Sunday, October 21, 2007


The kids and I made the cover of the Observer and Eccentric papers today. They even mentioned I have a memoir coming out in April.

Here's the story:

Article published Oct 21, 2007

Supermoms introduced on

It isn't easy being a mom.

It takes a virtual village to raise a child, and that's what is all about. The online community is a place where moms can go to get advice, support and perspective from other moms throughout metro Detroit and across the state.
Last month, the Observer & Eccentric put out a call for local mothers to step up as Supermoms and agree to post their expert advice to on a regular basis. The response was overwhelming.

We got hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from potential Supermoms, all hungry for just the kind of community provides.

It was difficult to choose, every applicant had unique talents and expertise all her own. In fact, there were so many great moms, we plan to rotate Supermoms throughout the year. For now, we settled on five Supermoms representing diverse cities and situations. They will start posting regularly today.

Here are the O&E Supermoms:

Judy Davids of Royal Oak is a working mom with two boys, ages 12 and 14. Davids is guitarist in the mom rock band The Mydols, plays in an over 40 soccer league and serves on the PTSA. Did we mention her memoir is being published in April? Look for her Web site posts on dealing with shy children, and decorating children's bedrooms.

Beth Hurley of Canton is raising two boys, ages 5 and 8. Technically a stay-at-home mom, the happily married Hurley is always busy volunteering at school, organizing mom-to-mom sales and serving on her homeowner's board. A self-proclaimed "news junkie" Hurley is the one friends call for recommendations on places to eat, shop or offer advice.

Sandi Martin of Plymouth is a working mom to four girls ranging from ages 2-10. Martin's sense of humor made her application rise to the top. Subjects she wants to tackle include "101 tasks we can accomplish while waiting for your daughter at dance class," and "Organization: Why is Polly Pocket in the freezer and Spider-Man on top of the ceiling fan?"

Kimberly Mortson of Westland is mom to two children, ages 5 and 8, and works for the City of Ann Arbor. Mortson hopes to blog about issues facing working moms, raising creative kids and traveling with children.

Julie Rogalski of Rochester Hills is a stay-at-home mom with a 2 and1/2-year-old. She is interested in fashion, exercise, sports and music, and hopes to discuss organic lifestyles, books, making the switch from working to stay-at-home-mom and early potty training.

If you'd like to learn more or chat with our Supermoms, log onto and check out their posts. Or, start a thread of your own. You don't have to be a Supermom to join the online village at

The site is free and open to all super moms. We'll see you there!