Congratulations to Karen ktmixon315
You have won a copy of The Baby Planner!
Please email me your full name and address and I'll get a copy sent to you!
It's book giveaway time again, but, some blog-house cleaning stuff too!
First of all, I hope all of you moms out there had a nice mother’s day and hope all you daughters out there spent some time with your moms.
*The winners of The Last Letter and Here, Hope, Home have been announced on those posts, so please check over there to see if you have won!
*Last week’s Five Dollar Friday Fun Fact was a joke – you guys guessed it WAAAAY to easily. I promise this week’s is gonna be a toughie so make sure to check back for it!
*I caught TWO showings of Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed this weekend and it was fabulous! If you are a fan of Emily Giffin or awesome movies or BOTH, you MUST go see this amazing movie! It’s a great flick and with some fabulous acting, great music, a wonderful story – you’ll love it! It sets things up perfectly for the sequel too, Something Blue, which everyone is rooting for to be made! STAY through the credits, there is a sneak peek!
And guess what? I do have another book to give away, so, here it is, coming your way, and believe me, I wish they had Baby Planners when I was pregnant three times in four years!
The Baby Planner by Josie Brown
The Nanny Diaries meets The Wedding Planner in this smart, dishy novel from the author of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives—featuring a woman who runs San Francisco’s premier baby planning company and the mommies-to-be who seek out her services.
Katie Johnson may make her living consulting with new moms on the latest greatest baby gadgets no parent should be without, or which mommy meet-ups are the most socially desirable, or whether melon truly is the new black, but the success of her marriage to her husband, Alex, depends on controlling her own urges toward motherhood.
He's adamant that they stay childless. Sure, Katie understands that he's upset over the fact that his out-of-town ex-wife rarely lets him see their ten-year-old son, Peter. But living vicariously through her anxious clients and her twin sisters' precocious children only makes Katie resent his stance more deeply.
While helping a new client—Seth Harris, a high tech entrepreneur who must raise Sadie, his newborn daughter, as a single parent after the tragic death of his wife in childbirth—maneuver the bittersweet journey from mourning husband and reticent father to loving dad, Katie’s own ideals about love, marriage, and motherhood are put to the test as she learns ones very important lesson about family: How we nurture is the true nature of love.
To enter to win a copy of The Baby Planner: tell me something you either like or cannot stand about babies. Actually, I like the idea of something you CANNOT stand about babies better. That sounds more fun!
What I can’t stand about babies is when a mom is holding one and the baby is crying and CLEARLY it needs to eat or needs its pacifier and the mom is DOING NOTHING to calm the baby down and I know FOR SURE that if I held that baby, I could TOTALLY get it to stop crying, because I HAVE THE BABY TOUCH, but if I’m in like Target or something, I can’t exactly say to the woman, “Here, give me your baby, I will shut that little darling up.” But believe me, I have wanted to. And I mean this in the nicest way possible, like I would love that child and make it feel peaceful in a matter of seconds when its own mother is just shopping around NOT EVEN PAYING attention to her poor little WAILING CRYING BABY!
OK, your turn!
Thank you to Gallery Books for this promotion. U.S. and Canadian residents only please.