What to Expect When You’re Expecting Giveaway



I am slowly coming to terms with being at the end of my child bearing years. I haven’t quite given away my maternity clothes, and we still have boxes full of baby clothes in our basement that are waiting to be given away… but I am finding it hard to close the door on that chapter. Do I want another baby? No way in he*l. Do I want to be pregnant? No way Jose. Is three enough for us? Absolutely. I am so blessed to have three beautiful bambinos. It’s just hard to make it all… official.

I am however on a bit of a binge.  A purge binge. Read: Getting rid of stuff. We are too cluttered. Our house is way to small to be hanging on to baby items we will no longer need. It is time to sell it or share it. The one thing I don’t know if I will ever be able to get rid of are my beloved baby books – my resources as I like to call them. They are dog eared, well loved, read once, twice, three times for this lady. The series that are MOST worn?

The What to Expect Series.

It was the first book I bought when I first saw the + sign on the pregnancy stick. What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I remember reading it cover to cover and putting sticky notes on the pages I wanted my husband to read. Then after the first year, we graduated to What To Expect: The First Year – trying to figure out all the new tantrums, foods, transitions, communicating with someone who had no words… I relied heavily on it. I remember my relief at seeing What To Expect: The Second Year – it’s as if the author knew I wasn’t ready to move away from her books! I still visit the What to Expect series as I need. I think they will not hit the purge pile. Ever. There are too many memories and milestones hidden within the pages.

I would like to share the entire What To Expect Series with you. The nice folks at What to Expect are generously giving away all three What To Expect books to one lucky Practicalmum reader. How to enter? Easy!

Leave a comment telling which book you most need – and what problem you need it to help you with! That’s it!

Want extra entries? No problem!

1. Follow @practicalmum and @whattoexpect. Tweet about this giveaway (once daily) and leave a link with your tweet. Here’s one to help get you started:

I want to win a What to Expect Prize Pack from @practicalmum and @whattoexpect #Giveaway ends 07/06 http://ht.ly/bKqya

2. Stumble, Pin, Facebook, Digg, Reddit- whatever – social bookmark this giveaway and leave me a comment telling what you did. Leave a separate comment for each bookmark. 

3. Post or share about this giveaway on your blog, or any of your social media outlets.  Leave a separate comment for each place you share.

Contest is open to all readers. It ends Friday, July 6th, 2012. Winner will be chosen using the “… and the winner is” plug in and contacted via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond.

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About Shelagh Cummins

Shelagh Cummins is the founder, editor and Mum-in-chief at Practicalmum.com – an online community parenting resource & blog. She is also the Principal at BizTrainHer.com, a boutique firm specializing in designing, developing and facilitating training for women in business.

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