Kristen Daukas – Founder of Ten to Twenty Parenting
My family consists of three daughters aged 14, 16, and 19, a 15 year old cat (Little E) who thinks he’s a dog, a 5-year old dog (Josie) who is an escape artist and then 2 more cats – Houdini and Jax Tucker whose purpose in life is to give Little E a heart attack. (I refer to them as Josie and the Pussycats!) The girls are involved in golf, Girl Scouts, band, drama, and art. Parenting the teens and tweens can be a daunting task and I think the best approach is with a healthy dose of humor. I may shoot off of a rant on here, but as Mackenzie’s Kindergarten teacher told us… you don’t believe half of what you hear and I won’t either.
I launched Ten to Twenty Parenting because, as I was going through all the different sites and blogger communities out there, I felt there was a large void in blogger communities that had a true focus on those of us raising kids in the tween and teenage bracket. So, me being me, I decided to do something about it. Ten to Twenty is growing quickly and my hope and goal is that it will become a rich resource for those parenting that age group.
I frequently speak on topics such as social media, technology, parenting and women’s issues and am a top 5 finalist in the 2015 Shorty Awards for “Parent in Social Media” (as well as 2012 and 2013). When I’m not playing the role of events and scheduling coordinator for my family, I’m busy running a social media marketing agency and am very active in the community. I served two years as the President of Professional Women on Winston-Salem and am the co-founder of Linking Winston-Salem. One of my favorite personal/professional outlets is another group that I started called the Broads Who Tweet. Which consists of like-minded women in technology and social media who get together for fun and networking.