Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Brave Mama and a Give Away

Yesterday, I took my daughter, along with four of her teenaged friends, to the store. It was an adventure. We had to stop every three seconds so the girls could take photos of all the things they found interesting, so they could share them with their friends on Instagram. And of course there were all the selfies. My goodness!

When we finally made it to the check out, the cashier looked at me and smiled. "You are a very brave woman to go out with all these teenagers!"

Yes, I am. I should get a medal!

(When we got home, the chaos continued. The girls raided my kitchen and made cupcakes, all while singing and dancing to Christmas music!)



I don't know if I will be posting again before Thanksgiving. So I'd like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Thank you so much for being my blog buddies! 

As my little way of saying thanks, I'm going to give away two copies of my newest book, Ten Zany Birds, and one copy of my book, That Mama is a Grouch. (If anyone is interested in That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, I'll include a copy of that, too.) Just leave a comment below and let me know which, if any, you'd be interested in. I'll announce the winners next Monday.


Today, as part of my book tour, my book has been reviewed by Chat With Vera. She thought it might be nice if I wrote some music to go with the text. What do you think? You can visit her site to read the rest of her comments.

33 comments:

  1. The selfies would drive me nuts!
    Very generous of you. I have Ten Zany Birds but not sure I have the other one.
    I'm closing shop tomorrow for the holidays as well, so have a Blessed Thanksgiving, Sherry!

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    1. The selfies are crazy! I just don't get them. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  2. Enjoy your holidays Sherry. Little man is 6yrs, and little miss is 1yr. so whichever one you would recommend, put me in the barrel please!. Have fun.

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  3. at least it was cheerful at the Castle De Ellis

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  4. I think it's a feet just to go to the store with my two nephews ages 8 and 9. You are brave!

    Awesome giveaway! I'm ashamed to say I haven't been able to get your books. I'd want them all but I'm especially interested in Ten Zany Birds.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

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    1. I'll put you in the drawing. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. lol brave indeed. The selfie stuff would get plenty of eye rolls from me haha

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    1. These girls can't go five minutes without taking a selfie!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving Sherry... I wish you and your family much love and peace ♡

    Oh and all the selfies... my 12 year old takes non stop pics... it's that day and age... xox

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    1. It's ridiculous! I think kids are way too self-absorbed these days.

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  7. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! I've won one of your books previously, so no entry for me. And don't get me started on the selfie or snapchat story thing. These kids are growing up in a completely different universe (not just world) than we did. I feel so foreign at times when I'm hanging out with my older kids.

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    1. Tell me about it! It's a world I don't understand.

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  8. I would be interested in any of the books. My Godson is four months old and about to start crawling, and wearing 9month-12month clothes!!! We're spending so much time and money on clothes and diapers that preparing for books hasn't been a thing yet haha.

    I see a lot of teens take pictures at the mall too. EVERYTHING must be documented. I've accidentally stepped into so many pictures that it's kind of sad. I hope I at least look decent in them!

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    1. Yes . EVERYTHING documented and shared. Oy!

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  9. What is it with teenagers and all the selfies? It's like they have to document every moment of their lives.

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  10. Brave of you indeed. To think its about all Mr T can do to take me shopping. I think having four teenage girls in tow would be more than he could cope with.

    Whilst I'm delighted to have copies of That Mama and Ten Zany Birds Little Plum, Elf and I would love a copy of That Baby Woke Me Up AGAIN especially as with a new baby (Half Pint) in the family the two boys are frequently heard to shout these very words.

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    1. I'll put you in for That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN.

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  11. Teenagers and cell phones...what more can you say. You should get a medal.
    If my son's phone battery is low, he will use my phone to post to Instagram (-:
    Add me to the drawing for Ten Zany Birds.
    Happy thanksgiving!

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    1. Can't be without the phone! I'll add you to the drawing.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. Oh wow, what a cool giveaway! Good luck to all! xoxo

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  13. The selfies would have driven me crazy. You are indeed brave Sherry. What a cool giveaway. I would love a copy of Ten Zany Birds. It looks cool. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    1. I'll add you to the drawing. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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  14. People think the same thing about Mrs. Penwasser going shopping with me. It's tough getting all those photos.

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    1. Haha! I bet it's a real adventure shopping with you!

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  15. You did well to manage them! Girls have got a thing about cupcakes. We went away last weekend, leaving our three girls (two teenagers and a 7-yr-old) to look after the dogs and the house. They not only did a great job, we got back on the Sunday to find them baking us a batch of cupcakes. It was a very cute surprise!

    I'd love a hard copy of Ten Zany Birds for my youngest, but I'm not sure if you can ship to the UK? Anyway, thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I can ship to the UK. I'll add you to the drawing.

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  16. I see this outside and in the hallways of my school. Selfies all over the place. They even borrow their friends' phones to take pictures.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Sherry! Great giveaway & good luck to all! xoxo

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