The Month in Review: Running, Fundraising, and Mominatrixing

by on May 4, 2010

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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.

The Relay - Van #2

Here is the roster of lovelies who participated:

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.

Photo by Julian, Age 5. Camera: Blackberry Bold

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 every 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. Please.

Activity #188: Cook and Freeze

New Sponsor: Little Uni

Activity #84: Smile

Eat. Blog. Run. Is this weekend.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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