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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What to Expect The Second Year from author Heidi Murkoff Gift Basket Giveaway


I'm very excited to announce that there is a brand new member of the legendary What to Expect family called What to Expect the Second Year. It's the next step after What to Expect the First Year and as a mother to a toddler myself I can safely say that it is the first place parents will want to turn to when their baby turns toddler.


About the book:


What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby's first birthday and guides parents through the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always magical second year. Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic and practical, What to Expect The Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies and plenty of parental pep talks. Quite simply, What to Expect The Second Year is a must have for any parent of a toddler. Written in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format this book features chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong) and keeping a toddler healthy and safe. Thinking of traveling with a toddler in tow? There's a chapter for that too:).

About Heidi Meet Heidi Murkoff, the author of What to Expect When You're Expecting.

It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible,” the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com — the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of one million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and due this spring, the WTE First Year Tracker.

Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literacy pregnancy guide (provided at no cost) and comprehensive prenatal health literacy support, the WTE Foundation’s groundbreaking Baby Basics program — available in English, Spanish, and Chinese — has helped over 500,000 expectant moms-to-be in need and their babies.

Heidi has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Early Show, Oprah, BBC Breakfast, and Good Morning Australia. She connects daily with her WTE family online at WhatToExpect.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Heidi and her husband, Erik, have two children and live in Southern California.

I have been given a copy of the book to review and I am currently enjoying it a little every night when my little monster settles in for bed so I will be sure to be back in a couple of weeks with my full review on the book but so far I can tell you that I absolutely love it and it has already helped me cope with some of “Bug’s” most unfavorable behaviors! I have a feeling that this book is going to be a real life savor over the next couple of years and I can’t wait to share my complete thoughts in the next post!

If you are curious about the book read a this excerpt that gives you a little insight as to what to expect from What to Expect The Second Year:

Your Toddler, Decoded

As you can already see, this book is filled with wonderful must have information on how to deal with some of your toddlers behaviors and can really help us parents keep our heads on straight when dealing with some of these issues!

Buy It:
You can get a copy of this book via the What to Expect website and where all books are sold so be sure to keep an eye out!

Win It:
I have been given the oppertunity to offer a giveaway to one extremely lucky toddler parents an amazing What to Expect the Second Year gift basket which in addition to the book itself, the basket will contain must-have items for any toddler and the parents who love them: board books for inquisitive minds, building blocks and balls to assist with small motor function development, toddler-sized utensils, safety covers to keep the little one safe and, of course, a snuggly stuffed animal. Total retail value of the gift basket is set at $75.00 how great is this prize….this is one time where I wish I could win my own giveaway!!!


Mandatory Entry: Visit the What to Expect Site and share what part of the site you felt to be most useful. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to the What to Expect Site and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” What to Expect on Facebook

6. Follow Heidi on Twitter

7. Register on the What to Expect website

Giveaway ends April 17, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive a copy of the book mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

55 comments:

  1. I like the section on milestones and what to expect as this is really helpful with what to work on.
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  2. I think the most useful part of the site is Decoding Toddler Behavior.

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  3. I think the most useful part is the message boards so you can see what other moms are going through

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  8. the health and safety tips are very helpful
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  9. I think the Baby Basics section would be most helpful.

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  10. I like the Health Section and the Milestones Section. I know I'm always wondering "Is this normal" or "Should they be doing more" etc/ It would be helpful to have a resource to turn to. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  14. I thought decoding toddler behavior was useful!
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  19. The First Year is probably the most important part of the site for me!

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  23. I love the decoding toddler behavior, I need that

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  36. I love the toddler questions part because you can just ask whatever you need to.
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  43. I like the A-Z parenting tips.
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