I’ve been relatively quiet here and on social media for a few days. There are a few times in life when BIG and GOOD things hit you at the same time, and that happened, and it just stunned me into silence.
On Friday night, this website was honored with an Iris Award for Most Informative Content. This industry award is chosen by thousands of voters within the parent blogging community, so to receive it was a massive honor.
In my acceptance speech (more like an acceptance blurt) I shared it with all of you because, literally, Parent Hacks is what YOU made of it. The larger community has recognized what we created together. How could I be any more proud?
There’s more that happened last week:
- An LA book tour event at Books and Cookies, a delightful shop/learning space in Santa Monica, CA. The owner, Chudney Ross, and a local friend, author and educator Roma Khetarpal, pulled out all the stops to welcome Parent Hacks and me.
- An incredible NPR feature: an interview with All Things Considered co-host Kelly McEvers at the NPR West offices in Culver City, CA. (Here’s the blurry selfie so I don’t forget that big moment, and I’ve embedded the interview below.)
- A powerful speaking gig at Mom 2.0 Summit about how to put together a unique, sustainable action plan for your online business. I moderated a panel filled with remarkable, wise women: Christine Koh, Jessica Ashley, and Karen Walrond.
- A heart-stopping profile by Rebecca Woolf on Girls Gone Child. (Rebecca’s giving a copy of Parent Hacks away this week — leave a comment on her blog post to enter.)
And that’s not even all of it. It’s enough to render me temporarily speechless with gratitude.
Thank you for making this all possible for me. I’ve worked hard at Parent Hacks for over ten years. But I would have had nothing to work with if it weren’t for you.