Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Rookie Mom's Handbook Surprise Giveaway

For all of you new moms out there, you are probably thinking "I love being a new mommy...but what have I gotten myself into?" Being a new mother is hard work. And while you love your new life as a mommy, you also may wonder if you will ever do the things that you did before your bundle of joy arrived.

AMAZING BOOK ALERT!!!! GREAT GIFT ALERT!!!!

I just recently came across the cutest book for new moms called The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby. Two fabulous moms came up with all of these activities after the birth of their first children. In fact, they challenged each other to post their favorite activities on a shared blog (rookiemoms.com) until they reached an activity for each day of a baby's first year. (Talk about commitment!)

Some of my favorite activities from this handbook include #8 Write a "Did Do" list, #27 Encourage daddy time and relax already! and #171 Say Goodbye to mom shoes.

What is so clever about this book is that it is written in chronological order for your baby's first year. So you don't have to read the entire book to figure out what activities you will like best. You can read it in bits and pieces as your baby grows older, day by day.

As a mother of two, I highly recommend having fun with many of the activities listed in this book. It is so easy to get caught up in (and eventually get stuck in a rut) motherhood...but remember, you still are the same person you once were. You are just now covered in spit up! (And if you have a girlfriend that is stuck in this rut, then please get this book for her!)

And thanks to the Rookie Moms, (1) lucky Houses, Couches and Babies reader is going to win a copy of this fantastic book. If you don't have a new baby or aren't even pregnant, this book would make a fantastic baby shower, baby arrival, or "just because" gift to give a friend or family member that is a new mom.

Here's how to enter:
  • Post a comment telling us why you would like to win this book.
  • In your comment, please be sure to include your name (or blogger name) as well as your city/state, country.
  • Post your comment by Midnight PST on Monday, July 28th.

The winner will be announced shortly after July 28th. The winner will not be contacted, so please be sure to check back!

Good luck!

Click here to buy The Rookie Mom's Handbook now!

77 comments:

Jana S. said...

What a darling book idea. I would love to give this to a friend who just had her first baby a couple of weeks ago! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jana S.
Naperville, IL

louiseb130 said...

I'd love to have this for my neice

Annie said...

Would love to win this for my eldest daughter who is expecting her first child.

I wish I had a book like this when I had my first baby!

Great giveaway, thanks!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Angel said...

I want to win it so that I can give it to my wife.
meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

Ana said...

joliexox@hotmail.com

This would be a great book for my daughter-in-law.

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

I want to win it beacuse I am a mom and I know I can always learn more new things.

vmkids said...

I would love this to use for my church class

Qtpies7 said...

I think this would be a great book for my sister in law for her new baby. She hasn't had a baby in many, many years, so I bet she'll love it.

sphinx63 said...

I would like to win this for my neighbor, who is about to have her first baby!

Cheryl
Berea, OH, USA

Donna said...

Both my daughter and my daughter-in-law are having their first babies this year, October and November, respectively. I would love to be able to gift this to one of them. Thanks!

kygirl said...

I would love to have this book for myself. I can use all the help I can get.

central city
ky usa

Sierra said...

My best friend's daughter is expecting her first baby this fall, and I would love to gift her this book! :)

oharakim said...

My neighbor just had a baby boy last week and I'd love to give this to her! Thanks for the giveaway!:-)

Mya said...

I would love to give this to a teen at my Church!

iluv2pray@gmail.com

kamewh said...

I would love to win this for a friend who is due with her first baby!

deedleweedle said...

I feel so trapped in the house with three young kids and could really use ideas on how to get out more!

gkstratos said...

I'd love to win this for my sister-in-law who is expecting her firstborn this summer.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

I love ideas for stuff I can do with my kids, especially since I stay at home.
webowes.blogspot.com
Gilbert, AZ

Alimar said...

I'd love to win this because I've got a 17-month-old and could always use new ideas!!

mverno said...

because i like to work

elaine said...

This would make a great baby shower gift!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

agordon10 said...

I am constantly looking for new ways to play with my kids.

ky2here said...

This will go to my niece.

gotany7s said...

yeah im a rookie this would be handy

Tonya said...

I would like to give this to a friend at her baby shower.

txterri said...

I'm looking for some new inspiration to do something different. Thanks!

Lori Jenkins said...

I am in that rut as we speak! Would LOVE new ideas. Also love the fact that a new book like this would make a great gift!
San Jose, CA

Anonymous said...

For me, any new ideas for activities is welcome.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

ASHLEE said...

I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK FOR MYSELF A SOON TO BE ROOKIE MOM I'M GONNA BE A YOUNG MOM SO I COULD USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET.. THANK YOU ASHLEE HESPERIA,CA

Nicole said...

This book would be perfect for me. I'm one of those women that feel they have no natural knack with babies, let alone figuring out activities to do with them. I'm so backward!

Nicole
Millersville, MD

sweetsue said...

I just gave my daughter a copy of this book and she loves it! I would love to have another copy to give to a pregnant girlfriend.

Sharon said...

I really want to win this to give to dear friend/new mom...she will love it!
THANKS :)

fenway07@msn.com

Smooshy said...

this is a perfect shower gift!

dwarzel said...

I have a friend who would love it!

Katy Lin :) said...

i'd love to have this book! it looks very fun and inspiring! :)

Katy
Oskaloosa, IA USA :)

chromiumman said...

this would be a great gift

Anna said...

I'd love to win this because I have one due in October and if I remember correctly from last time, when babies are really little it's hard to think of activities to do with them!

arbrashears said...

I'm a rookie again! I have a new baby, not my first -- but many years have passed since her big sister was born. I feel like I should know everything -- and just don't! I'm stuck for ideas and am longing for ways to have fun and develop a relationship with this sweet girl. I'd so much appreciate the chance to learn and thanks for the chance to win!

arbrashears at msn dot com

kerri69 said...

Great book idea!Sounds like one every new mom should have !thanks for the giveaway

Kari said...

Great book!! I'd love to win this for my sister who is due in January with her first!!

Amy said...

I would give this book to my sister who is expecting very soon! aewalls425@hotmail.com

kaylee8 said...

I would love to give this to an expectant mother I know as a gift!

kaylee8 said...

I would love to share this with a friend who is expecting!

judybrittle said...

I"d love to have this book because we are always trying to find fun activities to do and I'm always looking for new ideas. I think this would help us have some fun.

Princess Golden Hair said...

who says being a mom doesn't come with instructions? If i had this book it sure would help with some of the what now questions I have

Alexis said...

My daughter is 20 months old and everyday presents a new challenge. I am constantly seeking advice and worrying if I am doing everything right! I believe this book will help to ease the stressors in my life. :)
Alexis Antioch, TN USA

Nancy B. said...

That book sounds so cute. Count me in! Thanks for the giveaway!

ali said...

i would love to win this! i will be a first time mommy soon and will need ideas.

cheryl said...

I would like to win as I am a rookie gramma and have forgotten many activities and want to do fun things with my granddaughter
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com
antioch, ca usa

Amandasue H. said...

I would love to win this because I am always looking for new and different things to do and it sounds like a great book

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at)hotmail.com Amandasue from Mosinee, WI USA

in2ljc said...

This would be great to win! I think it'd be perfect for me since this is the first time I'd be a mother and I literally have "NO CLUE" what to do! LOL

Michele
Atlantic City, NJ, USA

cpullum said...

My sister in law needs this book!!!

AmandaK said...

My sister is pregnant with her first daughter and is due any day now!! I'd love to win this for her!

Carolyn said...

My best friend is due any day and this would be great for her!
Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

Charlotte said...

I'd love to win this because I think it would make a great baby shower gift!

Fort Wayne, IN

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I'm making a gift bag for my cousin and that would be a perfect addition!

JLYNNF76 said...

I'm a single mom of two still in diapers, I need all the pointers I can get.

Emma said...

I would like to win this for my sister-in-law who is due next month.

Staunton VA

Anonymous said...

My neighbor, who is having a baby would so appreciate this.

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

yellowlabs said...

I'm a first time Mom that needs all the help I can get!

luvmyboys said...

I'm always looking for (and inventing!) fun things to do with my baby and my 11 year old.

*~Dani~* said...

Would love to have this to give to a new mom! Thanks for the contest.

Dani
Berkley, MI

Rachel P. said...

I am pregnant with my first child and would love to learn anything and everything I can from experienced moms. Thanks for the contest!

kananee said...

Now this is a book I can make time to read and not feel guilty!

lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)com

jnmacdonald said...

I'm often at a loss about what to do with my baby next. I love spending time with her, but I feel like I should be entertaining and stimulating her more.

Beth S. said...

What a cute idea. Please enter me in the contest.

Beth
Providence, RI

Buki Family said...

Sometimes I just sit at home with my 5 month old wondering what to do, this book would help!

carissaad said...

This would be a great gift for a friend who had her first child last month or one who will have her first child in a few months.

Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

250 activities...I would be excited to just do 10! I would love this book!
Carrie S.

Mama Hill said...

I would like to win this because I'm always at a loss of what to do with my son. He's so little, I never know what to do, but I want to do something! Ideas would be a huge help! Thanks!

masonsgranny59 said...

This would be a great book for my daughter-in-law and her 4 boys.

WC Mencken said...

Grand pop wants to give Alexandra Jane's mommy all the best!

Susanne said...

My friend is having her first child and this would be a great baby shower gift!

Anonymous said...

Love the book with activities many thanks Sw

maggie0352 said...

Thanks for the chance to win. My grand daughter would enjoy this book as much as myself. maggie0352@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My daughter is 39, and a mother for the first time....nuff said!


ThebigwomanB@aol.com

Erica said...

I am a first timer!

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