Filed under: Around DC, Mom Blogs, The Cool in Everyday Life
I’m so pleased to share that I
the First Ever
Valentine’s Day Short Story Contest !!!!!
I’m pleased to share with you the latest critique of my eBook,
‘Living A Miracle,
We All Do… Every Day’
“Few people have to endure
what the author of this book did.
After an accident,
she had to learn to go to the bathroom again, learn to walk.
Her challenges are the basis of an inspirational book that contains life lessons for all of us,
even those who don’t face what she faced.
The author doesn’t wallow in self-pity or use easy platitudes,
one of the great lines of the book is that she’s the ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ of spirituality.
Her sense of humor and the accessible language she lays it all out in,
makes a reader feel as though her lessons
ARE for each of us and puts it in plain terms.
The sub-title of the book, ‘We All Do’ should be a sign to anyone who picks it up
that there will be information to help lead the life
we are intended to live.
At some points, the book is almost free-form verse,
a poetic ode to the strength of people,
how we’re all different and
how we can all find ways to cope.”
– Judge, Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book
Click on my eBook to the Right to Purchase it on Amazon
Filed under: Around DC, Entertainment, field trips, Food and Drink, General Motors, Holidays, Mom Victories, Parenting
It’s that time of year again!
While most people are planning holiday festivities,
our family is planning a birthday party.
Holiday babies present a special problem.
From the moment my son was born, a week before Christmas,
everyone instilled in me how important it was to
‘Make His Birthday Special!!’
So every year the question comes up-
What do we do for a birthday party?
And every year it gets harder, because they are getting bigger,
and even a teensy bit cynical sometimes.
This year proved to be the toughest yet, my son’s 10th birthday party….
How to entertain 15 10-year-old boys for 2 hours?
And the answer came out of the mouths of babes….
My son heard about a new place that opened up for parties,
a simple little warehouse….
So how could a little warehouse, with no decorations,
appeal to a bunch of little boys that are starting to get big?
It couldn’t. Unless this little warehouse was filled with…
Yes, you heard me right. A video game party.
The little warehouse we went to is called The Trenches.
And for a reasonable fee, you rent the whole place for 2 hours.
You get the whole place to yourself,
and there are tons of video games and they are all free-
no tokens, no tickets,
JUST PRESS START.
The place had old-time arcade games, new ones, Xboxes, and much, much more.
So the boys get to run around and play games,
have the whole place to themselves,
and just take breaks for pizza and birthday cake.
You’re done. The boys LOVED this. This was the easiest birthday party ever!
I believe that this is the next up-and-coming trend in birthday parties.
I have heard that these are popping up around the country,
along with video game buses, so the birthday party can come to you!
How good of an idea is this? I cannot stress how much all the boys LOVED this party!
And to top it all off, I drove my son and a couple of friends to the party in the Cadillac CTS, the 2014 MotorTrend Car of the Year.
And the boys thought it was so cool!
In other words, Mom saves the day, and makes the birthday special, for another year….
Happy Birthday to all the Holiday Babies out there!!!!
-Dame Edith Sitwell
When I got behind the wheel of this 426 horsepower V8 powered MACHINE, i forgot about my Mercedes, I forgot about my husband’s BMW… this car is about power and acceleration and I freely admit: I HAD A BALL DRIVING THIS CAR AROUND TOWN FOR A WEEK!!
I’d recommend this car to ANYONE; this is not your mom’s Camaro (if in fact, your mother happen to have a Camaro)- it’s fast and handles well and turns on a dime… and most importantly for us moms… IT IS BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL. We got the chance thanks to the great people at GM (who appreciate Moms and want to know what we are thinking and paying attention to) to drive this for a week and… we already miss it.
Thank you General Motors for making one little guy’s week… he and his friend who I picked up from a birthday party decided on the ride home that their first cars… would be Camaros.
Not too shabby on the building of Brand Loyalty, Chevy….
I have to say we have never gone in better style- we went in an ‘Inferno Orange’ Camaro Convertible and it was incredible.
Thanks so much to General Motors for being so in touch with moms and giving up the chance to drive this beautiful car !
Congratulations To Sandie for winning our GiveAway!
So I don’t do a lot of GiveAways….
BUT, a few weeks ago my son asked me if we could go to ‘Boloco’ and try a ‘Globally – Inspired’ Burrito. They just opened a location by our house, so I said, “Sure, why not?”
And it was a great experience!
I got a salad and my son got a burrito, because they offer their creations in a burrito, or a bowl (I LOVE THIS!) ….
A few days later, Boloco contacted me about trying their food, along with a leader in the tofu business, Nasoya, and would I like to do a GiveAway for my readers ????
…. KARMA ? ….
So I said, “YES!” Because you don’t mess with the Universe like that; plus I learned that Boloco is partnering with Nasoya to make some of their recipes in their restaurants and this creates healthy alternatives for the burrito chain (I LOVE THIS!).
I’m already a big tofu fan and I can honestly say that Nasoya tofu is in my refrigerator right now.
We’ve gone back since and my husband even likes Boloco and he’s generally not a fan of burritos and overly-filling food; BUT that is what is great about Boloco, in my opinion, you can get healthy choices at this burritos joint (I LOVE THIS!).
So try it out !!
They have numerous locations in New England and one in Bethesda and one in the District-
but don’t take my word for it-
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR A $10 GIFTCARD AND A COUPON FOR FREE NASOYA TOFU!!
Just Leave a Comment telling me and Boloco what you like about their restaurants or their menu… it’s that easy…
GO AND LEAVE A COMMENT NOW !!
You have til midnight Friday, July 19th !!
GOOD LUCK !!
I will choose the winner with RANDOM.ORG and then contact the winner this weekend! I will ask you for your address so Boloco can send you your giftcard… and free tofu coupon !!
I just had the pleasure of reading Measure of Love, by Melissa Ford.
This book is the sequel to Life from Scratch, and it’s the story of Rachel and Adam Goldman; they are getting married… again!
This is a great book about relationships, perspectives, trust and love.
The more you read of this book, the less you want to put it down.
Pick it up this summer-
I recently had the pleasure of reading When She Was Wicked !
This is a GREAT Debut Novel by Anne Barton.
It has everything… twists and turns, intrigue, money and most of all, LOVE.
And the pacing is terrific – it never stops !
I loved this book, and got to finish it on the beach,
so keep it in mind this summer-
pick it up now for a great beach read!