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What’s in an email name?  Everything

What’s in an email name? Everything

Has this ever happened to you before?  Your kid wants a playdate with another kid in their class and you can’t find the school directory so you do the next best thing — sort through a group email trying to match the person you’re looking for with an email address that matches their personality. The problem is you don’t know this parent that well.  Maybe you just know the basics — like she’s a tall woman who laughs really loudly…

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Win a copy of Escape from Ugly Mom Island!

Win a copy of Escape from Ugly Mom Island!

I’ve set up an amazon giveaway where 10 people can win a copy of my book!  It’s not a weird or creepy contest where you have to give out the numbers to every single credit card you’ve ever owned and your mother’s maiden name and which of your pet’s names is the password to your bank account. Nothing like that.  You just have to follow me on twitter, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Just enter and you might have…

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A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

Ever since I started working on my style book, I’ve been really thinking about my own style.  I classify myself as hippie because my eye always goes to brands like Free People and Lucky and I do enjoy wearing bell-bottoms so large that I can store groceries and small children up my pant legs.  But that doesn’t reflect my whole personality.  (And as we know, style needs to reflect your personality.) I’d also like the clothes I buy to have…

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Where to find the ultimate mom fashion guide

Where to find the ultimate mom fashion guide

On Amazon, that’s where!  My book, Escape from Ugly Mom Island, is available!  You can either buy it for your kindle for 2.99 or as a paperback for 7.99.  The illustrations on kindle will be in color.  The book’s illustrations are in black and white.  (If I wanted color illustrations, Amazon said I would have to charge 28.00 a book!  That’s like a Taschen book!  A little crazy, in my opinion.) Both the kindle and paperback options look great.  So…

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5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

I’ve always felt a lot of pressure on Earth Day.  You know, like I should be doing something really major to help the environment to make up for my lack of doing anything major the rest of the year.  I’ll think, I should’ve organized a climate change march or helped replant the rain forest or traded in my car for a walking stick and a pair of comfortable shoes.  I imagine Mother Nature shaking her head, knowing how many ziplock…

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Okay, all the style illustrations are now up on pinterest

Okay, all the style illustrations are now up on pinterest

This is it.  No more posting style illustrations.  I promise. Today I’ve got Slacker, Bombshell, Sporty Chic and Gamine on pinterest.  They all look really great.  My book, Escape from Ugly Mom Island, is now available on amazon kindle.  The printed copy of my book will be available on amazon this week.  Although currently amazon is playing a cat and mouse game with me and not telling me exactly when it will be available.  I will announce it when they let me…

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The healthiest nut butters for kids

The healthiest nut butters for kids

I hated to write “nut butter” in the title of this post because that phrase sounds sooooooo unappetizing to me.  Like if somebody said, “Hey, you want a nut butter sandwich?”  I’d have to say, gross, no….  But that’s what they are — the stuff you get when you smoosh nuts into a paste.  Maybe they should be called nut paste?  Smooshy nuts?  Pete’s Schwetty balls?  No wait, that’s something else. My kids eat a lot of peanut butter and…

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Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Okay, I swear, I’m going to stop posting illustrations very soon.  I’ve got two more up right now — Hippie and Artsy Mom — all really fun.  All worth taking a look-see. My book is coming out next Monday and if I look at it, proof it, or make any more changes on it, I am going to go completely insane.  Do you know that feeling?  You have some work project and you just stare and stare at it and…

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