WHY HAVE KIDS? Twitter Party Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:00-9:00pm ET #WhyHaveKids

One of the most high-profile young feminists in America, Jessica Valenti has taken on the controversial—but necessary—question: Why Have Kids? (Amazon /New Harvest, $23.00 hardcover; $12.99 digital list price). If the statistics confirm that parenting is making Americans unhappy, then Valenti’s question is poised to spark an essential and honest conversation about modern parenthood. Through on-the-ground reporting, new scientific studies, and her own burgeoning motherhood, Valenti offers an in-depth exposé of the world of having (and not having) children. She moves beyond the black and white “mommy wars” over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion.

Join us at #WhyHaveKids for a Twitter party this Thursday, September 13th from 8:00-9:00 pm ET as we discuss the Why Have Kids? book, parenting issues and more. As usual, we will be giving away fabulous prizes, so make sure you check out the details below and RSVP!

In the meantime, visit www.Amazon.com to order a copy of Why Have Kids?, available in hardcover or digital copy!


TOPIC – Why Have Kids? with Jessica Valenti

TIME – Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8-9 PM Eastern (7-8 PM Central, 6-7 PM Mountain, 5-6 PM Pacific)


CUSTOM TWEETGRID – http://bit.ly/QbEwMB

PANELISTS - @MomSpark, @MomSparkMedia, @JessicaValenti, @mommyltloriley, @momwithadotcom, @thefrugalette and @OMGhada (follow everyone before party!)

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  • One (1) Grand Prize: Amazon Kindle Fire preloaded with Why Have Kids?
  • One (1) First Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Five (5) Second Prizes: $20 Amazon Gift Card
  • Three (3) Third Prizes: Digital copy of Why Have Kids?

Prize Rules: Winner must be a 18 years or older USA resident and MUST be present at the Twitter party to win. No purchase necessary. Winners will be randomly selected from attendees. Winner must respond to @MomSpark’s DM within 24 hours to claim prize. Not sure how Twitter parties work? Email us at momsparkmedia@gmail.com for help!


Going to the party? RSVP HERE! List your “name” as your Twitter handle (i.e. @MomSpark) and your url as your Twitter web address (i.e. http://twitter.com/momspark)!

DISCLOSURE – Mom Spark Media has partnered with the Why Have Kids? team to produce this Twitter party. Read Mom Spark’s full disclosure here.

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm, as well as a thriving essential oil business.

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25 Responses to “WHY HAVE KIDS? Twitter Party Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:00-9:00pm ET #WhyHaveKids”

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    @kluckyducky — September 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    There is nothing more awesome than being able to create another human being. Children are a special blessing


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    Erin@myveryeducatedmother — September 12, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I’ve seen this book everywhere! I can’t wait to have a grown-up conversation about being a parent.


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    Betty — September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Brilliant topic – There are parents who don’t realize how consistently they complain about being a parent and how negative and mean they are to their kids who are just being kids. Yes – a grown up conversation is needed. Becoming a parent is incredible and blessed experience. And every child deserves parents who are parenting, not absorbed in their careers and ‘me’ time


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    MoninaW — September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Excited to take part in the conversation!


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    Jamie T. — September 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Can’t wait!! I have my tweet grid bookmarked!!! :o)


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    Sara R. — September 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I just rsvp’d yea! thk you


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    stacy h — September 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    thank you!


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    crystal lane — September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the great twitter party.


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    jeevon kay — September 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Love the topic. can’t wait to chat with everyone :)


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    Michelle Levine — September 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Cannot wait!!! have been getting the word out (sometimes by telling friends “bitch wrote my book” but I say that with all due respect and much admiration : )


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    Joe @juliasdaddy — September 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Cant wait for this, I am going back to school to be able to help children and have been working in childcare for a while. Will be fun.


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    Liz (Woof Woof Mama) — September 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Looking forward to the twitter party, thanks!!!


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    rachel rohde — September 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    looking forward to the party and good luck everyone!


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    Shannon Pickin — September 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Can’t wait :) Sounds like a great conversation :)


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    Laura (@Greek_Momma) — September 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I’m looking forward to this party! Jessica’s book sounds like a conversation my husband & I have from time to time.

    Me: “Why do they have kids if they are so negative all the time?”
    Husband: “Heck if I know!”


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    Headant — September 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Sounds fun!


  17. #
    Laura (@Greek_Momma) — September 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Not sure if I need to leave this info;

    I tweeted:



  18. #
    Suzanne — September 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    It’s 2 am where I am, but I’m excited to join the party!


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    Amy k — September 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Psyched for the party!


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    Samantha — September 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    RSVPed! Sorry, there was a delay in the form submitting so I think it submitted my name twice–it was unintentional! :)


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    @joyful447 — September 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    why not have kids is the question!! love them!



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