Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!! (Closed)

I am so excited to be reviewing the What to Expect books and offering you this GIVEAWAY. I'm excited because I just love this series of books and now I get to share them with you.

I read the first book in the series, What to Expect When You're Expecting, when I was pregnant with my first child. I got the book as a gift and I have to say it is one of the best gifts anyone can give to a pregnant woman.

As a first time mom, I was going through all kinds of emotions, talk about being hormonal! I was excited, scared, curious, happy, elated, and terrified; all in a matter  of minutes. Most of all, I didn't know what to expect(see what I did there?). And this is where the book comes in. It tells you that it's ok to feel all of those things. Not only is it ok, but it's completely normal.

I really loved checking the book to see what my baby looked like in the womb and following the growth patterns monthly. And anytime I had a question about pregnancy or what I was feeling, I consulted the book and usually got my answer.

This book empowers the pregnant woman by providing her with information. For example, when you're pregnant, whether it's with your first, second, or third child, you are most likely feeling overwhelmed. Knowing what you should ask your doctor during routinge appointments takes away some anxiety and lets you feel prepared. Having this go to resource that helps you in all aspects of your pregnancy is really priceless.

Then I had my precious baby and was given What to Expect: The First Year. I think this may be my favorite of the three books. It has a whole section dedicated to illnesses which was great because I didn't feel the need to call my doctor every day or even rush to the hospital needlessly. I had this amazing, informative book to allay my fears and keep me calm. Not only does the book list common illnesses, it teaches you simple home remedies to take care of a lot of the little health issues that may come up in a baby's first year.

It was great being able to know what babies usually do at different months and to see if my own baby was doing those things. I have heard critics say that this creates anxiety for parents, especially if their children are not growing or performing according to the book. But that was never my case, because I looked at it as a guideline. And if my child didn't quite do what the book said, I may have paid a little more attention. That's all.

Now, the What to Expect writers have done it again! They have released What to Expect: The Second Year and I couldn't be happier.
Some of the things you can expect in this new book will be familiar if you've read the other books. For example, there is plenty of information on your child's milestones, tips on daily care and how to spot problems.
Additionally, there is information about potty training, personal grooming (teeth brushing, bathing, hair washing, etc), and behavioral issues that start during this second year and how to handle them!! Love it.

Now here's the fun part.  I am excited to offer 2 Adventures of a Homeschohool Mom readers a collection of the What to Expect Book Series (that’s right 6 books in all, so 2 winners will receive 3 books each).
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • What to Expect The First Year
  • What to Expect The Second Year

Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below. It's as simple as that! You can enter more than once, upping your chances of winning! This giveaway is open to US residents only.



  1. We're expecting our first child!

  2. We're just beginning to try and would love to know what to expect before we start expecting!

  3. Because making a baby is so much fun!

  4. Hello from The TT Diaries your newest follower from the weekend blog walk. I think its great you are doing a giveaway of these books when I was pregnant and raising my babies these books were amazing.