Thursday, September 2, 2010

Contest Announcement: Book Giveaway!

In case you missed it yesterday, I'm giving away one autographed copy of Laura Lee Grove's new book, I'm Outnumbered: One Mom's Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys. To enter:

•Leave a comment, either telling me one thing you've learned about raising boys or asking a question about boys. I'll answer all questions in future posts.

•Be sure to include your contact info! Please leave an email address, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

•One comment = one entry. (And please, no more than one comment per blog post). To earn additional entries, you can...

•Tweet the contest. Each tweet (up to one per day per entrant) equals one more entry. Please include my Twitter tag (@jlwf) so I know you've tweeted!

•Mention the contest on Facebook. Again, be sure to let me know. (You can find me on Facebook as Jennifer L.W. Fink.)

•Mention the contest in a blog post and include a link back to my blog. I love getting to know other bloggers!

The contest will run through midnight CST next Friday, September 10. The winner will be drawn at random via and will be notified ASAP. Laura will send the book directly to the winner.

Good luck!


  1. I was so excited to find your blog. I can't wait to read your book. If I don't win, I plan to purchase soon!

    One thing I've learned having boys's true, they are noise covered in dirt ;)

    Candra Georgi

  2. I mentioned your book in my blog.

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    I have 22 years experience raising boys and I have five of them. One thing I've learned is that you cannot restrict their activities just because you feel uncomfortable with something.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    I posted about your giveaway on my blog

    Also, I forgot my email address on my previous comment. It is everythinghomewithcarol at yahoo dot com

  5. I have 3 boys - 9, 7 and 5 - there is no tree to tall, no mud too muddy, no rain to cold to play in, no pond too deep, no bug to scarey for my boys to entertain themselves with for hours..... Louisa McClellan
    Booksfromlou @ yahoo DOT com

  6. Sounds like a great book! One thing I have learned about boys: Their definition of dirty has little in common with my definition of dirty. They also seem to have much more sensitive scalps:)

  7. Hey Jennifer! I pop in on Laura's blog from time to time, as well, and I'm sure her book is a good one. What have I learned about raising boys?

    Here's one thing: mine love bad guys.

    (I bet you'll get a lot of cute comments on this post.) :)

  8. Hey!
    So glad my friend Candra posted your blog. I have only 1 boy but spent most of my life raising girls.
    One thing I have learned about boys is that they are born with the ability to make gun, explosion and car sounds!! No need to teach it! :-)

    Kym Gillies

  9. I'll tell you something about boys -- or maybe it's about other people's reactions to the fact that I have no daughter. I'm a little tired of people assuming that I'll be left in the dust by my sons. At least one of them has promised he's going to stay with me (though that's in part because he can't marry his friend Connor, so he's not going to get married at all). Just the other day, we saw some teenage boys, and I told my other son, "that'll be you and James someday," to which he replied, "ooh, then I'll finally be old enough to sit in the front of the car with you." And I said, "by then you'll want to be nowhere near me," and he said, "don't be silly! I'll always want to be with you."

    Eh, maybe the naysayers are right and I'm destined to lose my boys to evil daughters in law...

  10. Hi Jen!
    I have 2 boys and am still learning about raising them! ;) Thanks for all of your support and wonderful ideas from your own life experience.
    I have learned that boys like to play "dress-up" as much as girls do, they just prefer to dress up as super heroes, policemen, firemen, construction workers, knights, ninjas, etc. One of their favorites from the costume box is a big afro wig! :) Boy do they have active imaginations!

  11. Hi Jenny!
    So I just found out that I'm due with boy #2 in January. While I'm utterly grateful for this little person, no matter who he turns out to be, I'm realizing that I was secretly hoping this was a girl! So, in a future post, I would *love* to know your thoughts on what you see as the real gifts that the moms of boys experience that they'd never know if they had only girls.

    Keep up the good work, SuperMom!

  12. Hi! I just found your blog. I'm raising (and homeschooling) two very active boys. One thing I've learned is how much boys MOVE. They simply can't stop moving and I've had to alter several lesson plans in teh past because of it!!
    I can't wait to have a look around your blog!

  13. Boys...on the "big things," learning the art of making my idea seem like yours...on the "small things," giving in and appreciating a different perspective. :)