Monday, April 18, 2011

the 10 habits of happy mothers :: meg meeker md {giveaway}




{*GIVEAWAY CLOSED :: CHECK THE WINNERS PAGE TO SEE IF IT WAS YOU*}

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox a couple months ago and found this book sitting there. I quickly learned that my mom had ordered it for me, and really wanted me to read it. Bookworm that I am, I tore into that book immediately. I can't tell you how much I felt like Dr. Meeker was writing this book just for me.

I couldn't be happier about being a mom. But I know that I often walk around with feelings of being overwhelmed. Dr. Meg's book was printed validation of what I have been bottling up inside, and it was a relief to hear from a doctor (and mother!) that not only was it common, but it was fixable!

Dr. Meeker offers practical and easy steps to getting more contentment and happiness in our busy lives. She shares 10 positive habits of mothers who are healthy, happy and find joy in life. Such habits include: maintain key friendships, say no to competition and learn to live simply (just to name a few). I have found that the habits Dr. Meg has named in this book are realistic and spot on. As Oprah would say, I have had more than one "a-ha!" moment while reading this book.

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers :: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose and Sanity by Meg Meeker, M.D. :: $25.00

A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
Two SIMPLE readers will win this book! Here's how you can enter to win :
  • Tell me what has surprised you most about motherhood (Required)
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Winner will be chosen at random on May 2, 2011. Please see the Giveaway Rules at the top of the page before entering. Good Luck!
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*I received this book as a gift and the opinions expressed are my own.

58 comments:

  1. What has surprised me the most is how you can be busy and bored at the same time!

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  2. Sometimes, it seems you either do or say the same thing over and over.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  3. Honestly - i'm surprised how much I enjoyed. Was never one of 'those' girls who LOVED babies...but boy the 'its diff when its yours' philosophy DEFINITELY applied to me! <3

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  4. I follow on twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

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  5. I receive the email updates! :)

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  6. I SOOOO could use this book right now! After baby boy #3 came (3 mos. ago), I had no idea how much memory/focus you could lose yet still function enough to keep going!

    fabergre at hotmail dot com

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  7. I liked Dr. Meeker and Simple on FB.

    fabergre at hotmail dot com

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  8. Signed up for updates.

    fabergre at hotmail dot com

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  9. I am surprised my how fast my babies grow up..I can still remember when they were first born, and now they are walking, crawling and more! Meeting new milestones everyday :)
    melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  10. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mp_roach/status/60376152480563200
    melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  11. I like you & Meg Meeker on Facebook
    melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  12. I receive Simple updates via email
    melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  13. Oh goodness... it's all been surprising! I'm STILL amazed (nearly 5 years into this business) how very different little boys are from little girls... gets me every day! :)

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  14. The thing that surprised me the most is how overwhelmed I would feel in those early months. Nothing could have prepared me for that! And it still creeps in 4+ years later!

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  15. I'm surprised I'm actually thinking about having another lol!

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  16. I just saw this book in the paper the other day and thought it'd be a good one to read and now that it's on simple... it's a for sure thing!!! =) I'm surprised how just when you think you have things down, they change their routine and you're back to square one!
    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  17. fb fan of simple and meg meeker!
    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  18. i'm signed up to receive simple updates!
    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  19. i was surprised at how much i really really loved being a mommy...even love being a grandmother even more!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  20. The thing that truly surprised me the most about motherhood is the fact that you HAVE to make time for yourself. I'm constantly giving and giving and started to get depressed and run down until my mom told that I needed to set aside some time each day for me to just do what ever I want. When I do that I seem to be a much happier mother!

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  21. I'm signed up to receive the emails!

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  22. How fast they grow.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  23. What has surprised me is how much a can love someone unconditionally...through all the messes and tantrums:)
    markcristy3378@yahoo.com

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  24. Tweeted
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  25. Email subscriber!
    markcristy3378@yahoo.com

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  26. What surprised me about motherhood is how much I'm starting to miss it (the cuddling, nursing, ect.) now that my youngest is six and there won't be any more babies to nurse in the middle of the night.

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  27. I "like" Meg Meeker, MD and Simple on FB - Sherie Morford Anderson

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  28. I follow @simplereviews on twitter - sherie09

    4/23 tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/sherie09/status/61689524492836864

    dragonflywhispers06@gmail.com

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  29. I'm an email subscriber.

    dragonflywhispers06@gmail.com

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  30. How I miss the getting up in the middle of the night for feedings for that special alone time
    thank you
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  31. tweet 4/26

    http://twitter.com/#!/sherie09/status/62741237085650944

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  32. What's surprised me is how much more sensitive I am to noise levels! my girls 2 and 4 years seem to be constant noise factories. =)
    Heather
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  33. Signed up for your emails!
    Heather
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  34. The thing that has surprised me most about motherhood is how incredibly rewarding and challenging it can be at the same time. Very few jobs will offer you an experience similar to parenting!

    This review comes at a perfect time for me too! I recently delivered baby #3 and could definitely use some inspiration to help me not feel so overwhelmed. :)

    brook3477 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  35. I like Dr. Meeker and Simple on Facebook.

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  36. Signed up to receive Simple email updates.

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  37. I am surprised that it seems like yesterday they were infants!

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  38. Tweeted again!
    Melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  39. What surprised me most is how clingy I am as a mother. Since I work full time I just can't stand to leave my daughter with a babysitter to go out in the evenings.
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  40. what surprised me about motherhood was how much work it was to raise to girls both who are drama queens
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  41. I like Dr. Meg Meeker on facebook Erin Cook
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  42. I like you on facebook Erin Cook
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  43. following you on twitter @cooks1978 and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/cooks1978/status/64732874607296512
    cookster77@aol.com

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  44. What surprised me most was how much love I had inside me!

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  45. http://twitter.com/#!/dddiva/status/64735435108261888

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  46. Signed up for email updates (using this email in profile)

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  47. Being a mother , and working fulltime has surprised me the most. It is a full time job.



    kibbles0905@yahoo.com

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  48. Signed up for samples


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  49. Patience was learned.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  50. Honestly, I'm surprised that my daughters don't really fight with each other. They disagree sometimes, but there's never any 'knock-down-drag-outs'.

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  51. What once grossed me out is nothing but a thing now.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  52. What surprised me most about motherhood is that I thought when I stayed home with the kids we'd have all this time to do creative projects...but I never seem to have the time!

    melissamcnicol AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. it really surprised me how tired i was
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  54. What surprises me the most is how much joy I get out of my kids and how busy I am taxing them from place to place.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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