Early on in my career as a mom — I think Wyatt was around a year old — one of my co-workers recommended that I check out her friend’s blog, Rookie Moms. I started reading it regularly and was excited to learn from Heather and Whitney who I thought were the smartest, most daring and knowledgeable mothers in the whole world. It seemed like they knew how to do everything I was struggling with: balance work, family and relaxation, deal with sleep issues, go on fun outings. And they showered every day too!
Imagine my surprise when I figured out that not only were Whitney and Heather first-time moms like me, but that their kids were actually slightly younger than Wyatt! “How on earth do they know all that stuff?” I thought.Â I’ve known both of them in real life for three years now, and I still think they’re super smart about this parenting stuff. And now they’ve written a book that proves that they know what they’re talking about. Yesterday, their second book Stuff Every Mom Should Know was released and I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy.
This little book is jammed with clever lists written in Heather and Whitney’s funny and conversational style. Things like:
- How to build a kick-ass blanket fort
- Comebacks for unsolicited parenting advice
- How to meet other moms
- Three foods your teen should be able to cook
- Ten last-minute Halloween costumes
My personal favorite at the moment is “How to make a long wait fun”. I will be trotting those ideas out (finger puppets! paper race-track!) the next time we are waiting in line at the post office or there’s a back-up in the kitchen at a restaurant.
If you want to benefit from Whitney and Heather’s wisdom too, head on over to Amazon or your local bookstore to pick up your own copy of Stuff Every Mom Should Know OR you can enter below to win one of three copies of the book.
How to Enter:
Leave a comment below telling me something you think every mom (or parent) should know. While you’re at it, you might want to take a minute to check out the Rookie Moms on Twitter, Facebook or their blog (but that’s not required to enter).
I’ll close comments Friday night (March 30, 2012) at 9:00 pm and select 3 random winners shortly thereafter. Winners will have 48 hours after I notify them via email to respond with their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you an alternate winner will be selected, so be sure to leave your email address and check your email.
I hope YOU win!