Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Loving the Little Years Review and Giveaway!


I was intrigued when I discovered a book that had been written just for me! Rachel Jankovic (daughter of Doug and Nanci Wilson) has five children, ages five and under. She is currently living out the hardest mothering years, and had the courage to write about it! "Loving The Little Years, Motherhood in the Trenches" is a book written to let other Mom's know that she understands.

Rachel knows about the runny noses, the mountains of laundry, the whining children, and the ever present messes. But she has a vision to raise her children, and to truly teach them to know God, and love Him. It is a simple book, but refreshing. She gives many good reminders in this little book that is jam packed with tips of the trade.

I love this paragraph from the second chapter.

"I remember a time when I used to be much godlier. It was sometime in junior high and my room was clean. It must have been beautiful weather outside because the lighting was very nice in my room where I was reading my Bible every day and feeling really good. It was quite clear to me that my sanctification was progressing very well. As the feeling wore off, I remember looking back to that time as a high point. That was really living the Christian life." (From Chapter 2: In The Rock Tumbler)

Wow, could I relate to that! I fondly remember the carefree days of high school where I had all the time I wanted in my room to read, journal, pray, etc. Fast forward to today, and unless I get up early (which I'll admit does not always happen, I'm still working on it!) I have to snatch some time in the morning for a prayer and a quick devotional book, and get busy.

The author shares on the back that "I didn't write this book because mothering is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn't." I appreciate her honesty!

Win It!
Canon Press is giving away TWO copies of this book! To enter, leave a comment letting us know why you need this book!

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This giveaway will end Monday, March 28 at midnight, and a winner will be posted the following morning. We will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond! Open to US Only.

This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Canon Press who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.

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76 Comments:

At March 15, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger A Restful Place said...

Would love a chance to read this. I'm in the beginnings of parenthood and know this would be a beneficial read. Thank you!

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At March 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger A Restful Place said...

I have your button on my blog:
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At March 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger A Restful Place said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Blogger A Restful Place said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Elizabeth Dziadul said...

I have been wanting to read this book in its entireity. I've skimmed through what's available on Amazon and would love to own it. I have 7 children, and am in the midst ofthe little years for the second time and would love to do a better job this time around. Thanks.

 
At March 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love love love to win this book. I have enjoyed reading her joint blog.

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At March 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Blogger memoriesmama said...

I could definitely use this book! I am expecting my 9th child and my oldest is only 10. I'm sure I can relate!

 
At March 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM , Blogger memoriesmama said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 11:59 AM , Blogger memoriesmama said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Tanya said...

I would love to read this book. I need it because I'm right there in the midst of it too with 4 little ones.

 
At March 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Tanya said...

I follow on twitter and retweeted.

 
At March 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

I have four children three years old and under (for another couple of weeks... then he turns 4). I NEED this book!!!

 
At March 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

#1... I shared on Facebook:
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At March 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted! @kchara1

 
At March 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love a chance to read this since I have 3 children and, although my reading times are varied and rare, I know I would love to relate to and learn from someone with more experience! Thanks. My email is geri_hicks@hotmail.com

 
At March 15, 2011 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Sarah W. said...

I would like to give this book to a friend of mine who is struggling with a 3 year old and newborn. I really think it will bless her.

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Sarah W. said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Sarah W. said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Sarah W. said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

I need this book because I am always encourged by books written by mothers who are in the same place I am in! And right now I could use some encouragement ;)

Blessings,
Christy

 
At March 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

I now follow Canon Press on Facebook :)

 
At March 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

I already subscibe to your blog via email ;)

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

I already follow The Modest Mom on Facebook... well at least I thought I did.. I just looked and I had to re 'like' you.. Hmm not sure how that happened, but it's all fixed now :)

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

Entry #1 Your button is on my blog!
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At March 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

Entry #2 Your button is on my blog!
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At March 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

Entry #1 I shared this giveaway on my FB page :) I'm not sure what the link to my page is.. if you want my full name email me @ homefullofjoy@gmail.com

 
At March 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

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At March 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

I now follow cannon press on twitter :)
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At March 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger KT said...

We are starting a family as soon as God gives us a baby and this would be a great read. I'm nervous to be a mother.

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At March 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger KT said...

I'm a follower of yours on GFC.

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At March 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger KT said...

I follow you on facebook.

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At March 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to share this with m sister-in-law after I read it! I have a 3 year old and she has 4 children age 6 and under

Kat

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At March 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog, too

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At March 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Not sure what age disqualifies a child from being a "little", but mine still feel pretty little and dependent at 8, 5, 2, and 5 months!

 
At March 15, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

Hi again! I blogged about this giveaway: #1
http://homefullofjoy.com/2011/03/15/loving-the-little-years-book-giveaway/

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At March 15, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

Hi again! I blogged about this giveaway: #2
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At March 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I have four kids under the age of nine. I would love to have this book!

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I follow on GFC.

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I am a Facebook fan.

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I follow Canon Press on twitter as frugalmomto4.

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I follow you on twitter and retweeted @frugalmomto4.

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At March 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I would love to read this book! Any help I can get with my 4.5, 3.5, 1.5, and 2month old kiddos would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I like cannon press on facebook.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I'm following with Google friend connect.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I subscribed to this blog via email!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I'm a fan of the modest mom on facebook!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I would love a copy of this book- sounds wonderful and exactly where I am - with 4 going on 5 little ones 5 and under ;-)

 
At March 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I subscribe to your blog via email

 
At March 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I follow you on FB

 
At March 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

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At March 16, 2011 at 7:24 PM , Blogger badhabetz said...

I like to get tips from other moms- it is usually the best advice I could ask for.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger badhabetz said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Jessica Heights said...

I would love to read this book...I am WAY DOWN DEEP in the trenches with my 4 sweet little ones...who are all 4 and under! :)

Thank you for the entry!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Jessica Brammer said...

I have three kids 4 and under. I could definitely use some refreshing (if I can find time for it :)

 
At March 17, 2011 at 1:10 AM , Anonymous Jessica Brammer said...

I liked canon press on facebook.

 
At March 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous Barbara Behringer said...

I need this book to give to my daughter-in-law. She & my son have 2 sons under 5 and just had twins last week. She needs lots of encouraging.

 
At March 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Schaefer Clan said...

I'd love to read and own this book, because we are about to be 4 children 3 and under :-)

His,
Nancy
schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

 
At March 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Schaefer Clan said...

We follow with GFC

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Nancy
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At March 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM , Blogger Schaefer Clan said...

We subscribe via email

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Nancy
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At March 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Phyllis said...

When you have a giveaway open to the US only, is it enough that we have a US address you could send to? Or do we have to actually live in the US?

 
At March 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to read this we are just starting our our family it's always great encouragement to read about large families especially when you are surrounded by people who don't believe in them!
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At March 21, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At March 21, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At March 21, 2011 at 7:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I follow you on facebook!
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At April 8, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has there been a winner announced for this yet?!

 

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