Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Giveaway-Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin van Ogtrop

I have three copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your best mommy tip. Be sure and leave an email so I can contact you. This is open to US and Canada but no PO Box addresses. Winners will be chosen on March 18.

Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky--fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. She also knows she is tired. Always.

Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop's definition of "Kill the messenger" as "The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time--that is, to remove your Blackberry/Treo/iPhone/whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow." Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, JUST LET ME LIE DOWN establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.

About the Author
Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple magazine and has held positions at Glamour, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, and Premiere. She
lives outside New York City with her family.


  1. My best mommy tip is always, always clean up
    right after yourself, even the kids can do this
    and make it a good habit for life. Because most
    things only take a few seconds to do and then
    mommy won't have do it all.

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  2. My best mommy tip is don't over react when your child hurts themself. Its hard to tell if they're crying from pain or from being scared of your reaction.


    My mommy tip: teach your kids about responsibility by giving them a few daily chores around the house, we aren't a privileged society and I want my kids to be able to take care of themselves.

  4. best tip:
    don't expect overnight success
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  5. Set boundaries early and though you love them, let them know that your the mom & not their best friend. You can be that when they're adults.

  6. my best mommy tip is to enjoy the moments.. They just grow is too fast, and they are not little for long.

  7. My best mommy tip is to always let let them know that they can talk to you about anything.

  8. Patience!!! :-)

  9. Make sure you get some time with your kids everyday

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  10. Best mommy tip - don't sweat the little things. Kids are going to make a mess, break things, get hurt, etc. Take a deep breath. It's going to be ok. ;)
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  11. My best mommy tip.. get the kids involved in cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc early on.

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