Monday, January 17, 2011

Big News and BIG NEWS.


But I do kind of feel like I just gave birth.

It's because I've been hard at work, helping to create something. See? It's almost the same thing.

Okay, okay - I'll just come out with it already! You see, I've had to keep this something top-secret for a little while, and I think I've just gotten used to being all cryptic about it....

What was that? Oh, right. GET ON WITH IT, MAHREEN.

I've got a new writing gig!!!!!!!!! I was asked to be a contributor to a stupendous new blog called And Nobody Told Me. It launches - you guessed it - TODAY! And I am beyond excited and honored to have been asked to be a part of it.

Now don't you worry, I will still be writing here at V2B. There are still plenty of things that I love talking about here (Like giveaways! And winners of giveaways! Keep reading for that BIG NEWS.), but will be my every-other-week gig starting this Thursday (that's when my first post appears...don't worry, I'll remind you about it in a few days.)! 

And Nobody Told Me a brand-spankin'-new collaborative blog with an impressive lineup of bloggers (and they're modest too - LOOK AT ME! I HAVE GREAT HAIR!). We are going to be writing about all those gory details of parenthood that were graciously - or not - omitted from discussions before you became a mom. The first few posts are already up, and you can tell that they are funny, insightful and sometimes even confessional. There's even ways for you to contribute to our growing community.

So please check it out today, either by clicking on the banner below, or on Facebook or Twitter. I hope you will be as excited about this fledgling new community and all its wonderful potential as I am!


You didn't think I was going to leave out the other bit of BIG NEWS, did you?

I couldn't do that! I was so excited about this that I was up all night thinking about it. I'm talking of course, about the winner of the V2B Children's Book Giveaway! I was so encouraged by all the positive responses I received, that I think that I am going to try really really hard to do more book giveaways in the future. I love the idea of giving away books, and not only that - I think we can have some great discussions about them too. Horizon-expanding, if you will. It's going to be fabulous!

So if you have any favorite books (whether for your kids or yourself), please email me anytime. I'd love to read and discuss them with you! I've also got a few other plans for the giveaways, to make them a little bit bigger and better, and maybe even do some good for other people...but that's a discussion for another time.

So without further adieu, by the powers invested in me by, I now present to you - The winner of my first Book Giveaway!!

(what is it with quirky named people winning all my giveaways?)

I will be contacting you as soon as I post this to get your information, and your copy of Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz has already been ordered (along with another little teeny tiny surprise...hee hee! I love surprises!)

Thanks, everyone - for making my first year blogging such a success! And here's to onwards and upwards in the year to come...I couldn't have done any of this without your support, so THANK YOU for sharing this journey with me. There's no one I'd rather be on this crazy ride with!
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