Posts Tagged ‘book contest’

And the Winner is……….

May 4, 2009

First, let me thank all those who entered the Mother’s Day drawing for Laughing in the Midst of Mothering.  There was steep competition (even without the aliases).  The names were recorded on smudge-proof paper and carefully cut apart into strips exactly the same size. (kinda)


The official name strips were kept on the Greek Plays page of our history text.


Next, they were folded twice by a highly qualified origami specialist…..


… and dropped into the pre-approved blue snowman bucket.


THEN… the studly judge got off the couch to draw the golden ticket…..


…and the winner is ….. what?   You can’t you read it?


VANESSA MC CALLIE!  Whoooo Hooooo!  Yeah, Vanessa!  Please email me ( with your address and I’ll pop the book in the mail.  Congratulations, again, Vanessa.

Mother’s Day Contest!!!! {free}

May 1, 2009


In honor of mothers on Mother’s Day 2009, I decided to share the love and give away one of my books Laughing in the Midst of Mothering: Finding Joy in Being a Mom.  (A quicker title choice would have been MOM – JOY!)  All you need to do to enter is put your name in the comment section of this blog.  I’ll put them all in a hat and draw one on Monday.  My panel of qualified homeschooling judges will verify the security of the ballots and the non-biased choice of the winning ticket.

Laughing in the Midst of Mothering is a devotional for moms of all ages (and dads have found it amusing as well) and a compilation of stories that have actually occurred in my home.  If you think your children are interesting, wait ’til you read about mine.  If you need to verify the contents of the book as truly joy-bringing you can check it out at:,,, etc., or wherever fine books are sold on the net.

Mother’s Day is nine days away so here’s the deal.  I need mailing time, so the deadline for this thrilling contest is Monday, May 4, 2009 at 9:00 pm, AZ time.  (I think we are on Pacific time at the moment…. we never move our clocks down here in AZ.  The rest of you confuse me on this deal.)

If your name is not chosen and you think this is still a fabulous Mother’s Day gift, order one for your mom, your friends, your aunties and your neighbors. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to the most prune-ish face.  Again,  For a discount on mailing more than one book, please send me a note and I’ll hook you up.

Happy May Day!  And good luck!