Wow, it’s been a real whirlwind of excitement around this ol’ blog lately. And, if you’re not following me on Facebook (and, heck, even if you are), you might have missed a few recent developments. Don’t worry, I’m rounding up the links here for your viewing/reading/commenting/sharing/laughing/crying pleasure. I’m so very grateful that you take time out of your very busy day to read the words that mean so much to me.
As I wrote about recently, Arianna Huffington emailed me and begged me to write for her site. (Ok, maybe it was the other way around, but—in the end—she said I could and, well, wow!)
Since the post that started it all, I’ve shared a couple more. While that’s no surprise, the part that is a surprise is that one of them went viral. (What?!)
THE MOMENT THAT MADE ME A MORE COMPASSIONATE MOTHER
It got over 16k Facebook likes on HuffPo and I gained 250 new FB fans for Using Our Words in a week, which blows my mind. If that’s why you happen to be here reading, THANK YOU. Thank you for reading my words on a great, big, trusted site and deciding that you wanted to stick around to see what happens on my little one. I hope you like it here.
I also wrote another post inspired by Dana’s Reader Feature here on Using Our Words. And, really, just because Breast Cancer Awareness month is over doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read and share this any and every day of the year. Not because I wrote it, but because Dana is amazing and the message is important.
DID YOU LOOK BEYOND THE PINK THIS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH?
My Mom’s Day in Tweets post ran on Dot Complicated and HuffPo.
And, last but not least, Care.com interviewed me and quoted me in their seriously great guide to Bay Area family fun. There are WAY too many things I haven’t done on this list yet. It’s time to start planning some outings! If you live in the Bay Area or are planning a trip here, be sure to check out:
101 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN THE BAY AREA
More to come soon, but this week I’m busy getting ready to celebrate. It’s wedding bell time for my awesome brother and his lovely bride-to-be! See you soon.
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