Ms.Chutzpah Is Growing

So, this little space here –> Ms.Chutzpah has gotten more eyes on it that I’d imagined! It’s less than 6 months old and the traffic’s plenty and wide, and references for showcasing empowering women are coming in nicely.

After 24 hours of deep thought just on this alone, (which is a challenge considering my ADD mind among other things!) I had to come up with a viable approach to allow the site to grow. Coz it wants to and it is the right thing to do.

So, is there someone out there who wants to write about wonderful women they know. They will get to interview, talk and grow with the woman they find inspiring, write up, edit and then publish their piece. Obviously, you are only paid for your time and effort by happiness and a growing sense of inspiration and accomplishment. :-)

If you are one of those writers/bloggers who value their work and look for intangible benefits, then you know this is a great offer. Tangible benefits is your own growth and exposure to a large set of audience (it’s pretty darn wide) and that you own and take pride in your work.

Since the site focuses on women in the USA, It would naturally follow that you live here in EST through PST time zones.

Email me – rads.kowthas AT gmail.com with links to your work/blog :)

Thanks!

Everything You Ever Wanted: Book Review and Giveaway

I like memoirs.

I like good storytelling.

I believe that folks who have adopted are pretty darn cool.

This book combines all of it. When I got the opportunity to review it and then host a giveaway, I didn’t hesitate! The last weekend has been very busy with travel, and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish the book, but I did!

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Jillian Lauren’s third book: Everything You Ever Wanted is releasing today and I recommend it to everyone who is a book lover or a fan of good narration. Then of course, if you are a parent, then yes, you will nod your head at some places, and at some points you will commiserate with her trials and tribulations of parenting, and if you believe in second chances, then you will want to fight and root for her at parts.

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The book: Everything You Ever Wanted  is a story about a mother. A college dropout, with a wild and colorful past, who believes and follows her passion of wanting to build a family, come what may. Battling infertility, and following the adoption route, Jillian takes us on a journey that is part tragicomedy and part endearing and part inspirational.

The author comes across as impetuous. The reading and the research are somehow not always internalized enough to make the wisest of decisions under the circumstances, but then again, that’s exactly why the book and the narration and her own character makes for interesting reading. We aren’t all perfect, not all the time, and once we accept that, the characters in nay book (fiction or memoir) are easier to accept, and to understand that people do what they do because they believe in it fair and square and they think that it would take them to a better place.

Adopted or not, a child is solely responsible on the parent, and the parent is solely responsible for all that the kid goes through. So there is inexplicable trauma, tribulations, hardships involved, and even if the child was a natural born, the dilemmas and the problems they are faced with cannot be any differently dealt with. At least I didn’t think so.

It is a hard story but it’s a good read, if that made any sense.

It is not also one of those “happy endings” kind, it’s an ending that has a whole bunch of dots. Things will continue, and they will deal with it as best as they can, and that’s what families do. They deal with whatever comes their way, together.

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I do have a free copy of the book to giveaway, so drop me a note in the comments with maybe a Goodreads profile or your own blog review space and one of you lucky ones could get it!

I got a free copy of the book to review.

The Newsletter

So this new project that I had conceived over the last couple of months has finally taken off. It took a good concentrated 2 days of work. Not the content, but more of putting it together and then the formatting and the perfectionist me kept fixing and reaffixing it till 2 am yesterday, and I still had a few things to make sure this morning before I hit SEND.

That said, it’s the first one, and I am happy and I am excited and I like how it looks and I am bursting with how and where I can take this and go. Except that I can’t probably afford to spend as much time as i have so far on one newsletter, time is precious and it is money too, in a way.

Anyhoo, a few pinged me to tell me how much they liked it, and that made me happier.

I like the hits on the blogs., This and the What’s your story one. 

I did a good search for random words/titles from the ladies Ive showcased, and the blogposts are ALL among the top 5 links that Google threw up. That’s pretty cool if you ask me!

I am set with the next 2 months on the superwomen I want to interview here, but it’s continuous fun alright.

So, if you haven’t signed up or you want in on the newsletter with chock full of motivation, ideas, links on books, food and such, the next one is coming out in 2 weeks, so sign up?

Toodles and stay warm!