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Crickets to Cha-chings is a podcast for handmade entrepreneurs wanting to uplevel their Etsy shops and take their side gig to a full time income. Join us as we talk marketing for your handmade business, strategy to drive traffic to your shop, how to stand out on Etsy, and running an online business while maintaining flexibility for your family.
 
Become a part of the Mom-e Nation as we share, uplift and inform each other in this vast community made up of entrepreneurs from various cultures, industries and age ranges. Whether you are a WAHM or have a brick and mortar establishment, there is something for all. With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial business savvy, we are sure our host Charisse McCoy will humor, enrich, entertain and enlighten you. Subscribe today!
 
Productivity, Parenting, and Education for Moms with Adult ADHD Are you overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list of motherhood? Are you burnt out and barely keeping your head above water? Are you confused and frustrated by how all the other moms make it look so easy? And somehow you're still floundering despite trying even harder... Your purse is as overflowing as your mind, you never feel like a good enough mom, and you don't dare have anyone over to visit to witness your messy home. You ...
 
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Social Media Marketing Happy Hour Podcast

Dawn Marrs & Traci Reuter ~ Making Marketing Fun and Profitable In A Social World!

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The Social Media Marketing Happy Hour Podcast hosted by Dawn Marrs & Traci Reuter is designed for the entrepreneur, solopreneur, small business owner and marketing leader who is ready to learn to leverage organic social media marketing, sales funnels, Facebook advertising and Instagram ads. Grow your email list, generate more leads and sales and just be more effective with your marketing. Each episode is jam packed with success tips & nuggets to help you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.
 
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What is scientific research REALLY doing for women with ADHD? It might *feel* like there is no research being done to help women with ADHD...but my guest today has insight into what's ACTUALLY going on behind the scientific research curtain. Dr. Michelle Martel, a professor and Director of Clinical Training of Psychology for the University of Kentu…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren interviews Michelle of Lushy Labels! Michelle's personalized wine label Etsy store boomed with 2,000 sales in just 6 months! Learn why she believes prioritizing personalization and customer service are two major keys to standing out on Etsy. Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LushyLabels Instagram: https://www.instagram.…
 
ADHD is NOT well understood by most doctors. I know, shocking, right? We often expect our doctors to be the "know all, be all, end all" of medical information, and as much as they want to help us... they just don't get the in-depth training necessary on every single area... And ADHD is one of them. This Q&A session covers my top recommendations whe…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren interviews Scale Your Sales student, Kellie Abernethy. Kellie's Rest of the Nest Etsy store is 18 months old with 3,800 sales! Learn about Kellie's belief that grit and perseverance are the key factors in the success of your Etsy store. Listen now! Sign up for the email list: https://www.laurenkeplinger.com/email Rest…
 
How am I going to teach my kid to be good at stuff that even I'm not good at? Today's episode is an ADHD Q&A session focused on helping you find ways to teach your child the important life skills they need to be responsible adults. Okay, so maybe you aren't great at being on time or keeping up with laundry or remembering someone's name...but there …
 
Showing our kids success with ADHD is 100% obtainable for them is NOT impossible. Today is Part 2 of a conversation I was lucky enough to have with my friend Katelyn Mabry. (If you missed us last week go check out Episode 117 and hurry back!) Katelyn's a special education teacher and author who grew up having an ADHD diagnosis and that led her to w…
 
In this week's solo episode Lauren talks about the benefits of building your email list on Etsy. Do you know the different regulations, terms, and conditions that you have to follow when building an email list? Do you see the importance, or are you a skeptic? Learn all about email this week on Crickets to Cha-Chings. Join the waitlist for Lauren's …
 
When we approach ADHD with empathy and understanding everyone wins. Today I chat with special education teacher and author Katelyn Mabry about her experience growing up with an ADHD diagnosis, which led her down the path of teaching. Her ADHD influences how she approaches teaching, and how she navigates being a mother with ADHD. Katelyn shares some…
 
Tune in this week to hear Lauren interview Lacey Gist about great strategies to prepare for your holiday shipping this season. Learn about different platforms that help you compare prices in one place, and expert takeaways for various shipping methods. Connect With Lacey: Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachBloomCreations Instagram: https://www.in…
 
Hold up...You're telling me we can harness the power of our cycles by syncing our activities with our hormone and energy fluctuations!? Can we say mind blown? When I learned how cycle syncing helps women create a lifestyle based on their own body's natural flow of hormonal changes, I was hooked. And then, finding out how our menstrual cycles & our …
 
In this week's solo episode, Lauren talks about her recent foray into the world of digital downloads. Learn about the reasons that adding a digital download option to your shop's offerings are beneficial as well as misconceptions about the world of digital. Lauren herself breaks down her experience this week, so check it out! Instagram: https://www…
 
All right, today we're talking about the elephant in the room: MENSTRUAL CYCLES. I know, I know - not everyone's favorite subject! But it's something we all deal with so we might as well discuss how our hormones and our periods affect us as mamas with ADHD. When you think about hormones, think about HOW MUCH your body has evolved through your life.…
 
If you didn't know - Fishbowl allows users to have live conversations with the audience! This episode features some great convos with people just like you! This Part 2 of my convo with the amazing Jessi Romero is FULL of great advice and juicy ideas that will really help ADHD moms and really ANYONE with ADHD. We cover great tips on: Ideas on organi…
 
Would you be willing to do a live interview in front of 800+ people? Our new friend Jessi Romero jumped right in with me as we hosted a fantastic LIVE chat on Fishbowl about overcoming and succeeding in the workplace when you have ADHD. Was it luck or was it all of the awesome ADHD Brains that joined together that made this episode so motivating? N…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren talks about some tips for the upcoming holidays! It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but the early bird gets the worm! Check out Lauren's tips for the holidays and how to best prepare/strategically take advantage of the uptick in traffic. To watch Lauren as she ventures into the world of vlogging, chec…
 
Scatterbrained. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Drowning. No motivation. There's a framework for that! I know why your day feels so chaotic and out of control as a mom with ADHD because I am a mom with ADHD. We'll dive into the frequent ways our ADHD derails us. Then I have three words for you: TIME. MANAGEMENT. MASTERY. For a lot of moms, managing their …
 
Several mamas have asked for more details around Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms, and maybe you've been thinking the same thing... Is this class right for you? I'm sharing 8 questions and answers to help you make the best decision possible. Sign up for Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms at bit.ly/adhdframework by Sept 30th!…
 
In this episode we chat about different options for making money from home. There are tons of options, and in this episode Amanda Davila shares her favorites, from Freelancer Virtual Assistants, Social Media Managers and Web Designers to Remote Employees, Business Startups, Digital Products, Affiliate Marketing & More! Tune in and discover options …
 
Does your day ever feel like you're trying to bake cookies without a recipe and have no idea what's in the pantry? Do we have any clean bowls? What's the oven temp? How do I only have 3 chocolate chips??? And why does everyone else get a laminated recipe card and a fully stocked pantry? Sometimes it can feel like we just can't manage in the real wo…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren interviews Tannice. Tannice is a Scale Your Sales student and runs the shop, MahjuArt, which specializes in decoupaged art pieces in the form of jewelry, ornaments, and any other surface she can think of! Tannice started her shop in 2020 in the midst of Covid, and she is a great example of jumping right into your shop…
 
Ouch! Taking responsibility for our ADHD brains can sting a little. But it's not hopeless! Just because it's hard doesn't mean we can't set meaningful goals and achieve the things we really want. Today is round two with ADHD Life Coach Jessica Heimsoth. She shares: The REAL reason many people with ADHD don't reach their goals The LIES we frequently…
 
This week, Lauren interviews one of her students, Maddy. Maddy started her shop, WinnieandMe, which specializes in custom acrylic keychains. Maddy balances her Etsy store in addition to being a student, working towards her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Learn how Maddy balances her store and being a student without allowing it to take o…
 
What do you do when you are struggling to meet a goal and aren’t sure what to do next? There is help available! An ADHD Coach can help you find a tailored solution to overcome your obstacles. Perhaps you’ve heard of ADHD Coaching, but aren’t sure what it is or if it’s right for you. Let’s discuss: • what is ADHD Coaching • how to find the right ADH…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren talks about 3 major mindset shifts that you must master for Etsy success. How do you shift from thinking of your Etsy store as a hobby to a profitable entity? How do you set goals and strategize growing your shop? How do you set long-term goals and why is that important? Lauren addresses these questions and more this …
 
"It doesn't have to be perfect to still be good."- Allie Casazza Today is Part 2 of my interview with The Purpose Show host and minimalist educator Allie Casazza! We dive deep into the questions that YOU asked in our Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community: how to use mental momentum to get and stay motivated. how to channel energy into decluttering …
 
Organization and clutter are huge obstacles for ADHD. When my house is cluttered, my mind is cluttered! The unnecessary junk takes up a significant amount of my mental bandwidth, so I've worked dang hard to get rid of the things that are not serving me. I want to help you do that, too. Today, you're in for a treat! Allie Casazza of The Purpose Show…
 
In this week's episode, Lauren interviews Lindsey Daniels of The Dandelion Bay. Linsdey talks about her handmade jewelry Etsy shop, struggles she faced at the beginning, and how a product refresh lead to her making 5-figures in less than 12 months! Want to check Lindsey Daniels out online? The Dandelion Bay Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thed…
 
Do you wish there was a way to feel confident about your day? To know exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there, and what you need to do today? I know what it feels like to buy 15 different planners and not use any of them for more than a week or two. When you're tired of disappointing your family, your boss, and yourself. Imagine wit…
 
There's a perfect system that will work for YOU...but spoiler alert - you won't find it on a shelf at target. The BEST way to find a daily planning system that works for you is to CREATE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED. Instead of trying planner after unused planner, and forcing them to sorta work, let's make the unique system that fits your life. While it m…
 
No matter if you're a full-time working mama, a mom who's also a full-time student, or if you're a stay-at-home or work-from-home mum - if you have ADHD, you can use this framework. Today we hear it straight from students of my Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course. They share how it worked for them and what happened when they created a system that w…
 
This week we are talking about how to use our shop's data to reverse engineer your success! Many people shy away from looking at the raw data from their shop, but it truly is the best way to strategize your goal setting. We are looking at a few examples to take this strategy step by step. Download Reverse Engineer Your Profit Goals: laurenkelplinge…
 
It's frustrating when we can't seem to align what we want to accomplish with our energy levels or create a line of sight to the end goal. It can be defeating, but I'm here for you! You are not alone and there are so many mamas here rooting for you. There ARE ways you can work WITH your ADHD brain to maximize your output while you manage the energy …
 
In this week's Crickets to Cha-Chings episode, Lauren talks about interesting questions that arose during an Instagram AMA. Does raising the prices of the products in your shop mean you're greedy? And who is the determinant to say that you are? Does having the cheapest product on the block guarantee success, or should your pricing be strategic? Get…
 
This week we welcome back one of my favorite ADHD experts, Dr. Ned Hallowell. As an ADHD parent raising ADHD kids, Ned has the experience of raising his grown children, and his message of forgiveness and patience with ourselves is one I could listen to on repeat. He shares how to repair when we lose it on our kids. Because we will lose it. We also …
 
This week we welcome one of my favorite ADHD experts, Dr. Ned Hallowell, to share his ADHD story. Ned and I talked about using our strengths, overcoming hurdles, negative self talk, the power of connection, and Ned did not shy away from sharing his own childhood trauma, which affects the way he loves on others and the way he parented his now grown …
 
In this week's episode, we talk to Nichole Young! Nichole is a Scale Your Sales student who started her Etsy shop just over a year ago. When a large embroidery-based Facebook group announced it was shutting down, Nichole took the initiative to establish a new support community! Learn how this community serves as a source of inspiration while also s…
 
In this week's solo episode, we reflect on some of the lessons I learned after 20,000 sales on Etsy. It's been a wild ride these last 10 years, and it's time for us to dive into some lessons I wish I'd committed to earlier. Spoiler alert: there is a bonus tip for all you dedicated listeners! Need help getting more traffic to your shop? Check out th…
 
In this week's episode, we speak with Emily from ScrubHatsbyEmily! Emily's work as an operating room Nurse inspired her store and after Covid hit, her shop boomed. Learn how she leaned into the trend and grew her business in a time of uncertainty. Check out her shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScrubhatsbyEmily…
 
One thing that people know about me is that I am *not* about sugar coating things or being wishy washy and un-opinionated....which means that I tend to make statements in a pretty definitive way - do this, don't do that, etc. When I tell you all the best practices or the most strategic way of building your shop, I'm totally teaching you what I'm do…
 
The first half of 2021 has been.....more similar to 2020 than we wish! This episode goes behind the scenes of my monogrammed baby gift Etsy shop to look at what is working, what is NOT working, where I am changing things up for the second half of the year, and what has surprised me about the post COVID sales landscape. Need help getting more traffi…
 
Mama, 100 episodes!?! High fives all around! I hear this one a lot: How can we have more energy for the whole day? How can we do more, be more, get more done? You asked; I answered. We get frustrated that we can't go at the same speed all day long. We're irritated that our day is an energy roller coaster. But why do we think we need to go-go-go fro…
 
What happens when you have a product that suddenly goes viral? How does it impact your business, and how do you keep that momentum going? Mackenzie Twardus had this experience after a well known speaker tagged her product on Instagram, and her sales blew up. Listen in to hear about what the experience of going viral was like, where she went right a…
 
Should I tell my child he or she has ADHD? You asked; I answered. This question frequently plagues parents of children with ADHD. We worry about labeling our kids, how others will treat our ADHD kids, if the label makes life harder, if our child will not overcome it, and on the anxiety spiral spins. Here's what I do know as an adult who has ADHD, w…
 
How can we start to accept who we are and how our brain works? You asked; I answered. Here's another question I get often from other folks with ADHD. Keep in mind, I've known about my ADHD for 20 years, so granted, I've got some experience to draw from. It's taken me a while, and yes, I still get frustrated with myself. I'm a human, not robot. My A…
 
How can we, as moms with ADHD, take care of ourselves? Today I've got 8 new friends for you. Everyone is either a mama with ADHD or a professional who works with moms like us; many of them are both. These ladies are sharing with us what works for our amazing brains. We've been talking about self-care the last few months because self care got a bad …
 
You asked; I answered: How do I get my spouse to understand my ADHD? How do I help my partner understand our ADHD child? ADHD is a family affair! It doesn't only affect the person who has it. The entire family is hurt by this neurological disorder. That means that it can also be a huge point of contention in a family. But how can we get a neurotypi…
 
It's the first week of June and your kids are either home now or about to be home for the whole summer. That is 3 unstructured months of chaos ahead of you ... but it doesn't have to be! You asked; I answered: What does your summer schedule look like? With a few minutes of planning your create a flexible structure to fit any family during the summe…
 
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