Monday, April 4, 2011

What to Expect the 2nd Year Review and Giveaway! Ends 4/18

I don't know about you, but I love reading books that help me along my Motherhood journey!  When I was expecting the first time, I read so many books that I swear I knew more than my midwife did!!! She actually told me that I was the first Mom EVER in all of her deliveries to ask what my childs Apgar Score was immediately following his birth. Seriously though, you can never have too much knowledge and I find books to be a great way to learn new things on what works and what doesn't with raising children.  What to Expect When You are Expecting was the book that my midwife gave out to EVERY patient who walked in the door and I learned so much from that book. I was absolutely thrilled to know that a new book is now available called What to Expect the Second Year!!!  Having a toddler is a HUGE job and this book is packed full of good info every parent needs to know!!! Having a little guy myself who just turned 1, I know firsthand how challenging (but rewarding!) a toddler can be and I am excited to read this new book!!!




About The Book and Author:

The essential sequel to Heidi Murkoff's What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year” — 12 jam-packed and jam-smeared months of memorable milestones from first steps to first tantrums.


Walking, talking, picky eating, endless curiosity, bedtime battles, biting, making friends — it’s all covered in a brand-new, easy-to-access, thorough, topic-by-topic format with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, learning behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline, keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world, and more.

The second year is one of mind-boggling development as a child suddenly becomes his or her own little person on two little feet — with a mouth-full of words (including “No!” and “Why?”) and a body full of energy. It’s not surprising it’s also a year of challenges for both toddlers and the parents who love them. Why is my son suddenly rejecting bath time? Why is this round of teething so much more painful? Is it too early to introduce the computer? How can I get a wriggly toddler to sit still in a restaurant? What are the myths and truths about scheduled immunizations? How does my child stack up on the growth charts?

Heidi Murkoff answers these questions and more with her reassuring voice and practical advice, guiding parents as they learn to decode and fully enjoy the fascinating, maddening, and always adorable person last year’s baby has become. Incorporating professional guidelines and recommendations, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. Heidi is both a coach and a cheerleader, reminding baffled moms and dads that there is no one best way to approach the second year.

Heidi Murkoff, author of the bestselling What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books, has helped guide more than 40 million families worldwide from conception through the toddler years and beyond. Now in its fourth edition, the book, written by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, has been translated into 40 languages and has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than 480 weeks. According to USA Today, this parenting book, known as the “bible” to moms across the world, is read by 93 percent of all expecting mothers who read a pregnancy guide!!


Click HERE to watch a short video clip about the book on YouTube!


Giveaway

One super lucky reader is going to win a prize pack that includes a copy of the book, What to Expect the 2nd Year and a basket that contains must-have items for any toddler and the parents who love them -- board books for inquisitive minds, building blocks and balls to assist with small motor function development, toddler-sized utensils, safety covers to keep the little one safe and, of course, a snuggly stuffed animal. Value of giveaway is $75!!! 




Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment here with your name and email address!!

Extra Entries:

Visit the What to Expect website and share here what part of the site you feel is most useful (1 entry)

Register on the What to Expect website (1 entry)

Follow Heidi on Twitter (1 entry)

Like the What to Expect Facebook page (1 entry)

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 4/18 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via random.org



*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. Giveaway and information were provided by company and/or representing PR firm*

78 comments:

Ashley said...

I want to win!
-Ashley C

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Ashley said...

I love the developmental section on their site, it's easy to follow and very informative (not overwhelming like some sites)

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Ashley said...

I am registered on their site and I have been receiving their emails for some time now!

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Bethany C. said...

My daughter is in her second year now, so this would be perfect!
Bethany

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Bethany C. said...

I think the alphabetized scrolling section with children's health issues is the most useful part of the site.

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JLJMommy said...

I'd like to win!
Kimberlie T.
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JLJMommy said...

I like that you can track your babies growth via due date of birthdate.
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JLJMommy said...

I now follow Heidi on twitter.
@JLJMommmy
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Brooke B said...

I liked the What to Expect FB Page
Brooke B. brooke0530@yahoo.com

Brooke B. said...

I registered on the What to Expect Website
Brooke B. brooke0530@yahoo.com

Brooke B. said...

My favorite section on the website is the toddler section, and more specifically the potty training 101 tips, my daughter is 2 and I am trying to get her potty trained and learn how to deal with her tantrums (ohh how i love the terrible two's lol)

A. Kerr said...

Looks like fun!
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~*Brittany*~ said...

I have never bought this book adn have always wanted too!

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~*Brittany*~ said...

I like using the growth charts on the what to expect website.

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Brandy said...

I'd love to get this!!

Brandy said...

Follow on Twitter (greeneyes80)

Brandy said...

I'm registered on the WTE site! mommytokce@gmail.com

Brandy said...

I like the development section of the site!
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Brandy said...

Like on FB
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debijackson said...

love this idea djackson1958@hotmail.com

debijackson said...

i like the toddler development section

debijackson said...

follow them on fb as debbie jackson

debijackson said...

follow heidi on tw as jacksondeb

alissa4illustration said...

alissa
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alissa4illustration said...

I like their Breastfeeding Guide!

Shannon said...

thank you for the giveaway

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Shannon said...

registered on the site

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Shannon said...

I think the message boards are really helpful - helps to make you feel like you are not alone

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Shannon said...

following Heidi on twitter

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Opal Stevens said...

Hey, I love your blog :)! Hope you can check out mine sometime!

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Caroline said...

Yay! I absolutely love the "What to Expect" series.

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Leonard Family said...

Cool! I have a young niece who is expecting her first child and this book would be so helpful.

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Leonard Family said...

I LOVE the community section of the website.

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Leonard Family said...

I Follow Heidi on Twitter

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Anonymous said...

I did read "What to Expect When You are Expecting" w/I was expecting and I loved it... I would love to wind this one- "What to Expect the Second Year!!! .. Thanks

Jahira.
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Nikki said...

Yeah for another great book! Nikole H. ngiraldi @ gmail . com

Nikki said...

I like the Community section for the all the other stuff other then the 'basic-how-to'! ngiraldi @ gmail . com

Nikki said...

follow Heidi on twitter ngiraldi @ gmail . com

Michelle said...

Michelle at Sticemichelle at aol dot com

Michelle said...

The What to Expect website is very organized and easy to use
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Michelle said...

I follow Heidi on twitter @Sticemichelle

Michelle said...

I like What to Expect on facebook
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Anonymous said...

Mirm R - this would be a great prize to win
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Anonymous said...

The pregnancy articles are great.
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Klemm Family said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
stephanie klemm
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Klemm Family said...

I like that the site has a parenting a-z section.
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Klemm Family said...

Follow heidi on twitter
@momtoemmett
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Brooke C said...

thanks for the giveaway
Brooke c
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Brooke C said...

I follow heidi on twitter
@italiaangel80
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Laura said...

My youngest is 15 months so I know this would be perfect for him and me. Thanks!
Laura Waltz
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Laura said...

I think their entire site is informative, but I love the "search" bar. I searched for potty training and all sorts of articles and tips came up. I'm still working with my 3 year old on this, and I want to get him potty trained this summer once and for all!
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Alison said...

My son is just about to turn two. I like having the articles section of their website for reference when dealing with all the toddler related issues. (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

Ooops! forgot to put this entry first. Alison (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

liked what to expect on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Mrs. Cardenas said...

Melissa C. mac07g10@yahoo.com

Mrs. Cardenas said...

teh feeding solids part on the site is where we are right now and helpful! mac07g10@yahoo.com

Mrs. Cardenas said...

registered! mac07g10@yahoo.com

Mrs. Cardenas said...

follow heidi on twitter as @meltnw mac07g10@yahoo.com

HSUper Parents said...

Nicole H. aka HSUper Parents
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HSUper Parents said...

I found the First Year section on their website to be most helpful.
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HSUper Parents said...

Like them on FB (Nicole Hsu aka HSUper Parents).
hsuperparents[at]gmail[dot]com

HSUper Parents said...

Heidi's twitter follower @hsuperparents.
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I read on the site about Pregnancy Symptoms

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like WhatToExpect.com on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following @What_To_Expect on twitter @left_the_stars

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jakiesmom said...

i like the preconception info
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Emillie Rose said...

Emillie
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Emillie Rose said...

I like the parenting a-z on their website.
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Emillie Rose said...

I Follow Heidi on Twitter - hisprincess886.
hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

Emillie Rose said...

I Like the What to Expect Facebook page - emillie rose.
hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Becky Huss
rahuss85 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I like the baby names section
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Becky said...

I follow heidi on twitter
@rhuss85
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Becky said...

I like what to expect on fb
becky fluff
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Tylerpants said...

I have a 2 yr old son so this would be great to win! Lisa : tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I found the 'Toddler Questions: Ask Heidi' section to be helpful. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Likes the What to Expect Facebook page (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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