Dear Ladies and That One Gentleman Who Reads My Blog,
I am more than pleased, in fact, I'm tickled pink to announce that I am the new Community Editor for Little Rock Family Magazine!
Through sheer coincidnce and circumstance, I met (and really enjoyed) editor Jennifer Pyron about a year ago. This month she asked me to contribute, and then asked me to join the team full time!
I am not exactly a journalistic writer (talking about my kids' bowel habits doesn't translate well when reporting), but I am thrilled to begin this new lesson in learning. The community editor gig will also afford me the opportunity to get to know my town a little better; the people, the events, the passion, the toad sucking.
My debut article is in the August Back-to-School issue. I share the secret of where to find the best fudge in the county, and which restaurants offer kids-eat-free nights (5 nights a week!).
My friend Natalie Ghidotti is quoted in an article about iMoms; better (and easier) parenting through technology.
My favorite piece is written by a literacy coach from the North Little Rock school system on how to start a family book club.
Reading to my kids has always been a high priority of mine, but now that The Boy can read on his own and The Girl is sounding out small words, I've been thinking of ways to read with them. A family book club is a great way to connect with your kids, foster good reading habits, and provide conversation starters.
The August issue is on stands now, and the digital edition will be online at http://www.littlerockfamily.com/ soon!