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Mother’s Day Reading at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble with Susan Konig and Katharine Holabird

Konig author photoWhat would a Museum of Motherhood-sponsored Mother’s Day reading be without humor, inspiration, art, or creativity? Luckily, we will never have to find out, because our Barnes and Noble event on Sunday, May 10 will feature readings from Katharine Holabird of the famed Angelina Ballerina children’s series and Susan Konig, the author of several books and essays that draw from her experience as a mother. Katharine will open our special Mother’s Day event with a reading at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble (82nd St. and Broadway) from 1-2PM, followed by a reading from Susan Konig out of her new book Teenagers and Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me from 2-3PM. Book lovers can support the Museum of Motherhood from May 6-15 by shopping the Museum of Motherhood book fair online at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/. Enter the code of 11455805 at checkout to see a portion of the sale benefit the museum.

For more information about Susan Konig, check out her bio here:

Susan Konig has been a staff writer for The Washington Post, an editor at Seventeen magazine and a columnist for The New York Post.  Her articles and essays have appeared in national publications including Ladies’ Home JournalTravel & LeisureFirst for Women and Parade. She co-hosted the popular Speak Now…with Dave and Susan Konig on Sirius Satellite radio with her Emmy Award-winning comedian husband.  Her first book, Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road (and Other Lies I Tell My Children), was called “brilliant, witty, and downright Bombeckian” by USA Today. Her follow-up I Wear the Maternity Pants in This Family was a Parade Pick in Parade magazine. Her third book, Teenagers and Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me!, is based on a true story. http://www.susankonig.net

Arranged by: Jenny Nigro, MoM Online Intern

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Meet Laura Fuentes on May 9 at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble!

laura fuentes imageContinuing from our post last week about the programming that we have going on during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re pleased to showcase the event that will be held on Saturday, May 9. As with the Mother Egg Review event we mentioned in our last post, the Museum of Motherhood will emcee a series of mother-centric appearances and readings at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble (at 82nd and Broadway) from May 6-10. These events coincide with a fundraiser to benefit the museum, hosted by B & N. You may have seen this posted on other parts of our site, but just in case you missed it, here’s the skinny on the fundraiser: for the week of May 6-15, anyone who purchases books through barnesandnoble.com and uses the code 11455805 will see a portion of their sale go to the Museum of Motherhood. On Saturday, May 9, we will welcome Laura Fuentes, renown children’s wellness expert, to the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble from 1-3PM.

Laura is an author, speaker, recipe developer, entrepreneur, and expert in the field of family nutrition. She is the creator and founder of MOMables, an online resource that offers fun and creative ideas for planning kids’ school lunches. She is the host of MOMables Radio, a podcast available on iTunes, a columnist for the Huffington Post, a purveyor of useful how-tos on her YouTube channel, and the author of two must-have recipe books for parents everywhere: The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet and The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet. Additionally, Laura speaks nationally on a wide range of topics, including family food, children’s health, school lunch policy, and business. She holds a degree in Global Economics and a Master’s of Business Administration. A common thread among these ventures, Laura is “committed to helping parents make real food happen in their households by sharing easy recipes and quick tips.” Laura is a native of Spain and the mother of three.

Contributed by: Jenny Nigro, MoM Online Intern