Friday, January 23, 2009

Mommy's High Heel Shoes are on TV


I had my first television appearance yesterday with Eve Tannery- Channel 69 Allentown/Phildelphia. The whole experience was really a blast! I meticulously picked out the coolest shoes to wear for the interview and of course my feet were hidden behind a coffee table- just my luck :) I'll have to post a picture of my tv shoes soon. It was fun chatting with Eve about my children's book: Mommy's High Heel Shoes and my personal experiences as a working mother. Thanks for having me on- Eve :)

Here are the links to the show!! Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mobistories Version of Mommy's High Heel Shoes is launched!!

Great News! The digital version of Mommy's High Heel Shoes is available. Mobistories gives Mommy's High Heel Shoes a whole new dimension. You can download it straight from the site for your iphone, ipod touch or computer. It's so much fun- now your child can follow right along with the animated version of the book. It will also be available on DVD to play from anywhere- car, tv or computer! The music was done by a Hollywood composer named Stephen Endelman- very cool! I did the voiceover for Mommy, which was so fun. And a little girl named Juliann is an adorable Cakes!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a Wonderful LIfe!

So just when I thought I had it all figured out- you know how to balance my time with the kids, husband, work, book & life- we got some news! Some wonderful news, actually. Yes, I am pregnant with our third :) My husband and I went out on a much needed date night early in December. We were going to go see It's a Wonderful Life up at a little theater in Stockton, NJ. But at the last minute changed our minds and decided to eat local and finish up some Christmas shopping. At dinner I told my husband that I have been "feeling pregnant", but it's probably all in my head. I told him that I was just peeeing all of the time and that I woke up all sweaty one night. I thought maybe I was just drinking too much coffee and not getting enough sleep. Things were just so busy there for a while with the launch of Mommy's High Heel Shoes....among so many other things.

So after a yummy relaxing hot dinner that I actually got to eat slowly AND a few stops at different shops in town, we made our last stop of the evening. It was to CVS....for stocking stuffers and of course a 3 pack of preganancy testers. I threw the test sticks in the basket thinking I'll just get the 3 pack since I'm not really pregnant....good to have extra sticks around if I get another false alarm in the future (or as it turned out- in case I need to pee on a second one to confirm the first one was right.)

When we got home, my Mom was watching TV (Thanks Mom for babysitting). She asked us, "How was the play?" We told her how we ended up just staying in town after all. She said, "Oh, well! It's a Wonderful Life is on Right now so you can just watch it on TV....Look!" And just as I looked up at the TV I heard the little child say, "everytime a bell rings an angel gets it's wings!" Yes, I knew I was pregnant right then without peeing on the stick! Of course, I did after my Mom left. Some things are just meant to be :) That night, I knew It's a Wonderful Life!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thank you Metropolotan Mama!

Thank you Metropolotan Mama!

Stephanie from Metropolan Mam says, "The story is about a little girl, who tries on all of her mommy’s shoes after her mom leaves for work. She wonders why mommy has so many shoes and what she does at work. The illustrations (by Pat Achilles) are modern, fun, and fresh. The non-rhyming text is straightforward. The message is clear: mommy loves her work, but she loves being a mommy most of all."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Philly Moms Blog


I have been so busy with work after the long holiday that I have hardly had a second to write anything new.  

"I have to admit I have been quite the slacker over the past few weeks.  But isn't that what holidays are for?  I had much needed time off for two whole weeks over the Christmas/New Year holiday.   After a hectic Christmas Eve and Christmas day running around, I did absolutely nothing.  We all had colds and sort of hibernated in the house with our boogies and coughs. 

In fact, I think I went a few days without showering and I am certain that I spent several days in my jammies ALL day.  One day, I even got up, showered and put my pjs right back on.  Because I'm a type A crazy girl most of the time, I'm now feeling a little guilty for simply being so dormant and lethargic.  What about organizing my office for the New Year?  What about the laundry overflowing in the hamper?  And did I mention that our dead Christmas tree is still up with all of the decorations on it?  Talk about guilt...

I had to go back to work on Monday and reality has kicked back in. I went from having too much time to do nothing to no time to do way to much. I really don't know when I will be able to get the Christmas boxes from the basement, wrap all of those ornaments up in tissue paper, clean up pine needles, take down the stockings, and haul the whole ordeal back down to the basement. Has anyone seen that new book: Porn for Women

Let's add a page...Sentimental husband smiling while gently taking the ornaments off the tree and wrapping them in acid free tissue paper. His favorite football team is on the flat screen in the background, but he's not paying any attention to the game. He then puts the perfectly wrapped trimmings into the box in their proper individual spots, hauls the Christmas tree to the woods and vacuums the entire downstairs without me asking. He then says, "Honey, I'll make you a fire right after I put all of this Christmas stuff in the basement" Just thinking about it makes me....

So if you drive by my house and see our dead Christmas tree in our front window, just call me lazy. At least you’ll know there's no porn in my house.

This is an original post to Philly Moms Blog.  Kristie is also the author of the children's book:Mommy's High Heel Shoes, has a personal blog, where she writes about her busy life as a working mom and author, and writes product reviews for Real Mommy Reviews.  Illustration © Pat Achilles."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 article

Here is a wonderful article on that mentions Mommy's High Heel Shoes.
Thanks for the wonderful write up Fiona!



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