Welcome to My Book

Tuesday July 20, 2010

You may have noticed that cute little book cover over in the sidebar. My first book comes out August 31st, and I’ve decided to give my blog readers a little preview.

As you probably expect from the title, my book is about feeling outnumbered – in my case, outnumbered by four sons. When you’re the only woman in a household of five guys, life is different, believe me. So boy moms, you’ll be nodding your head as you read. And hopefully, you won’t feel so alone.

What about those of you who don’t have sons? There’s a lot in my book about dealing with larger families. Granted, I only had four but that seems big in today’s culture. Keeping a household of six running is a bit different from keeping a household of three on track, and I write about those things.

And those of you who have sons and daughters will be interested in what I have to say about what I call the “boys plus” household. When you have a girl in the mix of several boys, life is further complicated, so I address that throughout the book, too.

Whether we’re boy moms or girl moms or have a mixture, we moms share a lot. So my hope is that my writing will speak to you no matter where you are. Even if you are in a totally pink household and only know a few boy moms, maybe this book will help you understand (and sympathize) with them a bit more.

As I raised my sons, I got so much help from other boy moms. I’d call them daily sometimes with questions! My hope is to share that wisdom, along with insight from professionals. Yes, some professionals have already written about raising boys, but most of them are men. And there are certain things only another boy mom knows – that’s why I wrote this book.

On Wednesday, I’ll be writing about the first chapter, Great Expectations. Be sure to tune in!

15 comments:

Together We Save said...

Sounds like a great book!!

Tiffany said...

I'm gonna need that, boy #2 is on the way :)

Corinne said...

Sounds wonderful!

Corinne said...

{and just preordered... can't wait to read!}

Jean Wise said...

I am so happy for you and this book. I know it will help many mothers. sometimes even one kid you feel out numbered!

Kathleen said...

This sounds like a good read. I'll tune in tomorrow to hear about the first chapter.

I'm following you now so I can keep up with your writings.

Donnetta said...

Sneak peaks into your book. Exciting! Congrats on it's upcoming release!!

Beth Mann said...

I'm so excited for you! I will definitely be ordering a copy :) I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to visit with you while I was in town, it was a little bit crazy! I'm down there at least every couple months, so I will definitely be in touch! :)

Melissa said...

How very exciting! I'm looking forward to reading more!

Karen said...

Oh, Laura, I can't wait to hold my copy in my grubby lil' hands! Oh, can I have mine autographed, please?

Susan DiMickele said...

SOOOO excited for you!

Anna K. said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm looking forward to the preview.

Jennifer Fink said...

Wishing you nothing but the best as you launch your book, Laura!

Muthering Heights said...

That is so exciting!!!! :)

Erin said...

How exciting!

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