What to Expect…yep it’s a giveaway

Posted on October 21st, 2011

Before Junior came along, I was perfectly confident that I would be the perfect parent. After all, how difficult could parenting be? Millions of people did it every day, so it couldn’t be all that hard. Trust me, I had it dialed. Seriously. I thought it would be easy.

And then Junior arrived and I was a freaking mess.

Holy cow. I couldn’t even change a diaper. And hello? The insides of that diaper? Disgusting. I didn’t know how people stopped themselves from vomiting after each diaper change.

And then there was Junior himself. How the heck was I supposed to know what the kid wanted? He couldn’t even speak, for pete’s sake. He just cried. All the freaking time – or at least it seemed like all the freaking time.

Enter the What to Expect books. Those books became my bible. I consulted them for everything from when to worry about a fever, to what to feed to Junior when he was two and suddenly wouldn’t eat anything I made for him. I am so sad that now that Junior is a teen, there is no What to Expect for the Teenage Years. I need a book like that :)

Anyway that’s why I’m totally excited to be giving away three What to Expect books.  I have one copy each of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year and What to Expect the Second Year.  To enter, you just need to follow some pretty basic rules and voila! A book may be arriving at your door!

How to Enter:

There are 4 ways to enter the contest. You can do one of the following, or all four. Each time you enter counts as an additional entry (maximum of 4 entries per person). Winners will be selected by Random.org.

  1. Leave a comment here telling me what copy of the book you’d like.
  2. Like Manic Motherhood on Facebook. Current fans count! Be sure to mention what copy of the book you’d like.
  3. Mention the contest on Twitter (include @manicmotherhood in your tweet). Be sure to mention what copy of the book you’d like.
  4. Follow @manicmotherhood on Twitter. Current fans count! Be sure to mention what copy of the book you’d like.

Contest Rules: Enter by midnight PST November 1, 2011. The winners will be selected by Random.org and announced by November 11, 2011. I’ll post the winner on this page, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. If you are a winner, once notified, you have 72 hours to email me at laurie (at) lauriesontag.com to give me your shipping information. No purchase is necessary.  If you don’t tell me which copy of the book you’d like, I will choose for you. The books are sponsored by What to Expect.com. Facebook and Twitter are not involved in this giveaway.

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7 Responses to “What to Expect…yep it’s a giveaway”

  1. Tessa Says:

    I’d like a book of what to expect the first year :) my daughter is 4 months and sometimes I find myself googling what could possible be wrong or what’s normal

  2. Tessa Says:

    Oh and I wanted to add I liked your facebook page but are we supposed to message you or write on your wall about the give away?

    Love your blog!

  3. Laurie Says:

    Hi Tessa! Thanks for entering. If you add a comment on Facebook, that would count as your third entry (you get four tries) so by all means go ahead and comment :)

    You are lucky to have Google. When Junior was a baby all I had as a reference was my mother. Let’s just say she isn’t Google ;)

  4. Marion Says:

    I love give aways even though I hardly ever win. But if I do win I would love the what to expect when expecting. My husband and I are starting to plan out begining a family. :)

  5. Laurie Says:

    Hi Marion – ooh, exciting times. I remember when we were starting to plan out having a family. It’s fun and exciting. You’re entered twice for the What to Expect When You are Expecting book :)

  6. Lauren Says:

    Those books saved my life! I was a very young, new mom, and coming from a very long line of girls, had absolutely no idea what to do with a boy! Well, now he is three years old and driving me crazy, but I am sooo glad he was not a girl :D

  7. Laurie Says:

    @Lauren, I felt the same way when Junior was 3. It’s such a hard age! I could handle the two year old tantrums, but somehow 3 was much, much more difficult. I like having a boy too. It’s a completely different way of looking at life and I think it’s changed me a lot.

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