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Congrats to Anita, who won her own copy of Blacklisted from the PTA!
In honor of the 1 year birthday of my friend Lela Davidson’s book “Blacklisted from the PTA” I’m writing this special post about the very real friendships that can be born online.
Local author (Blacklisted from the PTA) and blogger (TODAY Show Moms, Brooke Burke’s Modern Mom and After the bubbly) Lela Davidson was selected by the national production company Listen To Your Mother Show, LLC. (LTYM) to produce and direct a local performance of the acclaimed Mother’s Day series of live readings. Northwest Arkansas was one of only 10 locations selected this year from a pool of interested cities for 2012.
Returning to work has been very exciting for me. I’m proud of what I do, which is a great feeling and I love the people I work with.
Surprisingly, it hasn’t been as hard as I expected to get back into a routine of putting on clothes that don’t stretch and fixing a lunch in advance.
What’s been harder than I expected is the separation from my mama friends. We have a close-knit playgroup that started on meetup.com. The moms I call my best friends probably never would’ve crossed paths if not for that group. They are all
There are several bloggers in NWA that now get together (somewhat) regularly. Of those bloggers I’ve compiled a list of the ones you should really get to know. Interact with them on Twitter. They are supportive, informative, curious, different, uplifting and genuinely fun people.
If you’ve longed to mate with a fabulously nerdy fella I’ve got the event for you!
What is Gizmodo Day? It’s a day when all lovers of the website Gizmodo.com come together in their respective cities and talk about Apple products (remember, Gizmodo is the site that got in the middle of the mess with the stolen iPhone 4 prototype) and other computer technology as well as general gadgetry. It’ll be kind of like a TweetUp since most of the word is getting spread through Twitter, but it will be really guy-heavy. My guess is the Gizmodo demographic looks something like this:
This month’s issue (September 2010… hello? When I received it August wasn’t even here yet) of Macworld features a two-page centerfold of a women laying on a blanket in a park presumably reading on her iPad. She’s not a supermodel, just a regular girl. Like you and me. It was so refreshing to see this image in a magazine I normally just skim because it’s so guy-geared.
The article is about how the iPad has affected the whole life of those who own one. And it has.
Except for blogging (which I occasionally do on the iPad) I rarely open my MacBook these days. And my iPhone has been relegated to just making phone calls and taking pictures (yes, it’s an iPhone 4… remember, I’m married to a Mac addict).
When my hubby first mentioned the iPad more than a year ago I thought, “Oh great. Another freaking expensive toy that he is going to HAVE TO have. Awesome.”
Can you hear the sarcasm?
At that time we had no idea what it would be called or if it really even existed. His geeky gadget blogs were abuzz, but Apple is pretty serious about their secrets (lol). Who knew it would end up with such a feminine-napkiny name?
Of course we pre-ordered ours and