Monday, May 13, 2013

Instant Mom Book Giveaway

Like for many of us waiting moms, Mother's Day is full of mixed emotions. I love all the moms in my life and want to celebrate them, but Mother's Day also feels a like a big neon sign flashing "VACANCY" -- you're still not a mom. Two years ago, we did something about that vacant feeling and set up THE appointment to sign with an adoption agency. I felt like I was taking control of my infertility and starting a new path to parenthood. It took us six months to make that call, but I cannot tell you how relieved I felt after we did. We are still waiting, but I know it is going to happen for us. I'll get my Mother's Day one day.

So what do you do while you wait? You look for things to occupy your time. I recently read Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos. By the third chapter, I knew I wanted to share this book with everyone. I related so much to what Nia was saying about her struggles with infertility, her desire to have a child and having to maintain a happy face when you feel like you're crumbling on the inside. (I am calling her Nia because I feel like we are friends after reading this book; we are warriors of the same battle.)  I laughed out loud, cried and nodded my head throughout her story. My husband looked at me like I was crazy and asked if I was OK. Yes honey, I'm OK. I cannot thank Nia enough for sharing her story through this book, for being a forever optimist (like me) and reminding us that happily ever after does happen.


So I thought what better way to lift the spirits of those still struggling or still waiting or to celebrate those special moms out there than to giveaway a copy of Instant Mom.  My very first giveaway! Exciting, right? To enter, click "Enter to Win" below to fill out an entry form. I'd love for you to leave a comment on how adoption has touched your life. For an extra chance to win, like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter or Pinterest or subscribe to Two Cats and a Cradle by email. Just click one of the links on the left.  A winner will be selected randomly on May 31, 2013.

The giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone that entered.

The winner is....
Wendy!

Congratulations!

Buy the book right now by clicking the link below. You'll love it, I promise.



If you know of anyone that wants to make an adoption plan for their newborn, please do not hesitate to contact us or share our profile information. If you'd like more information about what are our adoption preferences, please email me or read my blog post, Oh, The Choices You Make!. Thank you for thinking of us.

Winner was selected randomly by RandomPicker.com.



11 comments:

  1. I know several coworkers who have adopted children, and I know their children have brought them much joy.



    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks for entering and thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am a mom to a funny and sweet little three year old. We have an open adoption with her birth mom. We are looking into adopting again but from foster care this time. Nia's story is very inspiring.

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    1. Thanks for entering! I found her story inspiring as well. I love good-natured adoptions stories. There are far many good stories out there, but the sometimes the media focuses on only the bad.

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  3. Adoptive mom of three here. Your review was the kind authors I imagine like best: it made me want to read the book. :)

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    1. Thanks for entering! I liked the book because it was uplifting. Yes, she had struggles but she didn't give up.

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    1. Thanks. I think this going to be a really good read for those thinking about adoption. We aren't planning to do foster-adopt, but it convinced me to look into it.

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  5. A great idea to host a giveaway as part of the Blog Hop! I agree with Heather's comment about how great your review would be for an author to read.

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    1. It was a happy accident. It just happened this month's question matched my blog post. I wish I was that good.

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  6. I'd love to read this book! And I hope your baby comes soon...

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