Monday, August 30, 2010

Giveaway: Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family

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:
Required actions:
1. Become a public Creative2xmom follower.
2. Go to OwlHaven and come back to comment on what you like.

Additional entries:
After completing the above actions, you can earn additional entries in the giveaway by doing any or all of the following:

1. Blog about this giveaway on your blog linking to this post and to OwlHaven.

2. Tweet or facebook this giveaway (may do once for each action).

3. Become a follower of facebook page, which ever you didn't do above.

4. Link up to Made by Me Monday

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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Sargent Family said...

oh my goodness, what ISN'T to like!? Her latest post about her adoption and putting pics of the girls with the family to make them feel part of the crew was ADORABLE! I like her describing her meals. Also her other book, Family Feasts for $75 a Week looks really good too. I may have to pick that one up myself...
Also, I'm following you on my blog!

Sargent Family said...

Also, I forgot to add that we found out this week that we are expecting child #3 in April! So tips for our rapidly expanding family (my oldest is 2.5) would be great!

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I love the CELEBRATE and WELCOME banners! I am working on a banner and it is a real help! I am also following!


Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I facebooked about the giveaway!


Keli said...

i follow you and I love the "Why assumptions about grocery prices cost bucks" post.

kelcoled at aol dot com

Keli said...

i linked up to this week's made by me monday

Country Mouse said...

I am already a follower...I visisted Owl Haven and I love all of her stories, from Frugality, to Adoption to those wonderful recipes.
Thanks for the chance to win this book! :)

Sofia said...

i love the blog banner design, it just makes me smile! super adorable!!

Sargent Family said...

Hi, sorry, my email is
I'm so excited for the book!hope to hear from you soon!
Jessica Sargent

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