ELKTON, MARYLAND — When Science of Parenthood was first starting out, we were really clueless about the whole blogging thing. I knew how to write and Jessica knew how to design web sites and illustrate, so we had the content thing down … but all the strategies and best practices for promoting said content were pretty much a mystery to us. But as we fumbled along in the blogosphere, we found ourselves in a group on Facebook filled with other veteran mom bloggers who very generously schooled us in the ways of social media and helped promote our early cartoons to their much larger audiences. Two of the most supportive mom bloggers in that group were Erin and Ellen, who blog together as Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms. When they heard we were hitting the road on a book tour, nothing would do but that they host our stop in Maryland during their first Girls Nite Out of 2016!
And they chose an absolutely ah-may-zing spot to host the event: Sarafina Art House, a textiles art gallery, supplies outlet and workshop, founded by artist Sara Renzulli.
What a cool space, eh? And look at that lion head! It’s all textiles! Pretty cool, huh?!?
And the crowd could not have been warmer or more ready to laugh! We’d love to think it was our awesome humor, prompting the giggles. But it might have also been Erin’s buckets of fabulous whiskey sour slushies. There’s Ellen (lower left picture, center) nursing one. (She’d just had knee surgery, so, of course, it was strictly medicinal.)
First I read …
Then Jessica read …
Then we signed some books …
And of course, we gave out tons of Boogie Wipes-filled goody bags!
And sent the teachers in the crowd home with boxes of sample packs for their classrooms!
This is my favorite picture from the night.
Next time on the #BoogieWipesTour: We read for bona fide scientists in Takoma Park, just outside of D.C. and stop in at WBAL-TV in Baltimore VERY early in the morning. (Very early!)