Monday, October 27, 2008

Book Giveaway

One of the blogs I check out regularly is Bloggy Giveaways. Sometimes I enter the giveaways, but more often than not I just look because I'm fascinated with mom owned small businesses, and that's the type of company she usually promotes. If you haven't ever checked out this blog you should definitely take a look!


This week Bloggy Giveaways is hosting their Quarterly Giveaway Carnival. I have perused the entries in quarters past and found some great new blogs to read.... like I need to be reading more blogs!?! But this time I've decided to host a give away of my own.


Trying to decide what to give away was quite tough because I wanted whatever I did offer to be something that says a little bit about our blog. I am a nut when it comes to reading and studying up on kids. Even though I try to do most of my parenting based on my own intuition, I am interested to hear what the "experts" have to say about things. Some of my recent favorite reads in this department are: Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas, Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim and Charles Fay, The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, and the one I mentioned in yesterday's post How to Get Your Kid to Eat... But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter.


After I decided to give away a book, I realized that I have an extra copy of The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp here already. Now, I'll admit that some of the tactics in this book I found to be a little cooky, but there were also some great tips and tricks I've found for dealing with my house full of toddlers. So, the perfect giveaway from our house with one happy preschooler and 3 of the happiest toddlers you'd ever hope to meet was decided upon!


To enter your name in the drawing for this book, simply leave a comment on this post (being sure to include your email address or another easy way for me to reach you) letting me know which parenting books you enjoy. I'll randomly draw a winner Friday night and announce that winner here Saturday morning. (U.S. & Canada addresses only, please.) And be sure to visit Bloggy Giveaways to check out the giveaway carnival -- there's a whole bunch of giveaways going on throughout the blogosphere this week, and who knows, you might find a new favorite blog or two?!?


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37 comments:

Killlashandra said...

Considering my toddler now, I would love a chance to read this book. I'm glad you found an extra copy to offer for a giveaway. Thanks! :)

Omie said...

My baby just graduated from baby to toddler, so I need this book. Thanks.

Joy said...

I actually don't have a parenting book for toddlers other than some medical one and What to Expect the Toddler Years (not a fan of that book or series)!

Thank you for a chance to win!

Dorinda said...

You're so sweet to do all the giveaways! Thanks for all the links and info...

Wanda said...

Your blog is precious! So are your girls.
I don't need a toddler book...my babes are all teens.
But....I would love to share another great book that has been a wonderful addition to my parenting book list.
Lisa Welchel's "Creative Correction". This book is a MUST-HAVE for what will surely come your way.

Love her.....she's totally awesome!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Oh I would love that book! I have an 18 month old and it's my first child so anything to help me along would be great!!

rebecca said...

My baby is almost seven months old and I'd love to have this on hand! We don't really have any parenting books yet, unless you count breastfeeding and what to expect books... Would love to start our collection!

gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Erika said...

I am interested to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dee said...

all I have are pregnancy books and tiny baby books! NOW..I have a 14 month old..so a toddler book would be awesome! Thanks for the chance!

Jill said...

My favorite parenting books are Love and Logic by Jim Faye. He has them for the "early years" all the way to teenagers. I used them in my first grade classroom when I taught and loved them.
I'm always up for new ideas and would love to check out the book you are giving away.
jillk77@aol.com

Denise Wheeler said...

How sweet of you to do yet another give away! Thanks for the links and info. I need more blogs to read!

Katie Stacey said...

I haven't read too many parenting books but I do reference my what to expect books quite often!

the schros said...

i'm in. katelynthames AT yahoo DOT com

Sandy said...

would love to win...looks great, please enter me...mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

frugallm said...

I have the Everything Toddler book, which is ok.

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Becca said...

I love Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel. What a treat to win! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Michelle said...

My favorite parenting is "Baby 411." I think I read the thing cover to cover when I was pregnant with my toddler. I also have the baby sleep book by Dr. Sears, but I found that most of the info didn't really apply to our situation, but there were some helpful hints.

Thank you for the giveaway!

shelnew19 [at] gmail [dot] com

Staci said...

I love the Busy book series (ideas for projects/activities) and Parent Savvy. Thanks for the giveaway!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

HeatherLow said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Heather
poncey76 at hotmail dot com

Buki Family said...

i liked the what to expect books

Genevieve P said...

I thought I had it hard! I had 4 aged 3 and under--twins in the middle, and a surprise a year later--the oldest just turned 5. I actually don't have any parenting books to recommend--I've read very few.
parknj at basicisp dot net

Kristy said...

We don't really have any parenting books, but would love to have this one.
ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Suzie G. said...

I really enjoy Dr. Sears' parenting books.

Cindy said...

I would love this book so that I can learn more about parenting in order to share.
cindy
omacconsulting@gmail.com

mommaren said...

I've heard good things about this author. Another book I go to is 'The Five Love Languages of Children' by Gary Chapman.

mommaren said...

Nice that I didn't leave my email addy!
rrappohmystars at yahoo dot com
Thanks again

Chi said...

I've never read any :) So I'd enjoy the ones that I got for free :D

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

bonobo said...

I love the Sears library of books. I've been really interested in the Love and Logic books for a while.Thanks for a great giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

Hil'Lesha said...

Sounds great!

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

tonsofsons said...

I just finished reading Let Us Highly Resolve. Great parenting book!

Blessings,
Jill

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Julie said...

I've been wanting this book! I've heard some good things! I like 365 games smart toddlers play.

Hollie said...

I mostly keep "What To Expect..." on my nightstand, but I've been thinking of getting this one out of the library.

hedwards25(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Popes said...

I love Boundries For Kids and Dare To Discipline. While I do not follow or agree with everything in these books, I have found them helpful.

Oh, and I love the Supernanny book too!

minnesotapeachy@aol.com

Chantelle said...

i love the 411 series! Awesome Giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win :)

karen and co. said...

My son's a year and a half, so this would be great for us.

Anonymous said...

I like 1, 2, 3 magic!

jen
mariettaseller@yahoo(dot)com

Mark Pane said...

Great idea...I enjoy Gary Thomas books...His Sacred Marriage and Sacred Pathways has done wonders for my marriage already and now that we have alittle one running around what a perfect timing!

Thanks,

Eric
ericandtara(at)gmail(dot)com