Monday, April 25, 2016

Mothers Day Promotion-Canada Only-May 6/16

We have a great giveaway for the mom's and mom's to be out there. Raincoast Books is kindly giving away a total of 6 books with a gift value of $140.Take a look at this prize package.
I chose two of these books and they are the Daily Motherhood and the Letters to My Mom. Sadly, my own mother is no longer with us but I thought my grandaughter would love the one book and my daughter in law the other. The sayings in the Daily Motherhood are just awesome.

Mamasaurus
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This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And when Babysaurus needs a little help, she is ready with a big hug and a sweet, leafy snack. For Babysaurus, his Mamasaurus is the best mamasaurus in the world! Stephan Lomp has illustrated several books in his native Germany, and in this debut as both author and artist, he has created a fresh twist on a perennial theme that will win the hearts of little ones and their mamas as they snuggle up to read a new favorite.
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Stephan Lomp is the cofounder of an award-winning underground comic anthology and has previously published three picture books in Germany. He lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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Letters to My Mom
Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Lea Redmond
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Mom will truly treasure this keepsake forever. The twelve fold-and-mail-style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite sons and daughters to capture memories and express gratitude for Mom, seal up the envelopes with the included stickers, and postdate the letters. When Mom breaks the seals in the future, she'll receive an invaluable gift: a tangible reflection of her child's love.
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Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: www.leafcutterdesigns.com. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Mothers of the Village
Why All Moms Need the Support of a Motherhood Community and How to Find It For Yourself

C. J. Schneider

So many mothers feel like something is out of joint, something is missing - and maybe the truth is that we're all just missing each other.

C. J. Schneider found herself in the middle of a perfect storm after giving birth to her third child and moving to a new neighborhood. Conditions for misery and postpartum depression were ideal: she was isolated, lonely, and exhausted with three young children at home. As she started talking with other mothers, she realized that she was not alone in her experience of feeling alone.

In her unique voice, Schneider intelligently and compassionately offers practical advice on how to create the essential community that mothers need. Given the many examples of communal mothering from the past and around the world, as well as modern examples of communities in which mothers are thriving, the research is clear: since the beginning of womankind, mothering has been a communal effort.

Mothers of the Village affirms that as mothers connect with each other and learn to work with each other, despite the challenges, they may find a piece of themselves that they have felt missing all along.

C. J. Schneider lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, three sweet children, a wild imagination, and a distaste for all things laundry. Though she had many adventures before motherhood-exploring and working in Asia, Europe, and Africa-her greatest and most challenging venture has been discovering the wonder of family and building a village of friends and fellow moms.
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Daily Motherhood
365 Days of Inspiration for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love

You are exactly who your children need. No one can fill your shoes. No one can give what you have to offer. No one can love or know your child like you do. That is the privilege of being a mother.

Catherine Arveseth, Motherhood Realized

Every mom needs a pick­-me-­up now and then so why not every day? With 365 gorgeously designed quotes about motherhood,one for every day of the year, Daily Motherhood is the perfect gift for every mother. This beautiful quote book will inspire, uplift, and energize moms, reminding them why they do what they do and recommitting them to the world's greatest job: motherhood.

Welcome to a place where parents are celebrated, not compared. Where heart is at the center of our families, and family at the center of our homes. Where boo-boos are still kissed, cake beaters are still licked, and mistakes are still okay. Welcome to a place where books-and family-are beautiful. Familius: a book publisher dedicated to helping families be happy.
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The Dreamday Pattern Journal: Heraldic - Paris (Sorry no photo)
Coloring-in notebook for writing, musing, drawing and doodling

Laurence King

The Original Pattern Journals are a new concept in luxury stationery. Each journal contains patterned pages for coloring-in and doodling interleaved with blank pages for taking notes and drawing. Each has a visual theme associated with a particular period or place, whether Renaissance Florence, 1920s Manhattan, or Mid-Century Scandinavia.

Composed of cream and gray stocks and featuring colored endpapers, richly patterned covers, and a bellyband, the journals are a perfect blending of the traditional blank journal and the current craze for coloring-in books. This is a series that can be used as beautiful, functional stationery but each volume will also become a unique personal notebook with your own designs and coloring.

The first four titles in the series are:

Renaissance -Florence - Art Deco - Manhattan - Heraldic - Paris - Mid-Century Modern - Scandinavian Design
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Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

Becky Blades
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No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.
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Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategiest, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Blades has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor.

Blades' blog, stARTistry.com, celebrates the art of beginning. She has started 2,865 projects and finished 127. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it's not what you finish, it's what you stART.
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One lucky mom is going to win these six books so get your entries in today and good luck everyone.
Many thanks to Raincoast Books.