Thursday, September 24, 2009
A year ago last summer a few of us were invited to Barefoot's flagship store in Cambridge (that's the one in Massachusetts) to share what a Barefoot life means to us. I had long since forgotten about it but a friend recently phoned to say she'd seen me on the video. Since I love it when I get the rare chance to see the moms behind the blogs, I thought it might be fun for you. See if you can pick me out. Hint: I think my love of Charlotte Mason came through in my answer (and my profile pic is on the right).
A look behind the scenes:
Though quite comfortable with public speaking I was scared out of my wits when co-founders Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland sat down to listen. They are both generous (and creative and very good at what they do) so I had no reason to be uncomfortable but I felt I was talking about their baby. BTW, those are two of Nancy's "babies" at the end of the clip.
I had wanted to bring the boys to meet author Laurie Krebs and illustrator Clare Beaton, who was making fabric pictures with the kids. They opted to stay at their friends' house to play...which meant I was free to have lunch with some of the other moms you see in the video - truly the hi-light of the day.