I have known Rita Arens since we worked together at a failed dotcom (was there any other kind?) in 1999. We've been friends ever since.
She is one of the most driven and determined people I have ever met - exactly the sort of person who gets an idea and makes it happen through hard work and sheer force of will.
She started blogging a few months after I did, and was my roommate at the 2006 BlogHer Conference. (In fact, she'll be my roommate again this year.)
Early in 2006, she started getting in touch with other moms who blogged to see if they'd be interested in contributing to a mommy blogger anthology. I'll drop out here and let you read what happened over the next two years from Rita's perspective.
How's that for grit and determination?
Best of all, the book includes the writers of some of my favorite blogs:
Birdie's New Mexico Time Machine
Mommy Needs Coffee
Not Calm (dot com)
State of Grace
The Modernity Ward
The Naked Ovary
Three Kid Circus
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
Mommy or not, if you like good writing and personal stories, you'll want to add this book to your collection.
Way to go, Rita!