Posts Tagged ‘EricaDiamond’
Happy 35th! Just celebrated with my great girlfriend, whose birthday is also today!!
I brought 3 kids home in carpool after this champagne. Please don’t report me!
Happy Friday readers! I just pulled into Starbucks to Blog. I was volunteering this morning for my son’s school at the local bowling alley for his Purim Bowlathon (for those of you that don’t know, Purim is sort of like our Jewish Halloween). The kids were all dressed up and adorable, and ran into the bowling alley by the bus load, excited to play hookie for the morning. It was great fun. As always, whenever my son sees me at any school event, his face beams with pride, and I can see he just wants to melt into my arms, but holds back in an effort not to look “uncool.” My heart was full watching him with his friends. He was so happy, so proud, such a thriving young man. And at the end of the day, what more could a mom wish for? Health and contentment for those they love. I’ll take it and shut up.
Next, onto child number 2. My 3 year old. Things with him weren’t quite as sunny last night. We were having a great day till about 8pm last night. Then he became violently ill. To say he threw up a little in his bed was an understatement. My washing machine did not stop from 8pm until 4am. He threw up at least 8 times and I was scrounging around pulling pillows from all of the beds to replace the previous ones he had thrown up on. He didn’t stop from 8:30pm – 3AM. I became so overwhelmed with worry. Couple that with the cleaning and preparing a new fresh bed for him every hour, and it was complete chaos. My husband ran out at midnight to buy pedialyte, but he wouldn’t take it. We came very close to ending up in the hospital, but then the throwing up stopped, and he fell asleep at 4:15am. Unfortunately he awoke at 6:08am, but fortunately he was perfect healthy and happy. So, I’m not working on much sleep and I’m quite delirious to say the least. Kids. The joys of mommyhood. We wouldn’t trade it for anything.
So, as you know, last week I announced I was writing a book. What could she possibly be writing about, you may have thought?
Well it turns out this opportunity presented itself and I just couldn’t pass it up. It was everything I absolutely know and love, and have 15 years experience in. WOMEN, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BUSINESS AND BALANCE.
Let me explain. There is a book series that will be coming out this year, the first ever 10+ Book Women’s Series ever to be launched, and I was asked to be one of the authors in the series. The brand is:
The 99 Things I Wish I Knew Before…
Dontcha love it? As in, the 99 things people wished they knew before– planning their wedding, retiring, having “the talk” with your kids, getting fit after 40, taking up golf, etc… It’s a self-help series, and will be available at bookstores, online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, on The Kindle, IPhone, etc… The concept behind it is, life is hectic, and sometimes we need great quick tips and techniques without reading a 300 page book. So, it’s 99 points, one point per page of lessons and tricks. Sort of like your own personal “coach in a pocket.” You may know one of the authors, Indy 500 race car driver champion, Sarah Fisher. She will be writing, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before… Getting Behind the Wheel of Their Dream Job.
I figured since you never actually get a chance to see the woman behind the computer, I wanted to check in by video today.
My new year’s wish for you. Thank you for reading.
PS- I look a little stiff and nervous, dontcha think? I think this should be my LAST video blog and stick to writing.