I'm sorry it's taken awhile for the big announcement, I've just been here pinching myself.

Catherine Connors. Heather Spohr. Katie Allison Granju. And Michelle Horton? Oh yes.

I'm thrilled and humbled and in complete awe to be published in this incredible anthology with some of the most influential, accomplished, talented writers out there -- and to be representing all of the early mamas, nonetheless. These are the women that I looked to for inspiration, award-winning writers that I've aspired to be like, blogs I've read for years -- and my name is sandwiched right in the middle.


The book is a compilation of essays centered around the premise "Stories I've Only Told My Mom" -- perfect for Mother's Day! -- and is full of touching, shocking and funny stories from 16 popular bloggers. I don't want to give too much away, but my essay is something that I never expected to tell anyone -- besides my mom, of course. It's something that my husband, my sister, my best friends don't know. It was actually quite hard for me to write, but it's raw and real. A reality of unexpected pregnancy that no one talks about.

Having a life-long dream of being a writer, this is the best Mother's Day present I could have asked for. Proof that I can still accomplish what I've always wanted, despite becoming a mother early.

The book only costs $4.99 and you can download it on any e-reader or just right to your computer. And with so many personal stories from familiar names (like Her Bad Mother, Mamapundit, Say Yes to Hoboken, Design for Mankind, The Spohrs Are Multiplying, Blog on Queso, Rookie Moms, Barefoot Foodie, etc.), it's the perfect Mother's Day gift. You can buy your copy right here! And then come back here and let me know what you think.

Ok, now I'll go back to pinching myself. Slapping myself. Jumping up and down. Don't mind me.