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:

  1. I want to win!
    -Ashley C

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I'd like to win!
    Kimberlie T.
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  7. I like that you can track your babies growth via due date of birthdate.
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  8. I now follow Heidi on twitter.
    @JLJMommmy
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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

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

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  11. 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)

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  12. Looks like fun!
    fudgelovzme@gmail.com
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  13. I have never bought this book adn have always wanted too!

    brittwink21@yahoo.com

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

    brittwink21@yahoo.com

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  15. Follow on Twitter (greeneyes80)

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

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  17. I like the development section of the site!
    mommytokce@gmail.com

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  18. Like on FB
    mommytokce@gmail.com

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  19. love this idea djackson1958@hotmail.com

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  20. i like the toddler development section

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  21. follow them on fb as debbie jackson

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  22. follow heidi on tw as jacksondeb

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  23. alissa
    alissa4illustration AT hotmail DOT COM

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  24. thank you for the giveaway

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  25. registered on the site

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  27. following Heidi on twitter

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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

    http://opalstevens.blogspot.com
    opalstevensblog@gmail.com

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

    celee22@gmail.com

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

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

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  31. I LOVE the community section of the website.

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

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  32. I Follow Heidi on Twitter

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

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  33. 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.
    supy23@hotmail.com

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

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

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  36. follow Heidi on twitter ngiraldi @ gmail . com

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  37. Michelle at Sticemichelle at aol dot com

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  38. The What to Expect website is very organized and easy to use
    Sticemichelle at aol dot com

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  39. I follow Heidi on twitter @Sticemichelle

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  40. I like What to Expect on facebook
    Sticemichelle at aol dot com

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  41. Mirm R - this would be a great prize to win
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  42. The pregnancy articles are great.
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway!
    stephanie klemm
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  44. I like that the site has a parenting a-z section.
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  45. Follow heidi on twitter
    @momtoemmett
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  46. thanks for the giveaway
    Brooke c
    italiaangel80@gmail.com

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  47. I follow heidi on twitter
    @italiaangel80
    italiaangel80@gmail.com

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  48. My youngest is 15 months so I know this would be perfect for him and me. Thanks!
    Laura Waltz
    llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)cm

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  49. 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!
    llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. 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)

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

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

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

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

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  55. Nicole H. aka HSUper Parents
    hsuperparents[at]gmail[dot]com

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  56. I found the First Year section on their website to be most helpful.
    hsuperparents[at]gmail[dot]com

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

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  58. Heidi's twitter follower @hsuperparents.
    hsuperparents[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  60. I read on the site about Pregnancy Symptoms

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  61. I like WhatToExpect.com on facebook (Louis Here)

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  62. following @What_To_Expect on twitter @left_the_stars

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  63. i like the preconception info
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  64. Emillie
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I like the parenting a-z on their website.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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

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

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  69. I like the baby names section
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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  70. I follow heidi on twitter
    @rhuss85
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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  71. I like what to expect on fb
    becky fluff
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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

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

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

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