Holding My Child’s Hand, Books, and a Giveaway!

April 19th, 2012 by Dionna | 2 Comments
Posted in Closed, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, Reviews and Giveaways

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Consider today’s post a smorgasbord of goodness.

And psst . . . if you read to the end, you can enter to win your very own copy of the journal that I wrote: For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes, and Wisdom. Just in time for Mother’s Day!


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I have a guest post over at Sorta Crunchy that I am super pleased about. I’d love for you to go over and discuss this question:

How do you stay mindful of your child’s big feelings, even when they don’t seem so big to you?


My guest post at Sorta Crunchy was sparked by a poem from Poetry of a Hobo Mama: The First Three Years, a fantastic book of poetry by Lauren Wayne of Hobo Mama.

I happen to be helping Lauren give SEVEN copies of her book away right now – enter in our easy Rafflecopter system! The giveaway is open worldwide and is open through April 30.


I have many fabulous friends right now with books out,1 including the hostess of my guest post – Megan Tietz of Sorta Crunchy.

Megan recently released Spirit-Led Parenting, in which she and her co-author, Laura Oyer, place an emphasis on stepping into faith with God in order to discover what works for each parent and child. It allows parents to find ways that work for their child in a powerful way. Megan says, “Our heart for new parents is that they may know the growth, peace, and joy that comes from parenting under the leadership of His Spirit.”

I love Megan’s writing on Sorta Crunchy, Simple Mom, and the many other sites she writes at, and I know that her gentle spirit will shine through in Spirit-Led Parenting.


Have you bought your mom (or grandma or the mother-like person in your life) a gift for Mother’s Day? If not, I would LOVE for you to check out the journal that I wrote! For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes, and Wisdom is available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and will be shipped in time to arrive for Mother’s Day.

I just received my pre-release copy last week, and it is beautiful!! The artwork is so well done, the cover feels divine, the pages are crisp and clear, it basically rocks my world.

SO. Because I’m so excited, I want to give you all a chance to win your own copy.

TO ENTER: Stop by my guest post at Sorta Crunchy and leave a comment that touches on this question:

How do you stay mindful of your child’s big feelings, even when they don’t seem so big to you?

That’s it! The giveaway is open worldwide, and let’s make it a quicky – enter (by leaving a comment) no later than 11:59p.m. CST on Sunday, April 22, 2012. I’ll choose one person who comments on that topic at Sorta Crunchy.

  1. Including Becky of Positive Parenting (who wrote Positive Parenting in Action), Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama (who penned Coconut Oil for Your Skin: Nourishing Your Body From the Outside In), Lucy of Dreaming Aloud (who authored Moon Time)

2 Responses to:
"Holding My Child’s Hand, Books, and a Giveaway!"

  1. I recently gave my daughter a calendar so she could record important stuff about her pregnancy so the Journaling book would be an excellent addition to that!

  2. Niki Heil

    My daughter loves for me to tell her stories. On days that she has had big feelings, I will often tell her a story that night about a little girl I once knew who had a similar experience as hers. She has not yet connected that the little girl was me, but it does open the doors that she asks me lots of questions about that other little girl and how she handled this or that. It’s been a sweet time of bedtime sharing together and allows her to start to try to find resolutions to her life situations herself and feel empowered rather than consumed by them. I feel honored that she shares so openly with me. It is a blessing to have your little one trust you with that most vulnerable place of their heart.

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