Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Happy Mommy Handbook: Please Join us for a Google+ Livestream Video

The Happy Mommy Handbook - Google+ Livestream Video for YouTube
  
Katie and I have a BIG SCARY announcement. We are going to do a live broadcast on Google+ this Wednesday to talk about our book which will then become a YouTube video! Katie, Mommy with Selective Memory, and I co-wrote The Happy Mommy Handbook, currently number 2 on Amazon in the Motherhood category. We would love for you to join us for this broadcast and stay afterwards to chat (and laugh) on a separate hangout. We made it through it! Here it is!




We wrote the book from a mom and teacher's perspective. Why did we write this book? We know from first-hand experience that moms sometimes struggle raising preschoolers and may have very little free time. Don't panic. You aren't the only mom who wonders:
  • Why do my kids just want to watch TV all the time?
  • Why does it make me so crazy some days to be home with my kids?
  • Are there things I should be doing to prepare my child for school?
Katie and I searched and there wasn't book for moms who don't own a glue gun and know how to craft - but feel like their children should be doing more than watching television and using electronic gadgets. We explain the philosophy and benefits of playful learning, using inexpensive activities. How is this accomplished? With brain-stimulating developmentally-appropriate activities that will fascinate your child for hours. When children are challenged, they behave better, their confidence is boosted, and they use their imaginations to play more independently. Why is this good for you? You will actually find yourself with more free time while helping your child learn and become better prepared for school.

Please join us:

Wednesday, August 22nd
11:00 CDT (Texas Time)
 We'd love to chat after the short broadcast
which will be from a new hangout.

You can click below to read the first part of our book for free.

If you miss this event, please comment
anytime on the Google+ post or here.

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow - I wish I could watch this but it will be Thursday here and I will be on my way for my first vaccation. Can't wait to watch it on you tube and see you two in action

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    1. You can sure watch it later - I'm sure the laughter can wait. Wish me luck!

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  2. Thanks for the heads-up, Susan! Good for you! I will try to attend...my hat is off to you for leaping in with this. :) Best of luck...and congrats on the Amazon #2!!!

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    1. Vivian - Thank you very much. Yes, "leaping" is an appropriate word. Thanks!

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  3. Hi Susan,
    I wanted you to know that I just did a review of "The Happy Mommy Handbook" on my blog..and added a link for the Live Google+ broadcast. Your book is AMAZING...I love it! Every mom (and teacher and daycare provider and babysitter and nanny) should have one. :)
    http://viviankirkfield.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-happy-mommy-handbook-real-help-for-real-moms/

    I'll try to post a review on Amazon and Goodreads also. :)

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    1. Vivian - you are wonderful to do this! Thank you so much for the review and links!

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  4. Really excited to see it. I will have to watch it tonight. Wish I could have been there to chat!

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    1. Thank you Tulip. I'll sure be checking out your blog again. Love your linkies.

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  5. What a great video! I felt exactly the same as you, Katie when my my daughter was born and my son was 2.5. I was going insane!! I read your book and I love it and I'm doing more things with him. You would think I would have it altogether as a former teacher, but I don't. Being a mom is so different. Thankful for the perspective from both of you! I identified with you so often in the book.

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    1. Shonda - you are so wonderful to say that. We love your blog and your sweet review. We moms must stick together!

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