Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A Great Give Away for a Hot Mama!
Another fun blog tour for another great book! The Hot Mom to Be Handbook is a great read for first-time moms. Author Jessica Denay is part of a mom's group called "The Hot Moms" and gleans a lot of wisdom from the ladies in her circle of friends as well as from her own experience. This is a fun, tongue-in-cheek but informative look at preparing for baby from Week 1 to Week 41!
Chock full of encouragement for mom, sexy ideas for partners and great products to peruse, this book has it all. What other new-mommy book have you read that covered the all important issue of what to do about your nipple rings, not to mention other piercings?
About mood swings: "Sure, it's natural to start sobbing in the middle of Pottery Barn because the new colors are just so beautiful and literall the next minute feeling like you want to drop kick the sales guy for saying hello."
About exercise during pregnancy: "...a stopwatch might seem a bit over the top, but trust me, it's the fun part. In the beginning it won't be a big deal, bu by the end of your pregnancy it will be downright hilarious when it takes you fourteen minutes to waddle past your neighbor's house."
The good news for you- I'm giving this book away! This is the perfect gift for any new mom-to-be in your life. It's hip, fun and upbeat while giving a realistic look at some of the difficulties of pregnancy and birth. Stories from famous people and regular moms are all through this book and it is truly a fun read! This is a great book for both a mom who is planning to go back to work, and one who is planning to stay-at-home.
My only criticism: Denay confuses the terms midwife and doula (there is a difference) and while she does consider more "natural" options for the earth-friendly mama (more than a lot of books do), this book is primarily for more mainstream moms. Of course- this review is coming from a cloth-diaper, dirt-loving, hippie mama... so take that into consideration!
To win the book: Leave a comment on this post! Tell me a funny story about your pregnancy or from someone you know and I'll randomly pick someone and ship the book to you, free of charge! Thanks for visiting my blog and please share with your friends!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of HarperCollins and received a copy of The Hot Mom to Be Handbook to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.