Barefoot Books on Good Morning America

A fellow Barefoot Books Ambassador was featured on Good Morning America!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/secrets-direct-sales-11622313

Mothers Are Worth a Million

Looking for a unique way to honor the moms in your life this Mother’s Day? Make a donation in their name to MotherWoman, a local non-profit that provides mom’s groups, postpartum support groups and political action. For a donation of $10 a flower bearing the moms name will be hung in a local business in Northampton and Amherst. You will receive a lovely acknowledgement card to send to the mom.

A Brush with Fame

A few years ago, my friend Laurie and I drove into Times Square and had a Barefoot Books booth at the Twentieth Annual Indy And Small Press Book Fair.

It was a fun weekend, eating great food in Brooklyn late at night and watching a woman strike yoga poses in the middle of Times Square at 7am. A true New York experience.

The main speaker the first night of the event was Former Democratic Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. Before she spoke she came right to our booth and grabbed a copy of The Story of Divaali. 

Have you had a brush with fame?

The Story of Divaali

Storybooks CDs on Sale

I don’t often advertise on my site like this, but these prices are to good to believe.

Some of Barefoot’s wonderful Audio Cds are on sale, regularly $19.99 they are on sale for $4.99!

Our favorite is “Giants, Ghosts and Goblins” narrated by Jerry Nelson, the voice of The Count on Sesame Street

These CDs are perfect for car rides, down time and are a great alternative to TV. Because they are so beautifully narrated, I love listening to them when my kids are not the car. The Barefoot Site has an audio clip so you can hear for yourself.

Also on sale, The Adventures of Odysseus

Happy New Year!

Here are just a few of the great titles that Barefoot has about Asian Culture. 

Lin Yi's Lantern

 


MotherWoman

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My life has changed dramatically in the past six months. My oldest started kindergarten and I went back to work full-time. With my son starting a new school, it was like I was entering a new school as well. New parents to meet, play dates to plan (or in my case, favors to watch my kid while I have afternoon meetings, thank you friends!) It was funny, but I had the new school jitters like him, will I be cool enough for school, will my kid get invited to birthday parties? Of course, all of this is the case.  One of the great things that happened is that I was lucky enough to be invited to join MotherWoman.

Since I moved to the Pioneer Valley, I had heard about MotherWoman.  MotherWoman is organization founded by two moms who had a huge awakening when they became parents and needed a place to safely talk about what was happening in their lives. When they looked around they found infant massage, baby yoga; all activities focused on the child and not a group focused on the mothers. So they started a group themselves. The group is place with no judgements, no advice, no kids. A place to speak uninterrupted. It is amazing to say out loud, “my kid really made me so angry today” and see 10-12 heads nod back at you.

We meet once a month. There is lots of laughter, a few tears and plenty of chocolate. I do not leave the group with answers but leave knowing I am not alone in this journey, that many, if not all of us, are learning as we go. Many of the woman in the group I did not know, but some are Moms from school. We don’t get time to really talk on the playground but it is nice to get a nod when your kid is having a tantrum that you are not being judged, that they understand.

To learn more about MotherWoman and start a group of your own, visit www.motherwoman.org

New Haven Leon

One of the great pleasures of my Barefoot Business is getting to help local non-profits with fundraisers. One such organization is New Haven Leon.

Their mission is:

The New Haven/León Sister City Project is a progressive, binational, grassroots organization that fosters a partnership between the communities of Greater New Haven, Connecticut and León, Nicaragua. Our mission is to promote social justice. We work to form fair and respectful relationships between the people of our two cities. Through delegations and other exchanges, we strive to understand and celebrate our respective cultures. In León, we engage in sustainable economic, human, and community development projects. In New Haven, we educate our neighbors about Nicaragua and about local and global effects of policies of the U.S. government and international economic institutions.

Through their work they create programs and provide much needed support to children in Nicaragua. They have become an affiliate with Barefoot to have a book drive. Any purchases made through their link will go towards buying Barefoot Books in Spanish for their Community Education Programs.

Please click here to have your purchase support this great cause!

To learn more about the Barefoot Books affiliate for your blog or fundraising needs, click here