I've been in a bit of a slump lately, it's true.
No inspiration to blog, no charge to my camera battery, no desire to draw in my nature journal, dishes in the sink, a list of errands left undone, kids prodding me to make dinner, a strange growth taking over the crawdad tank...
It happens sometimes.
Well, as it turns out - we have number four on the way!
And now that I'm just past the first trimester, my energy and motivation is returning and things are on the up and up.
So, my first order of business is to get to that give-away I mentioned before.
Hal and Melanie Young, parents of six boys and authors of Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys have given us an extra copy of their book to giveaway to one lucky Mommy out there!
Some of the topics in the Book include:
* Resisting Feminization
* Boys Need Heroes
* Visual Media
* Heroes from History
* Bring on the Boldness
* When to Comfort, When to Encourage
* Standing Alone
* Responsibility, Then Freedom
* Learning to Stand
* What the Bible Says about Leadership
* Developing the Next Generation's Leaders
* The Biblical View of Competition
* The Puritan View of Games and Competition
* What the Bible Says about Manners
and on and on including a chapter on homeschooling and one on training finances.
I have had this book by my bedside for the past couple of weeks and have discussed much of what I've read with my husband and we both agree there is much wisdom in what the Young's have to say. We couldn't help thinking how many of the painful lessons we've encountered along the way as adults could have been avoided with some of the practical training discussed in this book.
I especially appreciated how they tied each chapter to scripture and brought in examples from history throughout their book to give us a broader view of manhood than just what is evident in our culture today.
Hopefully you will win this autographed copy to add to your store of wisdom. If you don't, this is one book you'll be sure to want to get your hands on!
To enter the giveaway just post a comment below, and to make it fun tell us one thing most people do not know about you. If for some reason you are unable to post a comment, just shoot me an Email Here and I'll make sure you're included in the drawing.
The winner will be randomly pulled from strings by my 2yo daughter next Friday and will be announced on the blog here.