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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Just Let Me Lie Down - Giveaway and Review

When a woman decides to start a job after becoming a mom or the other way around, there are countless statements that only women can truly relate to.

We've all heard the saying, "I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan..." yet so many of us find that simple statement overwhelms us to the point that sometimes that pan is too heavy for us to pick up some days or on others we'd like to wield that pan as a deadly object to answer one last request of us. Can you relate?

In the book, Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin Van Ogtrop, she defines these "momisms" in alphabetically order of what its like in the day to day lives of working moms. Here are just a few of the classics I enjoyed:

Caller ID Malfunction: When you have dialed a number and cannot remember whom it belongs to, but the phone is ringing and it feels too late to hang up, in case someone has gotten up out of the chair on the other end to answer your call. Are you calling the pediatrician? Your boss? The plumber? It's anybody's guess.

Just A Second: That eternity between when a child says he'll do something you've asked and when he actually gets around to it.

Technological bipolarism: When you wake up on the morning and can't imagine how you would get through life without your Blackberry, but by bedtime you want to strap a bomb to it and blow it to smithereens.

Young and restless: Your children at the dinner table. Based on my experience as a mother of three boys, eating dinner as a family is so stressful (see Unhappy Hour, page 216) that it feels like it should be a part of the workday. And yet we persist.

As you can tell this book is such a welcome sigh of laughter and smiles for any mother that wonders if Calgon can truly take her away from it all. Trust me, this one is not to be missed. I received this book, compliments of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review and am so glad I read this one. It helped me realize that I am not the only one thinking these things or living them for that matter. I have an ally in Kristin and she is truly a 5 star rating. She is also the editor of Real Simple magazine, also a favorite of mine! The book is available in hardcover and eBook formats.

For more information on this book, the amazing author and where to get a copy for yourself, click on the link below:

For 3 lucky followers of this blog, you have an opportunity to win a copy. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Must be a resident of the US or Canada or have a shipping address for either one.

3. I must have a way to congratulate you and let you know you are a lucky winner, so please include your email address along with your comment. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy. The giveaway will end on January 7th. I will be contacting the winners at that time via email.


  1. I'd love to win a copy of this book for my niece. She is a professional woman with 2 small children!

    jiggleandbounce2000 at Yahoo dot com

  2. I am a follower of this blog.
    I think the book would be a great read and I also think one of my nieces, a single working mom, would enjoy reading it.

  3. I would love to win this book! It sounds like it would be funny and a great read. I am a follower.

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  4. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a very good read.

  5. I'm a follower of your blog would love to win the book!

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  6. this sounds really cute, and it would be perfect for my friends with children! I follow!

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  7. I'm a follower who lives in the USA and would love to win a copy of this book for my daughter. I know she'd love to read it.
    Theresa N

  8. Oh my goodness! This book is on my to-read list but I haven't gotten it yet! I'd love to win a copy.

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