Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Are You an Accidental Adult?

Congrats to Lacey In The Sky who has won The Accidental Adult! Lacy, please send me your address!
And big exciting news coming your way on MaNiC MoMMy for the month of March ... please check back soon! BIG BOOK NEWS!

The Accidental Adult
By Colin Sokolowski

accidental adult (n.): An individual whose age indicates maturity but whose approach to life suggests otherwise.

When's the first time you felt like an adult? The first time you drank alcohol? When you had your first baby? When you wrote out your first mortgage check or drove off the lot in that awesome minivan?

I bet it was a life-changing moment huh?

Colin Sokolowski knows all about becoming an adult and he shares his humorous stories in his book: The Accidental Adult, Essays and Advice for the Reluctantly Responsible and Marginally Mature.

Even if you've yet to accept your inner adult, you'll crack up at Sokolowski’s humor. Essays on the must-have ill-fated minivan, home improvements (everyone has them but no one wants to do them, right?), your hubby’s inner child, hobbies, music (then and now – Wiggles anyone?), beer – beer – beer, entertaining, parenting, athletics, and so much more.

I'm giving away a copy of The Accidental Adult here on MaNiC MoMMy and here's all you have to do to enter:

--leave me a comment telling me when you first felt like a real adult. PLEASE leave your email address here so if you win, I can let you know!
--go to Colin's FB page, LIKE him there, and leave a note there telling him you found him through MaNiC MoMMy.

That's all.
Thanks, and remember, LOTS more book giveaways coming your way!

Next Two coming up in February are:

Also, quick personal update:

Sorry there hasn't been much personal blogging going on over here, but we've made it past 8 months living here in this shithole, HA, just kidding, because it's BEAUTIFUL here, and I hope all my friends back home have done OK with the blizzard.

My very close friends from my old neighborhood were out here a couple weeks ago -- nine girlfriends, and we had a blast!

Leaving for Cabo this week to celebrate my dad's 70th with the family. Very much looking forward to that vaca.

If we're not FB friends, please friend me - just let me know you've come there by way of MaNiC. I do a lot of social connecting there these days. 

Finally, I've been blogging over at Real Mom's Guide (you'll have to scroll down if you go over there) so if you've been DYING to read me, there's a ton of stuff over there (although I doubt that's something high on everyone's priority list). I KNOW everyone is busy, I'm just thankful you've stopped by here now!

Come back for more great book giveaways!

PeaCe uP!
~MaNiC MoMMy


Anonymous said...

First felt like an adult when we brought my 11 day old daughter home from the hospital. The amazing nurses had been taking such perfect care of her and then all the sudden (though it really took about 10 months!) we were in charge of this tiny life. Very sobering moment. :) Kelli@Briscoe.cc

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Ha, probably when my dad handed me my car insurance bill! I had been working for about 3 months after graduating college and he decided it was time for me to assume that responsibility. Definitely cut into my happy hour budget. :)
Looks like a fun read-- I bet my hubs would enjoy it, too!

whitey said...

Not there yet, even at the ripe old age of 56!

Cristen said...

It all has happened in the last 2 years.. we refinanced out house to get off a government program had our 2nd baby 8 years after our first and bought a truck with out our parents approval! It has been a whirl wind!

Cristen said...

oops .... my email address is


Leah G said...

when I bought my first car (last month) at 33

PoCoKat said...

I first felt like an adult when a cardiologist explained to me the seriousness of my one month old child`s heart condition. I was 21. Became an adult immediately

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Anonymous said...

I'll be 26 in two weeks and I still don't feel like an adult! I'm in no rush to make it happen either. :)

Laceyinthesky AT live DOT com

Lacey in the Sky with Books

Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews. said...

The first time I felt like a real adult? Hm . . . I think it was when my mother died. I never felt so alone in my life. She had brought me home to help me recuperate from a perforated intestine when I was 39. After 3 years on her couch and 9 operations I was finally back on both feet. Six months later, breast cancer took Mom's life. I got better in time to take care of her. Yeah . . . that's when I grew up.

Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews. said...

oops . . . I forgot my email address:
for some reason imy ID starts with "Best"

Nancye said...

I felt like an adult when I signed my lease contract for my first apartment.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I like Colin on Facebook

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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Anonymous said...

Sorry - meant to add email - wondrnthru@gmail.com. Here's the original post:
I felt most like an adult when I was stroking my daughter's forehead while she was bringing her daughter into the world. The cycle of life speaks not only to the enormity of the moment but also to the insignificance of self in the grander scheme. My granddaughter will be 5 on 2/18/11 ... but that moment is burned into my memory forever.