May 2, 2012


By: Life Moments for Women sponsored Feature
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Life Moments for Women

Do you know the history of Mother’s Day in America? Anna Jarvis started the first Mother’s Day celebration in West Virginia in 1908. She campaigned for a national day on which everyone would focus on the importance of the mother in the family, and after appealing directly to the President for federal support of the holiday, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the creation of a national Mother’s Day in 1914.


Every year on Mother’s Day in America, it is customary for children to demonstrate their love for their mothers. This is often done by having a special meal together, spending quality time together, and treating mothers to heartfelt gifts and flowers.


Life Moments for Women is a great gift idea that mothers and their children can share together! The collection of stories unites remarkable women around the state creating a team of writers with a two-fold purpose: to instill greater awareness of the critical roles that women play in building a better world and to awaken readers with important insights about leadership and becoming an unstoppable force for change.


Contributing writers share their personal stories with other successful women from fields such as politics, entrepreneurship, media, law, education, philanthropy, athletics, science, religion, military, technology, products, services, the arts and more.


Each of these extraordinary women shares one special moment that changed her in a significant way, teaching, inspiring and motivating readers with a powerful life lesson. These powerful life-moment stories will change you – and take your breath away. 

“Imagine being at a gathering of women where they are sharing their thoughts, their lives, giving and taking the hard-earned wisdom of experience. Now imagine that the 100+ women are all exceptionally accomplished and inspiring. When you read this book, you are welcomed into that wonderful circle,” said Carsey-Werner Productions’ Marcy Carsey, producer of That ‘70s Show, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun and more.

Actress and author Mariel Hemingway also gives the book a warm endorsement, saying, “The timeless messages in Life Moments for Women will resonate in the hearts of women and girls everywhere. This book illustrates the common bond that all women share.”


Life Moment’s for Women is authored by award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and women’s advocate Patty DeDominic and entrepreneur-educator and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient, Maureen Ford.


Life Moments for Women, published by Blue Point Books, is available online at www.lifemomentsforwomen.com. The book retails for $25 (plus $5 shipping and handling). Profits up to one million dollars will be donated to the Women’s Foundation of California.

Would you like to win one of these books of your own?  We are having a giveaway, in honor of Mother's Day! It's simple to enter! Simply leave a comment below telling us something amazing about your Mom, Grandma or "Mom type figure" in your life.  Next, 
Register for the Life Moments for Women newsletter at www.lifemomentsforwomen.com 
Last of all, "Like" Life Moments for Women  Facebook Page! Go ahead and tell them we sent you!
Deadline to enter is 5/7/2012. One winner will be randomly selected from all entries!


About the Authors:




Patty DeDominicauthor of the New World of Work and 2006 CEO of the Year, is a well-known and admired entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of professional success--a respected philanthropist and an international advocate for women. She is president emeritus of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and has served on numerous boards, including the California Chamber of Commerce and the prestigious Jane Goodall Institute. A sought after speaker on women’s issues around the world, Ms. DeDominic has created and continues to build and promote Women’s Festivals in celebration of International Women’s Day. She is a role model for others and has received numerous awards and honors for her support of girls and women of all ages.




Maureen Ford, a former educator, has a long history of service in volunteer organizations devoted to girls and women such as Sandpipers, the Palos Verdes Junior League, and the South Bay Crisis Intervention Center, where she counseled victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. She went on to become a national training director for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and received many honors around the country for writing educational materials and speaking on behalf of “Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies.” Ms. Ford later founded a nonprofit organization to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and received the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for developing innovative education programs in small business and entrepreneurship.











Have your say


1) Cheyenne said:
WOW -- what impressive women and what impressive books! Can't wait to read them. My own mother grew up a California girl and has been a pioneer in so many areas of her life, all courageously and with a smile and her natural spunk. Love her!
2 years, 8 months ago
2) k said:
I feel fortunate to have a Mom who taught and still teaches me how to be a committed, reliable, loving, and giving mother. I feel so fortunate to have her.
2 years, 8 months ago
3) Tina G said:
My Mom taught me never to give up on my dreams!
2 years, 8 months ago

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