Monday, March 7, 2011

SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS GIVEAWAY.

I got a fun-for-a-budding-blogger e-mail last week from a nice lady at Deseret Book asking me if I'd like a copy of a new book that was recently released, entitled, Five Spiritual Solutions for Everyday Parenting Challenges by Church members Richard and Linda Eyre.

Now, if you're a Joy School product like me (anyone else still singing "oh boy, I've got joy!"), you'll know that the Eyre's are recognized names in the parenting and family industry. As the authors of over twenty-five books, it's safe to say they know their stuff.

I was anxious for my Deseret Book package to arrive at my doorstep and I have to say, I have not been disappointed. It is always a little tricky to give reviews, and I strive to only endorse things on this blog that I wholeheartedly recommend, and this book falls into that category.

I've gotta say that I am quick to reach for the parenting book with specific things to do to improve difficult behavior or situations in my home. This book is not that. Instead it is a reminder of specific gospel principles that if applied will change your outlook on parenting and on your family.

With Solution One, "Remember Your Children's True Identity", fresh on my mind I found myself calmer and more patient with my girls this past weekend. The reminder that they are indeed my equals and are my spirit sisters pushed me to treat them as such. On occasions when I might get frustrated or raise my voice, I remembered this principle and was able to handle a few difficult situations in a more composed manner. It was a needed reminder.

The book is filled with them. And while it may speak of general principles, I love the specific ideas that the Eyre's have shared in the book, many of which I hope to implement in my home over the years.

Lucky for us, Deseret Book was kind enough to share a few more copies of Five Spiritual Solutions with Mamas Who Know readers.

If you would like to enter the giveaway for the Eyre's new book, leave a comment on this post. I've also got a copy to share with Mamas Who Know Facebook followers, so head on over to the FB and leave a comment there. Heck, enter twice!

I'll announce a winner on Thursday morning.

56 comments:

The Doughnuts said...

Our first baby is due in 6 weeks - count me in for some spiritual parenting guidance!

kimi + joe said...

Haha, have to laugh because our first baby is due in 6 weeks too. Guess you can never prepare yourself too much for parenthood.

Also, Erin, I hope you get many more of these opportunities because the blogging world simply doesn't have enough of these gospel centered blogs.

Naomi said...

Woo hoo! I got that email too and I got my book today! So excited to read it. I love that you have done a review first for me to learn from and I so love that you actually went to Joy School. Super jealous. Great review and I am looking forward to reading it even more. N x

Mary Anne said...

Sounds wonderful...an excellent reminder about who our children are. If there's more where that came from, I'd love to read it!

Karisa said...

Always love inspiration from the Eyres.

katie said...

I was just thinking I needed a good book to read. We should talk soon! Hope you're well!

Lindsey Walker said...

that sounds like a fantastic book! I would love a copy!

Christina said...

I was just thinking about picking up this book soon, but winning it would be even better. I love your blog, Erin. Thank you for your positive contributions and testimony shared via blog!

Kristy said...

Oh yes, count me in!

runningfan said...

Congratulations, famous girl! A nod from Deseret Book -- pretty awesome! I have heard great things about that book.

Marne said...

Great giveaway! I love anything that The Eyres write, although I haven't read this book yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi said...

I could really use this book...any help is always appreciated!

Heidi said...

Your blog is big time now! ;-)

jenimur said...

I just found your blog and love it! I am seriously considering doing a study notebook like you have done. I haven't been able to forget about it.

I just saw that book in a recent flyer from Deseret and put that on my list to get! I love the Eyres. They are the go-to experts for me and parenting my 6 kids!

Mindy said...
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Mindy said...

I would love a copy!
Mindy Zeigler

Annie said...

As a new mama...I need all the help I can get!!

AllisonK said...

I will have to admit that I have only just recently learned who the Eyres are. What a fun giveaway.

Micaela said...

I was ran into your blog yesterday by complete chance. I spent the rest of my night skimming over it and reading a lot of the talks that you reference. You are very inspired in what you have here. ANYWAY, I am now a follower ;) I would love a free copy to help me with my 3 and soon hopefully 4!!

Chris said...

I went to an Eyre presentation at Education Week. I'd love to read their book.

ashley said...

Your blog is such an uplifting read- thank you for the time you take! I love being a Mom- and would LOVE this book! Thanks so much!

Kim said...

You share so much, and the Eyres too?! Fantastic!

Katie said...

I've read everything else they've written, I should probably read this, too!

Stacie said...

I would love a copy of this book! The Eyre's are wonderful people and always have wonderful advice that is grounded in the gospel. As a mom of 6, I've come to realize you can never know it all! Thanks for your great blog!

Caroline said...

Baby #7 is 7 weeks old tomorrow...I love your blog, it helps me stay positive in my parenting. The Eyres are awesome. Gunny bag still eats toys at my house :)

Alison said...

A sweet friend just sent me a link to your blog and I am so happy to have found it! You're amazing and uplifting and I look forward to reading all that you share! I would LOVE a copy of this book! :)

Cheeri said...

I love the Eyres! I have 2 of their books and would love to add this one to my collection. Count me in!

Julie P said...

I was flipping through that book Saturday at the bookstore - it looked really good and I put it on my wishlist.

the hatch batch said...

I would love to have a copy of that book. Thanks for your blog!

Kiersten said...

I recently stumbled onto your blog & it is great. You leave such a positive calm gospel oriented impression. Thanks! And I have been eyeballing that book myself so I am crossing my fingers to win. :~)

Ann said...

This sounds like such a great book-and one I could really use right now. Definitely adding this to my must read list.

Ten Cow said...

I saw them promoting the book on Studio 5 last week and I've been meaning to make it over to deseret book and buy it. I hope I can win it!
-Mariesa

Louise said...

Oh my gosh, I would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

richard said...

WOW, thanks for this great review, and for this great blog! You can bet that we will be looking in often!
Of all the parenting books we have written, this is the one closest to our hearts because it really acknowledges that we all need help! and that spiritual help is the best kind! (along with spiritual perspective and guidance!)
Thanks both to you and to your great readers!
Linda and Richard Eyre

The Florist said...

Pick me! Pick me!

High Heels and a Sippy Cup said...

I'm a Joy School Graduate and Momma Teacher to my 3 and 5 year old! I love the Erye's... my fave parenting book ever was written by them: "The Book Of Nurturing." You might enjoy it too.

Pam Miller said...

I would love a copy of this book. I found your blog this morning and I have looked over it a few times and bookmarked it, I love that there are moms out there trying to raise their families the way our Heavenly father wants us too, thanks for being a great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy!! I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the last few months! Thanks for inspiring me to be a better person :)
--Kim Hancock

djlott said...

I always need a good book to read!

Amy said...

I would love a copy of this book. If I don't win, maybe I'll request it for mother's day...

Melanie Anne said...

With 5 boys i would LOVE this book:) I too am a product of Joy School! Yay! Thanks for the great review and the wonderful blog!!

Melissa Davis said...

thank you for your blog it is a welcome breath of fresh air and perspective. i would love a chance to win the book, thanks for sharing :)

Missy said...

I have read one of their books and would love another!

Such an uplifting read (your blog and books by the Eyre's)

Jen and Ky said...

Erin, I'm so proud of you for doing this blog. You have done such a great job combining Gospel principles and the everyday challenges as well as joys that come with motherhood. What a needed combination! I'm so happy to see you connecting with Desert Book and over 40 commenter's....great work! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and inspirations, they are always needed!
Love you! Jen

Daisy said...

I could really use this book right now. My oldest is just beginning school age and is having a hard time being kind to others. I am a working mom and am struggling to figure out how to do it all. I think this perspective is just what I need.

Erinn said...

i need all the help i can get!!

Chrystal said...

I am always trying to improve my parenting and would love to read this book.

Kate said...

This sounds perfect. What a lovely review!

2tiredmommy said...

I would love a copy! As a working mom of 5, I could definitely use some spiritual advice on parenting!! I love your blog!! I just discovered it and I am in HEAVEN!!

Deanna said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and so far I LOVE it! Thank you for real inspiration! Just got my DB catalog today and wondered about this book. Didn't realize they were the Joy School founders. Would love to add this to our family library.
sprklyblue at gmail.com

Jenn N Goo said...

Its never too early to start reading & learning about parenting!

The Evans Family said...

I just found your blog and I am loving it already. I would also love this book!

Anonymous said...

I am always opened to more help as a mother.

Julianna
jbreillatt@gmail.com

Adam Archibald Family said...

Sounds like just what I need!:) I would LOVE a copy of this book!!!

jaytee'sbtw said...

as a new mom i would love love love to have the reminders of gospel principles found in the book!! i feel like i need those spiritual upliftments!

Carolyn said...

Oh I would love a new book to read. I have it on my wish list already. Love your Blog. Thank you for all the information and spiritual uplifts. As a mom these days, it feels good to have others thinking along the same lines.

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