Monday, February 15, 2010

A Mom's Ultimate Book Of Lists Blog Tour & Giveaway

About The Book:

As a professional nanny for more than 15 years and now as a mother herself, Michelle LaRowe has seen it all. She was even recognized as “Nanny of the Year” by the International Nanny Association in 2004, and the following year, President George W. Bush praised her for her dedication to in-home child care.

Now she shares her vast knowledge and expertise with moms everywhere, in her new book A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists, in which she provides the most sought-after and up-to-date information for parenting children from birth to age 5 in one easy-to-navigate resource. Also included is a special section dedicated to pregnancy.

In compiling this collection of 112 of the most practical lists for moms to live by, LaRowe ruthlessly sorted through the most reliable sources and tried-and-true recommendations for raising healthy and happy children.

Organized in an easy-to-find format, her book offers mothers the chance to find all the answers to their most pressing parenting questions in one resource. No more having to wade through outdated books, make sense of conflicting expert opinions or search for reliable information online: LaRowe has done all the meticulous research, combined with her professional know-how and experience, so that mothers can spend their time doing what they love best: Being a mom.

About The Author:

Michelle LaRowe is a national speaker, parenting consultant, and author of the Nanny to the Rescue! series and Working Mom’s 411. The 2004 International Nanny Association "Nanny of the Year" and a credentialed career nanny who has specialized in working with multiples for more than fifteen years, Michelle has also been lauded for her dedication to improving the quality of in-home child care.

My Review:

Just like the title states, this is definitely THE ultimate book of lists for moms! This book is jam packed with awesome ideas to help moms be the best they can be! This book is organized perfectly into seven categories, and is so incredibly easy to read.  Here are just some of the lists you will find in A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists:

Preparing for Baby
o   What’s safe and not safe during pregnancy?
o   What to include in your birthing plan
o   Key components to include in your maternity-leave proposal

The First Year
o   Introducing solid foods
o   Top toys for baby’s first year
o   Sleep training your baby

The Toddler Years
o   Guilt-free DVDs for your toddler
o   10 life lessons to teach your toddler
o   The best bedtime routine

The Preschool Years
o   6 steps to a successful preschool playdate
o   Teaching children to share, step-by-step
o   The preschooler’s library

Family Life
o   10 house rules for every home
o   Age-appropriate chores for young children
o   Feeding a picky eater

Health and Safety Information
o   When to call the doctor
o   The top 12 safety mistakes parents make
o   Hidden household poisons

Saving Time, Money & Sanity
o   10 time-management tips for moms
o   Common children’s clothing size guidelines
o   A week’s worth of quick, family-friendly meals

I have referenced this book already a ton of times in the short time I have had this book, and I know I will use it a ton in the coming years!  I have been a mom for three years now, but I am always looking for ways to be more organized so that my energy can be focused on my kids, not the stuff I have to do! A few of the lists I have already utilized are:

**Ten Life Lessons to teach your Toddler
**Five Great Everyday Ways to Teach Your Toddler About God
**Ten Practical Christian Principles to Teach Your Preschool

This book does that for sure! I highly recommend this book as a baby shower or gift for a new mom, and even for a seasoned mom!

BUY IT: You can purchase this book through Revell Books, A Division of Baker Publishing Group, effective January 2010,  and through your local Christian Bookseller.

WIN IT: One reader will win a copy of A Mom's Ultimate Book Of Lists by Michelle LaRowe!

TO ENTER: Tell me one thing you do to keep life sane in your home, whether you are a mom or not!


1. Follow this blog

2. Grab my button

3. Subscribe via email

4. Follow me on Twitter



***Thank you to Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***


  1. Sounds like a good book. Anything that might help a busy mom stay more organized is a keeper.

  2. well i like to use a dry erase board calander so everyone knowh what is going on! there are fewer suprises this way!

  3. i follow your blog

  4. your button is here

  5. i subscribe via email

  6. i follow you on twitter

  7. I think this is a great giveaway and I would love to win! Thanks! I'm still learning as I go to keep things sane! Though is starting to help!!

  8. And, I'm a follower!

  9. In order to keep things sane around the house, I keep the perspective that God is number one and my family is number two. Plus, one has to believe that God does not give us a bigger burden than we can carry.

    Thank you,


  10. I follow this blog.

    Thank you,


  11. I subscribe via email.

    Thank you,


  12. I follow you on Twitter.

    Thank you,


  13. I sneak a sweet treat for myself during nap time!

  14. I try and pick up every night before I got o bed, so when I come downstairs in the morning, I'm not overwhelmed by mess.

  15. I find that if I do a quick "tidy-up" every morning after everyone has left for the day (work/school) it makes me feel better and it makes it easier to keep up with the housework.

  16. I am a follower of your blog.

  17. I subscribe via email.

  18. I keep life sane by not talking to anyone before my first cup of coffee in the morning.

  19. I have two boys. I am insane!!!! To try to keep some organization, I have my own office. No kids or husbands allowed. That way I can keep the bills, and coupons out of 4 yr olds hands!!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  20. I am a follower

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com