Monday, March 12, 2018

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-care Survival Guide for the First Year – Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary copy, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

Blogging Moms Doing Big Things

Many of our readers know that we consider ourselves early adopters of social media.  Through those early days of blogging and posting we connected with many other Canadian Bloggers via twitter.  That is how we first connected with Maria Lianos-Carbone first known to us as @amotherworld.  Since those OG twitter days the term “Mom Blogger” has evolved into “Digital Influencer” and many of our early twitter connections have evolved themselves as well.  Today I am happy to announce that Maria has released her first book, Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-care Survival Guide for the First Year and let me tell you why it was the book we wish we had around when we first became Moms.

Oh, Baby There Is A Lot of Info in This Book

From the time this book begins it makes you well aware that bringing home a new baby means there is a new reality waiting for you as soon as you leave the hospital.  All those preparations you thought were important quickly change once you experience your first sleepless night.  Maria’s book lets you know that you are not alone in the process and that many new parents are going through the same issues and emotions as you.  By taking the time to read each chapter you become aware of what that first year really entails.  Everything from swaddling to spit up is covered in this book.  Along with the quotes and advice from parents, you get a real picture of what “bringing home baby” is really like.  For me, the best piece of advice is the shopping list of items that every Mom should have when she returns home after labour.  Let’s just say in my case, it would have saved me a pit stop at Shoppers Drug Mart on my route home from the hospital.  Whether you are a first-time parent or looking for a fantastic Baby Shower Gift, this book fits the bill. It will be a welcome addition to those welcoming a new addition to their family.

Enter To Win 

Raincoast Books has permitted us to giveaway a copy of Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-care Survival Guide for the First Year to a lucky reader!

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us why you want to read this book in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you a copy! (NOTE when commenting below it is best to be logged into your google account. After you click publish, it may take up to one minute for your comment to show. Please wait for it to publish before clicking anything else).

This giveaway is for Canadian residents only, aged 18+. 
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  1. My co-worker is having her first baby this year. I would love to win this for her!
    Marlene V.

  2. Wow this sounds liked a amazing book thanks for this amazing chance

  3. I would have loved to read this book when I was expecting! I had no idea what to expect and was kind of lost but, this book covers a lot of that information. I would like it to give as a gift to my daughter in law.

  4. I would like to read this book because I think it would be an awesome read!