It’s time! We are ready to hit the road to share our new book with friends across the U.S.!
Our first stop? Cincinnati, Ohio on November 5th! Want to come? RSVP here: EventBrite
We can’t believe we’re finally here. When we came up with the original idea for this book almost three years ago, we were starting from scratch. We had no website, no Facebook page, no Twitter or Instagram, and knew no one in the blogosphere. We had the idea for this book before we even created the first cartoon! We’ve come SO far, and it is in large part to the amazing friends we’ve made along the way. Now, we have the perfect excuse to kiss the kids and husbands goodbye and hit the road to visit those friends! Oh, and there is this BOOK we want to share, too …
A few months ago when we started formulating this plan to build our book tour around house parties hosted by friends far and wide, we realized that that presented an ideal opportunity to share some awesome products along the way. We reached out to a few of our favorites and were THRILLED when they said, Heck yeah! We’re in!
Let’s hear it for our amazing sponsors:
Boogie Wipes – Title Sponsor
Back when our sons (9 and 11) were small, there was nothing like Boogie Wipes available. We were stuck with either dry tissues (ouch!), or baby wipes that often had alcohol or other drying agents in them (double ouch!!). Those poor little red, sore noses! I’ve talked to loads of parents over the past few months, and when I mention that Boogie Wipes is out title sponsor they always say, Boogie Wipes? We love those!
Created in 2007 by two moms who were frustrated with trying to put saline drops into their kiddo’s noses– tell us about it!–in a moment of mom genius, they moistened a tissue with the drops and use that to wipe off and soothe those little noses. Alcohol-, paraben-, and phthalate-free, they soothe and moisturize with aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E.
Boogie Wipes’ parent company Nehemiah Manufacturing, makers of Dreft, Kandoo, Febreze, Downy Wrinkle Releaser–all those products you use all the time? Yeah, that’s them–is supplying product samples for all of our party guests AND hosting a kick-off party in their hometown of Cincinnati! Over the course of the next few months, we are going to be creating some custom Science of Parenthood cartoons for Boogie Wipes that are going to be hilarious! It’s a match made in heaven… Learn more here: BoogieWipes.com
What do you use to clean your phone screen? If you are like me, you’re constantly wiping your phone on your pants. How well does that work? NOT AT ALL. Back in July, I was at the BlogHer conference and a woman stood up to ask a question and mentioned her brand new product, all-natural screen cleaning wipes that wouldn’t destroy your phone or make your face break out. When the session was over, I hightailed it over there to meet her to find out more. I loved the idea that these two women saw a specific need and figured out a way to fill it. THAT’S how great products are born. I also loved the idea that I had a rare opportunity to share their product with our friends across the country. Every guest will be receiving Sprucies to try and a discount code for their website. Sprucies are gentle, alcohol- and ammonia-free, derived from palm and coconut oil, vegan (yes, really!) and parent-friendly. They are safe for your screens and for your skin. Learn more here: Spruceandco.com
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Norine’s sister, Shari, is a sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics — and, yes, she’s got a pink Cadillac. And if you’re wondering what she’s doing in the back, she’s probably rearranging stuff to stash her two sons’ soccer gear. Any-hoo … when Shari heard that we were taking our book on tour across the country, she offered to sprinkle some Mary Kay goodness into our goody bags. Guests at all of our events will be receiving lip color, blush and eyeshadow samples developed especially for brown-eyed girls AND designed to all work together as a “complete color look.” (Blue- and green-eyed gals, you’re covered too! Request your “complete color look” here.) Plus, Shari also slipped gift cards into the goody bags! Mary Kay Cosmetics is backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee — if you don’t love it, return it! Samples are always free, so go ahead and TRY ALL THE COLORS!