Welcome to the newly launched Family Appeal! My name is Sara Patterson and I have, recently, become a work-at-home-mom. I started blogging in 2007 when I launched MommaFindings.com (now closed). It’s there that I worked extensively with national brands on media campaigns, product launches, and the creation of blog tours. I absolutely LOVED it.
Then, the opportunity came for me to work as a social media director for a local market 10 news station. It was everything I wanted it to be: challenging, fast-paced, innovating. I felt like I was a BIG part of how people would consume their news. I mean, I was essentially reporting the news in real-time online… and it was amazing.
I stayed at the news station for close to three years before I realized I needed to be home with my children. Nobody ever told me I’d be busier with them in junior high than elementary. It was best for our family for me to be home again and so here I am. In addition to social media, I have a love for teaching. I’ve spoken at a variety of conferences, events, and meetings teaching others about how to build social strategy. Contact me if you’re looking for a speaker at your next event or your business needs a social media consultant. In fact, at the moment I’m a social media consultant for HungerFreeTexans.org. Visit them to learn more about they are decreasing hunger and increasing health and nutrition in Texas. Oh and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @HFTexans.
I recently launched FamilyAppeal.com with all the content I had at MommaFindings.com. We’re adding new categories and features including a section my 11-year-old daughter is going to manage called Pre-Teen Living. Don’t count out my 7th grader. He’s going to help manage the teen section as well. My 8-yr-old won’t be doing any writing, but he sure does help out with product reviews.
Now what about my husband? He seems to be somewhat of a mystery. He’s quiet. He’s camera shy, but he’s one of the biggest supporters of me staying home and doing social media freelance consulting. It was HIS idea that I relaunch this site and he’s my biggest fan. Seriously. He’s our rock.
Have questions or want to partner with us on a brand campaign? Email familyappealblog at gmail dot com. or you can fill out the form below and I’ll get back with you as soon as I can. Thanks for visiting FamilyAppeal.com and learning more about us. Connect with Family Appeal on Facebook and Twitter @SocialNewsSara and @Family_Appeal.