I'm not sure when it was that this book came on my radar. But the more I mulled it over in my mind, the more I knew I had to read this one. With two kids in my house, I can't imagine what it must take to manage a household of 12. Honestly, most days, I feel like I can use all the help I can get. I had to pick it up.
A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family is written by Mary Ostyn, fellow blogger @ OwlHaven. As the mother of 10, her book is packed full of tips for stretching the budget, breaking the supermom mold, and balancing time constraints with all all those hearts to touch. Ostyn sets out to show us that large families are not only possible, but enjoyable. One of my favorite features of this book was the interspersed comments from other parents integrated into the text.
The last few chapter were the most interesting to me. Using effective consequences and developing sibling friendships are at the top of our priorities these days and the areas we struggle in the most. These two chapters alone made the entire book worth it to me.
Since I've been so blessed with this book, I'd like to pass it on to a reader. Interested in winning?
Here's how to enter:
1. Become a public Creative2xmom follower.
2. Go to OwlHaven and come back to comment on what you like.
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1. Blog about this giveaway on your blog linking to this post and to OwlHaven.
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3. Become a follower of facebook page, which ever you didn't do above.
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You have until midnight Sept 6th to enter. Leave me a separate comment for each entry. One winner will be chosen at random and I'll announce the results on Sept. 7th. Good luck!
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