Making Connections: #ECMChat

It’s not always practical to get together and hang out with other parents. Whether it’s breastfeeding, bedtime, sports practice, or just being too friggin’ tired to go out the door, we can’t always find the time we want – and need! – to interact with other adults. That’s when social media can be a great thing!

I’ve always been a fan of social media, right back to the bulletin board posts of the early ‘90s. It became a lifeline when I was up multiple times a night, feeding babies. Even now, with preschoolers, it can be a great way to connect with other adults. One of my favourite online communities is curated by East Coast Mom Media.

Every second Wednesday night, the fine ladies behind East Coast Mom Media host #ECMChat. For one hour, from 9pm to 10pm Atlantic time, Twitter is filled with witty banter, supportive comradery, and great giveaways. Coming up on Wednesday, May 11, @pickleplanetyqm will co-host the #ECMChat focused on live music. And have we got a contest you’ll want to win!

The Capitol Theatre is giving us four box seats to the upcoming production of A Very Frozen Musical. This Kids Corner Productions event is described as a tribute show featuring three characters based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen. This is an interactive sing-a-long, a fun outing for the family. (Tickets go on sale Monday, April 25, at 9:30am and judging by the interest on the company’s Facebook post, it could well be a sell-out event!)

For your chance to win these tickets, you’ll have to participate in the May 11 #ECMChat. That’s pretty much it, though. Log on to Twitter. Follow the relevant accounts (@curtainsareopen, @mylifeinthesunn, @mmmisformommy, @EastCoastMoms, @pickleplanetyqm, @musicnerddotca, and, @CapitolMoncton). Answer some of the questions we’ll post about enjoying live music and performances. Then cross your fingers and see who wins! If you want a little practice run, join in this Wednesday, April 27 for the chat about gardening. Who knows what goodies you might win or tips you’ll learn. C’mon, let’s hang out and chat!12640366_10153792997786276_1192592470595751888_o

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