Friday, January 15, 2010
Big day for our little moms group!
Today was a huge day for our moms group, Military SAHM of the Peninsula. I subscribe to a magazine that is carried in all Walmarts called All You Magazine. Every month, they send out an email asking questions about story ideas. A couple of months ago, they sent out an email asking about what people were doing to save money during the recession. I wrote in and told them about our group and the babysitting co-op that we host every month. Basically, 2 moms host each month at a different moms house, and the rest of the moms get to drop their children off and have a few hours out. This is very important to us, especially when our husbands are gone. It gives us a much needed break. One of the magazine writers wrote back and said they were interested in including our co-op in the story they were doing and needed to ask me a few questions. I answered the questions and thought that was it. Then, surprisingly, a few weeks later, she writes me again and says that the editor liked the military angle of our group and wanted to do a feature article on us and our babysitting co-op and would we mind? I immediately wrote back and said of course we wouldn't mind. She then sent me another list of questions to answer and I responded. Once again, I thought that was the end of it. Well, right before Christmas, she wrote me yet again, and said that her editor liked our story so much, that they wanted to send a professional photographer here to get photos of us and our children to include with the article! We were all ecstatic! For our little group of 20 women to get an opportunity like this was amazing! Today, at our monthly babysitting co-op, a professional photograher came and photographed us and our children. It was so much fun! All the children were smiling and posing, just lapping it up! Our article will be featured in the April 2010 issue of All You magazine and can be purchased at Walmart! Please check it out!