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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Perfect Baby Handbook: Review & Giveaway

The day I got a pre-release copy of The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide for Excessively Motivated Parents I was in serious need of levity. Lucky for me I got it! This book is a refreshing mockery of all the "how to get the perfect kid" talk we here and read. Now I will admit I sometimes try a little to hard to get the perfect kids but sometimes I need to be reminded to take it easy. All to soon these kiddos will be grown so lets find the humor! This book was so funny. I laughed so hard my eyes were watering.

Walk into any bookstore and you’ll encounter a ludicrous number of “expert” baby-rearing manuals. Although The Perfect Baby Handbook provides a solid foundation, it goes without saying that you’ll need to read them all. A sampling:

* Are You My Mother and, If So, Must You Slouch Like That?
* Infants and Their Little Anxiety Attacks
* No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: How to Parent Without Using Certain Grammatical Constructions
* Throat Lozenges of the Baby Whisperer
* 10,001 Great Baby Names Selfish Celebrities Have Already Snapped Up
* The No-Cry-from-4:01-to-4:03-a.m. Solution
* The Obviously Gifted Child: A Guide to Spotting Glaring Brilliance
* Layettes of the Aztec Kings
* What to Expect When the Word “Expect” Becomes Meaningless
* Because You’re a Terrible Daddy Who Just Smoked a Gigantic Joint
* Creating Insecurities in Your Baby—So He Can Triumphantly Overcome Them
* The Tale of Peter Rabbit’s Unfortunate Speech Impediment
* An Angel Fell Out of the Sky and Landed in Our Nursery, Slightly Injuring Our Baby

Win it!
Wants some more humor? Well, you can win your own copy of The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide for Excessively Motivated Parents? Well I have 5 copies to giveaway!

To enter:

* Just give me a moment of hilarity from your own parenting experiences.
* A random winner will be selected and notified on April 4th.
* The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

* Subscribe to my feed.
* Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.
* Subscribe to my Twitter

This giveaway is open to addresses within the US. Please leave a way to contact you in case you win.

If you want to see more giveaways pop over to Making Money Keeping Money to see more giveaways on Contesting Monday!

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Blogger News Around The Blogs said...

I have been trying and trying to get the words mama to come out of my child's mouth one day I thought she had it and I grab the video camera for proof and ask her to say Mama and I get "Ah dada" 3 times! I turn off the camera walk away and in the background I hear "mama?"

newsaroundtheblogs at live dot com

March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you can look back and laugh at your 2 yr old up on the kitchen counter buttering her arms and legs!

March 25, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger mverno said...

my grandson dancing and singing to the sesame street characters he only two and really gets his groove on

March 25, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger rockymountain_brown said...

Thanks for the chance,
My always funny young nephew always liked running around the house with a bath towel pretending it was a cape.

March 25, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Changing a diaper and getting sprayed.

March 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger The Merry Death said...

I'm not a parent yet, but I too have changed a diaper and been sprayed... in the mouth! Ugh!

March 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger The Merry Death said...

I follow you on Twitter under Meredycat & tweeted.

March 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I would love to give this to my daughter as she is getting ready to have a little boy. Thanks

March 26, 2009 at 4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not at all funny, yet it's hilarious, to watch my 18-mos. old find ways to climb on top of things. He moves his stroller to climb on it to get on the table. Opens the kitchen cupboard dwarers and uses them like steps to get on the counter. Stands on the bathroom scale to give him an extra two inches in height to reach a shelf. It's hilarious...and insane.

March 26, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger susan1215 said...

potty training was fun when my daughter went potty on my carpet

March 27, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

the other day, my 15-mo old was wrinkling his nose and sniffing loudly - he does this to get some laughs - and a nice little ball of snot flew out...and landed in my mouth. yuck! My mom laughed really hard when I told her, because when I was a baby I spit up in her mouth.
augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

March 27, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Tonight at dinner we were at a semi-nice restaurant with my 5 month old. She was dressed in Polo and everything. Right as dinner gets there she poops all over her me and the carseat. I thought I would die of embarassment

March 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

learning to put the diaper on right, that was fun.. Had quite a few "leaks" for a while!

March 29, 2009 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger A Reader said...

Bringing my DS over for his first outing to a good friends. As soon as we got there he had a huge BM -- made a great impression.
Thanks for the giveaway!

March 30, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Count me in !!

ktgonyea at

March 30, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other night in the tub, my four year old lathered his face in bubbles and told my husband he is a jackass. Meaning, with all the bubbles on his face he looked like a donkey from Pinnochio, thanks Disney! LOL

March 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Today our 10-month old threw his cup on the floor, looked straight at mama, then turned to dada, and pointed to the ground! In his 10-month old vocabulary, said..."goooodada-dere" - implying, go daddy, there it is! It was too cute (probably because it was the third time at dinner that he had thrown the cup to get some attention). I could use the humor, especially on the days our 2.5 year old is being, well, a 2.5 year old!

baileypoo [at] gmail[dot]com

March 30, 2009 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I am a subscriber via google reader!

March 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I also blogged about your giveaway!

March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Marie R said...

I was throwing my son in the air and then he decided to spit up all over my face. He started laughing like crazy

March 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger kathy55439 said...

Very Cool thank you for the contest.....

March 31, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Tiffany819 said...

The night my husband and I brought our son home my husband was asleep on the couch and my son was screaming. I went to wake my husband up so that I could have some help and he says, " What is that!?" I said "Umm, it's your son!"

March 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Gabriel S-J. said...

great book, great contest, make me a winner!

April 1, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger StuffSmart said...

When my daughter was a baby she would always have an "extreme blowout" soaking through diaper and clothes when my MIL would hold her!

April 1, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger StuffSmart said...

I'm a subscriber.

April 1, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Donna M. Clark said...

Right after we brought my son home, i learned the importance of always having the diaper ready. Didn't know they could pee straight in the air.

April 2, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Donna M. Clark said...

I follow you in google reader.

April 2, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger paryjeja said...

The day my son found the Nestle Quik can and dumped it around the living room.
paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

April 3, 2009 at 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.

April 3, 2009 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Moment of hilarity and sibling rivalry for our family was when my daughter was jealous of her new baby brother. She decided she would hide all his pacifiers from him. She took them all and stashed them in her play kitchen. It was a funny moment, but also a moment I had to teach her about loving her baby brother.

April 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Following you via Goggle Reader


April 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Following you on Twitter please add me also at: macmomof3



April 3, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

where should I begin. My daughter can do some pretty crazy things. I would have to say one of the best was when her grandpa came to her birthday hes in another state. She opened her present out poped grandpa and she was so mad we tricked her the only thing out of her mouth was "Good one grandpa very funny" it was priceless

April 3, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger saragillman said...

naked freshly bathed baby...peeing on daddy LMAO...oh that was such a funny day.

April 3, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Brea's first word was mama, but the ONLY time she used it was when she was really mad!

April 3, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My daughter covered the cat's face with bithday cake.

April 4, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger masonsgranny59 said...

looks like a great book:)

April 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The husband was quickly broken of the habit of picking her up and holding over his head the day she puked into his open mouth. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

April 4, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger cman said...

My twins will giggle with glee as i'm cleaning and making faces at them. When I turn my head it's immediate screams and cries. Two seconds and they're giggling again while I'm peeking at them. It's kinda funny yet maddening at the same time :)

April 4, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

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