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Friday, March 19, 2010

Rosalind Wiseman’s Girl World with Giveaway

Congratulations!'s random integer generator chose comments number 1 and 2: Andrea and Teresa!

Yesterday I bought Lucas and Nathaniel matching outfits for Easter--plaid button up shirts with navy sweater vests and tan pants. Abel had a few hours free during the day so he was with me at the store. As I was searching back and forth between the baby section and the boy section for perfect matches, he asked, "Do they really have to match exactly?"

My reply: "Look, I have two boys and that means no dresses, no bows, no ribbons, nothing! Matching holiday outfits is all I have!" He laughed, and agreed, then helped me look.

To all you lucky ladies who get to shop in the twice-as-large girl clothing section: I'm a little jealous. But, I have a feeling that when we hit the tween years, I won't be quite so jealous. I'm told it's tough to be the mother of a tween girl.

So if you are in the throws of the drama that is life with a tween girl (defined here as ages 8-14) then I've got a treat for you! Dove go fresh deodorants and body wash has offered me two sets of mother-daughter tickets to Rosalind Wiseman's Girl World Tour on April 6. This two hour workshop at Georgetown Day School will be filled with mother-daughter bonding and features an interactive discussion about confidence, friendships and how to navigate those "sweat-inducing" moments (ha ha, hence the deodorant sponsorship!). Parent attendees will receive a copy of Wiseman's book, Queen Bees & Wannabees. Girl attendees will receive a copy of her new young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. There's also a great gift bag for everyone and Ms. Wiseman will be signing her books that evening! Awesome, right?

Tuesday, April 6, 7-9pm
Georgetown Day School
4200 Davenport Street, NW
Washington, DC

Tickets are $40 per mother-daughter pair (note: any adult is welcome to attend with the tween in their life--fathers, Girl Scout leaders, aunts, etc. are welcome!)

You can purchase tickets to the Washington, DC Workshop at Georgetown Day School here. Or, better yet, leave a comment below to win one of the two sets I am giving away!

Giveaway details: Leave one comment per person on this post by Wednesday, March 24 at 5pm to be entered. I must have a way to contact you if you win or your entry will be disqualified. If you have a blogger account please be sure your e-mail address is linked to the account. Or, you can also leave your e-mail address in your comment. I will choose two winners at random and notify the winners by Friday, March 26. Your names will be left on the Will Call list at the event. Good luck!

Edited to add: if you have trouble commenting (for example, if you get a message that your comment couldn't be published) try just hitting "submit" again. I have found that it sometimes takes two tries to get the word verification to come up. If you still have trouble, feel free to e-mail me at and I'll add your comment myself. Thanks :)

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I was offered two sets of tickets to giveaway to readers.

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  1. I would love to take my oldest daughter, 11 year old Jasmyn. I have 3 other children so I don't always get to spend the one on one time my tween needs. Also, her father is deployed to Afghanistan so I am spread very thin. I appreciate you offering this opportunity! Hope to here from you.

    Andrea Greene

  2. My 9 year old daughter is definitely already exhibiting all the "wonderful" signs of being a teenager! While I have experienced 2 teenage boys, this all seems new and totally different with my daughter. A little insight and advice for both of us would be tremendous. We would love to come to the tour and spend some time together learning about each other and this exciting stage of her life. Thanks for the chance.

    Teresa W.

  3. I am the mother of 3 daughters. My oldest two have made through the tweens and are both in the teens. My youngest is almost 11 and is beginning to have those moments of self doubt that seems to go with being a tween. I want to encourage her to have the confidence that she has right now all the way through her tweens & beyond.
    Kimberly Tremble

  4. I am looking forward to attend with my 9 year old live-in (dad is custodian) step-daughter. It would a wonderful way for us to firm up the bond we have developed over the last 5 years, a bond which is often challenged by the circumstances of a difficult relationship with her (sadly unstable) mother. I worry to death about the future of my step-daughter; how to be a positive role model in her life and how to fend all the negative peer pressure and other examples that are set in her life and are not necessarily positive. I appreciate your consideration.

    Kindly, Anne


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