I've spent the past two weeks getting on top of my life. I'll need to do a post later about what that process looked like for me (because it worked, and I'm feeling wonderful now), but I've been thinking, organizing, establishing new routines, creating better habits, and learning to focus the few hours I have to do "extra" stuff each week.
As I pull myself out of that process and back into the real world, I wanted to post a few things about The Power of Moms.
This photo, below, is Amanda Wilkinson, Saren, and me at Amanda's home a few weeks ago. Studio 5, a TV show in Utah, did a spot on Learning Circles (video is at the bottom of the page), and Saren and I had the privilege of being there for the interview and meeting Amanda and her incredible group. It was a "payday" for us to see an actual Learning Circle in progress (that we didn't lead or organize ourselves). They are a strong, dedicated, amazing group of women.
Later that day, we also met with Catherine Arveseth and Allyson Reynolds, dear friends and Power of Moms authors who are helping us do some of the final editing on this book we're dying to get published soon (I've linked to their blogs on my sidebar).
I had only known Catherine through email and her blog, so it was a thrill to meet her in person, and Allyson and I have only met a handful of times, but she's one of my dearest friends, so our lunchtime discussion and book brainstorm session was seriously heaven.
I have about 30 minutes before Spencer wakes up and about 30 things to do, so I'll close with this two-minute clip from Studio 5 that aired yesterday. Although I'm stretched to my limits and working during odd hours of the day and night, I must say that the associations and opportunities that are available to me through this organization are worth every ounce of effort.