I JUST SUBMITTED THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE PARENT HACKS BOOK TO MY EDITOR.
CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS?
This site exists because of hundreds of you were willing to share.
People I didn't know -- busy people, aren't we all so busy, so busy sometimes we forget to take a moment for ourselves? -- stopped what they were doing to share a tip that made their lives easier. They did this hoping it would help someone else.
It's such a simple, small thing. But, really, it's the biggest, best thing, isn't it?
This is the first milestone on the book's path, but it's a big one worthy of celebration. Today I'm celebrating YOU.
Those are my kids holding the fancy crystal glasses filled with sparkling cider. When I launched Parent Hacks, my son had just started kindergarten and my daughter was a toddler.
Thank you. THANK YOU. I'm writing this book to honor YOU and all that you've contributed to this site, all that you've given me.
Cheers, with the fancy crystal!
One commenter (chosen at random) will get a box of my very favorite tea, Steven Smith Peppermint Leaves. I wanted to get you something from Portland that I really love. I drink *a lot* of this tea.
Trust me, you've never had peppermint tea like this. (My family is so sick of hearing to me go on about this tea.) Steven Smith is a Portland treasure. If you ever visit, you should check out the tasting room. It's amazing.
I wish I could get tea for every single one of you.
I'll email the winner on Sunday (so be sure to include your email address).
I'm gifting another Portland goodie -- a $20 gift card to Powell's Books -- to one of my newsletter subscribers. You're a subscriber, right? Watch your email for today's newsletter! (If you've not a subscriber, sign up right now! The newsletter drops today at 10 AM PST!)