Friday, August 16, 2013

Deliberate Motherhood - Barnes & Noble

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! 

Much love,


  1. Totally know how you feel! Nearly every Saturday morning of my childhood I would go to a bookstore (WH Smith) with my Dad. Barnes & Nobles has always been a favorite store of mine too, primarily because of my childhood memories. I have a "secret wish" written in my journal from almost 2 decades ago about having a book of mine in a bookstore. A bookstore website is pretty darn close!
    Thanks for the opportunities, April!

    1. Tiffany, I just called my local store, and they said they would be happy to stock the book and promote a book signing! You'll be getting a PR packet soon, and you can do one in your area, too. (Lots of dreams coming true :))

  2. Congrats on the realization of your dream! Thanks for taking time to share your story and inspire others to work on accomplishing their own too.

    1. Thanks so much, Emily! You are such a wonderful person. xo

  3. So happy for you! That's amazing! The founder of familius, Chris Robbins is my husbands distant cousin!

  4. Wahoo April!!!! Happy day! That book is just what I need most every day ;)

  5. Congrats, April! Loved the dream session at the retreat. You are a great example to all of us! On to the next dream...

  6. Thanks for letting me be a part of your dream and making mine come true in the process! I think of you as equal parts miracle worker and personal genie! :D


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