Today MW welcomes writer of sassy and sexy fiction, Malena Lott. Malena’s current release, Dating Da Vinci, is a fabulous story of sexual reawakening and the journey back to one’s self after the loss of a spouse. (By the way, I just finished Dating Da Vinci and I wholeheartedly recommend it!)
Let’s Run Away Together by Malena Lott
As a mom, don’t you sometimes dream of running away? Even for just one night? For those of us who have obsessive Calgon Take Me Away moments, we’re in luck. Thursday, May 7th is National Mom’s Nite Out, so not only do we get to get out and enjoy some food and drinks with other mommies, we’re SUPPOSED TO! It’s like, our civic duty or something.
I love the idea of moms uniting, especially when it’s not at the school. While I myself am a begrudging volunteer at the elementary school, I feel I MUST do a few things per year, even if I whine about it to my hubby before and after. Like, why the HELL did I sign up to make a cobbler for the Oklahoma Land Run day this Friday? I haven’t eaten a cobbler in years, let alone ever made one. Brain, please connect to stem.
Confession: I’m not a with-it mom. I’m embarrassed to admit my 4 year old showed up at school on picture day wearing his CALL ME I’M BETWEEN MOVIES T-shirt and his mop of a head was two months past due for a cut. I told the teachers that I forgot, and they just smiled. They smiled at me the same way the week before when I arrived with the “salty snack” for the Easter party but FORGOT the damn Easter basket filled with eggs for the hunt.
Teacher: Oh, he can use a sack then.
Me: Er, no. A sack for my precious baby?!
Luckily, I live two minutes from the school and scrounged up an Easter basket (spiderwebs hence removed), and had plastic eggs and candy to finish it out. SCORE!
So, yeah, maybe I don’t deserve a Mom of the Year badge, but we all know parenting is tough business and moms should be rewarded beyond one day of the year (Mother’s Day is May 10th and I’m sure I’ll make a nice brunch for everyone!) I LOVE the idea of National Moms Nite Out where businesses can show their love, as they should since the women of the household make nearly 90% of all household decisions. (We only let our husbands THINK they are making the final decision.) ☺
Now a few goodies for you, fellow mommies! 1. You can enter my Spring Fling contest for a chance to win a tote bag full of books by commenting on one of my spring blog entries over at www.malenalott.com. 2. Register for a chance to win a GAS CARD over at www.roadtripjournal.com on the monthly survey. If you want to vote for my Route 66 blog entry, I’d mucho appreciate it. 3. Grab the fun Flirtini recipe off my recipe page on my web site to make them for your next Girls Night In.
Find out more about Moms Nite Out at momsniteout.com to see if one is already scheduled in your area or consider hosting a house party!
Wishing you la dolce vita! The sweet life.
Malena Lott is the author of two novels, DATING DA VINCI and THE STORK REALITY. She is the mother of three and the wife of one, smack dab in the middle of OOOOOOOOOOKlahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.