Monday

Steady Mom {Book Giveaway}

Updated with winners: Thanks for entering! Here are the two random winners: Care-in and Miki! Congratulations!

One of the most fabulous parts of blogging is meeting other moms. Moms that rock (yes, Moms like you).

I met Steady Mom (Jamie Martin) via Works For Me Wednesday.

Her new book, Steady Days is a journey toward intentional professional motherhood. It includes practical ideas, inspiration, schedules, worksheets and more!


"You already have the skills you need to be an incredible mother. Empower yourself by reading Steady Days and implementing the ideas to benefit those important little people who call you mom," Jamie Martin.

Simply put, this book is a handbook for mothers.

And hello, if your kids are like mine (I'm currently scrubbing marker off my toddler's door) than a manual sounds SPLENDID.

It's an easy read that helps moms develop an organized parenting plan.

If you'd like to win a copy (I'm giving away TWO), please leave a comment.

169 comments:

Eos Mom said...

A manual sounds good to me, I need all the help I can get! Thanks!

Madeline said...

Me! Me! Me! Pick meeeee! :)

Suzanne said...

Oh that sounds heavenly right about now! I need all the help I can get!

Amy said...

I'll take all the help I can get:o)

midwestmom3 said...

I have scrubbed alot of marker in my days. Thank you so much.
taajma9@sbcglobal.net

Beth said...

Love this...I have a marker-weilding toddler, too! They sound like they'd have great fun together driving their Mommas nuts! I could use this book on more than one occassion! ;)

kpmattingly said...

I need the help!! :) Maybe this would work for me.

Michelle said...

That book sounds soooo interesting! If I don't win it, I may have to go out and buy it!

Michelle said...

That book sounds soooo interesting! If I don't win it, I may have to go out and buy it!

Beautiful Craziness said...

OOh I want that! I could use ideas, i.e. help!!

Monica said...

I would love the book. I'm always looking for ways to become a better mom.

mlc said...

I would love to win! Pick Me!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE a copy!

Carey

Megan said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for your generous giveaway:)

Cayce D. said...

I read an interview with the author and it sounds like a good book. Sign me up for a giveaway!

Michelle said...

I am ALWAYS open to new ideas with regard to parenting. Sure would have been nice to receive a manual with the birth of each child though!! lol

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Tessa said...

I'd love a copy. I love the concept of intentional parenting and strive for it daily. Thanks for sharing.

Tonya said...

Awesome idea! I'd love to read this!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Hi. I need to read this. Please. :)

Jill said...

You would think I have this "mothering" thing down pat...I have an almost 13 year old. But today. Oh Today! Another day off of school and it drove me crazy, they drove each other crazy and my house is just driving me crazy. Too many hours inside it this winter.
Get me this book quick!

laytonmom said...

You're only giving away 1 book, because the other one is mine. Seriously - that book was written for me - read this and you'll see how badly I need it!
http://laytonmominfl.blogspot.com/2010/01/cookie-pride-before-fall.html

fingers crossed
Stef

Johnlyn ~ said...

Thanks! I would love this.

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a great book! I, too, could use all the help I can get! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!
~Kimberly

C H R I S T I said...

oh i have been loving on this book since i first heard about it! i would LOVE to have a copy!

Renee said...

Would LOVE a copy. I escaped for a girl's night tonight and came home to a vomiting ten year old, a cranky husband, and a filthy house. That'll teach me to abandon my duties! Sheeesh! I need a manual.

Kate said...

Sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win!

Erin said...

This book sounds like something I need. :c)

Happy said...

I'm up for a little help anytime!

CourtneyKeb said...

I'd surely love a copy!!

Candice said...

Sounds great!

Angela said...

Sounds interesting!

em-jay said...

Sounds like a practical and interesting book!

Mindy said...

Anything to help out this novice mama...I'm in! Anything to make my parenting/my home more organized and purposeful...I'm double in! Great giveaway. :o)

Courtney S said...

OH I really need this book! I tell myself everyday, "life would be much easier if only I were organized!!"

Desiree said...

Thanks for doing a give away. I so want this book. I am looking forward to reading her ideas on being an intentional mom.

RLR said...

Oh, I've heard about this book before - it sounds wonderful!

thediaperdiaries said...

DOOOOOODE!!!!!! I so need this book.

Mrs. Pear said...

This sounds great! I would love to read it.

Chelsea said...

Steady definetly describes the life I'm working towards. But right now we are far from it!

theconfidentmom said...

I have heard about this book and WOULD LOVE TO win a copy! I cannot wait to get my hands on it, maybe I won't be able to wait and will have to pass this along to another mom if I win!

Nique said...

I've spent my fair share of time scrubbing things off the walls. :) I too would LOVE to have this book!!!!

Rhonda said...

I'm always open to learning! I would love to win this book. I could use some fresh ideas! Thanks!

Kim Sorensen said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

Need this :0)
June
Kennlaff@comcast.net

Susan said...

I love reading your blog. My 5 are all grown up, but I would love to share this book with a special young mom in my life. Good luck with the marker. I once had a large ship crayoned on the cream colored living room carpet.

Erika said...

I would love to read this book!

Grateful for Grace said...

A manual! A manual! I'd love a manual!

Southern Gal said...

Everyone is giving away this book. Maybe third time's a charm?
I'd love to have it.

Chris said...

Yes please! count me in -- I'll take all the help I can get -- & this sounds great... I love the phrase "Intentional Motherhood" What a great giveaway!

imaginethatbychris {at} yahoo {dot} com

Lora said...

I'm always looking for resources to help me be a better mom and this looks great!

Rachel said...

Yes, please.

Miki said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway - I sure would love to win this! A manual for professional motherhood...yes, I need that! Miki

JENNIFER said...

After 5 children, you'd think I could write that kind of book....oh, no, not me, I am sure open to all sorts of advice and inspiration. Thanks for the chance to learn more about being the mother God has called me to be.

care-in said...

A manual...finally! There are days when I know I am doing it all wrong and need new ideas and encouragement!

Jeni said...

Sounds like something I could really use!!

Faithfulmom2 said...

She sounds like the kind of person I want to meet. With 5 kids and all directions, this book has my name on it!

Jennifer said...

I would love to have this book, it looks so good!

Abby said...

Looks like an interesting book, I need all the resources I can get - we are just getting started on our parenting journey!

Laura said...

That sounds like a great resource. I would love to win it!

Carla said...

would LOVE to win a copy! Mom to 9 always needs help! LOL

MyLinda said...

Oh I'd love one of those :-)

Cathy said...

I would love to win a copy. And even if I don't, sounds like I need to go buy it!!

mama victory said...

I feel awfully hasty asking for a free give-a-way book [that you most likely purchased] when there are all of these other moms here pleading for it.

I just want to thank you so much though for posting and sharing this. A dear friend of mine follows your blog and immediate forwarded this to me.

I've been a stay at home mom for a year now.. and still haven't found my groove. I've been praying for guidance, patience, and... well... I'm getting somewhere. And I feel that this is just another message to help me further.

Thanks for sharing this book with all of us moms clearly seeking something. You have a beautiful family!

Jen M. said...

I love to read and need help with organizing my parenting plan! Sounds great !

Jen M

Laura said...

I must read this book!! Hope I win!

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

This looks like such a practical, helpful book. I sure hope I win!

Becca said...

Does it help with husbands too? Just kidding... sort of.

:)

barbafamily said...

Sounds like a book that I need to read :-)

kelly said...

Just checked out Steady Mom blog- there goes that early to bed I was hoping for- too much good stuff to read tonight- thank you so much for sharing.

Jessica said...

Sounds like a much needed book in my house! I'd love to win :)

Tiffany said...

That looks like a great book! I would love to read it.

Tiffany said...

That looks like a great book! I would love to read it.

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

I just started subscribing to her blog last week! I would LOVE to have her book -- it looks fantastic...

brudcrew said...

Sounds great! I would like to read it!

spergerswoman said...

Wow, that sounds delightful. I thought they didn't come with a manual!!!

~Christina said...

A manual??!! WooHOO!!!

Julie From Inmates said...

I've often wondered why babies don't come with manuals. So yes, I'd love to win one!

Embrace the Circus said...

A manual. That's what I was missing! Hooray!

Sheryll said...

Would love to win! Thanks!

mom to 3 boys + 1 princess! said...

as a mom of 4, I would love to read this book!!

mom to 3 boys + 1 princess! said...

as a mom of 4, I would love to read this book!!

★ MamaKat ★ said...

I enjoy reading & learning & getting new ideas...so I'm leaving a comment =D ((btw Love your blog :) ))

se7en said...

I am dying to read this book!!!

Maria in Lewis Land said...

See...and they told me there was no manual for this munchkin. I knew they were wrong. It'll be hard not to stay up all night reading it. :)

Julie said...

I would LOVE to get a copy of this book. It looks fantastic.

Sarah said...

Sounds great! Feeling lucky!

Anonymous said...

Wow. New mom here. In need of resources and wisdom!

emilyslinger at juno dot com

Lynette said...

I really want to read this book! It looks great. Now, I just have to decide how many times I will try to win it before I break down and buy a copy. :)

Kathy said...

Intentional motherhood! I love that expression. I heard a lady speak on intentional parenting one time. It has changed my thinking in many ways. I bet this is a great book. By the way, I also have a hubby with a secret. I'm still praying that God will work to heal our marriage.

phasejumper said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm a planner/organizer and I love lists and schedules, so this sounds like the book for me. B @ http://frymanfour.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This looks like a great read, filled with lots of useful tips...I would love to own a copy! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Joyful Living said...

This book sounds just like what I need right now. :)

Anonymous said...

the thought of a plan sounds awesome!! count me in!
gina.lang@earthlink.net

The Semi-single Mom said...

Ooo...I wonder if they will have it at the library if I am not a winner. Must check on it.

Karen said...

sounds like a great book. :)

The Howe Family said...

Oh, this sounds perfect! Would love one! : )

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

Please! I want to read this desperately! And wow ... does this fit perfectly with what I'll be sharing over the next few weeks on my blog about purposeful living! How exciting!!

mom2domgigi said...

Oh Heavens, I would take anything that would help me be a better mother. Somedays I feel like I am failing miserably. Yikes

O Mom said...

Hope I didn't enter too late.... Looks like a great book!

dana said...

I so need a manual! My 18 month old daughter is a tad on the unruly side and is killing her mama. I love your blog. It helps me remember I'm not the only one at battle with life.

Amy B said...

I need this book BAD! I always feel like I'm not getting everything done that I need to in a day. I'm usually very organized but I guess now that I have a toddler that went away :-)

shana said...

sounds wonderful. thanks for the chance to win!
blessings,
shana

Valerie Harris said...

After my day yesterday - I NEED a manual!

Lori said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for letting us know about this book. :)

Betsy Smith said...

I seriously need my days to go from severely shaky to somewhat steady. GREAT GIVEAWAY!!!

Marie said...

I could use some advice for more steady days, especially lately!

marielay@gmail.com

Chic Mama said...

Oh- I would LOVE this book! What a great tool- one I could definitely use! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

I need this! Thanks for the chance to win one. jeskline at hotmail.com

Sandra said...

I found her site last week and love it! Would love to have a copy of the book!

Bennett Family said...

I would love a manual. I wish I would have gotten it 13 years ago!
tia

bethzheart said...

Did not know there was handbook for mothering. Worksheets? I'm sure I'll love them!

Erika said...

I have a spirited 5 year old and a two year old that watches his every move. I'll take any help I can get!!!

Kelly said...

I enjoy Steady Mom's blog! I'd love her book!

Whitney said...

Definitely count me in!

Jana said...

Oooh, Oooh, Count me in, please? I think intentionality is one of the (many) things I struggle with daily.

Kendra said...

Like so many others have said, I really need this one! I struggle with filling our days and being productive. Would love the help!

Christy said...

This book would be a blessing to my life right about now! :-)

rebecca said...

I am a new mom... this would be great!

Buffie said...

I would so love to receive a copy of this book.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome book!!

Olivia
liv and wally @ verizon. net

sclevenger said...

I've heard so much about this book - all good! I've been a SAHM to my almost 2 year old monkey for about 6 months and still feel a little lost. I'd love to get some tips from this book about balancing life.

aggiemomof2 said...

Anything remotely resembling instructions would be great! Yes, please! sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Tamara said...

My sister is a new and young mom. This would be perfect for her.

Angie Kerr said...

This sounds like just the thing I need, as a mom of 4!

rachelizabeth said...

Oh, yes, I need this book. Definitely.

Lorie said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison said...

My one big goal for 2010 is to "be intentional" with every area of my life. Obviously, parenting falls into that, and I have really been trying to be intentional with my parenting. I would love to win this book! I think it would help me so much!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Kristin said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Vicky said...

I would so love this! It is on my wish list.
vmccarville@hotmail.com

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I would be honored to receive a copy of this book.

Thanks for considering me!

:)


ndisilvio @ gmail .com

Lauren said...

I would love to read this book. Anything that would help me as a mom and simplify my life sounds great!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

Lee said...

This looks like a great book.

Stephanie G. said...

I've heard good things about this book -- I'd love to read it! Thanks for this giveaway. :-)

sarahsmommy30 at hotmail dot com

grammy said...

Sounds like a great book. Even this Grammy...daycare teacher has lots to learn. My daughter just got married and has 2 step children (o: Could be for me or her(o:

Kristine said...

Sounds like a good book!

Vanessa Washburn said...

The more advice I can soak in the better.

Lyn said...

I would love one of these!

Chrissy said...

Man, I've been saying someone needs to write a manual!

Sally said...

What an awesome book! I'd love to know what to be intentional about - sometimes I feel so clueless. Thanks for the great giveaway.
-Sally sgeisler(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Amanda T said...

I want to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win one!

SavannahsSmiles said...

I would love to win this.
christinaburrell@hotmail.com

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I have been watching the release date come closer and closer. I really want to read this book. Far too often there are books full of advice without practical examples of how to implement it. I (think?) it sounds like this book will be a good one!!

Beautifulcalling@gmail. com

Jennifer Sikora said...

I want to win please!

Terri said...

Is this giveaway week?! Wow! This looks great. Blessings!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I would LOVE to win this book!

carriecaribou said...

I have heard so much about this book and I would LOVE a copy!

MaryBeth said...

I've heard really great things about this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Who knew there actually WAS a manuel? =)
-Megan

Lauri said...

Oh I def. can use all the help I can get with my 4. Thank you.

Alicia P said...

Yeah a manual would be great! :)

My email is aliciamarie112 at hotmail dot com

Thanks for the chance!

punkinmama said...

This is something I definitely NEED!

Kate said...

Sounds like a great and useful book. Count me in for the giveaway!!
katiekatflan at yahoo dot com

Ginny said...

I just heard about this book & really need to read it!

Mama Llama said...

would love to win this book!

Skooks said...

Sounds wonderful! I have 2 kids and work from home so I could use all the help I can get.

Racheal said...

I could use a manual. The one that came with my toddler seems to have come up missing, lol. I need all the help I can get!

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

OH, I've been waiting on this one awhile and I don't have any amazon points to get it with. Pick me!!!!

Jennifer said...

I am always trying to improve my parenting and any help I can get is great. Thanks!

The Harringtons said...

I'd love to glean some wisdom from this book!

MemeGRL said...

Her "my to do list each day is only six items, and three don't change" idea has changed my mom paradigm already. I would love to win this book and learn more!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily said...

Ooooh, this sounds like a really cool book! Thanks for telling us about it...

HornsFan96 said...

Thanks for letting us know about this book ... looks awesome.

kaetheward said...

Is it too late to comment? Our family could really benefit! Thanks much!

Shana LaMar said...

The book sounds awesome! I'd love to read it!

Sherri said...

With a two year old I feel I could use some inspiration on being a better mother.

Jessica said...

I didn't read through all the comments....

BUT USE THE MAGIC ERASER!! It takes marker off ANY surface like a dream! :)

chicagoteri said...

Oh, I really need a manual or some really good advice from an experienced mom. My toddler just turned 15 months old and is a wild man.