Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baby Hearts Press Special & Parent Conference

Greetings, Friends! It has been an exciting month! Last week all three of my guys celebrated a birthday. That means my oldest son (Joey) is now 18! Alexander, my "heart" son is now 15 and my husband is a year older and wiser, too. :-)

This has been an exciting summer since we released The Heart of a Father: Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart Defects. We have had book signings to help spread the news about the book, but now we've decided to offer an Internet special.

In order for people to own a library of resources from Baby Hearts Press, we are currently offering The Heart of a Mother, The Heart of a Father and My Brother Needs an Operation for the low price of $50 for all three! That's a $15 savings and only available at our home website: You will not find discounts like that available anywhere else. Visit the website for more information.

We have also been working with Pepper Adair (American Heart Association Heart Heroes) on the parent conference for this year in Orlando, Florida. Here are the details:

When? October 3, 2009
Where? Orlando, Florida
What? Parent conference featuring experts in the field of congenital heart defects. This year will feature Anna Jaworski as the keynote speaker and other speakers from the medical community.
How Much Does it Cost? nothing! It's absolutely free, but you must register with Pepper Adair
How? Contact Pepper at or call her toll free at 888-255-1060 or if you're in Florida, you can call her directly at 561-697-6619

I'm really looking forward to the conference. Every year I put together a new speech and I've already started writing the keynote speech for this year. I'll be giving the keynote speech, one other speech (they'll have concurrent sessions this year in a variety of rooms) and I'll take part in a panel discussion.

I hope all my Florida friends will come to this event! Pepper and her staff always put on a fun conference. I'm always impressed with how hard the staff works to make it fun for the whole family. There are some whole family activities and then some special activities for the children while the parents listen to the other speakers.

I'll post more information on the conference as it becomes available to me.