Wednesday, May 06, 2009

a PReSeNT FoR 'Da MoMS!'

Since I can't blog about the mini-crisis in my life, I might as well offer a Mother's Day treat to you all! Believe me, I will be sharing the crisis soon enough as there are some major changes for the Manic family comin'.

This one is for the moms, and hey, even if you’re not a mom, you can still enter and SEND your prize to a mother! So how’s that?

Motherhood is hard work. It’s often unrewarding and continuous, the only job I know of that’s 24/7, 365 days a year. Show me a mom who has gotten through the day and feels like she completed everything she had to do, and I’ll show you … a fictional character, perhaps Super Woman, because she is something practically non-existent. It rarely happens.

We are so busy in our lives taking care of our children, the house, careers, laundry, errands, and general up-keep it takes to raise a family, that I’m sure some of you get through the day and wonder if you’ve had time to use the bathroom or even eat. It’s a long, hard job many days.

In honor of Mother’s Day we’re giving away one copy each of the following titles to celebrate the wonderful mom in you:

"Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter"

"Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons"

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms”
which features great author moms such as Heather Armstrong, Jodi Piccoult, Liz Lange and Jane Green. Here’s a video trailer:

Check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul site here:

And there’s MORE! For the chocolate lover in all of you, we’re giving away one box of dark chocolate rose pretzels and a glorious box of four White Chocolate Sweetheart Oreos® from Simply Put Gourmet!


There is one caveat though. We can ONLY ship these prizes in the US, so if you’re not in the US, I’m very sorry but you don’t get a chance on this one! I know, I know, don’t hate me! (Sorry especially Amanda!)

Just leave a comment on which ONE book you would most prefer and I’ll draw from all those entries on Mother’s Day:

Chicken Soup: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Chicken Soup: Moms & Sons
Chicken Soup: Power Moms

And the pretzels and Oreo pack will be awarded to one of the book winners as a grand prize!

Happy Mother’s Day!


Jenni said...

I'd like Power Moms

My Two Army Brats said...

I'd like moms and sons. And I'd really like some chocolate. Always needing chocolate here these days!

Murmer said...

I like, like mother, like daughter! and they yummy yummy's

MJ Tam said...

Chicken Soup: Power Moms - I love the Chicken Soup Series! And uuuuhhh...those chocolate is badly needed! Thanks for the opportunity.

Andi said...

I do not want to enter the contest. But I do want to let you know that I love you and hope that your crisis will go away soon or if it doesn't, you can travel through this crisis with strength and God's love and support. You have mine. LOVE YOU!

MaBunny said...

Oh Stephanie, I LOVE the Chicken Soup books! My entry is for the Like Mother Like Daughter one... hope your crisis isn't too life changing! /hugz

mandy said...

I have 2 boys and 1 girl so either moms and sons or like mother like daughter would be nice.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

You got knocked up, didn't you?

Unknown said...

Since I'm the Mom of 2 girls I would love Moms and daughters.
Thank you Steph and hope all gets better soon.

Kristin said...

I would love either the power moms or the mother/daughter one. And I'm a big fan of chocolate covered pretzels and Oreos.

I'm here if you want to talk. It was good texting with you tonight. Like you said, you will be okay.

Unknown said...

I would love "Chicken Soup: Power Moms". What a great contest!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Mom and Son book. It sounds like a great book. I hope all is well with you. Happy Mother's Day!

-Donna W.

Michelle said...

I'd like the Moms & Sons one. And the chocolate ;)

Is it sad that I read this as Chicken Salad for the Soul and was confused about the new series?

Hope things clear up for you soon.

cubmommy said...

Since I have 2 boys and 1 girl it is hard to decide but I am going with the Like Mother Like Daughter book.

Hally said...

I'd like the Mom/Sons one!

divorcedandsassy said...

um, there isn't one that says "Hi Im Angelena and I am a chocoholic?" hahah

I would love to read Like mother like daughter OR the moms and sons book, I am blessed to have both :)

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Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of Chicken Soup: Moms & Sons. Thanks for doing this! You rock!

morninglight mama said...

First, let me say that I hope your mini-crisis is truly mini!! Hope you're doing alright-- sending good thoughts your way!

For the books, I think I'd go for the Moms and Sons one, since that's the relationship that I'm seemingly the most confused about... I know what it is to be a daughter, so I think that I'll be okay in the mom role of that relationship. But with JAM turning 9 in a few months, it seems like every day is new territory! :)

Be well!!

beckym said...

i would love the mom's and sons :)

Shelley said...

Since I have three daughters, I'd love to have "Like Mother, Like Daughter."

J Shonts said...

Moms and sons sounds inspirational. And I could always use some inspriation! :)

3carnations said...

I would like the Moms and Sons one. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Four in Costa Rica said...

Those treats look yummy! Have a terrific Mother's Day, Steph and hang in there!


Denise said...

Chicken Soup: Moms & Sons
I want to win! :)

2boystwingirls said...

I'm going to play because I love your blog and because I want to win a prize. Hey, that's honest, right?! LOL!
Hmm, I have 2 boys and I have 2 girls so either of those books would be cool, but since I have those 4 kids AND do daycare maybe I should enter for the power mom one. Ok, yah, let's go for the power mom!

Hope all is well in your house. Interested in hearing about the drama!

Christine in NJ said...

Manic - I'm sending major hugs to you! {{{hug}}} hang-in!

I think I'll try for moms and sons, as my oldest is turning 13 next week!


B. said...

Dark chocolate pretzels!!!!

Valerie G said...

I would love to win the mother and daughter book.I just had a baby girl last week and would love to read other stories :)