Great Summer Travel Options from AnnieWear

anniewear.jpgIf you’re a new parent, friend of a new parent and animal lover, then you won’t want to miss this amazing travel options for babies thru kids from AnnieWear, an animal themed clothing and accessories line that donates a portion of their sales to animal rescue charities.
Check out this article in this month’s edition of Project You, offering great summer travel options for your littlest passengers. Visit AnnieWear today and receive a 15% discount off your purchase! Just enter BLOG2011 and you are good to go!

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Win a Pair of New Balance Kicks!

IMG_3323.JPGYou may not know this, but I pride myself on finding the best outfit that’ll get someone to sit up, take notice and exclaim, ‘Wow, I love that dress, where did you get it?” So imagine my surprise when I received a fancy new pair of sneakers from New Balance (the new 871 series to be exact), and I started getting compliments on my aerobic shoes!
As a huge purple fan, I was psyched to discover that my new sneakers were white and purple with purple laces. I’m sure Donny Osmond would have a field day with these shoes. But more importantly, when I took them out for a walk in my neighborhood, a bike ride with my daughter and workout at the gym, what I found was they were so incredibly comfortable and lightweight that I could wear them all day! Of course, they may clash with the new red dress I snapped up at LOFT, but these days, when I’m busy commuting back and forth to Manhattan, I say, comfort is key.
Since I’m in the giving mood, I figured, why not share my love of my new sneakers with one of our lucky readers. That’s right – someone who reads our blog is going to get the chance to win a pair of New Balance 871’s. Here are some more details to get you excited to enter!
This lightweight, low-to-the-ground trainer is perfect for fitness boot camps and other aerobics. The 871 is constructed with superior stability in the upper, and the versatile Ndurance┬« outsole with its pivot point is suitable for a variety of activies both in- and outdoors. And we’re not the only ones who think this shoe’s remarkable: the New Balance 871 was named “Best for Fitness Classes” by Shape magazine.
Best for Fitness Classes??? Seriously – who knew? It’s also best for grocery shopping, commuting, driving, climbing hills and barbecuing. But I digress. Time for the giveaway rules. All you need to do if you haven’t done so already is Subscribe to Project You Magazine and comment on this post. Please make sure you include your email address and/or Twitter handle. Otherwise, we won’t know how to get in touch with you once you win. One lucky winner will be selected at random via random.org.
For more great sneaker options from New Balance, visit their website today!

Ask Single Mom Walking

Dear Single Mom Walking:
The other day an old boyfriend contacted me on Facebook. I live in San Francisco, he lives in Portland, Maine. He told me he wants to reconnect. I used to be crazy about him but I’m not sure if I want to start things up again.
Signed,
Here and There
Dear Here and There:
That you would even consider hooking up again with this guy is amazing to me. I say that because my number one rule for dating a man is he must live within ten miles of where I live and that’s only if he’s really hot. If he’s not hot but he’s funny, the radius is five miles. If he’s not funny or hot but it’s been a while since I last got laid, four miles. However, if he’s not hot, not funny and I haven’t gotten laid since three eclipses ago…mileage? What’s mileage?
Back in the late 80’s I briefly dated this really good looking guy, which at the time meant that I did everything and anything I could to make him happy while he did everything and anything to make himself happy too.
Last year, this same guy also contacted me via Facebook. At first, I thought it was the Universe’s way of telling me that I was finally in a place where I was mentally healthy enough to be in a relationship. It didn’t occur to me how ridiculous this notion was as my reasoning was based primarily on the fact that he was still a very good looking guy and yet was still interested in the possibility of dating me.
Aside from that, he was also divorced with twin girls the same age as my daughter (7) and he lived in
Sydney, Australia ?!!!!
I was so excited that by the time I read that little detail, I think I was hyperventilating and then just blacked out from the enormous let down.
Eventually, I came to after my mother called me from New York to tell me she’d heard there was an earthquake in Los Angeles and wanted to know if I was okay. When I told her it was just my heart hitting the floor she immediately felt relieved I was alive because as it turns out, she was bored out of her mind and I was the only one she knew that was still awake.
During my Facebook chat with this guy, he pleaded with me to come to see him. He wrote “Hey, next time you’re in Sydney, look me up!” which, of course was very sweet although I admit I don’t respond well to begging and this time was no different.
I told him I couldn’t see us getting as serious as I’m pretty sure my ex wouldn’t be happy if I told him I’m running late, about two weeks, to pick up our kid from school because my flight got delayed. Never mind, I’m so lazy, I know that if I were to ever get involved in something cross country or as I mentioned, even cross county, there’d come a time I’d call my ex and tell him “she’s all yours” because I could no longer bare another 16 hour flight or even a 30 minute car ride for that matter.
I will say, that if I’ve learned nothing else from my divorce it’s that relationships are hard enough and absence doesn’t necessarily make the heart grow fonder, although the sex is always unbelievable.
Good luck!
jessica bern 724 (1).JPGJessica Bern is a single mother to a 7yr old girl, a money sucking dog named Teddy and the ex wife of a man who left her for his mother. She writes at bernthis.com, where you she blogs all about it and where you can watch the Bernthis web series she created about a neurotic woman’s journey through her weekly visits to her therapist’s office. She also spends some of her time giving out sex/dating advice over at rolemommy.com and has worked her vlogging magic with aiminglow.com, Kodak and Seventh Generation.
For more from Jessica Bern, visit her blog, Bern This.