Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Enter this week's Galpal Giveaway!

Have you heard of SuzySaid?  I love this free weekly email newsletter which highlights the best of everything in our suburban area:  shopping, restaurants, deals, tips, "Mom to Mom" resources and lots of other valuable information that helps you find what you're looking for, but also promotes and supports our amazing local businesses!  From home to fashion to food to high tech, if you're looking for something around town, most likely SuzySaid can tell you how to find it!
With all of the great local shops, businesses and resources SuzySaid has to cover in our area, I am flattered to be their "Galpal Giveaway" of the week!  Want to play?  It's easy and fun!  All you have to do is click on this link:  I Want to be a Galpal!  Then just send an email to deb@suzysaid.com with "Mommy Power!" in the Subject line.  That's it! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Where Did Mommy's Superpowers Go? at Willow Books & Cafe in Acton!

Great news! A very small quantity of my book is now available for purchase at Willow Books and Cafe in Acton! This is one of our area's finest bookstores; Willow Books offers the same great selection as the "big-box" stores--bestsellers, new releases, and frequent events, plus a cozy cafe where you can relax with your new copy of Where Did Mommy's Superpowers Go?  But hurry, they're going fast! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Newsletter Debut!

With our last crazy snowstorm on April Fool's Day behind us, I think we can safely say (with fingers crossed) that spring is here!  This is the first spring since 2005 that I have felt healthy, normal and excited for the season, plus it's extra special with the launch of my book.  So to celebrate I've been spending countless hours creating my very first newsletter!  I have never done this before, although I receive several emails of this type every single day, as I'm sure you do as well.  I wanted to create a fun and informative way to share stories, tips, and resources that helped me and my family get through my illness and recovery, as well as offer a place for others going through the same situation to share theirs.  Want to see how I did?  Check out this link and feel free to share your thoughts, feedback, suggestions, criticisms and questions.  I can use all the help I can get!

Where Did Mommy's Flip Flops Go?

After tons of skipped workouts and hours on the computer, I proudly showed Jason the newsletter I'd worked so hard on.  He read the title, and thinking I was sending out a distress call for my summer shoes, said, "Mom, they're in the mudroom, where you put them!" :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

And the winner is...

Last night was our elementary school's Spring Auction, and it is always a fun night!  In fact, I think every year gets more enjoyable as we've gotten to know more people and have some really great friends to hang out with.  Two years ago, when Steve and I went to the auction for the first time, I was like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out the whole "silent auction" process.  Then, I showed up last year full of confidence that I had the system figured out--I tried to remember where my favorite bid sheets were, and kept revisiting them, but I was so caught up socializing that I didn't put in one last bid before the tables closed!  So this year, not only did I have to remember where my favorite items were, but I learned to do "the hover" in the last few minutes of the auction to scribble down that last bid.  We ended up with a few really fun experiences that I think Jason will enjoy:  a private tour of the State House, a tour of WGBH/Channel 2, four passes to the JFK Memorial Library, and a gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants, Gibbett Hill Grill in Groton.
But the best part of the night is the live auction, and it's always fun and entertaining when there's a bidding war for a certain item.  It's amazing what people will do and spend for their kids:  a ride to school in a police car, a ride around town in a fire truck, a vacation package to Storyland, tickets to Disneyworld...who knew that I would sucked into the momentum and pratically beat my opponent with my paddle for a fabulous experience for Jason.  Does this kid look like the next Assistant Principal for a Day?

Jason is SO excited--he can't wait to dress up and follow Mr. Holms around the school, attending meetings, visiting classrooms, and otherwise ruling the school with an iron fist.  I just wish I could be a fly on the wall that day!