Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Review/Giveaway: A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists: 100+ Lists to Save You Time, Money, and Sanity
Author: Michelle LaRowe
Genre: Christian nonfiction parenting/motherhood
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: March 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway. This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.

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Have I mentioned before how much I love lists?! Putting something on a list is the one time in my life I feel organized. Oh, how I love checking things off, too... (And yes, this review is late. And yes, it is on my list. And yes, my list is a bit overwhelmingly long. And yes, I know lists aren't miracle workers. But I love them anyway, because just for a moment, I feel like I'm on top of things!)

A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists, written by Michelle LaRowe, is a 335-page paperback published by Revell. It has a list price of $13.99.

Here's the publisher's synopsis of the book:

A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists is your one-stop resource for more than 100 lists to live by, including:

  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Questions to Ask before Choosing a Pediatrician
  • Sleep Training Your Baby
  • Top Toys for the First Year
  • Terrific Activities Toddlers Love
  • Easy Steps for Taming Tantrums
  • Feeding a Picky Eater
  • Signs of a Family-Friendly Restaurant
  • Common Childhood Allergies and Illnesses
  • Instant Pick-Me-Ups
  • and so much more

Start saving your time, money, and sanity today!

And about the author:

Michelle LaRowe is a national speaker, parenting consultant, and author of the Nanny to the Rescue! series and Working Moms 411. The 2004 International Nanny Association "Nanny of the Year" and a credentialed career nanny for more than twelve years, Michelle has also been lauded for her dedication to improving the quality of in-home child care.
This book is chock full of useful lists, so I heartily approve and endorse it! It starts with a list of the lists, and just flipping through the pages and seeing all the bullet points and numbers and checkmarks and italicized headings gives me goosebumps.

Moving on from there, I think the key word for my review is useful. If you've got a toddler, for instance, you'll find a list of toddler toys, a list of books for a good toddler library, and a list of twenty terrific activities for toddlers. And there's more serious stuff, too, like ten life lessons to teach your toddlers, five ways to teach your toddler about God, and easy steps for taming your toddler's tantrums.

Of course, you can't cover each of these topics in depth in one book, so there are even lists of other recommended books! Basically, this is a handy up-to-date reference that covers topics on a surface level, so if you're challenged in a particular area, you'll probably want to dig deeper into the subject with other reading material.

I especially love the lists for saving your sanity, like the section on a momtourage and the list of what makes up a virtuous wife. And I love the recipe ideas. Everything here is very practical.

So while this book, like any other list, is not miraculous in itself, it IS something I believe most moms could use - a handy resource from pregnancy on up.

So I'm busy updating my new iPod Touch with some new list ideas that I've gotten from this book. (If you win the book, it may take a while to get to you while I wrap up some of the lists using my new thumb-typing skills...) Oh, I feel SO VERY organized!

Thanks to Baker House Publishing for the review copy of this book!

86 comments:

Ticia said...

This looks fun. I hope I win!

Ticia said...

And I'm a follower. Love your lists of giveaways.

Abi said...

I'm a mom and would love to win. Thanks

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Abi said...

subscriber too

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Julia said...

As a mom of 2 preschoolers this book looks helpful.

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Julia said...

I'm a google reader subscriber.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a list crazy woman! This sounds great for me!

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Anonymous said...

I follow with google reader.

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Anonymous said...

ohhhh I'm such a list nut.
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Beth said...

I like lists too. This would be a fun book for me.

Heather said...

This looks like a super fun read!

Heather said...

Blog follower!

Anonymous said...

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ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS COULD USE THIS

mverno said...

love to have a copy
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Nikki said...

I think to read this will break my heart. I struggle with many of these same issues and I haven't gone through nearly what her family went through. If I don't win, I will probably buy the book anyway. I guess that's the point of a giveaway.
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Nikki said...

I an a follower on Google Friend Connect.
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Nikki said...

... and I joined your e-mail list.
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Nikki said...

Wow, this is a great tool! I **LIVE** on lists; they keep me going. I never actually finish them, but I roll unfinished business over onto a new list and start over. This and your Desperate Hope giveaway are the first ones in a long time that I think I will buy the book for myself if I don't win.
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Nikki said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
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(there is an underscore between "nik" & "har")

Nikki said...

... and I am an e-mail subscriber.
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(there is an underscore between "nik" & "har")

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Wow! This book sounds like a must have!
Count me in!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I am a follower!

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Jenndiggy said...

I totally love lists. I'm a huge list maker, and I'd find this SO fun!

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I follow google connect.

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snowluvnferret said...

This looks like a good book.

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wmmahaney said...

I would love to win a copy. This looks like a fun book.
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wmmahaney said...

I subscribe in Google Reader
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Mel said...

I would LOVE this book!
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Mel said...

I'm a follower!
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Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

This looks like a good one!

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I'm a follower.

chromiumman said...

i love lists too

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David Johnson said...

Please count me in, thanks.

Faither said...

This I could really use. Have two lists going on the kitchen counter at the moment

Cheryl B said...

Please enter me.
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Cheryl B said...

I'm a follower.
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Lissa said...

This sounds like a great book!

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Benita said...

Please count me in! Thanks.

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Benita said...

Follower/Email subscriber.

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Florida Gal 7 said...

Sounds like a really helpful book! Thanks for the contest!

Pat said...

This sounds like an interesting book!
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hawaiian1 said...

Sounds like a great resource!

Anonymous said...

Enter me please

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Melissa B. said...

I too am an avid list maker.

Anonymous said...

Entering this giveaway was on my list of things to do!
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Anonymous said...

Also an email subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

Oh I could put this book to good use!
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Nickolay said...

I know someone who would love this. Thanks for the chance

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Nickolay said...

Follower

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Jessica said...

I would love this, especially the section dealing with picky eaters.

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Trina said...

Anything to help me be netter organized and let me save time is a winner to me.
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Laura said...

A book which can save me time and money is a book which should be on the bestseller list forever!

Laura said...

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Anonymous said...

Great idea for a book!

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vmkids said...

This would be a great one for me to read

theolotto said...

I like a good, informative book.

theolotto said...

Email subscriber.

Linda Kish said...

I would like to win/read this book.

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snytar said...

This would be useful. snytar@netscape.net

USMCWife said...

I love books of lists! And I love making lists of my own. Lists are so informational, and useful, and helpful, and...too much fun! This would be an awesome win.

Rachel C said...

I'd love to check out this book - how useful!
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Heather said...

I am a maker of lists and follower of lists, so I do believe I will love, love, love this book!

Heather said...

I follow your blog as /\Heather/\

Jammie said...

If it wasnt for lists I think I wouyld have done lost my mind.

Jammie said...

I follow your blog.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Venus Montoya said...

Did someone say Lists?

twifanheather said...

I'd love to win this book for my best friend!!

twifanheather said...

Following your blog!

naynays1 said...

I'm a mom and would love to win.

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Thank you for the Great giveaway please count me in :)

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Melanie said...

Im obsessed with lists!



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lisaray said...

I would have loved this when my kids were little. (They're grown now.) That said, I'd love to get this for a friend who is expecting a baby boy this April!

purango said...

I would love this book. It sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

christy said...

This sounds very interesting, please enter me.

Julie D said...

I need this book for 3 reasons:
1. I am terrible with lists.
2. I forget what I forgot.
3. I need to be more organized.

Nancye said...

I am all about lists! I write them on sticky notes----oh, no! Where did I put those sticky notes? I need some help, for sure!

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Nancye said...

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John Deal said...

I'd like to win this for my daughter. AztecFeller@aol.com

John Deal said...

I'd like to win this for my daughter. AztecFeller@aol.com

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