March 27th, 2013
I love writing for you. Telling stories, outlining recipes and sharing tips that help make being the family cook manageable are among my favorite things to do. But now that I’ve been speaking to you lovely mamas over the phone through my private practice, I’ve got the bug. I want to talk more often and to more of you. Even better, I want to meet you all in person! And thanks MommyBites, a fab new online educational resource for moms and moms-to-be, I’m going to get my first chance!
Here’s the deal:
MommyBites is a super smart mom-focused start up that’s working to get specialists of all kinds to provide free and affordable parenting resources to moms and moms-to-be. As much as I’m jonesing to meet you all in person, I also know (very intimately) that you mamas are crazy busy, so my favorite part of MommyBites is their growing number of free online parenting classes. (Free!)
Even better than free is the MommyBites approach: this isn’t about getting experts to tell you what you’re doing wrong and how it’s supposed to be. (Would I do that to you?!) Rather, the mission is to help give busy moms easy, affordable access to experts with whom we can have dynamic conversations. The topics range from standards like potty training and sleep solutions to more complex issues like redefining your professional identity and dealing with divorce.
What’s all this have to do with me wanting to meet you in person? Well, the smart mamas at MommyBites host an annual summit and I’ll be there this year. I want you to be there, too, and if you live in the NYC-area you can be, for free, as my guest!
To join me at the 4th annual MommyBites Summit: The Ultimate Moms Night Out on May 1st at the New Yorker hotel in NYC, register here and enter onehungrymama for your free* ticket.
The summit is a chance for moms (and dads and grandparents, too!) to enjoy wine and snacks; check out a variety of cool kids’ products and services, and talk to luminaries whose expertise touch various aspects of parenting. The keynote is the renown best-selling author & Oprah, Martha Stewart & HGTV guest, Andrew Mellen who will be talking about “Unstuffing and De-cluttering” our lives. All attendees will be entered to win incredible raffle prizes and will leave with a fabulous gift bag. And also have a chance to stop by my table!
If you don’t live in the NYC area, I hope that you’ll check out MommyBites online parenting classes. And as for meeting in person, well, sit tight. I plan on having the chance soon. In the meantime, make a tall iced coffee (my favorite recipe is below) and drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to chat. You’ll walk away from my free Family Meal Breakthrough Session inspired to finally claim your kitchen sanity and get kiddo on board, too!
*Note: You’ll be prompted to pay the discounted $15 entrance free, which will be refunded when you enter the event. If you register but do not show up, the $15 fee will be charged in full.
Greek-style Iced Coffee Frappe
(For grown ups only)
Makes 1 serving
3 teaspoons instant coffee, preferably Nescafé, preferably the Greek version
2-3 teaspoons granulated sugar
1. In a shaker or cup or jar with a tight fitting lid, combine instant coffee, sugar, enough water to come about 1” up the side of your container and a couple of ice cubes. Seal and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds until very frothy. Alternatively, add coffee, sugar and water to your tall serving glass and use the milk frother until very frothy.
2. If shaken, pour the frothy coffee, along with the ice cubes, into a tall glass filled about halfway up with more ice. Top with as much milk as you like and finish off with cold water. Otherwise, drop ice into your glass filled with the frothy coffee and top with milk and cold water. Serve with a spoon to mix in any undissolved granules of sugar.