Okay, I can't believe I haven't tried to promote this more since I spent I don't know how many hours working on this little project, but it's high time.
As many people know, I've been involved with The Power of Moms organization practically from it's inception. (The first Power of Moms board meeting was just me, April, and Saren at Saren's house back in October 2009.) From early on, we talked of writing a book "someday," but we didn't start on what ultimately became a gargantuan project until about two and half years ago. It was at that point we fine tuned The 12 Powers and organized them under the broader categories of Peace, Purpose, Order, and Joy. (Proud to say that was my little brain child.) Not wanting to overburden any one mother, we decided to invite 12 mothers to head up one chapter each (writing the main essays for their chapters), and then held a writing contest through the website to get supplementary pieces for each of those same chapters.
We got WAY more submissions than we expected and began the long process of deciding which ones to use, editing them to fit our needs and vision, and then putting them all together into what we hope is a cohesive book. The hardest part was probably coordinating with so many people, and also keeping our families first in the process (which is why we missed our first deadline with a publisher last year--they wanted it done right after the Christmas season and we realized it would be impossible) but the best part is seeing the final product and knowing we have a book with the collective voices of 60 mothers sharing their real life experiences and wisdom. It's awesome! (And did I mention that yours truly wrote the first chapter?) Follow this link to read excerpts and reviews.
So I need to do a book giveaway, right? RIGHT? I've never done a giveaway before, mainly because I'm dubious about the amount of comments I can generate considering I only have about 4.7 consistent readers, but I'd still like to see if I can get enough comments to make this fairly competitive. (I actually have Google Analytics and know there are more than 4 of you reading, so come out of the closet today and make a comment, okay?) You can always give it as a gift to a mother in your life if you already have one (Tiffany), are not interested for yourself (Mom--but you want one because there are pictures of your grandchildren in it), or are of the male gender (Martin and Scott). (I like using parentheses.)
The other freebie of the day is a free program on The Power of Moms website with up to a $20 value, but the offer ends Friday. There is nothing to do to get the free program and absolutely no strings attached. It's just April and Saren's way of saying thanks to The Power of Moms community and trying to get the word out to as many mothers as possible who may benefit from the content and program of the website.
So share the love. Pass this info along. And for heavens sake, leave a comment below for a free book!