Dr. Laura’s "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms" Book Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
June 15, 2009

I listened to Dr. Laura for such a long time (before I had kids and could actually hear the radio). I really enjoyed many of the things she had to say and points she had to make. I had the opportunity to review her recently published book In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms and I have a whole new respect for her. It was a wonderfully written book and was very inspiring to me! I even purchased some of her other books after reading it!

Stay-at-home moms number in the millions and are incredibly important to families and society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Many of the stay-at-home moms know that staying at home to raise their children is the right decision for the whole family. Some do it from the beginning of marriage, while others change paths from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, the decision is rich and rewarding, as well as challenging!

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Laura gives advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they conquer the challenges and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. In this book, you’ll learn how to: (1) hold your head up high and deal with naysayers, (2) see the benefits of being at home for your children, as well as your marriage, (3) understand the changes you see in yourself, and (4) realize that the sacrifices you make now will create lasting bonds and a stronger family, as well as adding to a cohesive community.

You can purchase Dr. Laura’s In Praise of the Stay-at-Home online and in your local bookstore for $25.99.

One lucky reader from The Mommy-Files will receive a copy of Dr. Laura’s In Praise of the Stay-at-Home Mom.


– Tell me in a comment one challenge and one blessing of being a stay-at-home mom.


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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, June 28th, 2009 and the winner will be announced on this blog on Monday, June 29th (as well as emailed).**IF YOU SUBMIT A COMMENT AFTER 11:59 PM ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH, IT WILL BE DELETED**
– Please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win the giveaway.
– Winners must respond within 48 hours of email notification or another winner will be chosen.
– Open to US residents.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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