The Month in Review: Running, Fundraising, and Mominatrixing

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.