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Monday, October 26, 2009

Giveaway Monday: Growing-Up Organized

When author Lea Schneider contacted me about her book Growing Up Organized, I was like, I need that. Her words in her email felt like they were describing me - and I have only been parenting for 15 months:

This whole organizing thing started when I lost the baby. I lost the baby, the car keys, the soccer cleats and my mind, all in one day. As a mom, we all spend a few days going crazy but that going crazy routine isn't too cool for a couple of decades of parenting.

Is she describing you too?

Thought so.

She went on to say this:
In a world where we have too-much-stuff, no home for the stuff and too little time to deal with all that stuff, we need to get organized for our peace of mind. Unless we want to follow our children about, all the way to college, picking up after them, organizing them and reminding them to do this or do that, then we must teach them how to be organized. Teaching our children how to organize their own space, belongings and day is a lifetime gift. My book focuses on how to teach your child to be organized.

And it is a great book. Lea's style is very conversational and easy to relate to. I found myself marking ideas throughout the whole book. It is set up in chapters by subject...such as bedrooms, closets, chores, homework, etc. If you don't have time to read the book cover to cover, it can serve as a resource so you can jump right to your troubled area.

You can download a few sample chapters from her website.

I have two copies of the book to give away today. To win, leave a comment with one area of your life that needs organizational help.

For additional entries:
* Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway using this tweet: @JessicaNTurner is giving away an organizing resource for all moms http://su.pr/2UIhBk (please RT) (include your Twitter handle in your comment)
* Become a public follower of this blog (if you are a follower already, that counts too!)
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* Become a fan of The Mom Creative on Facebook
* Sign up for Lea's quarterly organizing e-newsletter by sending an email to info@organizerightnow.com with the subject "Send me your free quarterly newsletter"

Please be sure to leave your email address in the comments (if it isn't in your blogger profile) so I can contact you if you win. This makes things soooo much easier.

All winners from this week's giveaways will be announced on November 1.

(And if you are a blogger, check out my friend Danielle's blog design giveaway. It goes through Halloween and it is so easy to enter!)