Sunday, February 14, 2010

Caution: Children Should Come With Warning Labels by Patti McKenna Review + Giveaway

From the moment I opened the book,  Caution: Children Should Come With Warning Labels I knew I was going to be in store for a great read. After I finished it that same afternoon, I passed it along to a friend of mine with the disclaimer, "It's not a typical parenting advice book, trust me- you'll love it!"

And that it is- a real life, parenting ups and downs book that assures you that your kids are not the only ones that like to disobey you in public, get into sticky situations, or argue like there's no tomorrow. It gives you hope (and humor) through the span of many different ages and stages- and the best part is that you can relate to almost all of the situations, and for the ones that you can't yet, you can envision it happening sometime in the near future.

From Amazon:
Children have a natural tendency to explore, and their quest for discovery often takes them to unexpected places. While they may start out tugging on your leg, eventually making one leg of your jeans a few inches longer than the other, they ll wander from the task at hand and wind up in unfamiliar territory. I had never visited the space between the refrigerator and the wall until the day Sam got stuck in there. How she wedged herself in there, I'll never know, but I had to physically move the refrigerator to free her from her newfound confines. Then, Heather got her little head stuck between the rails of the banister. I also cannot explain how that occurred, but it is a phenomenon I believe should be added to the seven wonders of the world. The fact that we managed to pull her head out has to be the ninth wonder. Meridith got stuck, too. It's frightening to know that your child is stuck and needs you, but you can't pinpoint her location. The kids were outside playing, and their dad was with them, doing odd jobs and going back and forth from the garage to the yard. Walking out of the garage, he heard, Daaadddyyy! I'm cruck! Right away, he knew it was Meridith, because she was the only one who mispronounced the word stuck. Meri was cruck, but just where was she cruck at?

Very rarely can I admit that I had a blast reading a book, but I can honestly say that I couldn't put this book down. I cannot count how many times I laughed out loud and my children looked at me like I had three heads. Whether you are an expectant mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, or a grand-mom, you'll find these stories and insights valuable and better than any other "how to" book on the market.

If you are looking for insight on how to raise your child, hope that your child won't turn out completely messed up because all he says is "NO!", or just for a good read, I highly recommend this book to you. This book makes a great baby shower gift, or a special present for the stressed out mom in your play group. Be sure to visit Amazon.com to purchase CAUTION: CHILDREN SHOULD COME WITH WARNING LABELS by Patti McKenna, now!

WIN IT!
Thanks to our new friend & author, Patti McKenna, one lucky 4BabyAndMom reader will win their own copy! THIS JUST IN: Author Patti McKenna left us a comment on this post- here's what she had to say-

Hi all! I'm Patti McKenna, the author of Caution: Children Should Come With Warning Labels. First, I want to thank Laren and 4BabyandMom for reviewing my book - thanks!

Now, I'm going to sweeten the pot. Lauren told me she's shared my book with 3 friends, so I want you to share your winning with a friend. The winner of this giveaway will receive not one, but two autographed books - one for you, and one for a friend. Know an expecting mom who would like a personalized gift or how about an overworked mom who deserves a good laugh? You'll both get a book with a personal inscription and bookmarks, to boot! Thanks all, look forward to reading your comments - and of course, I always love feedback.
So, not only will you get TWO copies of this awesome book, but they'll be autographed and include bookmarks. Perfect for your best gal pal!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:



Please visit our Winners Page for more details on how to claim your prize!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on February 25, 2010. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and all winner information will be posted on this post and our WINNERS PAGE. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn accordingly and at the discretion of 4BabyAndMom. The book mentioned above was provided to me by the author and publisher for the intentions of a product review only. No monetary compensation has been received for this review or post. Special Thanks to Patti McKenna for allowing us to review this book and offering copies to our readers. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine, and your opinions may differ.

21 comments:

Phunkyrockgal February 15, 2010  

The scariest moment for me so far was watching my 2 yr old get loaded up into an ambulance after she hit her head on a retaining wall and not being able to ride with her because I had to take my other kids.

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I tweeted about the giveaway

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I entered the Walmart Giveaway

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I entered the laptop sleeve giveaway

PattiMcKenna February 16, 2010  

Hi all! I'm Patti McKenna, the author of Caution: Children Should Come With Warning Labels. First, I want to thank Laren and 4BabyandMom for reviewing my book - thanks!

Now, I'm going to sweeten the pot. Lauren told me she's shared my book with 3 friends, so I want you to share your winning with a friend. The winner of this giveaway will receive not one, but two autographed books - one for you, and one for a friend. Know an expecting mom who would like a personalized gift or how about an overworked mom who deserves a good laugh? You'll both get a book with a personal inscription and bookmarks, to boot! Thanks all, look forward to reading your comments - and of course, I always love feedback.

Phunkyrockgal February 16, 2010  

I subscribed to Patti's blog #1

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I subscribed to Patti's blog #2

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I tweeted today about the giveaway

Owen's Mom February 19, 2010  

My scariest moment was when my son crawled out the doggy door. My In-law's door sticks and I was pulling with all my might to get out before my son went down the steep stairs. He smiled at me before he disappeared down the stairs... I think my heart stopped as I ran around the house. He was fine... scared, but fine.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Phunkyrockgal February 22, 2010  

I tweeted

catss99 February 25, 2010  

I don't have kids yet but this would be a great gift for some friends of mine. My parents love to tell the story about how I stole a bunch of cash from them when I was about 3 and hid it in my room;-)
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LBDsMama February 25, 2010  

my scariest moment was when Bella was playing hide and go seek (but didn't tell me) and I could not find her I was looking all over the kitchen living room and toy room for her, after 5 minutes I could hear her giggling, she was hiding in one of the bottom cabinets in the kitchen!! I had to walk by it 10 times, she gave me a heart attack!!!

LBDsMama February 25, 2010  

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