Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday give-away


In lieu of a Q & A today I'm doing a give-away in honor of Father's Day next Sunday.

Because that special day is sneaking up fast I tell you. I still cannot figure out how it is June so fast.  Weren't we just shopping for Christmas yesterday?

And because my friend from Time Out for Women's husband just happened to write a good book that would be a perfect gift for the big day.
This book is funny and light enough to be a perfect read for Dad while he's getting a foot rub from your five-year-old but it is full of great, quick tips on how to make the most of this important job of dad-hood.  (More book information here.)

My favorite "rules"?  I love #33: "When you mess up, say 'I'm sorry.'"  Soooo important as a parent in my mind because we all mess up, right?   And I love #74: "Keep learning, and share what you learn with your children."  I love that one.  He ends that tip with this cool quote: "Tell me, I'll forget; show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand."

Wait, maybe this book is really "Mom Rules" as well :)  There are a bunch of things I want to incorporate as a mother on top of the good Dad stuff.

So, enter a comment to win this little gem and I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Love, Shawni

255 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my husband! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  2. Aww looks like a great book!

    Nicole B.

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  3. This would be a perfect gift for my husband! Especially since I haven't even thought of Father's Day gifts!

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  4. I think those are good "Aunt rules", as well.

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  5. How great! Would love to win!

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  6. Awesome! I always love a good idea for a father's day gift.

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  7. Sounds like a great read, count me in! Thank you;)

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  8. This looks like an awesome book. It sounds like good advice for this mama, too!

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  9. great idea! my husband would think this is perfect!

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  10. Great father's day gift (as long as he knows he's already a great dad).

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  11. Looks like a fun book to read. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  12. This looks like a fun book!

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  13. Oooo! Me! Me! This sounds like a good read. And my husband might read it if I WON it, right?

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  14. Been reading your blog for some time and love it! This is a perfect little gift for my husband. I'll have the 4 1/2 yr old and 15 month give it to him:)

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  15. I would love to win this for my hubby!

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  16. love the "say you're sorry" when you screw up!

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  17. I would love to win this for my husband and myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  18. Sounds like a great Father's day gift! Thank you for the chance win it!

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  19. Where can I get this book if I don't win it? Looks like a fun little book!

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  20. Looks like a good read for moms and dads.

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  21. Sounds like a fun book! Would love to read and give to my husband!

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  22. Looks like the perfect Father's Day gift. Would love to win this!

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  23. pick me...pick me!! Looks like a fun book to read!

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  24. what a perfect book for fathers day!

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  25. I would love to give this to my husband for his first father's day! Thanks for the opportunity

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  26. I think my husband would love this book, and bonus for me if I don't have to buy it! PICK ME! ;0

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  27. What a fun book! Love to share it with my hubs!!

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  28. Thanks for the give-a-way, Shawni! I hope I win! It would be a great present for my husband, who is not only a Dad, but just became a new Granddad!!

    ~MARIA~

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  29. Great rules! Pretty sure I could benefit from them as well! :)

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  30. When I saw this book at Deseret Book, I thought it looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  31. What a great book! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us!!

    Jenn M
    Builditsewitloveit@gmail.com

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  32. How awesome! Thanks for te giveaway!

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  33. Ooh, fun book! I love your blog!

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  34. This would make a great gift, thanks!

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  35. Sounds like a fun book! Thanks

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  36. This would be a great gift for my husband. He just became a dad 5 weeks ago.

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  37. This would be a great gift! Sounds like I could put it to use too (as a mom).

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  38. My husband NEEDS this book--he's kinda clueless. LOL!

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  39. What a great book for dads! Looks like a fun read!

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  40. What a fun book! Sounds like it would be great for mom and dad!

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  41. Thats a keeper for sure, and even if I don't win, its on the purchase list!

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  42. Looks like a wonderful gift for my husband. I would love to win!

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  43. It looks like such a terrific book! And I can't believe how fast FAther's day has come!

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  44. I think if I win I will give this to my son--4 kids is a lot of responsibility!!

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  45. This book would be great for my husband.

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  46. What a great book! This would make a fun gift!

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  47. I would love to give this book to my hubby :)

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  48. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in August, and I wanted to get him something fun for this father's day, but have been having trouble thinking of something. This would be perfect! I hope I win :)

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  49. Looks like a terrific book! I'd love to win it and not have to worry about what to get anymore!

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  50. I saw an interview with the author here in Utah, and it looked really good!!

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  51. This is my husbands first fathers day as a father and I think this book would be perfect! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  52. Sounds like a GREAT book! Hope I win! :)

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win...it looks like a terrific book!

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  55. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the give-away.

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  56. What a great book for Dad's - old and young. I have several that would benefit!

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  57. Well, seeing as how I have no Father's Day ideas yet, this might do the trick! :)
    MegJill at
    he4rken at yahoo dot com

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  58. Would be a great book to try and convince my husband to read...even if he hasn't really bulked up in the past.

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  59. Wow sounds like a great book I would love this for my hubby, we are fist time parents with a 1 year old and a new one on the way. :)

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  60. Looks like a great book for my husband! Would love to win!

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  61. Looks like a great book for my husband! Would love to win!

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  62. Looks like a great book for my husband! Would love to win!

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  63. Sounds like a great book! I could use the help with my father's day shopping!!

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  64. I'm new to your blog and looooove it! The book would be a fun Father's Day gift.

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  65. ooooh, looks fun! I'd love to win!

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  66. My hubby would love this...he's trying so hard to be the best dad he can and this book would be so helpful.

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  67. I've been wondering what to get him. This sounds like it would be great!

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  68. Always hard to find good father's day gifts for my hubby. Sounds like a great book. Hope I win! By the way, I've given your book to several people and recommended it to a ton.

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  69. I agree! Looks like a great book for moms as well. ; )

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  70. i would love to give this to my dad. i think he would really enjoy it.

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  71. pick me please
    love the idea.

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  72. Sounds like a fabulous book for any parent!

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  73. It looks like a fabulous book for any parent!

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  74. The book looks awesome, and I love the cover. I am not married, and my father passed on in 1978. For fathers day every year, I give a gift to my mother... as she was left to be mother and father to 5 children. This would be a perfect Fathers Day Gift for my Mother.

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  75. What a great book. I think I will have to get it even if I don't win.

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  76. So cute! My husband would love this.

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  77. OO, i would love this for my hubby. Already a great dad, we have a sharp learning curve with 6 kiddos 6 and under. We love gleaning wisdom from others in addition to the wisdom life and heavenly father give us!

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  78. Love that idea for father's day!!!

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  79. I think sometimes we assume that men aren't interested in parenting and that the parenting books are really written for Moms, but perhaps we need to give them something like this that they can relate to! Great idea!

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  80. Looks like the perfect book for my husband. Can't wait to see if I win!!!

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  81. This looks like a fun, humorous book. Looks like a great read!

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  82. This book sounds great. I think every parent could use a little help :)

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  83. Would love to give this to my husband who lost his father at 13 and feels lost sometimes in this job called parenthood.

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  84. What a great book and gift for my husband! Although I think I'll steal it away from him and read it myself too!

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  86. I would love to win this for my husband, I think it sound great for Mom and dad.
    Thanks,
    Kylie

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  87. I found your blog through a pinterest post about the 7 things you do with your kids. Been reading ever since. My husband and I did two of the 7 things on your list already but added the extra time once a week for each child at night. We love it! And our girls love it. Just last night our 6 year old had her night, and we stayed up an extra 30 minutes playing Go Fish! So thanks for all your insight:)

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  88. My husband and I are having our first baby in 5 weeks! I would love to give this to him! :)

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  89. So fun! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  90. I would love o give this to my dad for father's day :) I think it would probably be a great read for anyone anyways!

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  91. Our Dad rules, which is good, because honestly, I'll probably read the book, not him. Thanks Shawni!

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  92. This would help take care of Father's Day, since I'm actually due to give birth that weekend! Great giveaway.

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  93. This would be a great book to add to our collection! pick me!!!

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  94. Thanks for the heads up about this book, looks like a great daddy gift for my husband:)

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  95. I would absolutely love this book (for both me and my husband)!!!

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  96. Sounds like a perfect gift for my husband.

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  97. What an awesome way to celebrate Dads! Sounds like a great book!!

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  98. Looks awesome, I hope I win!

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  99. both my husband and i love self-help books so this will definitely get a lot of use in our home:) I am antsy!!!

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  101. Looks like a great book that will inspire both my husband and I!

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  102. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this for my husband for Father's Day!

    kendrapete{at}gmail{dot}com

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  103. Sounds like these rules could apply to EVERYONE...not just dads!

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  104. This looks like a great book. I would love to win.

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  105. WHat a great book and a great gift for fathers dad. Counting my lucky stars :)

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  106. Hmm... the odds of winning this are slim... but we'll give it a go anyway!

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  107. I would love to win this book, thanks!!

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  108. My hubby rules! Would love this book for him!

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  109. Sounds like a great book! What a wonderful idea for a Father's Day gift!

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  110. I love my husband, and he ROCKS! This would just make him even more extraordinary! Thank you! ~Laura

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  111. Wow! I would love to add that book to our home library!

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  112. My husband is always up for a good read...and me too!;)

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  113. would love this too. Sounds like it has a lot of good reminders for both Dad and Mom. And WOW is Father's Day really that close?!

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  114. both me and my husband can read it. I am sure we can both learn from it.

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  115. This would be perfect for my hubby!

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  116. Wow, I can't believe Father's day is almost here either! That sounds like a great book for Dad (and Mom), thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. What a great book! I would love for both my husband and I to read it

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  119. I think it would be good for moms AND dads! I would love to win it!

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  120. Sounds good for both dad and mom!

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  121. What a great Father's Day gift! I'm in.

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  122. Sounds like a great book to share with my husband!

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  123. Super cute. I'd love a copy.

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  124. This would be great to have-it also sounds humorous (as well as useful!)
    -DeAnn T

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  125. I would love to win this for my husband! We are expecting our first in August so this father's day takes on a whole new meaning around our house!

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  126. The reviews on Amazon are great. Would love to read it!

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  127. Hi, pleases enter me in your give away. Sounds like a great father's day gift. Thank you.

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  128. Looks like a winner! Please enter me into this drawing.

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  129. it would be so super sweet if i won. never do. giving it ANOTHER try. and since i have a hubby and no mula for a gift, hey why not? thanks shawni:)
    julianna

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  130. So cute!! and quite handy too :)

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  131. Looks fun, thanks for the chance!

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  132. A perfect book for my husband as I prepare to leave him with the kids for a week!!!!

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  133. Sounds like a great book, just what my hubby needs.

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  134. I read your “Mothers Book of Secrets” while I was expecting our now 9-month-old, red head daughter, Emma. I tore through it quickly and then re-read, cried, and made mental notes on what I needed to implement. It’s currently on my nightstand. My husband is currently a student and we are working to make ends meet. He rarely gets to read for pleasure, with his massive text books beckoning him 24/7. Oh how grateful I am that he is such a hard worker. I know winning this book would not only be a blessing - to be able to hand him something less “taxing” - but it would be a great tool for both of us as we are working to raise a competent, responsible, righteous family. Thanks for the chance to win, and really... Thanks for writing – you are a positive role model for mothers who are striving to be good moms.

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  135. Rules are always good, guidelines is what I like to call them. thanks for the fun giveaway.

    :D

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  136. I would love to give this book to my husband! He is a stay at home dad to our two kids!

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  137. I think this would be a good fit for any fathers out there including my own father who I absolutely adore with all my heart.

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  138. While I do not think my husband needs any improvement. I think he would enjoy this book...he is such an amazing dad and is always trying to improve.

    We are expecting our second child on July 6th (another son) and in April I broke my ankle. My husband has wore himself ragged taking care of me, our son, the house and his work. He deserves extra special treatment this year. So any tips/ideas you could post about making father's day special would also be appreciated in the week to come.

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  139. Oh goodness gracious... father's day really is sneaking up on me. I've got to think fast!!

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  140. Pick me:) I love your blog...and giveaways:)

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  141. I actually know Treion! I have been planning on buying his book for my husband - but it would be even better to WIN it!

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  142. I would love this. My husband is a pretty good dad, but I could use some help.

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  143. Yes! I would love this book for my husband AND me!!

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  144. Ahhh! Only a week left, are you kidding me?! Well, I would love to win this since I obviously haven't gotten anything else yet. And because it sounds like an awesome book:)

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  145. This would be a wonderful gift. BTW, thank you for your blog, I've gotten lots of wonderful tips and ideas from reading.

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  146. I think I need this but with give it up for Father's Day :)

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  147. Perfect idea!! I would love some help on a fathers day gift this year!!

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  148. I wonder if the ideas will work well for a grandpa also????

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  149. Not fathers day yet in australia, but this book looks quite fun! Thanks Shawna!

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  150. Shawni, I meant ..autocorrect *sigh*

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  151. I'd love to win this for my husband, but if not I"ll buy it anyway. Sounds like a good one!

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  152. I would love this book for my husband. I think he'd really appreciate it!

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  153. Winning would check one more thing off my to-do list...that would be nice!!

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  154. My girls always miss their Dad when he's away for work, and he misses them too. This book would give him some great ideas for ways he can help compensate for his absences. :)

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  155. Yay for fathers! I think we forget that dads are trying to figure everything out as well! Love the look of this book.

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