Steady Days: A Giveaway

Earlier today, I told you about a book I read recently. Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood is an encouragement to moms to put the same purpose and priority into their parenting as they do with other “professional” careers. I found it to be a great shot in the arm and am thankful to have had the chance to review it.

The author, Jamie Martin, blogs at Steady Mom where she shares her journey as the mom of three kids born on three different continents. Amazing! (You’ll especially want to read her recent tribute to her late father. Just get a tissue, first.) Jamie is also the editor of Simple Homeschool where I am a new contributor. Yeah! Pop over to both blogs and check out the goods. I’m sure you’ll be blessed.

In the meantime, enter today’s giveaway!

This week I have three signed copies of Steady Days to give away. Simply leave a comment on this post (click through if you’re reading this via email), telling us one of your favorite parenting resources thus far.

Giveaway will be open until Sunday night at 8 pm, PST. Winners to be chosen at random and will be notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours of receiving email in order to claim your prize, otherwise I will choose another winner. Thanks!

Congrats to winners LauraMHunter@, terraljones@, momlivinghealthy@

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book, but was not compensated or required to review it or offer this giveaway. For more information, read my full disclosure policy.

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  1. So far my favorite resources are my girlfriends! They are always there with suggestions and helpful advice. :)

  2. My best resource is always my own Mom, without her I shudder to think how our lives would be right now ;) I find so much inspiration in blogs like Life as Mom and SouleMama, you ladies always help me through the days creatively :)

  3. Leslie G. says:

    Definitely other mothers! I belong to MOPS, which has been a great local resource for me because I am away from my own mother and my mother-in-law.

  4. My favorite parenting resources are blogs & friends for new advice and my mom for old advice.

  5. My favorite resources are my MIL and my girlfriends!
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

  6. Favorite parenting resource? That’s a hard one! I love the book “Prayers and Peanut Butter” by Barbara Classen. So down to earth and realistic!

  7. I’d say my mom and also my own gut, plus reading blogs and talking to friends/other moms.

  8. My favorite resources is my girl-friends and different blogs that I read. Another resource I check out often is Cafemom.

  9. Julie KG says:

    I am just pregnant with my first, so I’m going to say the Bible will end up being the greatest resource — I already read it and pray so much for this little one!

  10. _Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft_ by Mary Hopkins-Best

  11. My best resource has been my intuition/gut feeling.

  12. My favorite resource are the various blogs I subscribe to. I have a bunch that I use for each aspect of my life, cooking, organizing, cleaning, homeschooling and my favorite, being a Mom.

  13. Merry Jo says:

    My favorite resources are other mommas, as well as Focus on the Family. I don’t know what I’d do without either!

  14. Blogs for ideas and encouragement, my husband for encouragement and strength. :)

  15. My friends that are mothers have been a lifesaver!

  16. I’ve been reading through Childwise and really enjoy many of the principles. Although they are look different in every family, we find that they help us a lot.

  17. Emma's mom says:

    Intuition confirmed with online research, plus other Christian moms,- both online and local friends/family.

  18. Christina says:

    I think my favorite parenting resource has got to be the Bible.

  19. Hi Jessica,
    For me it would the older women in my church as well as my husband’s grandma. Their wisdom when it comes to child rearing is invaluable.

  20. Stephanie says:

    My favorite parenting resources have been the Bible, the book Shepherding a Child’s Heart, and listening to the ‘been-there, done-thats’ from parents I admire.

  21. I always have found that the best resource is my Mom and Oma. They have had their own children and so this is always my first stop for information from there are do research on the interenet if there is something more I need.

    Thanks Katrina

  22. I like the books by Ginger Plowman

  23. I have so many good resources, great websites, inspiring books, plus friends and family members. But especially I feel guidance from my Heavenly Father as I pray. I feel so blessed!

  24. Shelah Miller says:

    I’d say that the Holy Spirit has guided me best…..working in my heart, in His word and through my friends!

  25. My best mom resource is the Internet! Message boards and blogs are always helpful for me.

  26. My biggest resource has to be my husband. He works hard to provide for our family so I can stay home and deal with the day to day life of managing three children (all under age 4) but he still is a full time father and a huge help both around the house and with the children. I could really use a book like this!

  27. My favorite resource as a mom is actually Facebook and the momsites/friends on there – just like this site :)

  28. My Mom.
    And a sleeping book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child”. It’s not written in the best way, IMO, but there is a lot of great information. It’s helped to shape how I think about how my children sleep.

  29. Christy Flynn says:

    I love the information from Love and Logic

  30. I don’t think I have one single favorite parenting resource…but I do have great girlfriends that are always good for lending an ear, a plethora of parenting books that I like to refer to for developmental or medial stuff, and I read quite a few blogs, like yours, because I love hearing other moms stories about their journey through motherhood.

  31. There is SO much wisdom in the Bible!! That is definitely my favorite parenting resource. I would really love to check out this book.

  32. Ellen S. says:

    Focus on the Family has been such a great resource.

  33. I would have to say my friends and family are my greatest resources! They say it takes a village! They were right!

  34. My mother & sister are my favorite resources!

  35. nanasewn says:

    focus on the family, mature parents in the church

  36. I love my mom friends for resources. It’s great to get together with a few and hear different strategies that they have used!

  37. stephanie johnson says:

    my mom and friends/sisters

  38. I just found this blog and am soo excited to make this part of my daily read…..

    Thanks so much!

  39. The Bible!

  40. My favorite resources are blogs!

  41. Melanie says:

    I’d have to say my biggest advice is from how I think God would want me to raise my children and also my internal instincts.

  42. My friends, especially those with older children.

  43. It took several years after having children, but I finally realized the my best parenting resource is quality prayer time and my own intuition. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  44. My favorite parenting resource is other parents–my parents, my friends, my favorite blog mommas, etc. There’s nothing like learning from experience!

  45. Clarissa says:

    Not a parent yet, but I’d have to say that my own parents have been wonderful examples for me!

  46. Heather C says:

    Blogs have been a real encouragement the past few years. That, and my mom! I would love to add this book as a resource as well!

  47. Meghan Fuller says:

    My best resource is my sister.

  48. Blogging mamas are my biggest source of inspiration.

  49. My best resource for parenting so far has been all my family! They are great and so supportive, without them I would be lost!

  50. For me, other moms, as well as the leaders in our church.

    thanks!

  51. Definitely the Bible. It is the definitive guide on all things!

  52. Jessica says:

    I have been eyeing this book!! I would so love to win a copy!! One of my favorite parenting resources has been the book: Attached at the Heart.

  53. My best resource has been moms that I admire that have already “been there, done that”. Books can be helpful, but they don’t know me and my child like a mentor can. This book does look interesting, though.

  54. My 2 favorite parenting resources: my mom and my mother-in-law. Two completely different ways of doing things!

  55. As helpful as blogs, books, and so forth can be, there is no substitute for the people that know you (and your kids). My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law have been my biggest resources for parenting, since I’ve gone “hands on”. Of course my own mom taught me so much by example – both things I’d like to do with my own children and parenting choices that I plan/hope not to make myself. Best of all, these resources love my kids almost as much as I do. And you can’t say that about a book.

  56. I am recently a mother of two and struggling to find balance in my day. This book sounds like the perfect resource to help me find a routine for my days. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  57. I have thoroughly enjoyed John Rosemond’s books – especially his Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children.

  58. Blogs have helped tremendously. The other day I hadn’t cuddled with my kids enough and came across a post on children’s books. We ended up dropping everything and reading 6 books together!

  59. I am not sure who I use. I have a weird background and I am really just making mommy friends who I feel comfortable with.

    My girlfriends are probably my best sounding board.

    Thanks for the chance. I am hoping to win this one cause I would love to read this book.

    Momma to 3
    *Shay B*

  60. Melanie says:

    Wow! I was really hoping to read this after I read your review today!!! So, I have a tie for my two favorite resources. One, my two best girlfriends who are always there to feed me Scripture and encouragement when I need it. The other one would be any Sally Clarkston books, particularly the Mission of Motherhood.

  61. My husband! He gives me perspective, tells me I’m doing a great job, and knows how to give four children their bathes in fifteen minutes! He is amazing!
    Gina

  62. One of my favorite parenting resources is my friend, Amy. She and I have the same view on parenting. She’s a great sounding board for me!

  63. I have really enjoyed the Boundaries with Kids book!

  64. We live so far away from family and have moved twice in my oldest daughter’s 5 years, so my favorite resource is my husband. we just talk through it and figure it out.

    Also use the advice of our first pediatrician dad to 5 who said, “When you are not sure what to do, sit down, cuddle your child close and then think about it again. You will know.” He made us feel like we could certainly do this parenting thing because, “your kids don’t need the perfect parent, they just need you.”

  65. I think the best would be the bible…and parenting books that point back to the bible.

  66. AllieZirkle says:

    Ohhh, what a good question! There are a few blogs I frequent to gleen parenting info from. My mom was a good resource until we moved out of state. I’m missing the hands on help!

  67. Best parenting resource is my parents – they did such a great job raising us, and I still call my mom almost every day with questions about cooking & babies!

  68. My best resource outside of my friends whom have children older than mine is a book called, “Bring them up along the virtuous way.” It taught me how to get my children on a schedule! They each started sleeping through the night around 8-10 weeks old thanks to God’s grace and the knowledge I gleaned from this book.

  69. I am not a parent yet, but I pray that one day soon I will be. I am preparing my mind and my heart for the day when I do have children. I love reading as much as I can about parenting and think this book would be a great resource.

  70. I rely on many resources when parenting. I use my mother first and foremost, as well as friends, blogs, and books! Parenting is definitely a hard job, so I can take all the resources I can get :) Would LOVE a copy of the book! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  71. Of course the Bible is number one.

    I appreciate R.C. Sproul, Jr.’s book, When You Rise Up. He reminds us that educating our children in the ways of God is our highest calling and that being with them and talking to them is our best educational “method”.

  72. I would love to win a copy of this book! My current favorite parenting resource is Thriving Family from Focus on the Family

  73. Melissa says:

    My favorite parenting resource so far has definitely been my own parents.

  74. My favourites mom resources: the internet, google, friends, Dr. Spock! Totally agree with the philosophy that Moms should consider themselves professional mothers. Yes.

  75. My best resources are Biblically based books such as Raising Godly Tomoatoes(Krueger), Child Training Tips(Bradley) and To Train Up A Child(Pearl).

  76. The Bible

  77. Shepherding a childs heart

  78. “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp

  79. I’d love to win.
    Jana

  80. Time – my favorite parenting resource has been time and prayer. I have so much more patience than I did 13 1/2 years ago. Time and prayer has brought patience and wisdom to me.

    Samantha

  81. I’ve found listening to podcasts/sermons about mothering and parenting to be a great resource and incentive for me to work in the kitchen at the same time! :-)

  82. I used Baby 411 a lot when I had a newborn. It was so helpful on everything!
    I just started Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney and I’m really excited about it!

  83. Time and experience, and other moms who are farther along in the journey than I am!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. My best resource is the Bible first and I also love Family Fun magazine-lots of great, fun ideas for kiddos.

  85. Jessica Croft says:

    my favorite resources are mom blogs and remember my childhood and how my parents raised me and my sisters…

  86. Jennifer says:

    I follow her blog so I’d love to get the book for free! My favorite resource is my other mommy friends for sure.

  87. Shepherding a Child’s Heart!

  88. kathleen says:

    U subscribe to both blogs. I love her personal one. It has definitely help me. I’ve had this book on my wishlist since I’ve found hee. Would love to we this book. And its signed how cool.

  89. Angela Shrader says:

    My best resource has been all the friends I have reconnected with via Facebook. And blogs, like yours, that i have been able to read, due to the internet.

  90. Blogs are my favorite resource lately. I find they are filled with great, timely advice. You can find someone with similar parenting values and just glean ideas! I wish they were around 18 years ago when I had our first child!!

  91. I received the book “Prayers and Promises for My Little Boy” as a gift and ended up buying the version for girls as well. It reminds me that there are many helpful ideas and resources, but that scripture and prayer brings the most peace and good to my little ones.

  92. Melissa P says:

    Other moms are my best resources!

  93. definitely other mothers – IRL and online

  94. Katie R says:

    My favorite resource is always my mother–she raised four of us! And prayer. Definitely that!

  95. I love “Shepherding a Child’s Heart,” as well as “Teach them Diligently.” Our church offers 3 classes on parenting–Parenting, Parenting Infants and Toddlers, and Parenting Teens. I have taken all three and been so blessed by the practical Biblical training and the wisdom passed down by the deacons and wives in our church!

  96. christian couples, and the Bible of course!

  97. valerie says:

    I’d say my favorite parenting resource is my own parents and also my cousin who has children similar in age. My parents are great because they have the experience. My cousin is great because she is in the same boat as me and we bounce ideas, issues, etc off of each other.

  98. Prayer and my grandmother. It’s amazing how much wisdom can still be used and passed on to the next generation. Also my best friends and women’s group we are all there to support each other :)

  99. So far the best resource that I have found is my friend, Karen. She’s a great mom to her three little ones and has been so helpful to me as I’m finding my way along with my first.

  100. Absolutely, without a doubt, my mom has been my best parenting resource! God’s grace sees me through the rest!

  101. We have adopted children with attachment issues so my favorite for them is When Love is not Enough by Nancy Thomas.

  102. I’m reading James Dobson’s books right now: oldies but goodies!

  103. A great resource has been my friends with kids!! To know I have someone to bounce questions off, to consult, to laugh or cry with is wonderful.

  104. Alycia M says:

    My favorite parenting resources are Family Life Today and Focus on the Family. They both provide great practical biblical instruction. I’ve listened to their broadcasts, attended their conferences and of course read bunches of books that they’ve recommended.

    Steady Days sounds wonderful I hope I win!

  105. My sisters are all older and have more kids then me, they are a great resource. Lately I have also been getting a lot of info from Focus On the Family.

  106. Kristen Beecham says:

    I sometimes reference babycenter.com and look at the postings from the same month and year my son was born. I can see that issues we’re experiencing are common for his age group.

    kristencwiseman at yahoo dot com

  107. My mother, grandmothers and and mostly my sisters. My sisters and I all have relatively close in age children, therefore someone has just went through the same situation with theirs.

  108. Shannon says:

    hmm… Favorite parenting resource, sadly, is probably the internet. I can find anything and everything and too much all at the same time!

  109. Shannon says:

    Prayer. That small voice helps me daily. And my mom gave me good advice when I was pregnant the first time. She said to listen to others and even ask for their opinion but in the end go with what feels right. And that is what I do. I go to blogs, ask mommy friends and grandma, and try to remember bible stories that pertain to the situation. In the end, I follow my heart. I have made mistakes along the way but I try to remember that we are just human and no one is perfect. Not even dear sweet mom.

  110. Jennifer says:

    As a mother of 3 newly adopted children, I am very interested in this book! We like Parenting With Love and Logic, and refer to it all the time.

  111. Rebecca says:

    My mom of course, and I joined IVillage when I was pregnant and participated in an “expecting” discussion board, which then transitioned into an online playgroup of sorts for moms whose kids were born in the same month. This has been great because we’re all going through things around the same time with our current “baby”, but a lot of the moms on the board have older kids as well.

  112. By far the best resource I have for raising children and conducting my own life is the Bible!

  113. Paige Chase says:

    Blogs have been super helpful – recently this one in particular!

  114. I would love to win this.

  115. Currently, my favorite parenting resource is the book Nourishing Traditions because it’s helping me to feed my family healthier foods. And, since one of my jobs as a mother is to feed my family, I should try to do it to the best of my ability. This book is helping me.

  116. One of the best parenting resources that I have read is “Family Driven Faith” by Voddie Baucham…..EXCELLENT!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

  117. My favorite resource is the book Good Night Sleep Tight. I used this book on both my boys and they are AWESOME sleepers!

  118. There are so many resources that I could list, but I just finished reading “The Shaping of a Christian Family,” by Elisabeth Elliot, and I absolutely loved it. It so encouraged me to remember the purpose of motherhood. Loved it.

  119. Jenn Dziejma says:

    I’ve found a lot of guidance via online message boards such as Mothering as well as from friends and family. I’m blessed to have such a great group of mothers to share daily life with.

  120. I have a group of girlfriends with kids the same ages as my kids. They have been lifesavers.

    I love Jamie’s blog (and yours too!!!) and would love to win one of the books and then pass it on to my girlfriends.

  121. Maureen says:

    Hands down the best resources are other mothers, especially those with children older than mine.

  122. I have many favorite resources including Scott Turansky books.

  123. Dannielle says:

    Friends and of course, my Mom are the best resources I have found. I would love to read Steady Days. I work part time and feel so challenged in balancing everything. Been thinking about leaving the part time to go full time and my dear dad said – “just attack it like to you do your job and you’ll be great.” Sounds familiar:)

  124. My favorite parenting resource has been our babysitter. She has 8 of her own kids so she always has some great advice on what worked and didn’t work with each of her kids.

  125. Definitely my mom but also friends I respect with kids the same age or older. Lots of good advice out there from other people!

  126. I have learned so much from other moms…both those that are in my stage of motherhood and those that have “been there, done that.”

    Also, I recently checked Steady Days out from the library and really enjoyed it! I would love to own it and work on applying the concepts a little more.

  127. My favorite parenting resource? My two older sisters. They are always my first call when I have a parenting question or dilemma…or for those rough mom days when I just need a good laugh or a good cry!

  128. Tiffany says:

    Desperate Housewives Passionate for God is my favorite!

  129. Hmm, right now I’m reading the book of Proverbs, and finding many treasures there!

    Another great resource for me are all of my friends in the church nursery, we sit and rock and nurse our babies, while chatting about everything. Sermon? Is there a sermon coming over the speakers in the background?!?!? :)

    But it’s such a sanity saver for all of us!

  130. I LOVE the book “Don’t Make Me Count to Three” by Ginger Plowman. It is sort of like the application of “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”. It changed the way I parent. It changed the way I view my role. It taught me what gospel parenting is about. I would love to win this giveaway!

  131. Kora Lehmann says:

    The Bible has been the best recourse for parenting :)

  132. My mom and my MOPS group.

  133. In New Zealand we have a great organisation called Parents Inc, which runs ‘Toolbox’ courses for parents, equipping them with the tools needed to discipline, educate, love and raise their children. It’s headed by wise Christians, parents and grandparents – Ian and Mary Grant, who have also written the amazingly helpful books ‘Growing Great Girls’ and ‘Growing Great Boys’.

  134. Other moms! Gotta love a book to get me going again!

  135. Heidi F says:

    other moms, Focus on the Family, & the Bible. thanks

  136. jessica says:

    The baby food book…is that the name? It’s purple, and I loved it when the girls were starting solids.

  137. Sounds like a great book! I’d say my MOPS girls, older women in my church community, and guidance from God as I figure out motherhood :)

  138. I can always count on my friends and my own sweet mama! :)

    Great give away!

  139. My Mom for “Will I ever get through this?” and my friends for “How do you get through this?”

  140. The scriptures – I’m not very good at it, but I try to learn from my Eternal Father’s example. I also belong to a wonderful, supportive online group that can share their experiences.

  141. So many to list! I would say that other moms, books on parenting, blogs and parenting websites and the wisdom of my own parents.

  142. God’s Word – otherwise I’m lost!

  143. My mom and my mother in law!

  144. My favorite resource is definitely my mom!

  145. My favorite resource would have to be my mom! Love her.

  146. Anyone who’s “been there done that”! Friends or mom/MIL. :)

  147. Sara Jane says:

    One of my favorite parenting resources is your blog! You have such great ideas and recipes, as a young mom paying off debt and learning to live frugally, I have learned so much from you. Thanks!

  148. Melissa says:

    My favorite parenting resource would be my sisters!

  149. My favorite parenting resource is trusting what God has laid on your heart about your children and their developmental needs. As for a close second, I greatly admire how my in-laws are now raising their younger children and I turn to them frequently as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  150. Would love to read this – we need all the help we can get to raise our children these days!

  151. Nichole says:

    I have to echo what others said – my best girlfriends and blogs. Also, my aunt whom I’m very close with has been a huge help. My church offers a support group for new mothers as well – it was a huge blessing to know others were thinking of me and praying for our new little family.

  152. Ruth Hill says:

    I think my favorite parenting resource is my mom. She has a lot of wisdom and is always ready to help when needed.

  153. Vanessa says:

    I would have to say my best resource is the Bible.

  154. Hmm, favorite resource – probably the internet. I’ve read many encouraging blogs, found articles with ideas for things to do, etc.

  155. Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to winning it! … hopefully. :) Thanks, once again, for giving great support to us moms out here!

    • @Sherry,
      oops. forgot to mention a parenting resource. i agree with all the great answers previously mentioned, the Bible, prayer… so true! He knows my kids best! but i also appreciate the practical support i have found through http://www.growingkids.org

  156. Besides the Bible, my parenting resources are some great blogs by other great parents, and some good books such as, “Dare to Discipline,” and “Raising Great Kids.”

  157. Best resource – hands down – are other moms. Especially other adoptive moms that understand the “quirks” we all deal with … :)

    I also really liked the book “Hold onto your Kids-Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers” by Gordon Neufeld

  158. Kelly A says:

    Favorite parenting resource – my Bible.

  159. Other mom and and my husbands level head. :)
    Yvette

  160. Sounds like a great read!

    Congrats on becoming a new contributor for Simple Homeschool!

  161. Malisa P. says:

    My favorite resource for parenting tips is to watch our friends as they raise their children!

  162. Patience is my best resource, and something that I find I run short of after teaching in High School all day coming home to my own three.

  163. I like “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp.

  164. Lea Stormhammer says:

    My favorite parenting resource? I think it’s probably my Mom and my MIL, along with my Bible study group. My Mom and my MIL have “been there” and my Bible study groups is a variety of ages and backgrounds, so we have a wide variety of ideas and experiences to share!

    Thanks for hosting this!
    Lea

  165. I’ve found great advice and encouragement from Leila over at ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com
    And I love your motto about joyful motherhood!

  166. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this book. My favorite parenting resource has been Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

  167. I’d love to read this book! My best resource is my parents (most of the time) and my husband (he’s just that good). :)

  168. Just looked for this book at my library, but no copy available. I would love to win a copy.

  169. Our family therapist! But as for something that’s accessible to everyone, I really loved reading Simplicity Parenting, it provided me with a great language and understanding of why we parent the way we do.

  170. I would love to win this book. My resource is my mom and my friends.

  171. I love the frugal fun ideas I find on blogs like yours, and the Frugal Family Fun blog.

  172. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tripp.

  173. My favorite parenting resource is my best friend and various blogs of moms who I have never met, yourself included. As a new mother, I find your blog to be a constant inspiration. Thank you.

  174. Friends and family are my biggest go-to, but the blog world has been a huge source of encouragement and inspiration!

  175. I would have to say that the Dr. Sears books have most influenced my parenting, especially of the younger children. For the older ones I rely on the teachings of my church leaders, and the whisperings of the Spirit.

  176. My mom and friends. “Womanly Dominion” by Mark Chanski is an inspiring book about motherhood that gave me vision for what I do everyday.

  177. Right now my best parenting resources are my mom, mother-in-law and grandmothers. I do look at websites and have the all the What to Expect Books too, but I mainly enjoy hearing what the wise women in my life have to say about things. Thanks for the chance to win.

  178. My favorite resource has been friends who have been mothers a little longer than I have and thus can offer oodles of practical wisdom!

  179. Kristin says:

    My mother is a great resource for many things, but for my special needs child I rely on blogs, books and my intuition to get me through.

  180. Fellow moms are a great resource.

  181. Christian mom blogs. I love the encouragement I can always find from so many lovely ladies.

  182. My mother was my first and best resource. Now that she’s past away last fall I take more of my questions to God in prayer. I also fall back on some of my awesome aunts and friends. Blogs such as this and other Internet resources are indeed a blessing.

  183. Heather A says:

    One of our favorite books when our kids were babies was “The Happiest Baby on the Block.” We’ve given it as baby gifts many times, and everyone loves it.

  184. TallyMichelle says:

    One of my besties, our pastor’s wife and momma of 4 (youngest is leaving for college in the fall – she’s been through it all!)
    I can call on her whenever I need it.
    Great giveaway, I’ve been wanting/needing this book!

  185. Someday, I want to write a book…but for now, I’ll immerse myself in other bloggers’ work! Would love to see this one (and welcome to the Simple Living Media crew, btw!!!)
    :) Katie

  186. My mom and mother-in-law, definitely. Between them they’ve raised/are raising 19 children so they definitely have a experience and wisdom! :)

  187. Rebecca says:

    Christian blogs and especially homeschool Christian moms.

  188. Michelle P. says:

    My favorite resource is my Mom and my girlfriends that have more years of mom experience then me!!! There are always so many good ideas that I don’t even think of.

  189. Heidi K says:

    I love “Baby Whisperer.” Great book!

  190. Lately, I have been using the Bible.

    This book looks wonderful! I hope I win a copy.

  191. What a fun giveaway! I’d love to read this book!

    My favorite parenting resource is my church, in all honesty. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the principles and encouragement I get there are some of the most important in my life, but especially my parenting.

  192. My best resource is the bible and other books that point you in that direction.

  193. My dear silverish-haired friends from my church and faith community (this includes my mom), my husband and close friends and my own children are my most treasured parenting resources.

  194. Diane L says:

    My best parenting resource is my older sister. She has 4 kids, so she gives good down-to-earth advice!

  195. I’m glad there’s a book about this! I’ve been trying to convince friends, family, etc, that motherhood IS a career and I’m not just sitting around eating bonbons! I would love to get my hands on this :-)

  196. We all need this reminder to work hard in a way that is good for our family and us and honoring to God, especially in motherhood and homemaking, even when it seems no one is looking or there are no formal evaluations.

  197. I really loved the sleep training book

  198. The Bible is definetly my biggest resource for any big issues in life. I figure if God gave me these kids, then He must have something in His Word about what to do with them. Thanks for blessing my inbox!

  199. I am very thankful for “12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks Old” for helping me know how to help my daughter sleep through the night young. :)

    I really like trying to figure out my daughter’s love language – “The Five Love Languages for Children.”

    I’m getting ready to start reading “Raising Great Kids” with the workbook for parents of preschoolers. It looks really good!

  200. My favorite resources are other mothers, whether family or friends or ladies at church or those in the blog world. :)

  201. My greatest resource is other godly mothers who have successfully been through what I need help with!

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