THE MONTH IN REVIEW: RUNNING, FUNDRAISING, and MOMINATRIXING
I feel like it’s Friday, but the calendar tells me it’s not. We Rookie moms have had a big month. and I’m talking about April (let’s just pretend I wrote this post on may 1st.) We had three real-life events with our bloggy friends.
1) Heather and her teammates for The Relay ran 200 miles in two days. Calling themselves “Eat- Blog- Run”, they hit the ground running in sparkly skirts in Calistoga, CA and finished two days later in Santa Cruz.
Here is the roster of lovelies who participated:
Brenna from Barefoot Brenna
Christine from Boston Mamas
Meg from Fox and Bunny and Woodpecker Stew
Sherry + Samantha from GarzaGirls
Kelly from just Spotted
Kari from Karianna Spectrum
Emmie from Life Behind the Curve
Marie from Make and Takes
Linsey from Me too You
Carrie from This mama Makes Stuff
Jane, driver extraordinare, from this week for Dinner
2) I “helped a mother out”. At a party put together by help A mother Out and sponsored by Huggies (thank you!) we raised enough money to buy over 17,000 diapers for women who need help with their daily expenses. I met Kelly Tirman, a very sweet rookie mom and blogger who takes better pictures than I do. She’s got a few of her gorgeous daughter at the party.
Best party favor: Amber Wolf of WizBang photography in SF took this picture of me and my rookie kid.
3) Finally, last night, Heather and I attended *Mommy Boot Camp* in the form of a seminar taught by Kristen Chase, author of Mominatrix. I learned that I should buy new lingerie. (How did I forget this in just one year?)
Before the event, Kristen was completely wonderful to my children and hung out in my backyard for a couple of hours.
In case you missed anything, here’s what we posted this month.
Spend a Week in Copenhagen
What I made Heather for her birthday
Easy Trader Joe’s recipe – Lentil stew
Reader Did-Do: Monthly Chair Photos
Stop lugging carseats on planes
iPad app for kids: super WHY
Dear Rookie Moms, What are your beauty secrets?
Activity #207: Play in another kind of nursery
Good stuff I found for you: April Edition
Put your Stander-Upper down for a nap
Look what I made: A necktie tshirt for Julian
Cookbook review: So far, I’m loving the new Scramble!
Activity #11: photograph each day moments
Giveaway (now over): BPA-free, microwave-safe food storage containers from Kinderville
Stock your stroller like a seasoned pro – not a rookie
BABIES movie (and you can STILL win a camera!)
Help a mother Out. Σας παρακαλούμε.
Activity #188: cook and Freeze
New Sponsor: little Uni
Activity #84: Smile
Τρώω. Blog. Τρέξιμο. Is this weekend.