Thursday, June 09, 2011

First-Time Dad Book Giveaway for Father's Day

First Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know
Sara won the book!  Congrats!

Are there any first time dads you know of?  I know of a few and since Father's Day is coming up, this would make a great gift.  Becoming a dad is an exciting adventure but often it comes with a lot of questions.  We can't forget though how much having kids can change a marriage.  It touches on keeping your relationship strong with your wife in the process.  The book is loaded with practical advice in many areas. I know he'll love it.  This book was JUST published in May of 2011!

The Stuff you really need to know

First-Time Dad
by John Fuller
Cohost of the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast
with Paul Batura
Soft Cover-168 pages

Talks about...

*Tackling Fears
*Key Differences between genders (beside the plumbing)
*5 tips to help your marriage survive a new baby
*Practical advice
*Being Purposeful is faith training
*Helping your child succeed

Here is a sneak peak: 

The Slippery Slope

Have you ever made a  New Year's resolution, only to break it by the first week of January?  Somebody once said the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  The same might be so for tackling your new role as a father.  I'm reminded of a Saturday Evening Post article title, The Seven Ages of the Married Cold."  The essayists chronicled the typical progression of a husband's reaction to his wife's sickness. See if this sounds familiar:

The first year: "Sugar dumpling, I'm really worried about my baby girl.  You've got a bad sniffle, and there's no telling about these things with all this strep throat going around.  I'm putting you in the hospital this afternoon for a general checkup and a good rest.  I know the food's lousy, but I'll be bringing your meals in from Rosini's.  I've already got it all arranged with the floor superintendent.

The second year: "Listen, darling, I don't like the sound of that cough.  I called Doc Miller and asked him to rush over here.  Now you go to bed like a good girl, please?  Just for Papa."

The third year: "Maybe you'd better lie down, honey: nothing like a little rest when you feel lousy. I'll bring you something to eat.  have you got any canned soup?"

The fourth year: "Now look, dear, be sensible. After you've fed the kids, washed the dishes, and finished the floor, you'd better lie down."

The fifth year: "Why don't you take a couple of aspirin?"

The sixth year: "I wish you'd just gargle or something, instead of sitting around all evening barking like a seal!"

The seventh year: "For Pete's sake, stop sneezing!  Are you trying to give me pneumonia?"

Moody Publishers gave me two to give away!  This book is easy to read and hard to put down.  I know a first time dad will love it. 

Eddie's wife is due in June!
I want to give one to someone I know, which is Eddie who will soon be a first time dad.  Congrats Eddie!  But I want to give one away on my blog also.  So if you know of anyone parenting for the first time, this would be a great gift. 


It's so easy to enter.  
Just leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win.  :D  
Contest ends June 14th (Ended) 
(my birthday)!


Sarah said...

I'd say I'd like to win this for my husband but he's not a first time dad, however my brother and his wife just became parents on 2-25 and I'd love to give it to him for his first Fathers' Day.


Ang said...

I would love to win this for my fiance. He's a first time daddy but not Brand new...:)

Thanks for the awesome chance :)