I just had one of those "dream come true" moments and wanted to share. (I hope you won't mind.)
Ever since I was a high school student, I would walk into Barnes & Noble with wide eyes and stare in amazement at all the shelves stocked with colorful book jackets and engaging titles.
There's something about that store that gets my heart beating fast.
I can't even tell you how many times Eric and I have sat side by side in the aisles of Barnes & Noble on our date nights, surrounded with stacks of books. We inevitably leave with one or two new ones (have I mentioned our bedroom is primarily decorated with bookshelves?), and our discussions on the way home from our date nights are always filled with new ideas and animated discussions about our goals. (He's my soul mate.)
In the back of my mind, I've always hoped that someday I would have the opportunity to put my thoughts and ideas up there on a shelf next to all the others who love writing as much as I do. And I've always hoped that in that process, someone would walk by and see my book and say, "That's exactly what I need right now."
Well, I don't know when or where or if Barnes & Noble will stock our book on their actual shelves, but Deliberate Motherhood, our first Power of Moms compilation (written by more than 60 moms from our community), is now up on Barnes & Noble's website.
I'm giddy inside.
I keep looking at the page and smiling.
This is a neat moment for me--and for all of us at Power of Moms.
So thank you to all of the wonderful authors of Deliberate Motherhood for helping to create such a fantastic book.
Thank you to our Power of Moms community for coming to the website and supporting us as we do our very best to strengthen families.
And thank you to Familius Publishing for believing in us and making this book appear in so many places! (The book is being relaunched on September 3rd. Press "Buy" on the Familius' Deliberate Motherhood page to see all the places where the book is being offered.)
Just one more note: If you have a sizable blog and would like to review a copy of the book, or if you want to stay up-to-date on what's happening with this book project at Power of Moms, please visit our Power of Moms book page for more details.
This has been a huge, huge project--spanning more than three years--but my heart's so happy about it.
Thanks, everyone, for your support!