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Friday, November 16, 2007

Book Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited! (Can you hear my voice shake?) It's time for my second book giveaway. That's right, I have two copies of "Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish Kids" by Sharon Duke Estroff, M.A.T. Now, if you're a Jewish mom, you're probably already skimming through the text here to find out how you can win. But if you're a Christian mom like myself or a mom of any other distinction, read on. Believe me, you'll like this book too.

Insightful and humorous, "Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah?" covers many of the parenting issues us mommy bloggers banter about every day, such as choosing a kindergarten to teaching your children the value of a dollar. Estroff writes in a fun and catchy rhythm that makes her down-to-earth advice a joy to read, including text peppered with Jewish references that add flavor and voice. In fact, I may just start referring to my own son as "my little bubbelah"!

Most of this book is totally relatable, no matter what your religion. But if you're a Jewish mom who wants to know, "What do we do about the whole Santa thing?" that's covered too, as well as a section on Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The bottom line is, if you want to know how to raise your children to be well-rounded, moral people in an ever-more materialistic world, this book will help you along. I'm certainly keeping my copy for a re-read when my son enters the school years! So no, you can't have that one.

But as I said, I have two others to give away! Simply leave a comment on this post, along with your email address in a format like this: themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com. ( I'm told spammers can't use it then.) I'll hold the drawing next Friday, November 23rd, and the winners will be announced that afternoon.

NOTE: Contest will close at 12:00 noon EST on Nov. 23rd.


Qtpies7 said...

That does sound wonderful! I will add you to my contest blog. Thanks for letting me know about it!

Lesha said...

Sounds nice! :)

LilacButterfly [at]

Elaine A. said...

Sounds like a good and entertaining read! Thanks for the chance to get a copy!

ealguire (at) sbcglobal (dot)net

Scribbit said...

I love the title of it! Too bad I don't have a way to use such an entertaining book--

Oh well, good luck to the winner!

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting.

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Lynn Anne said...

Well, I *am* a Jewish mom so I can SO relate! :D Thanks for the shot at winning this. cutlers819 (at) verizon (dot) net.

TheAngelForever said...

Oy vey. . .what a great giveaway! I am a Jewish mommy and SO need to learn how to do the guilt trip thing and great ready for my two boys bar mitzvahs.

the_angel_forever [at] yahoo [dot] com

Janet said...

Please sign me up!

jcollaird at

Laura K said...

I would love to share this with a fellow friend who is Jewish. Please sign me up!

LibAnn said...

I am a Jewish/Messianic Momma so this is right up my alley. And with two children who are at the age that they may be asking for such gifts, this book would be terrific.

And like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I love stories, experiences that transcend religious and societal differences.

Thanks for the chance and good luck to everyone participating!

notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com

angelaandconnor at said...

Sounds like a great book. Sign me up!

Jill said...

Sounds like a fantastic book! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

thewellreadchild AT gmail DOT com!


Naomi said...

My kids are young but I've been wondering about these issues...

diane said...

Please enter me as this book is so great. Being Jewish and having little ones this is practical.
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david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Sounds like a good book. As a novelist, I'm always happy to see bloggers recommending their favourite titles.

Oh yes, I blog as well!

Candes said...

When it comes to parenting, humor always helps. ;)