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‘Tis the Season to be Lost in Suburbia!

Lost in Suburbia holiday giveaway

Now that Thanksgivukkah is behind us, it’s time to focus on ChristmaKwanzaToysRusaka.  What does that mean?  Heck do I know. I just like making stuff up.

But it is definitely the time of year to be nice and give people things.  I gave lots of people things this week. I gave the dentist part of my tooth. I gave American Express a big chunk of my paycheck. And I gave a judge a piece of mind.  What was left of it, anyway.

Still, I feel like I want to give more. For that reason I am GIVING AWAY A SIGNED COPY OF MY NEW BOOK, “LOST IN SUBURBIA: A MOMOIR” AND MY OTHER BOOK, “REBEL WITHOUT A MINIVAN,” to one lucky winner.  Plus, I will give a second signed copy of both books as a GIFT TO THE RECIPIENT OF YOU CHOICE!

Xmas book bundle2

So what do you have to do to win?

In my book, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir,” I mention how I knew I was lost in suburbia the day I got stopped by a cop while I was driving my kids to school in my bathrobe. Now it’s your turn.  Show me YOUR bathrobe! Yes, your bathrobe… you know, the one you wear when you drive your kids to school in the morning because you have no energy to put on real clothes. Us bathrobe-driving mamas have to stick together and I want to celebrate you, and your bathrobe, for all you to do in the name of motherhood.

Leave a comment in the section below and include a link to a bathrobe pic on flickr, Instagram, or anywhere else your picture lives on the web, OR, email me your pic to
Tracy (at) Lostinsuburbia (dot) com.
I’ll pick a winner at random and post your picture on my blog on Monday, December 16th,
National Drive Your Kid to School in Your Bathrobe Day.*

Thanks so much for being a part of the fun!!  And by the way, here’s mine:

Don't you think the pearls are a nice touch?

Don’t you think the pearls are a nice touch?

PS.  Don’t sweat it if you don’t win. From now until Dec 24th, you can buy “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” and “Rebel without a Minivan” together on Amazon and save 15%.  To get your copies, CLICK HERE!

PPS. If you would like a signed bookplate for your copy or gift copy of “Lost in Suburbia,” email me before Dec, 14th at Tracy (at) Lostinsuburbia (dot) com with your address and the name of the person who is receiving the bookplate, and I would be happy to send one to you free of charge!

*I made that day up.  I told you I like to make stuff up.  But I think we should start a petition to have a National Drive Your Kids to School in Your Bathrobe Day, don’t you?

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Here’s the Inspiration for the Phrase: Dirty Dog

20130609_120525_resizedI was having a lovely sunday, the first time in two months I’d actually stopped and relaxed. The sun was shining, the birds were singing,
and the dog…


was digging a hole…

in the mud.
dirty dog

In case you can’t tell, the white part is the dog.

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chicago-tracy-meepersA DAY IN THE WIFE
My friend Julie writes the amazing blog, A Day in the Wife. I was so happy to see her at my Lost in Suburbia Cool Mom Book and Blow Dry Bar Party in Chicago where she got her hair done, celebrated with me, and hung out with me, the other cool moms, and our friend DJ, and his awesome dog, Meepers.

Meepers travels in his very own custom backpack which made him the coolest dog at the party (and yes, the only dog at the party, but he would have been the coolest if there were others there, too). Julie wrote a great wrap up of the party and a review of my book on her blog, HERE.

Although we were already friends online, I met Renee for the first time in person when I went to Charlotte for the Cool Mom Book and Blow Dry Bar Party in NC. Renee was able to squeeze in the party between carpooling and a night at the Queen City’s Mom Prom. I have no idea what that is, but apparently it is a must-attend soiree for the coolest moms in Charlotte.

I was thrilled Renee could join us for cupcakes and margaritas and help me celebrate my book launch. You can read her take on the party and my book on her blog, Renee’s Pages.

I have known my friend Holly for a number of years now and she is the feisty, blonde version of me! She took the road I didn’t and decided to stay in the city and not move into the suburbs, so unlike me, she never lost her cool! Holly not only offered to review my book for me, but also asked me to do an interview for her blog, MOMentum Nation. You can read her post HERE.


I had a busy week doing speaking engagements in the area. Last sunday I was at the New Providence Library speaking and signing books for some friends and neighbors. Wednesday night I was down in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania speaking at Tiferet Bet Israel, and Friday I was in Summit, NJ speaking to the Summit Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting for Local Professionals.

thumb.phpNext up is the National Society of Newspaper Columnists conference June 27-29 in Hartford, CT where I will be speaking on using social media to promote your work. Joining me is the amazing W. Bruce Cameron, author of the NY Times Bestsellers, “A Dog’s Purpose” and “A Dog’s Journey,” and Merry Clark, editorial director of Heloise, Inc. Moderating is Suzette Martinez Standring, author of the book, “The Art of Column Writing.” If you are a writer, blogger, columnist or aspiring author, come check it out!

Have a great week!


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