Being Super Mom

Hello, hello, sleepyheads.  Wake up, wake up!  Another day awaits!

Drum roll, please.

We have two lovely winners for Karen Maezen Miller’s signed copies of Hand Wash Cold.

[May I take a little detour here, first, to thank all of you for your beautiful descriptions of spring.  I wish I could shower every single one of you with copies of Karen’s book.  If I had all the money in the world, I would.  That said, my husband picked these two names out of the bowl (yes, a literal bowl!)]

Sharon &


The winners have been contacted, based on the e-mails and/or URLs they gave.  Thank you to the rest of you for entering.

Sadness ensues for the rest of you, right?  So, I’m offering another chance at winning.  No, not the same book, but one that I’ll be reviewing on Monday.  It’s called Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom, written by Real Simple’s editor, Kristin van Oftrop.  I’ve been given three copies to give away.

Come back here on Monday for your chance to win.

A little snippet from the back cover, so you know what to look forward to:

“Kristin van Ogtrop knows she’s lucky–fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets.  She also knows she’s tired.  Always.  Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom.  Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop’s definition of “Kill the messenger”: “The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time–that is, to remove your BlackBerry/iPhone/Treo/whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow.”  Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, Just Let Me Lie Down establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck for the new millennium.”

And can I just say–for the record?–that if you’re a mom, you’re a working mom.  There is no such thing as another kind of mom.

Have a lovely Saturday!

**For those of you in the Red Wing, MN, area this afternoon, around one-ish, come see me at Best of Times Bookstore.  I’d love to chat!

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