will run through the end of July. The winner will receive a $1000 travel voucher to use for a romantic getaway for two. She was on Connecting Women Radio:

Franklin, Tennessee (PRWEB) June 1, 2009 -- Dr. Noelle Nelson, best selling author of Your Man is Wonderful, is challenging visitors to her website ( to enter her 'Toad to Prince' contest and try something new in their relationships. The contest is designed to help women "rediscover the wonderful" in their men and to improve their relationships & marriages. The 'Toad to Prince' contest launched in May and will run through the end of July. The winner will receive a $1000 travel voucher to use for a romantic getaway for two. Learn more at

The Toad to Prince contest centers on the concepts from Dr. Noelle Nelson's book Your Man is Wonderful. This book is designed to help readers better appreciate their partner, romance their differences and rekindle that first love of the one they've chosen to be with. In the contest, participants can choose from five 'Toad to Prince Transformation' challenges derived from the book and proven to help improve relationships. Participants must put one of the options into practice for a week and then submit their experience via video or in 500 words or less. The participant with the best entry and transformation will be selected to receive the $1000 travel voucher.

"What I've found - both in my practice and from the many emails readers have sent me - is that applying just one of the ways described in Your Man Is Wonderful to reveal the wonderful in your man can make your relationship a happier, better place to be, and that it only takes a week or so to get the good stuff going," says Dr. Noelle Nelson. "The contest was created to give lots of women an opportunity to discover for themselves, in a quick and fun way, how easy it can be to get the Prince in her man back. Frankly, the $1000 prize is merely the icing on this truly relationshipenhancing cake."

The Toad to Prince contest website provides all the information needed to enter the contest plus videos of Dr. Noelle Nelson's discussing the book on the CBS Early Show and more information about the book ( The contest deadline is July 31, 2009.

Clinical psychologist, international speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Nelson specializes in helping people and business achieve success and fulfillment through the amazing powers that are found in the practice of true appreciation. She believes that we can accomplish great things at home, at work, and in love, when we connect with the value in ourselves and in others. Learn more at

Giveaway: Robin Tramble is giving away passes and powerpaks

Elk Grove, CA- Women are becoming overwhelmed as a result of the economic downturn. Some are becoming sole earners in their homes as husbands are in transition from either being laid off or other reasons that have led to their current unemployment. Although it has been stated that we may see relief from the recession this year, women are still needing and wanting programs and systems that will assist them in their endeavor to live their best empowered life, allowing them to thrive in the midst of any financial crisis, according to Robin Tramble, founder/owner of Robin Tramble International.

The Empowerment Diva mentors,trains and coaches savvy entrepreneurial women ( and those

aspiring to be) as they strive to realize their personal, spiritual and professional goals. Robin offers weekly ezines, a community/network where members can participate in forums, blogging and networking. Robin Tramble The Empowerment Diva is currently hosting her free “Dynamic

Women of Faith Telesummit” , an online mega-event providing keys and strategies for exponential growth and maximized empowerment.

13+ Christian women entrepreneurs will share insights on staying fired up in the home, Kingdom

and the marketplace. They will cover areas such as internet marketing, social media, communications, blogging, pr/ministry marketing, staying fired up in the midst of chronic illness, health and fitness, personal and spiritual growth including Image development.

“The Dynamic Women of Faith Telesummit is an excellent resource for women who desire to have a business and/or ministry but are confused by all of the information out there. They will learn from successful Christian women who share their same values and principles where it concerns the Kingdom life,your home life and the marketplace.

It’s the place to be for breakthrough results and to experience the power of like-minded women from across the world in one place striving for their best empowered life."

“The Dynamic Women of Faith Telesummit “ runs from June 23 through July 23 with one to three speakers weekly. To register for a complimentary pass to the entire event, go to: .

For more information visit:

What is being given away:

  • 4 silver passes
  • 2 bronze passes
  • 5 of her Dynamic power of focus power paks
Please leave a comment on why you feel you should win one of the passes or a focus power pak.

About Robin Tramble aka The Empowerment Diva The Empowerment Diva is a definitive resource for savvy entrepreneurial women. The Empowerment Diva passionately empowers women to live their best empower life via a vast array of empowering resources for the express purpose of assisting them as they strive to realize their dreams and desires.

Robin Tramble is qualified to mentor women in their life empowerment journey through her experience in the work force, working at home and personal experiences. Robin Tramble is also an author and recoding artist and plans to creatively combine her music into another empowering resource for women.

Resource: Getting Your Money's Worth

In honor of Father’s Day, you can honor your father, save money on gifts and support a nonprofit organization you care about ---- by using GoodShop and GoodSearch (it’s been covered by The View, ABC News, The New York Times, CNN and many other press outlets!). is an online marketplace which has partnered with more than 1,000 stores (from Amazon to Zales) that donates a percentage of each purchase to your (or your dad’s) favorite nonprofit. It also provides hundreds of coupons and deals and highlights great Father’s Day, gift giving merchants.

Here’s how it works:

1. Go to
2. Designate your favorite cause (you only do this the first time)
3. Click through to your favorite store – shop on their site as you normally would and a percentage of your purchase will go to your cause!

And, here are just a few sample coupons:

Home Depot: Get $10 off orders $100 or more

Golfsmith: 15% off a single item over $50

Tool King: Free Shipping on all orders over $149

Ghirardelli Chocolate: Free shipping with any $50 purchase Save $5 on your order of $50 or more and 10% off any 3, 6 or 12 month wine club membership is a Yahoo powered search engine that donates about a penny per search to your favorite cause.

Here’s how it works:

1. Go to
2. Designate your favorite cause
3. Search as you normally would – every time you search, about a penny goes to your cause!

Saturday: Food for Thought

"If you can give back as a woman to other women, that's one of the greatest things you can do."

Vera Wang

(How awesome is that!)

Dealing with the “Anti-Social” Media Crowd

Dr. Fern Kazlow, along with Desiree Scales, was interviewed Dr. K wrote a post in response to a listener's question. Read on to find out what the question was and how Dr. K responded.

On the May 19th “Connecting Women” radio show, a thoughtful listener asked an extremely important question that I didn’t have time to answer fully and which needs to be heard and talked about. She wanted to know why people will send direct messages (automated) without first building a relationship with the other person? And why do they behave inappropriately online when they wouldn’t think of doing it offline?

The direct messages she referred to are the automated-responses on twitter that hit you with a heavy-handed sales pitch from people who you’re just meeting. These same people wouldn’t think of introducing themselves at a cocktail party with a robot following them that automatically shoved a business card in your face. But they’re doing it on social media.

Even though social media is the closest thing to face-to-face contact on the internet, when you’re sending a tweet or a DM it lacks, well, the face. No eye contact. No voice. No body language. This physical anonymity removes the social stricture for many people. The connection between their personhood and the words on a direct message is relaxed or isn’t there at all.

Also greasing the skids for this behavior is the economic climate, bad business advice, and the hype – the media or sales-related promised magic wands – of online marketing. People who are feeling desperate are more likely to buy into these “make money while you sleep” and “get rich quick” sales pitches. When translated to social media, the filter required for all things social disappears. That alone can turn perfectly nice people into perfectly not-so-nice jerks.

And now “get rich quick” schemes that target social media not only encourage but also sell the lack of connection via number generators and auto-responders as part of the package. And many people in the twitterverse use these practices simply because they believe there is an opportunity to make money by using them.

Ironically, the core of social media – people such as our thoughtful and engaged listener – participate in social media for the community and the connection it offers. And the tactics and behaviors that we’re talking about get the “anti-social” media crowd rejected by the very people they’re trying to turn into clients.

There are other aspects to this discussion which I cover in greater detail in my blog (Spamming the Twitterverse: Why Perfectly Nice People Go Bad). And that’s how these tactics and behaviors can not only ruin you branding, but kill your business.

A final thought: Whenever you sit down at your computer, whether you’re writing a tweet, a blog, an email, or a sales letter; whether you’re writing to one or thousands, remember: there’s a person on the other side. And how you connect – or don’t connect – with him or her is going to determine your success.

Thanks for asking.

Inquisix: Connecting Businesses to MORE Business

Betsy MacKinnon was interviewed on Connecting Women. See her interview here:

Inquisix connects businesses to MORE business. Inquisix’s robust community of small business owners, sales people and connectors believe in the revenue-generating power of the referral, especially in today’s tough business climate. Our solution takes informal networking and new business outreach to an online Web 2.0 community making it super-efficient -- 24/7. For less time spent, money invested and effort expended our members can network, exchange ideas and get referrals to exactly their most desired demographics.

It’s easy to start connecting now by just telling Inquisix 3 things - who you are, who you know and who you want to meet! Happy Connecting!

Start connecting now by just telling Inquisix 3 things - who you are, who you know and who you want to meet!

Happy Connecting!

See our White Paper by Michael Kreppein, Inquisix’s Chief Sales Officer, exploring the value of referral networking by using Inquisix to combine your in-person with your online networking. Go here:

To join Inquisix, currently in Free Beta, go here:


Silk Road Spirit is a delightful company that specializes in chic and colorful scarves of every description – from the comfortable and casual to the very elegant, you’re sure to find a fun new accessory that will transform that oh-so-plain outfit into something truly special. Take a minute to browse the Silk Road Spirit website at for a wonderful selection of scarves and shawls in cotton, linen, silk, wool and much more.

Even better, you can win a FREE SCARF! Silk Road Spirit has a monthly drawing: one lucky contestant each month wins one of their favorite scarves – no strings attached! Enter now, the earlier the better -- because this is a relatively new contest on an undiscovered site, your chances of winning are excellent! Simply register online at Silk Road Spirit to win – Good luck!

To learn more about the new Fall 2009 collection – online introduction July 1 – or about details on their next show appearance or sale, follow Silk Road Spirit’s fashion team on Blog, Twitter, or Facebook.


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