Two years ago, I was in my last trimester, waiting
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To help new moms weed through all the "shoulds" and "should nots" of parenthood, all Free Clear has teamed up with author Kerry Colburn to create a forum on the all Facebook page, where first-time moms can seek advice and share tips with been there, done that moms. Both first-timers and seasoned moms can help each other to save time and money on baby necessities, without sacrificing quality or performance.
I had the pleasure of reviewing Colburn's new book, How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That Are Good To Know...the First Time Around, co-authored by Rob Sorensen. As a new parent, I'll admit that I was a bit neurotic about germs at first. I wanted to sanitize the entire house and quarantine my baby from bacteria-infested play pits. I envied the parents that could simply wipe a dropped pacifier with the underside of their shirts, while I was busy running to the nearest restroom in search of hot, soapy water. I've chilled out a bit as Nate has gotten older but I didn't know better back then. If only I had had this book!
As second-time parents, Colburn and Sorensen offer empathetic wisdom and smart advice - straight from the horse's mouth. Part how-to, part self-help guide, How to Have Your Second Child First serves up a helping of humorous - yet so true! - tips and tales to help you become a more efficient, more confident, more relaxed parent. With chapters like " Don't Forget to Feed the Grown-Ups", "Make Peace with the Pacifier" and "Discipline is Not a Four-Letter Word", you will be laughing out loud. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read, guilty as charged. This would have been a sanity saver during my maternity leave. If you know someone who is pregnant with their first child, this book would make a great baby shower gift.
Bottom line: Clean your clothes - and your conscience - with all Free Clear. And if you want to stop yourself from turning into the paranoid parent you always said you wouldn't be, check out How to Have Your Second Child First.
BUY IT: You can purchase all Free Clear in most grocery stores and major retailers nationwide. You can also purchase the book How to Have Your Second Child First online at Amazon.com (ARV $12.89).
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WIN IT: One lucky GGG reader is going to win two coupons for free all Free Clear detergent PLUS a copy of the book, How to Have Your Second Child First!
MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me which laundry detergent you currently use for your family. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!
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Giveaway will end on July 1, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: Thank you to MomSelect for this review and giveaway opportunity. I received a free 32-load jug of all Free Clear detergent and a copy of the above book to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are purely mine. Your experience may differ.