The Launch of Motherhood Comes Naturally

by Jill Smokler
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What a week it’s been! God, I love book releases! Motherhood Comes Naturally came out this week…

A huge thank you to Haley Fox, owner of Alice’s Tea Cup, who hosted most beautiful NYC launch tea for me. If you live in NYC, I’m sure you’re familiar with Haley’s adorable restaurants. If you aren’t, get your ass there immediately. They are just the sweetest spots for lunch with the girls, an afternoon snack or the best birthday party ever. And the scones? Made this non-scone liking person a scone lover. They are to die for.

Everyone took home a goody bag filled with not only the new book, but my first book as well (thanks Simon and Schuster!) Also in the goody bag: Awesome treats and a coupon from Sunshine Sam, a spin class from Soul Cycle and frames I love from Butch and Harold. Lucky party goers!

Diana Berrent Photography was kind enough to not only come out and photograph the event, but also to remind me to stop slouching and stand up straight a hundred times. Now that’s a good photographer. If you live in the NY area, Diana is a truly gifted portrait photographer. Check her out!

A few days later, back in Baltimore, my wonderful friends at Charm City Kids Club opened up on their day off to host a launch party for me. So awesome of them! Quaker provided breakfast for us…

Lisa and Mikal from the band Milkshake rocked the little crowd…

… and I signed books for their moms.

An enormous thank you to Meg Smith for capturing these beautiful photos. Meg was a joy to work with as well, and I so appreciate her time and energy.


And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go take a nap!

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