Ever feel overwhelmed? LOL! Go ahead and roll your eyes with your role as mother, busy woman, and healthy living advocate.  There are tips and tricks to help keep your sanity and focus though if you ever feel like your bubble of calm is slipping away.  Our guest this week is a star in this field of helping become better organized and focused.

Special Guest: April Welch (@Mental_Clutter)

April Welch {Organizing Expert} has always had a knack for listening to folks & helping them realize their GOALS, DREAMS, PRIORITIES & sometimes even their TALENTS.

Her training as a professional organizer has given her a unique skill set that she brings to work each day, whether she is speaking on a national stage to large groups or has rolled up her sleeves & is helping a client virtually with their private struggles.

Her quick bio reads:

April is a Mental Clutter Expert | Mom of 2 boys | Wife to 1 Fireman | Horrible Cook | Loyal Friend | National Public Speaker who gives you permission to be imperfect

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Flatout Bread. Two blogging carnival participants will each receive a VIP Package of NEW HungryGirl Flatout Bread products. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Flatout Bread with a link back to their site. Link up your post here.

What are the next big goals you want to tackle?

Please include, “This post is sponsored by Flatout Bread and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation .” at the end of your post if you enter the blogging carnival.

This is a special Blogging Carnival and TV Giveaway because the new HUNGRYGIRL Flatout Bread products will be available in Walmart Supercenters beginning 8 August in the deli section.  We at Mamavation are thrilled that they have chosen to include our group of ladies as some of the first to get the new product.  Even if you do not win keep an eye out for this packaging.

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)

GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):

  1. Flatout VIP Package each containing 3 pkgs HungryGirl 100% Whole Wheat with Flax Foldit Flatbread, 3 pkgs HungryGirl Classic While Foldit SLIDERS, Flatout spatula, cutting board, recipe booklet and water bottle (2 winners)

To Enter (leave a comment for entry):

  1. Hit the Linky
  2. Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV. This week sponsored by @Flatoutbread. Join us! http://bit.ly/pko64B (Unlimited Entries for tweets)

Extra Entries (leave a comment for EVERY entry):

  1. Download the Alexa tool bar, http://www.alexa.com/toolbar (this will help your Alexa rating go up and will help Mamavation too!) (1 entry)
  2. Comment on a Mamavation Monday post. (1 entry for each blog you visit)
  3. Tell a Sista this week WHY she is special on twitter using
    the #mamavation hashtag (1 entry)
  4. Subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog (1 entry)
  5. Follow @Gruntstyle on Twitter (1 entry)
  6. Follow@InspiredRD on Twitter (1 entry)
  7. Give @Bookieboo Klout points, +Klout in Fitness, nutrition, health, social media, or parenting. (1 entry each)



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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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