Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Featured in The Huntsville Times!

Today there is an article in The Huntsville Times, the local paper here in Huntsville, Alabama, about my being one of the three winners of the HP Dara Torres Moms for Simplicity essay contest! I'm happy to be able to share my experience with the fabulous Moms for Simplicity program. My husband and I now have our passports ready to go and a travel book about Rome on order! Now to make the arrangements for child care and pack our bags in our spare time. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm a winner of the HP Dara Torres Moms for Simplicity essay contest!!!

Yes, it's true. Two other moms and I were selected by HP and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres as the winners of the Moms for Simplicity essay contest. We each submitted a 250-word essay about how we use technology to simplify our lives. Our essays can be viewed at the link in the previous sentence. There is now a web site that is documenting our trip to Indianapolis and will also document our trip to Rome at the end of July. My understanding is that Dara Torres swims the 50M Freestyle on Saturday, August 1 in Rome. You can also follow us on Twitter: @hpmoms. Here is the press release from HP.

You can see the official video of Dara Torres in the finals in Indianapolis here on Swim Network. She is one amazing lady! We HP Moms got to have lunch with her on Wednesday, watched her swim the 50M Freestyle in the preliminary Thursday morning, and then the final on Thursday evening. Incredible! We also got to see Michael Phelps set a new world record in the 100M Butterfly, which was a wonderful added bonus for us!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fun rugs!!!

OK, I love fun rugs! I just wish we had lots of places in our house to put them and lots of money to get lots of the fun rugs available at CSN Rugs. Oh My Baby is offering a giveaway of a Fun Time Driving Time rug, so be sure to hop over to their blog to sign up for the giveaway. There are so many fun ones that I know my 4-year-old girls would love!

Baby Dipper in The Mom Entrepreneur Co-op Shop

The Mom Entrepreneur Co-op Shop is celebrating summer with a new line up of products and services for the season. If you are looking for variety and great bargains then you need to visit their newly redesigned shop. There will be a Twitter party July 7th from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. EST. Follow @TMECoopShop or visit TweetChat and enter #TMEcoop for a chance to win many prizes, including a Baby Dipper set. "See" you there!