Whirlwind Week Ahead

When it rains, it pours!

The week of celebrating Kelsey Hates the Needle and our quest to raise awareness and support for all children who suffer from illnesses requiring injections and those who suffer as does Kelsey begins on Tuesday!  We will take on the Windy City with a news spot Tuesday morning and a Wednesday book signing at Chicago’s Webster Street Barnes & Noble of Kelsey Hates the Needle .   One lucky winner who purchases a book that day will win a gift certificate to a Chicago steakhouse and tickets to a Cubs game!

From there, we return to our previously scheduled engagement on Thursday, August 8.  Our president and author of Kelsey Hates the Needle and illustrator, Krystal Almora, will host a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Deptford, NJ at 10:30 AM. @krystalalmora

One lucky winner who purchases a book that day will win a Golden Ticket.  This golden ticket will win 4 tickets to the Phillies vs. Cubs game of their choice on August 13, 14, or 15.

Meet the author and illustrator, enjoy Story Hour with your family, and win tickets to the Phillies vs. Cubs all while supporting our non-profit Wednesday in Chicago and Thursday in NJ.

 

Thank you to all who support our efforts and our girl.

Celebrate with a Shake

The end of an epic year is upon us.  This year has been filled with experiences, pride, insight, and connections.  Authors Dan and Chip Heath explain how these factors elevate our experiences and change us The Power of Moments.

To culminate this year, our new tradition is to end the year with the celebration of a shake.  We discuss the year we tackled and the joy and challenges is brought to each of us.  Our one of a kind “freak shake” is offered  at a local restaurant.  The shakes are a sugary delight and an experience we enjoy together.

We connect, unwind, and share our favorite memories of the year.

Each year is worth celebrating but some feel more elevated than others.  This one felt especially exciting.

Perhaps it is coming off of a flag football Superbowl victory for our son or a violin rendition of Best Day of my Life for Kelsey?  Perhaps it is because with each new year comes new ways to learn and new bright spots to celebrate?  Perhaps it is just because freak shakes are just that good…

Either way, we celebrate today and the joy that the end of one phase brings along with the start of another.