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Friday, February 15, 2008

Rattled: Surviving Your Baby's First Year Without Losing Your Cool

**Post a comment for a chance to win a copy of Rattled.**

Let me introduce you to my friend and writing buddy, Trish Berg.

Trish's newest book, Rattled, is filled from cover to cover with fun stories, practical advice and encouragement from other moms. Each chapter even has an S.O.S.: Spiritual Opportunity to Savor.

When I sat down to read my copy of Rattled, it was like Trish was sitting across from me, talking, laughing, sharing life as a mom with me, moment by moment. Even though I'm long past surviving my babies' first years, I still enjoyed remembering the trials and travails--and the joys of that time in my life.

Trish knows one way moms survive motherhood is by laughing--a lot. Consider this (partial) list:

The Evolution of Motherhood

Your Clothes

First baby. You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your ob-gyn confirms your pregnancy.

Second baby. You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

Third baby. Your maternity clothes are your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth

First baby. You practice your breathing religiously.

Second baby. You don't bother practicing, because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.

Third baby. You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

Rattled is all about babies. But because she knows having a baby affects everyone in a family, Trish also talks about the husband-wife relationship, sibling relationships--even in-law relationships. Trish knows of what she writes. But then, as the mother of four children, she writes from personal experience.

If you'd like to win a copy of Rattled, post a comment today. I'll draw a name and announce the winner on Monday.


At 8:43 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Sounds like a book I need to read! I'm currently half-way through my first year with my 3rd daughter. I try to find the joy and humor in every situation, but sometimes just need a little reminding!

At 12:05 AM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

3 little girls! You have your hands full, don't you!

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Dee Smith said...

I definitely agree that humor is a necessary ingredient for parenting...especially for stay at home moms. I really appreciate books that include humor with practical advice for everyday moms. Keep writing and inspiring.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

Thanks for stopping by, Dee!

At 4:11 PM, Blogger windycindy said...

What a wonderful author interview and insight to her book. I think it is a book every woman should read! Thanks,Cindi

At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy, please enter me, thanks!

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Trish Berg said...


Thanks so much, my friend, for helping me spread the word about my new mom book, Rattled. What a blessing to be able to share it with your readers.

And just so you know, I am still evolving as a mom. Almost 13 years since I turned into one, I am figuring this mom job out day to day.

Now if I can only figure out why my kids put a hole in the bar of soap in the shower. A bradn new bar of soap, and a quarter sized hole right through the middle of it.

Imagine the concentration and work that must have taken.

Go figure.

Hugs and blessings-Trish Berg
Author, Rattled


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