Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Book Giveaway: A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family

Have you all heard about this book? I was blessed to read it recently, as I received a comment from Mary Ostyn who encourages, shares recipes, and provokes thought over at Owlhaven. What a surprise-- she offered me two copies of her recently-published book... one for me, one free for a reader... wahoo! This means YOU could get this book for FREE!!!

And then I saw the book title:

A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family

Yes, please!

Once I received the book, I couldn't read it fast enough.

Full of practical, real-life tips and ideas, Mary's book is absolutely a gem. As a mom of ten children (both through birth and adoption), she shares her wisdom in a easy-to-read, easy-to-implement manner. With some mothering books, you may walk away feeling burdened, judged
, overwhelmed, or wondering where to start. But in this "Sane Woman's Guide", the ideas are do-able, her attitude is approachable, and the neatest part is that as I read, not only was it easy for me to identify with her (now that I'm a mom of 4, and expecting our 5th in July), and glean usable ideas... but I could easily see how when I had only one small baby, I would have greatly benefited from the information and ideas she presents. Her ideas are presented as a smorgasbord, so that you can take what works for you and plug it into your life as needed. This is NOT just a book for moms of "freakishly-large" families. ;-)

Read more about it on Amazon ... and click here to read other reviews.

And don't forget to check out other book: Family Feasts for $75 a Week. If you're trying to do well as a family chef on a tight budget, or just looking for newer, less expensive ideas for feeding your family in these rough economic times, that book may be just what you're looking for!

But if you want a chance to win the free book (the book pictured at the top of this post-- The Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family):

*** LEAVE A COMMENT on this post TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY and tell me something you've learned in the last year about family... OR something you want to learn about family. It can be anything. Something you're growing in, something you want to focus on, a tip you've picked up that makes life as a mom easier... whatever. *** (and if you don't have a blogger account, it may be helpful if you offer an identifying trait -- like "Virginia in Virginia" or "Suzie-Q with 132 children"... that kind of thing... so that you're more easily identifiable come winning time.)

One entry per commenter, and a winner will be chosen at random the evening of Valentine's Day. I'll announce the winner of the book next Monday, February 15th. Tell your friends, post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook or favorite mommy/parenting message board. And then check back on Monday to see if YOU are the winner!!! Easy, peasy, and oh-so-fun!

Thank you, again, Mary, for your generous gift & for sharing your wisdom with us!!!


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