Saturday, June 27, 2015

Only 19 Steps?

Summer's here, and if your kids are anything like my adorable, squirmy little ones it takes a million steps before you can get the sunscreen on and the kids out the door. Nineteen steps, to be precise.

Thirty minutes of lathering up for ten minutes of fun before they get bored

Today I'm over on BonBon Break with all 19 of those steps. To give you a taste, here are #3 and #4:

3. Slather the first kid up with sunscreen while the other one gets into your nicely packed beach bag, spreading all its contents on the floor.

4. Tell the first kid to put their shirt back on while you round up the other kid. Don’t trip over all the crap on the floor.


Can you relate? Check out the full post: 19 Steps to Putting Sunscreen on Your Kids

Bonbon Break

Vicki Lesage, Author

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Martinis & Motherhood: Now Available!

Martinis & Motherhood... this book has my name written all over it!

Actually, it only has my name written once. Because, that's right, I'm in yet another anthology! I was thrilled to be selected as a contributor to the "Woe" section; there are also "Wonder" and "WTF?!" contributors in this delicious, honest, hilarious, awesome book.



Check out the blurb:

Stories that inspire, entertain, and make you laugh ’til you pee. Plus martinis! And not just any-old-martinis—these ones were designed just for moms!

These tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?! share a little glimpse into the lives of other moms, who are a lot like you. Through their tales, we’re reminded to savour the little things (like capturing extra morning snuggles), to let go of the stresses (they won’t be in that unfortunate phase forever), and to be grateful for the laughs that the unexpected brings (because laughing is better than crying and it may be the only workout our abs get!).

So shake up an easy-to-make martini, put your feet up (quickly, before the kids find you) and join us on our journey as we toast to the many clink-worthy moments that motherhood brings.

And here's an excerpt from my story, "French Women Don't Get Fat":

Adding insult to injury, we live across the street from a maternity hospital. From the comfort of my apartment, clad in stretchy Size L yoga pants that will never be used for yoga, I see impossibly thin women leave the hospital with their tiny bundles of joy in their skinny little arms. Pouffiasses.

Ready for some amazing stories and tasty cocktails? Want to find out what a "pouffiasse" is? Order your copy today!

And be sure to check out the blogs of all the wonderful contributors!

Team Wonder
Lynn Morrison nomadmomdiary.com
Angila Peters detachedfromlogic.com
Magnolia Ripkin magnoliaripkin.com
Louise Gleeson latenightplays.com
Jocelyn Pihlaja omightycrisis.com.com
Alison Huff crumbsdown.com
Leigh-Mary Barone Hoffmann happilyeverlaughterblog.com
Shannon Drury theradicalhousewife.com
Patricia Mirchandani raising-humans.com
Lauren Stevens lo-wren.com
Cordelia Newlin de Rojas multilingualmama.com
Sarah Deveau doingallthethings.com

Team Woe
Shannon Day martinisandmotherhood.com
Tara Wilson dontlickthedeck.com
Vicki Lesage vickilesage.com << Hey, that's me!
Abby the Writer littlemissperfect.com
Brooke Takhar missteenussr.com
Kate Parlin shakespearesmom.com
Christina Antus christinaantus.net
Jennifer Baird-Dean thechiofjen.com
Sara Park crcrsmommyblog.com
Tamara Schroeder thattamiam.com
Kristen Hansen Brakeman kristenbrakeman.com
Lori Lu Green LeRoy theinadequateconception.com
Carolyn Mackenzie

Team WTF
Susanne Kerns thedustyparachute.com
Sarah Halsall del Rio established1975.com
Lisa Webb canadianexpatmom.com
Jessica D’Andrea Kapp jesskapp.com
Kim McDonald twobugsandablog.com
Lisa Carmody Doiron momologues-soliloquies.com
Olga Mecking europeanmama.com
Holly Rust mothersguidetosanity.com
Kathryn Leehane foxywinepocket.com
Jill Hudkins Robbins rippedjeansandbifocals.com
Kristine Laco mumrevised.com
Andrea Mulder-Slater noreallyandrea.com

Vicki Lesage, Author

Monday, June 1, 2015

Say Hello to the Tall Poppies!

What happens when women work together? Amazing things. What happens when women authors work together? The Tall Poppy Writers!


I may make it look easy (er, maybe not?) but this writing gig is tough. With literally millions of other books to choose from, why would someone choose mine? How do I stand out from the crowd? How can I get some damn exposure?

The answer: scratch other authors' backs and they'll scratch yours.

Duh! Assuming that a reader reads more than one book in a lifetime, authors don't need to compete for readers. In fact, I personally love it when an author I follow (on social media, not in real life!) recommends another book. If they like it, I'm sure I'll like it too! It doesn't stop me from buying their next release, it just gives me something awesome to read in the meantime.

So get ready for some awesome book recommendations and giveaways, all courtesy of the lovely ladies at Tall Poppy Writers! I'm thrilled to be a part of their group, and you're going to be thrilled with all of their books.

Vicki Lesage, Author